Billy Swan had been around the music industry for over a decade as a musician, songwriter (he penned Clyde McPhatter's 1962 memorable-if-minor hit Lover Please) and producer when he finally got his own record deal. He took full advantage of the opportunity, recording this New Orleans-influenced rocker that scooted up to #1 on the U.S. Billboard Pop and Country charts in November of '74.
(Trivia question: What song did this displace at the top spot on the pop charts, and which song knocked it off? The answer is sort of amusing, imo.)
In continuing the Christmas spirit, I'm asking you to help spread some joy by linking some good tunes. I know you've got it in you.