If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)

Album: Be Altitude: Respect Yourself (1973)
Charted: 34 9


  • This was written by Raymond Jackson, Carl Hampton and Homer Banks, who were songwriters for Stax Records in Memphis, where many soul artists like Otis Redding recorded. They were about to go to their favorite lunch spot, the Four Way Grill, when Jackson called out, "If you're ready, come go with me." They started working on a song based on that phrase, and had it finished by lunch time the next day.

Comments: 4

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 2nd, 1973 it reached #1 (for 3 weeks) on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart...
    It was track two from their album, "Be What You Are", the album peaked at #13 on 'Billboard's Top Soul Albums' chart...
    R.I.P. Roebuck "Pops" Staples (1914 - 2000) and Cleotha Staples (1934 - 2013).
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 8th, 1973, "(If You're Ready) Come Go With Me" by the Staple Singers peaked at #1 (for two weeks) on Cash Box R&B Singles chart...
    It reached #9 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart and stayed for 16 weeks on the chart.
  • Richard from Ann Arbor, Mithis song album is called be what you are when it first came out in the 70s
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