SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL

Latest update on 15/09/2014

Artist: Big Joe Turner
Author: Charles Calhoun
Label: Atlantic
Year: 1954

N°1 R&B written by Jesse Stone, alias Charles Calhoun, one of the first songwriters to inject fifties R&B some solid rock 'n roll backbeat. Became Atlantic's key arranger, shifting the label's attention from jazz oriented- to rock 'n roll oriented R&B.

Covers:

1954:

Bill Haley & His Comets [with lighter lyrics (see note)]

1954:

John Lee Hooker [as Shake, Holler And Run]

1954:

Billy 'The Kid' Emerson [as Move Baby Move]

1954:

Jim Brown & The Four Bells

1956:

Elvis Presley

1956:

Buddy Holly

1959:

Count Basie [vocal by Joe Williams]

1962:

Chaussettes Noires

1963:

Sam Cooke

1964:

Swinging Blue Jeans

1967:

Arthur Conley

1967:

Canned Heat

1969:

Beatles [in film Let It Be]

1974:

Billy Swan

1974:

Mud [in medley with See You Later Alligator]

1975:

Chuck Berry

1978:

Carl Perkins

1984:

Eddy Mitchell [as Un cheque en bois... c'est drôle!]

1994:

Huey Lewis

1994:

Nappy Brown

2008:

Jeff Healey

Dice lingo in the bedroom with Big Joe: 'Get outta that bed and wash your face and hands'. Bill Haley's lyrics transport the action to the kitchen: 'Get outta that kitchen and rattle those pots and pans'. Big Joe Turner's 'Well you wear low dresses, the sun comes shining through. I can't believe my eyes that all of this belongs to you' became 'You wear those dresses, your hair done up so nice' with Bill Haley. It's a wonder the line 'I'm like a one-eyed-cat in a seafood store' bypassed the Elvis censors.

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