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Big Joe Turner — Shake, Rattle & Roll
Album: Big, Bad & Blue
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Released: 1954
Length: 2:59
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Get outta that bed, wash your face and hands
Get outta that bed, wash your face and hands
Well, you get in that kitchen, make some noise with the pots 'n pans

Way you wear those dresses, the sun comes shinin' through
Way you wear those dresses, the sun comes shinin' through
I can't believe my eyes, all that mess belongs to you

I believe to the soul you're the devil and now I know
I believe to the soul you're the devil and now I know
Well, the more I work, the faster my money goes

I said shake, rattle and roll, shake, rattle and roll
Shake, rattle and roll, shake, rattle and roll
Well, you won't do right to save your doggone soul
Alright

I'm like a one-eyed cat peepin' in a seafood store
I'm like a one-eyed cat peepin' in a seafood store
Well, I can look at you till you ain't no child no more

Shake shake, rattle and roll, shake shake, rattle and roll
Yeah yeah, rattle and roll, yeah yeah, rattle and roll
You won't do nothin' to save your doggone soul
Shake, rattle and roll roll roll roll
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markybx wrote:

Yeah, "like a one-eyed cat peepin' in a seafood store", what's all that about, I ask yous?

 unclehud wrote:

Well, I know what it means ...
 
Never paid much attention to the lyrics before... this exchange had me chucking ;) Naughty!
From the pure bliss of Yo-Yo Ma and Alison Krauss to this... lovely transition 
The only instance I can think of where the White Man's cover tops the original. Jerry Lee Lewis was the Killer. 
<Well, I can look at you till you ain't no child no more >

At age 27, my grandfather saw a 14-year-old girl working in the field and said, "I'm going to marry her." And six years later he did. All that time looking at her until she "ain't no child no more."
Yes, woman. Out of the bed and into the kitchen. And YOU are the Devil. 
 markybx wrote:
Yeah, "like a one-eyed cat peepin' in a seafood store", what's all that about, I ask yous?
 
Well, I know what it means ...
 eyeball wrote:
The work of the DEVIL, I tell you... Rock and Roll will lead you straight to HELL!
 
Yeah, "like a one-eyed cat peepin' in a seafood store", what's all that about, I ask yous?
The work of the DEVIL, I tell you... Rock and Roll will lead you straight to HELL!
Yup the real thing
 cely wrote:
This has to be judged historically.  Huge influence just like all those other rock and roll songs that predated rock and roll.
 

totally agree.

and as a genre, same with blues which some dude keeps dissin' 

predates most people's parents -  but does not negate the evolution of the groove . . .  
This has to be judged historically.  Huge influence just like all those other rock and roll songs that predated rock and roll.
From me 7 - Quite Likeable which is strong
Get out of that bed, wash your face and hands
Get out of that bed, wash your face and hands
Get in that kitchen, make some noise with the pots and pans

Way you wear those dresses, the sun come shining through
Way you wear those dresses, the sun come shining through
I can't believe my eyes all that mess belongs to you

I believe to my soul you're the Devil in nylon hose
I believe to my soul you're the Devil in nylon hose
Well the harder I work, the faster my money goes

I said shake, rattle and roll, shake, rattle and roll
Shake, rattle and roll, shake, rattle and roll
Well, you won't do right to save your doggone soul

Yeah, blow Joe!



I'm like a one-eyed cat peepin' in a seafood store
I'm like a one-eyed cat peepin' in a seafood store
Well, I can look at you till you ain't no child no more

Ah, shake, rattle and roll, shake, rattle and roll
Shake, rattle and roll, shake, rattle and roll
Well, you won't do right to save your doggone soul
I get over the hill and way down underneath
I get over the hill and way down underneath
You make me roll my eyes, even make me grit my teeth

I said shake, rattle and roll, shake, rattle and roll
Shake, rattle and roll, shake, rattle and roll
Well, you won't do nothin' to save your doggone soul
not my kind of tea, guess my parents enjoyed it {#Dancingbanana_2}
 Stefen wrote:
Honey, I don't think we should let the children listen to this kind of music.

 
We all know where it ends up ...  The X-Factor 
How can you not LOVE this one{#Bananapiano}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananapiano}
8 based on the time period.  
{#Bananajam}
 willmcnaught wrote:
{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}  desk dancing 

 
{#Bananapiano}  {#Drummer}  {#Bananajumprope}
brill
In the beginning.....
{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}  desk dancing 
 Stefen wrote:
Honey, I don't think we should let the children listen to this kind of music.

 

One night I was layin' down
I heard mama and papa talkin'
I heard papa tell mama let that boy boogie-woogie
It's in him and it got to come out
And I felt so good
Went on boogiein' just the same

(John Lee Hooker "Boogie Chillun")



Honey, I don't think we should let the children listen to this kind of music.
 Yes. In the beginning . . . 
And Rocket 88.

jgrosch wrote:
Genesis

 


Genesis
I really prefer this version!
Gotta give it a 10!
8 up to 9 today.

The real thing. 
Authentic.

