634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.)

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"634-5789 (Soulsville, U. S. A.)" is a soul song written by Eddie Floyd and Steve Cropper. It was first recorded by Wilson Pickett on his 1966 Atlantic Records album The Exciting Wilson Pickett with backing vocals by Patti LaBelle and the Blue Belles. The single reached number 1 on the US "Hot Rhythm & Blues Singles" chart and number 13 on the "Pop Singles" chart. The song has also been recorded by Otis Redding, Ry Cooder, Johnny Van Zant, Tower of Power, and country singer Trace Adkins. Bruce Springsteen has played the song live on many occasions; on his Wrecking Ball Tour, it was usually included in the set list as part of the "Apollo Medley". Eddie Floyd, Wilson Pickett, and Jonny Lang appeared in the 1998 movie Blues Brothers 2000 and performed "634-5789". Floyd and Pickett played the proprietors of "Ed's Love Exchange" which, according to the storyline in the movie, could be reached at 1-900-634-5789 (a reference to phone sex lines). The phone number 634-5789 is a reference to the 1962 hit Beechwood 4-5789 


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1989
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If you need a little lovin'
Call on me, all right
And if you want a little huggin'
Call on me baby, hmm-hmm
Oh, I'll be right here at home

All you got to do is
Pick up your telephone
And dial, now (six-three-four-five-seven-eight-nine)
What's my number? (six-three-four-five-seven-eight-nine)

If you need a little huggin'
Call on me
That's all you got to do now
And if you want some kissin'
Call on me baby, all right
No more lonely nights
Will you be alone

All you got to do is
Pick up your telephone
And dial, now (six-three-four-five-seven-eight-nine)
That's my number (six-three-four-five-seven-eight-nine)

Oh, I'll be right there
Just as soon as I can
Oh, and if I be a little bit late, now
I hope that you'll understand
Oh yeah, all right, ooh

And if you need a little lovin'
Call on me
Lord have mercy
And if you want some kissin'
Call on me, baby
That's all you got to do now
No more lonely nights
Will you be alone

All you got to do is
Pick up your telephone
And dial, now (six-three-four-five-seven-eight-nine)
That's my number (six-three-four-five-seven-eight-nine)

Oh, yeah (six-three-four-five-seven-eight-nine)
Call me on the telephone (six-three-four-five-seven-eight-nine)
No more will you be alone (six-three-four-five-seven-eight-nine)
What's my number? (six-three-four-five-seven-eight-nine)
That's my number (six-three-four-five-seven-eight-nine)

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Wilson Pickett

Wilson Pickett (March 18, 1941 – January 19, 2006) was an American R&B/Soul singer and songwriter. more »

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Written by: STEVE CROPPER, EDDIE FLOYD

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