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September 17, 2012

The Wild Vybrashons - A Place in the Sun (1969)

Having only released one single, this band from Birmingham, Alabama was lucky enough to have two local radio DJs arrange their songs for them. Naturally, the record received heavy local airplay from the DJs and the group’s A-Side, heard below, rose to number one on the local station, WSGN. Band members included Chuck Terpo, Vern Reeves, Harford Capps, Mark Papsian, and Al Lovoy. Lovoy had replaced the group’s previous original singer, an unidentified female. The B-Side to their single was a cover of “One Track Mind,” which had previously been released by Gary Lewis & The Playboys, The Knickerbockers, and The Gants, possibly among others.

This song, the group’s A-Side, was written by Ronald Miller and Bryan Wells, and originally performed by Stevie Wonder in 1966. Besides this version recorded by today's group, it has also been covered by such famous names as The Supremes, The Temptations, The Young Rascals, and others.

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The Wild Vybrashons - A Place in the Sun (1969)

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Lyrics:

Like a long lonely stream
I keep on runnin' towards a dream
Movin' on, movin' on
Like a branch on a tree
I keep reachin' to be free
Movin' on (Movin’ on)
Movin' on (Movin’ on)

'cause there's a place in the sun
Where there's hope for everyone
Where my poor restless heart's gotta run
There's a place in the sun
And before my life is done
I got to find me a place in the sun

Like an old dusty road
I get weary from the load
Movin' on (Movin’ on)
Movin' on (Movin’ on)
The child, child troubled
I've been rollin' since my birth
Movin' on (Movin’ on)
Movin' on (Movin’ on)

‘cause there's a place in the sun
Where there's hope for everyone
Where my poor restless heart gotta run
There's a place in the sun
And before my life is done
I’ve got to find me a place in the sun

You know, when times are bad
And you're feeling sad
I want you to always remember that

There's a place
It’s up in the sun, yeah
Where you know there’s hope- hope for everyone
Where my poor restless heart gotta run
There's a place in the sun
And before my life is done
I’ve just got to find me a place
In the sun

Whoa, I, oh, I, oh, I
Oh, I, aww
Yes, there’s a place
In the sun
And before my life is done
I’ve just got to find me a place
In the sun

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