In 1956 I was a member of a record club at a Kent English School, absolutely ordinary, except we had the son of an American transplant in our Form and he had brought his small collection of 45's, one of which was this amazing piece of music.

I repeat, amazing.


Makes me chuckle every time. {#Bananajumprope}
This is one of my all time favorite songs - this version too.  Don't care where I am when it comes on, I be dancin!!  {#Roflol}
Rock n Roll Building Blocks...Good play, sir!

Kansas City's finest!
(maybe Bird too!) 


 CrackerjaxATX wrote:
How bout some homage to bobby blue bland next?
 
Amen. 
How bout some homage to bobby blue bland next?
I LOVE this song!!  {#Daisy}
A true classic.

And for anyone that likes NRBQ, this song was always a stomping part of their setlist.  Good Times!
I rarely find cause to compare originals and covers, but...this one really puts the Bill Haley cover to shame. Haley still gets full "there at the beginning" props for "Crazy, Man, Crazy" and "Rock Around the Clock."
Kansas City was where it's at in those days.
Musically,we suck now. 
Tracks laid down at the Beginning.  "A one-eyed cat, peepin' in a seafood store".  Lyrics don't get no bettter'n that.
Big Joe Turner is always a Big Thumbs UP!!
I sing the opening verse to my wife all the time.
https://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/mp3s/5000/5974/cusb-cyl5974d.mp3

The original — and there's no sex in this one !


Well, guess you had to start somewhere.  Had to leave the old folks fretting about the moral decline of the nation.  {#Bananapiano}
 CamLwalk wrote:
Like a one-eyed cat peekin in a seafood store
I could look at you til you ain't a child no more

mercy!
 

OMG!  Pervert!  Begin the Arrests!  Save the Children!
 cc_rider wrote:
Would someone explain what this song is about? I don't get it.
 
Just a guess. . . Sex and drugs and rock and roll?
Heck yeah...10, and I'd give it more if I could.
Would someone explain what this song is about? I don't get it.
 Derecho wrote:

"I'm going to go home and have sex with my wife."

meydele wrote:

Makes me think of the movie "Clue". Obscure . . . welcome to my mind.
 
This song totally made me think of Clue right away!

"Well, I had to stop her screaming!"

Good day to be listening to RP! {#Roflol}

Now we're rockin!!!
 Duffalo wrote:
"I'm like a one eyed cat, peepin' in a seafood store..." You gotta be kidding.
 
Why one-eyed, I wonder? {#Ask}
Love to hear this kind of stuff. Please, Bill and Rebecca, play more music like this!


Great!
Thanks Bill for playing this version!
Una tranquila tarde de sabado y de repente: shake!!!, rattle!!! & Roll!!!... se incendia la habitación y se convierte en una colorida  pista de baile (H)
 ThePoose wrote:
That ole tomcat is smelling the sushi bar.
 
Hmmm...love me some of that sushi. {#Tongue}

Wow, even my kids were bopping around. This song's power is undeniable.
Yeah well if this doesn't get the dance started, it's time for the kids to start feeding you applesauce....  {#Dancingbanana_2}
 Danny_G wrote:
Big Joe Turner - Shake, Rattle & Roll
The Clash - Clampdown
Arcade Fire - Rebellion (Lies)
The Police - Driven To Tears
Santana - Black Magic Woman-Gypsy Queen


:{#Dancingbanana_2}
 
And one more time with feeling! Love this set...

 Derecho wrote:

      "I'm going to go home and have sex with my wife."

  ThePoose wrote:


Good God man—no need to go to extremes!

 
Guy comes home and finds his best friend in bed with his wife and exclaims, "Good lord, Murray, I have to..but you?"

Nice!
how can such a simple, hand-clapping tune make my hips start moving laterally ?

Phew!

I like the 8.7
{#Dancingbanana}
 Derecho wrote:

"I'm going to go home and have sex with my wife."

 

Good God man—no need to go to extremes!

 ThePoose wrote:
Flip, flop, fly—don`t care if I die
 

exact-a-lacally
 Duffalo wrote:
"I'm like a one eyed cat, peepin' in a seafood store..."

You gotta be kidding.
 
That ole tomcat is smelling the sushi bar.

Great morning song!
Flip, flop, fly—don`t care if I die
Great Tune!! How about playing Big Joe's "Cherry Red" some time?
Big Joe Turner - Shake, Rattle & Roll
The Clash - Clampdown
Arcade Fire - Rebellion (Lies)
The Police - Driven To Tears
Santana - Black Magic Woman-Gypsy Queen


:{#Dancingbanana_2}
Classic!
one of Big Joe's home runs thanks Bill for exposing such classics
Way to go Bill!  Always surprising us listeners with something out of left field.  Love this toe tappin' tune!
Like a one-eyed cat peekin in a seafood store
I could look at you til you ain't a child no more

mercy!
I could listen to this a million times and never tire of it. Always sets my toes to tappin'.

