First version released. When Bumps Blackwell left Specialty Records to manage Sam Cooke solo, Keen was the label they landed (see: You Send Me). Bumps' biggest star Little Richard stayed with Specialty, where this particular song wasn't yet released. So Bumps rush released it on his own band, prompting an immediate cover by Little Richard on Specialty, blowing The Valiants away. On Ace cd Creole Kings of Rock 'n Roll Vol. 2 there's a demo version by Bumps personally, predating both the Valiants' version and Little Richard's. Don't rely on the official composers' names, Good Golly was written by Little Richard. He made the thing up while dishwashing in the kitchen of the Macon, GA Greyhound Station, exactly the same spot where in 1996 the Georgia Music Hall Of Fame building was erected. Long Tall Sally was also conceived at that sink.
Little Richard [his slowed down master cut at the end of '56, echoing the piano riff from Jackie Brenston's Rocket 88 (see there)]
Teen Tops [Spanish version as La Plaga]
Screaming Lord Sutch [debut 45 on HMV]
Moustique [French version]
Eddy Mitchell [as Jolie Miss Molly]
Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels [in medley with Devil With A Blue Dress On]
Johnny Hallyday [as Adieu Miss Molly]
Bruce Springsteen [in Mitch Ryder medley at the No Nukes concert]
The box set with Little Richard's Specialty sessions holds an unreleased fast version, cut shortly after Blackwell's demo. The Good Golly Miss Molly The Clovers cut in December '54 was only lyrically inspiring.