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Shake, Rattle And Roll - Big Joe Turner - 1954

Shake, Rattle and Roll

Shake, Rattle and Roll is a prototypical twelve bar blues-form rock and roll song written in 1954 by Jesse Stone under his assumed songwriting name Charles E. Calhoun.

It was originally recorded by Big Joe Turner, and most successfully by Bill Haley & His Comets.

The song as sung by Big Joe Turner is ranked #126 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Turner's version was recorded in New York on February 15, 1954. The saxophone solo is by Sam "The Man" Taylor.

Bill Haley & His Comets' cover version of the song, recorded on June 7, 1954.

Members of the Comets: Johnny Grande (piano), Billy Williamson (steel guitar), Marshall Lytle (bass), and Joey Ambrose (sax). It is known that Danny Cedrone played lead guitar.

Elvis Presley's 1956 version, combined Haley's arrangement with and Haley's lyrics.

Other cover versions from this era include a rockabilly recording by Buddy Holly etc.

All lyrics may be obtained at the web address above.

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