"I'm going to go home and have sex with my wife."

meydele wrote:

Makes me think of the movie "Clue". Obscure . . . welcome to my mind.
Doggone diggin' it! Woooooooo-EE! Shake it, baby! Turn it up to 11 and wiggle yo' ass! A solid gold celebration of what it means to be alive!
My first time to attend N.O. Jazz Fest, I heard Big Joe do "night time is the right time" (or whatever it's called), and just fell in love with his style. I've been a fan ever since.
Boogie Woogie Country Girl is my favorite of his... I bounce around like an idiot (and embarrass my daughters quite a bit) when that comes on Its just such a great tune
Bedrock baby. R&R genesis 101
Flip, flop, fly--I don't care if I die.
Cool
How could this possibly be anything but a rock solid 10? Smokin'! :dancingbanana: :whipit:
Absolutely Awesome!!! Another RP triumph!!!!!!
OMG (wow I think I am a pre-pubesent girl) but seriously this is exactly what I wanted to hear!
madaxeman wrote:
Historically important,but as appealing as swaety socks.
Swaety socks?Argghh it is a Gaelic thing dinna kin be habben it.
Alifreckles50 wrote:
You are so right!!!! Rock on!!!!
I got a little ambitous and edited in some family details,including the actual birthname of their offspring
bokey wrote:
Big Joe Turner & Big Mama Thorton = Mr.& Mrs. Presley
You are so right!!!! Rock on!!!!
Big Joe Turner & Big Mama Thorton = Mr. & Mrs. Presley
Historically important,but as appealing as swaety socks.
Makes me think of the movie "Clue". Obscure . . . welcome to my mind.
:bananapiano: :bananajam: GO JOE GO!!! SHAKE IT BABY!!!!!!!!
:bounce: :sunny: :dancingbanana:
True root rock ('n roll)
LikesEarCandy wrote:
:devil_pimp:
I HEARD THAT! and this baby JAMS, don't it?! :devil_pimp: :bananajam: :drummer: :bananapiano: :dance:
:devil_pimp:
Now we need some Big Momma T.
just so ya'll know who did it when... Shake, Rattle and Roll by Big Joe Turner (1954) Shake, Rattle and Roll by Bill Haley and His Comets (1954) Shake, Rattle and Roll by Conway Twitty (1960) Shake, Rattle and Roll by Sam Cooke (September 1963) Shake, Rattle and Roll by Santo & Johnny (1964) Shake, Rattle and Roll by Willie Hutch (April 1976) Shake Rattle and Roll by Huey Lewis & The News (1994) Shake, Rattle and Roll by Canned Heat (1994) ;-)
Now we're talkin'..........Big Joe in the Mornin' Thanks Bill!!! :dance:
physicsgenius wrote:
The version on the movie Clue (whoever it's by) rocks a lot more than this lugubrious one.
It looks like he was the first one to record it. Mournful? Dismal? I'd hardly call Big Joe Turner either of those lugubrious terms. That is a big word, though...
wthcpa wrote:
This is the original "Shake Rattle and Roll" song that was issued before R & B was accepted by the mass media. Then, Bill Haley and the Comets took this song and (along with Rock Around the Clock) used it to introduce Rock and Roll to American teens. I always thought that the Joe Turner version was better. Thanks Radio Paradise for going back to the original sources of our classic songs. Maybe you could play Ma Thornton's version of "Hound Dog" that later propelled Elvis to stardom.
Of course Haley also, er, "cleaned up" the lyrics. For a comparison (click here) :propeller:
time to dance,,this ones ladies choice
:bananapiano:
Duffalo wrote:
"I'm like a one eyed cat, peepin' in a seafood store..." You gotta be kidding.
Clearly, the lyrics aren't the point here.
The version on the movie Clue (whoever it's by) rocks a lot more than this lugubrious one.
can't help shaking with this one.
Duffalo wrote:
"I'm like a one eyed cat, peepin' in a seafood store..." You gotta be kidding.
:dancingbanana: :dancingbanana_2: :dance: :dance: :bananasplit: :bananasplit: :bananasplit: :bananajam:
Duffalo wrote:
"I'm like a one eyed cat, peepin' in a seafood store..." You gotta be kidding.
Not at all. This song is sublime - driving beat, killer piano, lyrics and all. Excuse me, I have to go shake, rattle and roll now. :dance: :dance:
"I'm like a one eyed cat, peepin' in a seafood store..." You gotta be kidding.
:dance: :dance: Go, Daddy-O!
:roflol: :guitarist: :drummer: :jump: :roflol: :dance: :dance: :dance:
Timeless!! :dance:
BigPete wrote:
I just danced with my Boxer dog Ginger to that one!
I used to dance with my Boxer named Ms. Dixie. She was quite agile. This is the real thang, don't ya know!! :propeller:
I'm shaking . . . rattling . . . rolling about the office. Wheeee! :jump:
got to love the oldies :) lets have some more!! this is the real rock n roll fellas.
I like being a critic. I can be biased and "so what?" This song is full of joy and fun. A superb "10".
One thing I just notice of this classic tune is.......it's run length seems longer than the usual "oldie" 2:25 min. Unless this was the "long version" :propeller.gif: