This clip was from "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" Episode #1.19 (1967) Original Air Date—18 June 1967
This song was originally an instrumental Jazz song recorded by saxophonist Julian "Cannonball" Adderley. Composed by Joe Zawinul, lyrics were later added by a variety of lyricists. The Buckinghams' version contains lyrics by Johnny "Guitar" Watson and Larry Williams.
The Buckinghams Version of MERCY, MERCY, MERCY - Highest Charted Position #5.
In1967 The Buckinghams had 5 songs reach Billboard's Weekly Top 40… read more