"When I'm Back On My Feet Again" spent three weeks at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart and gave Bolton another hit from his Soul Provider
album, following the title track and "How Can We Be Lovers?
" Ten years earlier, still using his birth name Michael Bolotin, he was trying to make it with his band Blackjack, a hard-rock outfit. That went bust, and he went through some rough times before having some luck as a solo artist in 1987 with his album The Hunger
; his cover of "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
" proved there was a market for his brand of soul.