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.
Bill Haley & His Comets [with lighter lyrics (see note)]
John Lee Hooker [as Shake, Holler And Run]
Billy 'The Kid' Emerson [as Move Baby Move]
Count Basie [vocal by Joe Williams]
Beatles [in film Let It Be]
Mud [in medley with See You Later Alligator]
Strangers [as Water En Bloed]
Eddy Mitchell [as Un cheque en bois... c'est drôle!]
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.