Gladys Knight & the Pips' second release and first gold record (a single on Brunswick Records in 1958 was their first) was shrouded in controversy almost as soon as it hit the streets. Huntom Records, a small label in Atlanta, GA, released it first, but the story gets complicated after that because Huntom never signed them to a contract. Bobby Robinson, Fury Records' owner, heard the song, smelled money, hustled them to New York, signed them, and re-recorded the song with a slightly faster cadence. Unbeknown to Robinson, Huntom sold its master to Vee Jay. Both labels issued versions in May 1961; Fury credited theirs as Gladys Knight & the Pips, while Vee Jay, who released it twice with identical catalog numbers but different B-sides, credited theirs to the Pips. The two entities rode the chart simultaneously with the slow, bluesy Vee Jay release winning the race with an excellent number one R&B and number six pop showing; the fancied Fury release checked in at number 15 R&B and number 45 pop. A very confusing scenario: the same song, two versions, credited two ways, issued on three labels based in three different cities: Atlanta, New York, and Chicago. The young singers should have been rolling in royalties, but with all the commotion, they never saw a dime from any of the companies. The rip-off would have crushed the average group, but Gladys Knight & the Pips were no average group; the musically destined youngsters chalked the drama up to experience and forged on to have a superlative career. The Royals originally recorded the Johnny Otis composition that has seen its share of remakes.