Function at the Junction (Shorty Long)

16 APRIL 1966

Motown singer Shorty Long released his single 'Function at the Junction' in 1966. It reached #42 on the R&B charts in the USA, and #97 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It should have done a bit better, even it was routine soul that never quite hit the usual high mark set by Motown. It did have some interesting enough lyrics.

His biggest hit was Long's biggest hit was 'Here Comes the Judge' in 1968. He died in a drowning accident in 1969, and Stevie Wonder played the harmonica at his funeral, placing it on the casket afterwards.