Thursday, March 22, 2007

Luther Ingram 1937-2007

Luther Ingram, best known for his 1973 hit IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG I DON'T WANT TO BE RIGHT, has died at the age of 69 at a hospital in Belleville, IL. The song, which was covered by Millie Jackson and Barbara Mandrell, went to #1 on Billboard's R&B charts, and was one of my favorite songs ever released by Stax.

Ingram also co-wrote the Staples Singers megahit RESPECT YOURSELF with Sir Mack Rice in 1971 and was a stalwart at Stax until it went into bankruptcy in 1975.

1 comment:

Newscoma said...

That song is one of those that, it doesn't matter who you are or what you do, feel all groovy, sexy.
I love that. Ingram was so good.
He'll be missed, no doubt.