YA YA

Latest update on 27/06/2014

Artist: Lee Dorsey
Author: Bobby Robinson/Clarence Lewis/Lee Dorsey
Label: Fury
Year: 1961

Debut single and his biggest hit (n°1 R&B). Based on a children song and co-written by Fury label boss Bobby Robinson. Arranged by Harold Battiste. The piano line was by Allen Toussaint, uncredited due to his contract with Minit.

Covers:

1961:

Joey Dee & The Starliters [as Ya Ya Twist; title altered while the Twist craze hit worldwide]

1962:

Tony Sheridan [without the Beatles]

1962:

Petula Clark [idem]

1962:

Tren-Teens [answer song as Your Ya Ya Is Gone]

1964:

Rufus Thomas

1964:

Trini Lopez

1966:

Tommy James & The Shondells

1971:

Lee Michaels

1975:

John Lennon [thinking of the days with Tony Sheridan]

1982:

Mouse And The Traps

1985:

Buckwheat Zydeco

1988:

Steve Miller

1991:

Doug Legacy & The Zydeco Party Band

1994:

Championettes [in Twist medley]

1995:

Goran Bregovic [in film Underground as Ya Ya Ringe Ringe Raja]

1998:

Oliver Morgan

2001:

Lazy Lester

2007:

Angelus

2014:

Rod Piazza

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