Draggin’ the Line – Tommy James (1971)
Born Thomas Jackson, this American singer, songwriter, and producer had already experienced a successful career leading The Shondells during the 60’s, when he released this single, his first solo hit. James continued to released music over the years, albeit at a slower pace and to diminished commercial success. He released his latest studio album in 2006, and in 2010 he published his autobiography Me, The Mob and The Music. The book, which outlines his experience working with Morris Levy at Roulette Records, is slated to become a motion picture.