also, I'm not sure, but wasn't this first recorded in Memphis by Otis Redding in '64? I could be wrong, not nitpicking though and this song definately deserves to be up here. Great Song! Of the first big 3 labels, Motown, Chess in Chitown and Stax in Memphis. Stax got the formula just right. Gotta love that Memphis sound.
Motown : too much rhythm, too little blues
Chess Records : All Blues, NO Rhythm
Stax Records(and that Memphis sound) : oh so sweet , just add a hammond b3 and some horns, and give it a splash of funk every now and then.
hell even Saturday Night Live copped their theme straight from the funky/bluesy Memphis sound. Not to mention all of the Memphis/ Stax veterans who were in the first SNL band/ Blues Brothers.
I have tons of early blues/ r&b / and classic rock just like this if anyone ever needs. I love this stuff!