Ironically much of the meager output, of these one time members of Little Richard’s backup band, was covered by others who had chart hits with those covers.
“Leavin’ It up to You” is one of those tracks that was a hit when covered more than once. It was composed by both Don “Sugarcane” Harris and Dewy Terry.
#1 AC, #1 Pop, #6 R&B
In the first instance it was covered by Dale & Grace in 1963 and this duo took it to the top of the charts making the song synonymous with this two hit wonder duo.
#1 AC #4 Pop
A little more than a decade later a third duo, Donny & Marie, covered the tune again and took it the top of the charts again!
This great song has staying power through the decades, doesn’t it!
- Don “Sugarcane” Harris’s Vintage Era (musicofourheart.wordpress.com)
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