The Tams - Shelter (ABC 10385)
I'm not sure if you noticed this but, after the post I put up about Joe South, good ol' Larry Grogan left this in the comments; "I had no idea, until I clicked on your link, that South had written 'Shelter', one of my fave Tams records!" Well I, for one, had no clue that The Tams had ever cut it in the first place! When a record comes that highly recommended, I figure it's worth seeking out, and so here's the original cool R&B vocal group version of the song that Joe produced on The Tams in 1966, a full two years before he cut it himself.
Although their soulful lead singer Joe Pope has since gone on, The Tams remain so popular down South that there are currently two groups performing under that name. It's all good! Thanks for the heads up, Larry!
(Be sure to visit The A Side for another smokin' R&B cover of a Joe South tune... and special thanks to Sir Shambling!)