Album of the Day
Knock on Wood
To “knock on wood” has long been been considered good luck, and it certainly was for Eddie Floyd; the Alabama-born singer-songwriter turned the phrase into a No.1 R&B single that's been covered countless times. While that title track to Eddie's 1967 debut album is the most famous song on the collection, it's far from the only highlight. Cut at Memphis' legendary Stax Recording Studios with house band Booker T. & The MG's and Isaac Hayes providing instrumental support, the set features four more fine Floyd co-writes (including minor hit “Raise Your Hand” and “634-5789,” originally penned for Wilson Pickett) along with sizzling performances of Southern soul favorites. We'll KNOCK ON WOOD again now to wish Eddie Floyd a happy birthday.