Thursday, August 4, 2011

"Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On".

OK, more Killerdom: Dave "Curlee" Williams and James Faye "Roy" Hall (aka Sonny David) were drunk in a boat on Lake Okeechobee when they wrote this '55 rockabilly classic. First recorded by Big Maybelle produced by a young Quincy Jones. Jerry Lee "The Killer" Lewis recorded a SMOKIN' version at Sun Records in '57 - his 2nd single and his 1st hit, topping the R&B and Country charts and peaking at #3 Pop. He debuted it on The Steve Allen Show and, almost immediately, many radio stations banned it because of its "suggestive" lyrics. Ranked #61 on Rolling Stones' 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time.

Yesterday's answer: "Hound Dog". It remains The King's best-selling single.​ch?v=5XUAg1_A7IE​ch?v=5XUAg1_A7IE​ch?v=VR_BV37BU1s&feature=r​elated

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