Shake (Sam Cooke song)
|Single by Sam Cooke|
|B-side||"A Change Is Gonna Come"|
|Released||December 22, 1964|
|Recorded||November 16, 1964; RCA Studios, Hollywood|
|Producer(s)||Sam Cooke, Al Schmitt|
|Sam Cooke singles chronology|
|Song by Otis Redding from the album Otis Blue|
|Recorded||Stax Studios, Memphis, Tennessee: 1965|
|Otis Blue track listing|
"Shake" is a song written and recorded by Sam Cooke It was recorded at the last recording session Cooke had before his death in December 1964. The musicians who were booked for the recording session were as followed: Robert Bryant and Tony Terran on trumpet, John Ewing on trombone, Jewell Grant, William Green and Plas Johnson on saxophone, René Hall and Bobby Womack on guitar, Harper Cosby on bass and Earl Palmer and Frank Capp on drums and percussion.
The song was also recorded by Eric Burdon and The Animals, Otis Redding, Ike and Tina Turner, Rod Stewart and The Supremes (album: We Remember Sam Cooke). Redding's version was elected to the "500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll " by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
In 1966, the British TV show Ready Steady Goes Live (the live version of Ready Steady Go!), devoted a whole programme to a live performance by Redding, who regularly covered many of Cooke's songs. One of the highlights was a version of "Shake" on which Redding was joined by Eric Burdon and Chris Farlowe.
The song was covered by the Small Faces. It was a prominent part of their early live repertoire and featured as the opening track on their debut album Small Faces, and re-released on the Decca Anthology collection.
The Norwegian group, Public Relations, covered the song in Oslo in 1967. It was released on the single HMV 45-AL 6145.