Seven Nights to Rock

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For the album by The Connection, see Seven Nights to Rock

Seven Nights to Rock is a classic rockabilly song written by Buck Trail, Henry Glover, and Louis Innis.[1] It was originally recorded by Moon Mullican on January 26, 1956,[2] and has been covered by a number of diverse artists.

History[edit]

It was originally recorded by Moon Mullican on January 26, 1956[2] with Boyd Bennett and His Rockets providing additional backing instruments, and was released as a single on March 3 of that year[3] by King Records. This release was not commercially successful[2] but was influential and the song went on to be covered by numerous artists. The original Moon Mullican version has appeared on several compilation albums, including one named after it in 2004.[1]

Covers[edit]

Nick Lowe recorded the song (with the title altered to "7 Nights to Rock") for his 1985 album The Rose of England; BR5-49 recorded it for their 1998 album Big Backyard Beat Show; a recording by The Refreshments appears on their 2006 compilation album It's Gotta be Both Rock 'n' Roll;[4] and The Connection released it as the feature song of an EP Seven Nights to Rock in 2012, and shortly afterwards it was named "Coolest Song In The World" by Steven Van Zandt at his Sirius-XM radio station, Little Steven's Underground Garage. A live recording of "Seven Nights to Rock" is the closing track to Brian Setzer's album Rockabilly Riot! Live from the Planet.[5] Both Bruce Springsteen and Bryan Adams have used the song as a staple at live performances.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Seven Nights to Rock - Moon Mullican". AllMusic.com. Retrieved 2013-05-16. 
  2. ^ a b c Phil Davies (1999). "Moon Mullican: King of the Hillbilly Piano Players". Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2013-05-16. 
  3. ^ "Mullican, Moon (RCS Artist Discography)". Retrieved 2013-05-17. 
  4. ^ "It's Gotta be Both Rock 'n' Roll - The Refreshments". AllMusic.com. Retrieved 2013-05-16. 
  5. ^ Peter Chianca (Sep 2, 2012). "ALBUM REVIEW: Rockabilly fire marks Setzer's 'Live from the Planet'". Retrieved 2013-05-16. 
  6. ^ "Seven Nights to Rock by Moon Mullican". Setlist.fm. Retrieved 2013-05-16.