Mick Jagger Harlem Shuffle

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"Harlem Shuffle" is an R&B song written and originally recorded by the duoBob & Earl in 1963. In 1986 it was covered by The Rolling Stones on their album Dirty Work. The original single, arranged by Gene Page, peaked at No. 44 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and No. 36 on the Cash Box chart. The record was a commercial failure when first released in the UK in 1963, but on reissue in 1969 peaked at No. 7.[2] It was released on Marc Records, a subsidiary of Titan Records. Barry White stated in a 1995 interview with the Boston Herald that, despite some claims to the contrary, he had no involvement with "Harlem Shuffle", though Page and White later worked extensively together.[3][4].
In 2003, the original Bob & Earl version of the song was ranked No. 23 by the music critics of The Daily Telegraph on their list of the "50 Best Duets Ever".[5] The song was used in the 1989 comedy-drama Shag and the 2017 Edgar Wright film Baby Driver.[6].

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The Rolling Stones' cover version, with Bobby Womack on backing vocals, appeared on their 1986 album Dirty Work. It went to number 5 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, number 13 in the United Kingdom, and number 1 in New Zealand.

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