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The Corsairs - "Smoky Places" (1961)

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Published on Jun 26, 2019

The Corsairs - "Smoky Places"
(b/w "Thinkin' (Maybe She's Changed Her Ways)")
(Abner Spector)
Tuff single 1808
Peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 10 on the Hot R&B Singles charts upon release in December 1961.
Produced by Abner Spector and arranged by Sammy Lowe.

The Corsairs were an American doo wop ensemble from La Grange, North Carolina.

The group consisted of the three Uzzell brothers, Moses, Jay, James and their cousin, George Wooten. Initially they performed as The Gleems, and toured the East Coast, where they were overheard by Abner Spector. Changing their name in 1961 to The Corsairs, they released their first single, "Time Waits" b/w "It Won't Be a Sin" on Smash Records. Switching soon after to Tuff Records, they released "Smoky Places", which became a nationwide hit after being picked up for national distribution by Chess Records, hitting #10 R&B and #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1961-'62. The follow-up, "I'll Take You Home", peaked at #62, and they continued releasing singles until 1964, none of which managed to hit the charts.

"Smoky Places" was used in the 1994 movie, 'There Goes My Baby', and was also used in the 2006 Sopranos episode "Mayham."

LYRICS:
Meeting in smokey places
Hiding in shadowy corners
Dancing where no one knows our faces
Sharing love stolen in the night
In smokey places
Oh oh how I cried
On your wedding day
Like, like my heart would break
How you regret your wedding day
Now paying for your bad mistake
Mmmmmm
Meeting in smokey places
Hiding in shadowy corners
Oh we are dancing where no one knows our faces
Sharing love stolen in the night
In smokey places
Some sunny day
He will set you free
Free to be my life
Some sunny day
Sweetheart, he'll set you free
We'll be, we'll be satified
Meeting in smokey places
Hiding in shadowy corners
We just keep dancing where no one knows our faces
Sharing love stolen in the night
In smokey places
Sharing love stolen in the night
In smokey places
Sharing love stolen in the night
In smokey places (fade)

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  • Song

  • Artist

    • The Corsairs
  • Album

    • I Just Love Soul Music
  • Writers

    • John Kander, Fred Ebb
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