Note: Contrary to Grace’s introduction where she says it was “written by a woman” it looks like the facts are . . .
Original writing credit was “Redding” (the Stones version says Redding/Walden, Walden was Redding’s manager). Otis and Stax were sued by Allen Toussaint who, as “Naomi Neville”, had written “Ruler Of My Heart” for Irma Thomas. As an out of court settlement, the credit was changed to “Naomi Neville”
UPDATE: Thanks to one of our readers here is Irma Thomas doing “Ruler Of My Heart”. Doesn’t take much to hear the similarities.
“Ruler Of My Heart”
I’m assuming Grace will change the introduction next time they play this Thanks for listening.
This is one of those videos you send to all your friends to explain what “it” is all about – I’m loving “it”.