Jim Weatherly

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": blues delta blues rhythm and blues mississippi classic blues Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 2000s
Links online: Lyrics

Biography

17 March 1943, Pontotoc, Mississippi, USA. Weatherly has been a professional songwriter since 1971. His composition ‘Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye)’ was a US country hit for Bob Luman and then a pop hit for Gladys Knight And The Pips. Ray Price, who has recorded over 50 Weatherly songs, had a number 1 country hit with ‘Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me’, which was again covered for the pop market by Gladys Knight And The Pips. Weatherly recorded his own ‘Midnight Plane To Houston’ for Jimmy Bowen’s Amos label. Cissy Houston had originally wanted to record a soul version, but felt ‘Midnight Train To Houston’ by Cissy Houston did not sound right and, with Weatherly’s permission, changed it to ‘Midnight Train To Georgia’. Gladys Knight And The Pips had their biggest hit when they covered it and they also recorded Weatherly’s ‘Where Peaceful Waters Flow’ and ‘The...

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