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Uploaded on Nov 8, 2009
"Angel of the Morning" is a popular song that has been recorded numerous times, and has been a charting hit single for several artists Here the version of a Reggae Singer Maureen Davis produced in 1974/75 History of the song: Written and composed by New York-born songwriter Chip Taylor, "Angel of the Morning" was originally offered to Connie Francis to sing, but she turned it down because she thought that it was too risqué for her career. The song was next offered to Evie Sands, who recorded it for Cameo-Parkway Records in 1967, but the record label went bankrupt, stranding the song in limbo. A representative from publishing company April-Blackwood then pitched the song to Memphis producer Chips Moman and singer Merrilee Rush. The song was subsequently recorded by Rush and The Turnabouts, and it became a #7 hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in June 1968. Rush received a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary-Pop Vocal Performance, Female.