KEITH EVERETT - The Chant


KEITH EVERETT - 'The Chant'/'Light Bulb' (Mercury 72854) 1968

Keith Everett, real name Keith Gravenhorst had a big hit in Chicago on TMP-Ting Records 'Don't You Know'/'Conscientious Objector' and a follow up on the same label followed. However, his music career stalled somewhat when he was posted  to Vietnam shortly after 'Don't You Know' started to make inroads on the charts. Presumably, the follow up was released whilst he was fighting the yellow man.

The Mercury release from 1968 is scarce but well worth tracking down. 'The Chant' is hard driving bubblegum pop with fuzz about a runaway slave and his eventual murder by his captives after being shot in the ribs....nice.... Not a subject that would encourage radio airplay.   

KEITH EVERETT - The Chant

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