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Luther Ingram remains best remembered for the plaintive 1972 ballad (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right. Written by Homer Banks, Raymond Jackson and Carl Hampton, the song sold over a million copies, reached number one on Billboard magazine's R&B chart, and peaked at number three on the Hot 100 chart. It was later recorded by Rod Stewart, Millie Jackson, and Barbara Mandrell, among others.

Luther was also a gifted songwriter, teaming with Mack Rice to co-write the Staple Singers' classic empowerment anthem "Respect Yourself."

Although Ingram last scored a hit on the Profile label in the 1986 with Baby Don't Go Too Far, his most prolific period was 1970 - 1978 for Koko Records, charting with Let's Steal Away to the Hideaway, I'll Be Your Shelter in Time of Storm, I'm Trying to Sing a Message to You, Always, I'll Just Call You Honey, Do You Love Somebody, and others.

This LocoBop compilation entitled (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right contains ten great tracks from Lutherís Koko period, recorded either at Stax, backed by the Barkays or Isaac Hayesís band, The Movement, or in Muscle Shoals with the famed Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section.

 
 

 

 

(IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG) I DON'T WANT TO BE RIGHT

I'LL BE YOUR SHELTER (IN TIME OF STORM)

ALWAYS

DYING & CRYING

HELP ME LOVE

I'M TRYING TO SING A MESSAGE TO YOU

I REMEMBER

I'LL LOVE YOU UNTIL THE END

LOVE AIN'T GONNA RUN ME AWAY

 I CAN'T STOP

 
 

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