Long before he hit it big with "countrypolitan" hits such as "Behind Closed Doors," Charlie Rich made his way to Sun Records. It was 1957 and maybe Sam Phillips had already found his Great White Hope in Elvis Presley, but it's a mystery why Phillips couldn't make hits with the talented Rich. After a few years, the struggling Arkansas-born pianist and singer went on his way and in 1966 ended up in Memphis where he recorded one album on Hi Records with producer Willie Mitchell and many of the musicians who would end up backing Al Green's classic recordings there, including guitarist Teenie Hodges. This fantastic song is from those sessions. You can hear Rich's affinity for Ray Charles, who was one of his heroes. In fact, the horn riff near the end is taken right from Brother Ray's version of "Busted." After he hit it big, Rich's publicist pushed for a Rich 'n' Ray duet album, but the label wouldn't bite. Too damn bad. These stories are from a great article by Joe Hagan in the Oxford American's 2014 Southern Music issue.