Cleo's Mood (Jr Walker and the All-Stars)

30 MAY 1966

The single 'Cleo’s Mood' had peaked at #50 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart earlier in the year for Jr Walker and the All-Stars,and had reached #14 on the R&B charts. Although a Motown act, this was not much like the famous Hitsville sound of the time, being a slow, gritty sax-driven instrumental.

This had actually been released (unsuccessfully) back in 1962, and the band had a modest hit in late 1965 with 'Cleo's Back' (#43 Hot 100, #7 R&B). Despite the intervening single 'Road Runner' having been at #12 in the UK, neither 'Cleo's Back' nor 'Cleo's Mood' charted in the UK.

Cleo’s Mood (Jr Walker and the All-Stars)