HANKY PANKY

Latest update on 07/09/2016

Artist: Summits
Author: Jeff Barry/Ellie Greenwich
Label: Harmon
Year: 1963

Later also on the Rust label. Oldest version status confirmed by Ellie Greenwich herself. Reissued on bunus EP with Girl In The Garage Vol. 6 comp.

Covers:

1963:

Raindrops [band of composing couple Jeff Barry/Ellie Greenwich; B-side of their single That Boy John]

1963:

Shondells [on Snap label]

1966:

Tommy James & The Shondells [n°1 US]

1966:

Neil Diamond [with Jeff & Ellie on backing vocals]

1977:

Residents

1981:

Joan Jett

A first Shondells version was a regional hit in the Midwest in '63. Two years later a DJ from Pittsburg started pushing that version and so Tommy James recruited a new line-up of the Shondells, with members of the (first) Raconteurs and recorded the Hanky Panky that made it to the top. Johnny Hudson & The Riptides' Hanky Panky ('59 - Challenge) was another one (written by Hudson/Dietrich/Sawyers).

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