S.Y.S.L.J.F.M. (The Letter Song)

Album: Best Of Joe Tex (1966)
Charted: 39
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Songfacts®:

  • The title stands for "Save your sweet love just for me."
  • This is a sped up, reworked version of Wilson Pickett's "634-5789 (Soulsville U.S.A.)" >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Brad Wind - Miami, FL, for above 2

Comments: 1

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn July 27th 1966, Joe Tex performed "S.Y.S.L.J.F.M. (The Letter Song)" on the ABC-TV program 'Where The Action Is'...
    Two months earlier on May 8th, 1966 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #90; and on June 12th, 1966 it peaked at #39 (for 1 week) and spent 7 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #9 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    Between 1964 and 1977 he had twenty-seven songs on the Top 100; three made the Top 10 with "I Gotcha" being his biggest hit, it peaked at #2 (for 2 weeks) on April 30th, 1972 (the two weeks it was at #2, the #1 record for both those weeks was "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Roberta Flack)...
    R.I.P. Mr. Tex, born Joseph Arrington, Jr., (1935 - 1982).
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