WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN' GOIN' ON

Latest update on 08/08/2017

Artist: Big Maybelle
Author: Dave Curlee Williams/Sonny David
Label: Okeh
Year: 1955

Orchestra conducted by a young Quincy Jones.

Covers:

1955:

Roy Hall [coauthor under his alias Sonny David]

1956:

Commodores [pop band on Dot; unrelated with Lionel Richie's former band]

1957:

Jerry Lee Lewis [n°1 R&B and C&W]

1957:

Rick Nelson

1958:

Carl Perkins

1958:

Jimmy Breedlove

1959:

Little Richard

1959:

Cliff Richard

1960:

Chubby Checker

1960:

Conway Twitty

1960:

Bill Haley & His Comets

1961:

Pirates avec Dany Logan [as Mon petit ange]

1961:

Johnny Hallyday

1962:

Tony Sheridan & The Beat Brothers [pre Beatles]

1963:

Jesters

1964:

Johnny Rivers

1964:

Wanda Jackson

1965:

Larry Williams [with Johnny Guitar Watson]

1965:

Gerry & The Pacemakers

1967:

Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels

1967:

Timmy Thomas

1969:

Savoy Brown

1973:

Elvis Presley

1974:

Mott The Hoople

1975:

Lee Hazlewood

1976:

Tielman Brothers

1978:

Big Star [on third album recorded in '75]

1978:

Shakin' Stevens

1978:

Gary Busey & Jerry Zaremba [in film The Buddy Holly Story]

1980:

Gene Vincent

1984:

Flying Lizards

1989:

Valerie Wellington

All I Have To Do Is Dream by The Everly Brothers and Jerry Lee Lewis' version of Whole Lotta Shakin' were the only two songs reaching the top position on both the C&W and R&B charts; that is if you take Elvis out of the picture of course.

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