This song was written by Wilson Pickett and Steve Cropper in 1965. It was first recorded by Wilson Pickett. It was released as a single with I’m Not Tired on the B-side. It reached number one on the R&B chart and number twenty-one on the Billboard chart. In the UK it reached number twelve on the UK Singles chart. The song was later released on Wilson Pickett’s 1966 album The Exciting Wilson Pickett. John Lennon was a fan of Wilson Pickett and this single was on his 1965 jukebox. Billy Preston recorded the song in 1966 and released it as a single.
Now Hear This : In The Midnight Hour – Billy Preston (1966)