HUCKLEBUCK, THE

Latest update on 20/12/2016

Artist: Paul Williams & his Hucklebuckers
Author: Andy Gibson
Label: Savoy
Year: 1948

Instrumental. N°1 R&B in '49.

Covers:

1949:

Roy Milton [first vocal version; lyrics by Roy Alfred who also wrote Rock 'n Roll Waltz (n°1 US for Kay Starr in '55)]

1949:

Tito Burns Sextet [second vocal version]

1949:

Lionel Hampton

1949:

Tommy Dorsey [vocal: Charlie Shavers]

1949:

Frank Sinatra

1949:

Pearl Bailey & Hot Lips Page

1951:

Louis Armstrong

1954:

Lou Monte [as Italian Hucklebuck]

1959:

Georgia Gibbs

1960:

Chubby Checker

1963:

Bo Diddley

1964:

Floyd Cramer

1965:

Royal Showband Waterford [hit B]

1968:

Otis Redding

1974:

Clifton Chenier [with Elvin Bishop on guitar]

1981:

Coast To Coast [hit UK]

1982:

Forbans [as La Fille du flipper]

1995:

Alexander

1996:

Porky Cohen [as D-Natural Blues; played with Lucky Millinder who cut the original (see footnote)]

Paul Williams recorded his Hucklebuck after hearing Lucky Millinder's D-Natural Blues (another Andy Gibson composition) with Slim Henderson's sax solo. Millinder recorded his D-Natural Blues after Williams cut his Hucklebuck. The Hucklebuck is also influenced by the theme of Charlie Parker's Now's The Time, a tune he recorded with his Ree-Boppers for Savoy in '45, with Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Curley Russell and Max Roach; covered by Jimmy Liggins in '47.

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