Saxophonist Mike Sharpe (Shapiro) recorded "Spooky" (Middlebrooks) as an instrumental in 1966 for the album "The Spooky Sound of Mike Sharpe".

The Classics IV (Dennis Yost, J.R. Cobb, Wally Eaton and Joe Wilson) added lyrics and it resulted in a top five single in 1968. J.R. Cobb would later join the Atlanta Rhythm Section and record the tune again in 1979.