Releases

Shake, Rattle and Roll

Big Joe Turner
Review

B-side

“You Know I Love You”

Released

April 1954

Format

10″ 78 rpm record

Recorded

New York

February 15, 1954

Genre

Rock & Roll, R&B

Length

2:59

Label

Atlantic (Cat. no. 1026)

Writer(s)

Charles E. Calhoun aka Jesse Stone

Shake, Rattle and Roll” is a 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 #127 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.