1966

IT'S AN UPHILL CLIMB TO THE BOTTOM * WALTER JACKSON * OKEH 7247 * USA

Issued in this picture sleeve (he had two, the other was # 7272 Speak Her Name) this was Walter Jackson's seventh release on the OKeh label, he cut another six before leaving in 1968 for Epic. The song is a strong ballad with a bit of mordant humour in the title, similar to other declarations found in Soul and Blues records like "I've been down so long it looks like up to me" and "If it wasn't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all".

See also:

Where Have All The Flowers Gone Thatís What Mama Say

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