Let the Good Times Roll (Shirley and Lee song)

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This article is about the song recorded by Shirley and Lee in 1956. For other uses, see Let the Good Times Roll.
"Let the Good Times Roll"
Single by Shirley & Lee
from the album Let the Good Times Roll
A-side "Let the Good Times Roll"
B-side "Do You Mean to Hurt Me So"
Released 1956
Format 7" single
Recorded New Orleans, Louisiana, 1956
Genre Rhythm and blues, Rock and Roll
Length 2:30
Label Aladdin 3325
Writer(s) Shirley Goodman, Leonard Lee
Shirley & Lee chronology
"Feel So Good"
(1955)
"Let the Good Times Roll"
(1956)
"I Feel Good"
(1957)

"Let the Good Times Roll" is a song that was recorded by Shirley and Lee in 1956. This song was written by the duo, Shirley Goodman (later Shirley Pixley) and Leonard Lee, and by September 8, 1956 had climbed to #20 in the US charts.

The song has a strong steady beat, much of which is provided by drummer Earl Palmer. The song was included on the compilation album The Big 16 Golden Oldies issued by Scepter Records in 1964. It also was included in the soundtrack of the movie Stand By Me.

It has been recorded by many others including Bunny Sigler, The Righteous Brothers, Delbert McClinton, Barbra Streisand, The Searchers, Whiskey Howl, Joe Strummer, Harry Nilsson, Roy Orbison, Conway Twitty, Slade, Freddy Fender, Buckwheat Zydeco, The Animals, Fishbone, The Kingsmen, The Sonics and most recently in 2008 by George Clinton featuring the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kim Manning.

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