ROCKIN' PNEUMONIA AND THE BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU

Latest update on 21/12/2016

Artist: Huey Piano Smith & The Clowns
Author: Huey Smith/Johnny Vincent
Label: Ace
Year: 1957

First national hit for Johnny Vincent's Ace label; top 5 R&B. Inspired by lyric line from Chuck Berry's Roll Over Beethoven. Unmistakably New Orleans but recorded in Jackson, Mississippi. Lead vocal: Bobby Marchan. (see also: Tu-Ber-Cu-Lucas And The Sinus Blues, Don't You Just Know It, Sea Cruise and Rockin' Behind The Iron Curtain)

Covers:

1957:

Larry Williams

1960:

Crickets

1965:

Jerry Lee Lewis

1965:

P.J. Proby

1966:

Chris Farlowe

1967:

Bobby Marchan

1969:

Flamin' Groovies

1972:

Johnny Rivers [top 10 US]

1972:

Grateful Dead

1974:

Professor Longhair

1976:

Meters [leftover saved up for their Kickback album]

1981:

Patti Labelle

1982:

Mojo Blues Band [with Dana Gillespie]

1982:

Flavium

1987:

Aerosmith [in film Less Than Zero]

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