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"The Dark End of the Street" is a 1967 soul song written by Dan Penn and Chips Moman and first performed by James Carr. The song became the Carr's most popular, reaching number 10 on Billboard Magazine's Black Singles Chart, and crossing over to number 77 on the Pop chart. See also: 1966 in music, other events of 1967, 1968 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music 1967 was an important year for psychedelic music, with releases from The Doors (The Doors, Strange Days), Jefferson Airplane (Surrealistic Pillow), the Beatles Sgt. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Wallace Daniel Pennington (16 November 1941 -) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and sometime guitar player who co-wrote many soul hits of the 1960s including Dark End of the Street & Do Right Woman (with Chips Moman) and Out of Left Field & Cry Like A Baby (with Spooner... Lincoln Wayne Chips Moman is an American record producer, guitarist and songwriter, born 1936 in La Grange, Georgia. ... James Carr (June 13, 1942 - January 7, 2001), was a United States soul music singer. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, formerly known as Top Soul Singles, Top Black Singles, and Top R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ...


Written by Penn, a professional songwriter and producer, and Moman, a session guitarist at Phil Spector's Gold Star Studio, the song is written as a lament from an adulterer to his illicit lover. They continue their sin, "hiding in shadows where [they] don't belong" because their "love keeps coming on strong." At the climax of the song, the narrator fears "they're gonna find us some day." Harvey Phillip Spector (born December 26, 1940) is an American musician, songwriter and record producer. ...


The song has been covered by many artists, including Elvis Costello, Aretha Franklin, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Percy Sledge, Linda Thompson, and the Flying Burrito Brothers. Declan Patrick MacManus (born August 25, 1954, in London), better known by his stage name, Elvis Costello, is an English musician, singer, and songwriter of Irish ancestry. ... Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American soul, R&B, and gospel singer, songwriter, and pianist born in Memphis, Tennessee, but raised in Detroit, Michigan. ... {{Infobox musical artist | Name = Dolly Parton | Img = Dolly Parton in Nashville april 2005. ... Linda Maria Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946) is a Grammy-winning, multi-platinum American singer most closely associated with the folk rock and country rock genres prevalent in the 1970s. ... Percy Sledge Percy Sledge (born November 25, 1941 in Leighton, Alabama) is a US-American R&B and soul performer. ... Elvis Presley & Linda Thompson Linda Diane Thompson (born May 23, 1950 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American actress and songwriter. ... Cover of The Gilded Palace of Sin (1969) The Flying Burrito Brothers were an early country rock band, best known for their massively influential debut album, 1969s The Gilded Palace of Sin. ...


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Bright Lights Film Journal | Black Tar Heroin (781 words)
This is the grim backdrop for Steven Okazaki’s documentary Black Tar Heroin: The Dark End of the Street, a caustic look at five young addicts coping with lives that are a relentless pattern of fixing, whoring, stealing, rehabbing, and almost inevitably, fixing.
Unlike Jake, 19-year-old Oreo is a situational homosexual, brought to the streets by economics and always returning to his strung-out girlfriend.
One exception is Alice, 21, who begins the film claiming "shooting up is a meditation for me" and ends it by kicking the habit, at least during the time we see her.
Second Hand Songs - Song: Dark End of the Street - Andrew Strong (88 words)
Dark End of the Street by Percy Sledge (1967)
Dark End of the Street by Aretha Franklin (February 1970)
Dark End of the Street by Eva Cassidy (1992)
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