Australian singles chart:
Cottonfields entered the Kent charts on 25 May 1970 and was a #1 hit. The song was #15 on the Top 100 of 1970.
American rock band the Beach Boys recorded Cottonfields in November 1968: the track with Al Jardine on lead vocals debuted on the group’s 1969 album 20/20. Dissatisfied with Brian Wilson’s arrangement of the song, Jardine later led the group to record a more country rock style version; this version recorded in August 1969, featured Orville “Red” Rhodes on pedal steel guitar.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotton_Fields#The_Beach_Boys_cover
This much-covered track was written by Huddie “Leadbelly” Ledbetter and recorded by the Blues musician in 1941.
The best known version is for many the one by The Beach Boys, with Al Jardine on lead vocals.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/the-beach-boys/cotton-fields
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