Big Joe Turner - Shake, Rattle and Roll

First performance: 02/09/1995


Coverinfo

Bruce covered the song 7 times :
 
Concert for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with various artists. With Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bob Dylan, Melissa Etheridge, and Booker T. & The M.G.'s.
 
1996-08-09 - GREAT NORTHERN BAR AND GRILL, WHITEFISH, MT 
with the Fanatics, the band that was hired to play at Toby Scott’s wedding reception the following day. Bruce drops by because he wanted to meet the band and get in a bit of practice and the day after at Toby Scott’s wedding .  
 
1996-08-10 - GRAND MOUNTAIN LODGE, WHITEFISH, MT
Toby Scott wedding reception
 
1998-10-11 - SPRINGSTEEN RESIDENCE, COLTS NECK, NJ
During a Belated outdoor birthday bash for Bruce at his farm property, originally planned for September 23 but had been delayed due to poor weather with The Gotham Playboys (who would form the core of the Sessions Band when they first assembled in the fall of 1998) .
 
1998-11-06 - CLUB 251, WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Clarence Clemons
 
1999-12-20 - McLOONE'S RUM RUNNER, SEA BRIGHT
During his annual Christmas party at McLoone's Rum Runner in Sea Bright, NJ. Though the date is not certain it seems the party took place on December 20, and Bruce joined Bobby Bandiera's band for well over an hour, performing Beatles and Creedence Clearwater Revival songs among other classics.
 
 
2013-07-05 - BORUSSIA-PARK, MONCHENGLADBACH, GERMANY
 
 
 

Songinfo

"Shake, Rattle and Roll" is a 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.
 
 
 

Other cover versions

  • Other songs inspired by "Shake, Rattle and Roll" include "Bark, Battle and Ball" by The Platters (a direct answer song from the woman's point of view)

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

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!

[Instrumental Bridge]

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

Shake, rattle and roll