THIS OLE HOUSE

Latest update on 14/07/2016

Artist: Stuart Hamblen
Author: Stuart Hamblen
Label: RCA
Year: 1954

Covers:

1950s:

Jan De Clerc, Alexander Pola & Henk Dorel [as Onze Flat]

1954:

Rosemary Clooney [n°1 US & UK]

1954:

Billy Anthony

1954:

Jordanaires

1960s:

Peter Kraus [as Das Alte Haus von Rocky Docky]

1965:

Johnny Tillotson

1969:

Solomon King

1979:

NRBQ [version inspiring Shaky]

1981:

Shakin' Stevens [n°1 UK as This Old House]

1995:

Real Estate [as House For Sale/This Ole House]

1998:

Brian Setzer

2003:

Bette Midler

2016:

Rick Astley

In the summer of '54 songwriter and ex presidential candidate Stuart Hamblen had a traumatic experience while trecking through the Rocky Mountains. He found a decomposing body in an abandonned cabin. That's when he wrote this song, to wipe away the memory. Not exactly the key formula for sure hits, still This Ole House became n°1 twice. No better therapy than royalties rolling in. Ten years later, he also wrote a spoof version as This Ole House Has Got To Go, this time for a freeway.

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