Song of the day: Jerry Lee Lewis- Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
Today we’re paying attention to one of the earliest covers in pop music. The original recording of this song was done by Big Maybelle, who made her version in 1955. This song was produced by Quincy Jones (who later produced most of the Michael Jackson records). Jerry Lee Lewis first played this song live, and decided to record it in 1957. He knew it would be a hit, though Sam Phillips (the founder of Sun Records) thought it to be too risky. It was a number 3 hit in the US pop chart. Enjoy
Jerry Lee Lewis- Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
Posted on February 17, 2015, in 1950-1959, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged 1957, big maybelle, fifties, FlinterFiles Song Archive, hit, jerry lee lewis, michael jackson, Music, quincy jones, Sam Phillips, Sun Records, whole lotta shakin' goin' on. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.