One Monkey Don't Stop No Show (song)

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"One Monkey Don't Stop No Show"
Single by The Animals
from the album Animalization
Released 1966
Genre blues, R&B, rock, progressive
Length 3:19
Label Decca
Writer(s) Joe Tex
Producer(s) Tom Wilson

One Monkey Don't Stop No Show is a R&B song recorded by Stick McGhee and His Buddies in 1950, credited to McGhee, released on an Atlantic Records 78, A937, in 1951. Big Maybelle made it popular in 1955 and another version was recorded by Joe Tex in 1965. In 1966 it was covered by The Animals. They also performed it on the BBC and on several live shows. In 1972 the all-girl group Honey Cone took its altogether different version to number five on the R&B singles chart and number 15 on the pop singles chart. Gillian Welch adapted this song for her and David Rawlings song "One Monkey" on their 2003 album Soul Journey.