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Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On

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Words & Music: Dave Williams/ Sunny David
I said come on over baby,
a-whole lotta shakin' goin' on
Yeah I said come on over baby,
a-whole lotta shakin' goin' on
Well we ain't fakin',
a-whole lotta shakin' goin' on

Mmm, I said come on over baby,
we got chicken in the barn
Whose barn, what barn, my barn
Come on over baby,
we got the bull by the horns
Yeah, we ain't fakin',
a-whole lotta shakin' goin' on

Well, I said shake baby, shake
I said shake, baby shake now
I said shake it baby, shake it
I said shake it baby, shake
We ain't fakin',
a-whole lotta shakin' goin' on

Well, I said come on over baby,
a-whole lot-ta shakin' goin' on
I said come on over baby,
a-whole lotta shakin' goin' on
Well we ain't fakin',
a-whole lotta shakin' goin' on

Well my mom-mom-mom,
I said shake it baby, shake it
I said shake it baby, shake it
I said shake it baby, shake all right
I said shake it baby, shake it
We ain't fakin',
a-whole lotta shakin' goin' on
Recorded: 1970/09/22, first released on Elvis Country

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sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 11, 2013report abuse
The original is by Big Maybelle, who recorded it in 1954. Roy Hall co-wrote the song (he is Sonny David) and recorded it in 1955. The Commodores also recorded it in 1955. JLL did it two years later. By far the best version is by Elvis. No other recording of the song has his dynamics, especially the unedited version. Elvis only did one take, because he had to catch a plane. Priscilla was there and said to one of the musicians that there were "reasons" Elvis acted the way he did. The reasons propably being medications.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2013report abuse
An other song on this W-list should be Who's Sorry Now, that Elvis starts, before Anita Wood takes over. Elvis is playing the piano on this song recorded in May 1958 in Waco Texas.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 17, 2012report abuse
Ok I agree this song belongs to Jerry Lee Lewis but our boy makes a good fist of it and is one of his best performances from the 70's, of which I am a big fan. An all out exciting rocking recording and worthy of 5 Stars.
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 6, 2009report abuse
I guess Elvis knew that he could never do better than Jerry Lee Lewis' version...and he didn't..it's just The Killers song...
MJB63 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 6, 2009report abuse
Elvis and the Nashville musicians really rock this song! I love Jerry Lee Lewis but i'm sure if he heard this version he'd be jealous. Elvis makes it sound like a new song...the un-faded version he goes crazy!
Rob Wanders (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 6, 2009report abuse
I like Elvis' version of this song. It's really shaking.
OtisBlue22 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 24, 2009report abuse
Even the live versions rock-out!! Stick in Aloha, or live in Memphis, and turn up the damn volume!!!!!!
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 24, 2009report abuse
Elvis does a good job but the killer version IS the Killer's version.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 24, 2009report abuse
Elvis version' sounded more like a "Jam". I wish he had recorded a better of the song.
theoldscudder (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 24, 2009report abuse
I love this. Usually I perfer the original versions. However in this case the song is completely reinterperted & it stands on its own. Just great!
MrB (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 24, 2009report abuse
Go check out TINY TOPSY'S version. Rockin female R & B singer who's version I thin pre dates Jerry Lee's. AWESOME
Steve Morse (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 24, 2009report abuse
Elvis's studio version is ultra cool. I love it !
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 24, 2009report abuse
Of all the versions I prefer Roy Hall's original 1954 recording. Jerry Lee did a great version later and Elvis of course covered the song too as we all know.I always thought that Elvis' recording was a little out of place on a country album and I think that this is why Elvis' Country album received a mix response from critics and country music purists when the album was released. To my mind Elvis only did a handful of great rockers in the 1970s Promised Land and For the Heart are two examples this is the other.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 24, 2009report abuse
JLL 's original is one of the cornerstones of Rock and Roll just like Hound Dog or Heartbreak Hotel. So how can you improve upon that? You cant. Elvis does a good version though, one of his most rocking songs of the 70's.
Master Fatman (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 24, 2009report abuse
A ok song, it rocks, but after a while I look forward to the fading...
Colonel (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 24, 2009report abuse
Talking about the original version, it's not JLL's. He also "just" covered it... Imho Elvis cuts a fantastic version of this song that easily can stand eye to eye with Jerry Lee's version. It's probably one of the few versions that really have their own sound. Almost all other versions of "Shakin'" after '57 seemed to try to sound like Jerry....
JLpResLey (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 24, 2009report abuse
Now this is a great version. I´m talking about the studio version. It´s a powerful one and Elvis sounds excited and obviously had a good time. One of my favorites on Elvis Country. I don´t really like any of the live versions. The studio version is exciting, the live versions are not. It´s as simple as that.
Martin DJ (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 24, 2009report abuse
Having fun? Yes. TCB Band? No. Eddie Hinton & Chip Young guitars, Norman Putman bass, Jerry Garrican drums, David Briggs piano. (Plus Charlie McCoy organ & harmonica on other tracks).
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 24, 2009report abuse
Very good, but not great. I prefer the edited version. The definitive belongs to Jerry Lee Lewis.
commoneverybody (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 24, 2009report abuse
I lilke both versions ( Lewis and Elvis) but in my opinion Elvis´ versions has more ´balls´ , more power. To me he DOES improve the original, but thats personal ocourse, and Elvis had a more rockin´ band behind him than Lewis had in the early SUN days.
JimmyCool (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 24, 2009report abuse
I really like it, because it's raw... almost a rehearsal, Elvis having fun with the TCB Band! It sounds like a garage band, raw and dirrrrty ;)
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 11, 2008report abuse
Pretty well version of the famous RnR song by Jerry Lee Lewis. One of the few times Elvis did not improve the original. His version does not even match the original. But what to expect. It was one of those highlights in JLL' carier. Also I don't think Elvis really tried to, as he could have! His show and interaction with the audience would have made a wonderful sparkling fabulous live version. Helas! It was not to be.

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