–It was only a B side. The A side was Having a Party – obviously a far lesser song, although one can understand what the record company was thinking.
–The backup vocalist with the deep voice, whose call-and-response interplay with Cooke is so powerful, was Lou Rawls.
–The piano player, who does his part so beautifully although it’s simple enough that I suppose any really first-rate session pianist could have nailed it, was Ernie Freeman, who did a lot of jazz, pop, and R&B records and worked with Woody Herman, Duane Eddy, and Frank Sinatra, among others.
–Cooke must not initially have realized how good a song it was, as he offered it to fellow singer Dee Clark, who turned it down.