FLIP, FLOP & FLY

Latest update on 25/01/2010

Artist: Big Joe Turner
Author: Charles Calhoun/Lou Willie Brown
Label: Atlantic
Year: 1955

Charles Calhoun is an alias for Jesse Stone, one of the first songwriters to incorporate rock 'n roll's solid backbeat into fifties' R&B. See also: Don't Let Go, Money Honey, Shake Rattle And Roll, Smack Dab In The Middle, As Long As I'm Movin' and Your Cash Ain't Nothing But Trash. Lou Willie Brown was Joe Turner's wife.

Covers:

1955:

Sid King & The Five Strings [as Sag, Drag And Fall (see there)]

1956:

Big Joe Turner [same melody served his The Chicken And The Hawk (Up Up And Away)]

1956:

Johnny Ray

1957:

Jerry Lee Lewis

1957:

Glen Glenn

1957:

Pat Boone

1957:

Charlie Gracie

1961:

Bill Haley & The Comets

1965:

Jerry Lee Lewis

1969:

Elvis Presley

1975:

Powerhouse

1976:

James Cotton

1978:

Blues Brothers

1979:

Crazy Cavan & The Rhythm Rockers

1984:

Jools Holland

1992:

John Cephas & Phil Wiggins

1994:

Paul Orta

1994:

Huey Lewis

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