Cut Across Shorty
|"Cut Across Shorty"|
|Single by Eddie Cochran|
|from the album The Eddie Cochran Memorial Album|
|A-side||"Three Steps to Heaven"|
|Genre||Rock and roll|
|Songwriter(s)||Marijohn Wilkin, Wayne P. Walker|
|Eddie Cochran singles chronology|
"Cut Across Shorty" is a song written by Marijohn Wilkin and Wayne P. Walker, made popular by Eddie Cochran. It was the B-side of his number 1 UK hit "Three Steps To Heaven" and also the last song he ever recorded.
- Eddie Cochran: vocal and rhythm guitar
- Sonny Curtis: guitar
- Conrad 'Guybo' Smith: electric bass
- Jerry Allison: drums
Johnny Hallyday version (in French)
|"Cours plus vite Charlie"|
|Single by Johnny Hallyday|
Marijohn Wilkin, Wayne P. Walker|
Long Chris (French lyrics)
|Johnny Hallyday singles chronology|
The song was covered in French by Johnny Hallyday. His version (titled "Cours plus vite Charlie") was released in 1968 and spent two weeks at no. 1 on the singles sales chart in France (from 9 to 20 November). In Wallonia (French Belgium) his single spent 18 weeks on the chart, peaking at number 9.
7" single Philips B 370 743 F (France, etc.)
- A. "Cours plus vite Charlie" ("Cut Across Shorty") (2:22)
- B. "J'ai peur je t'aime" (2:43)
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)||9|
|France (singles sales)||1|
Rod Stewart version
"Cut Across Shorty" was also recorded by Rod Stewart for his 1970 album Gasoline Alley, with Ronnie Wood playing several instruments. In 1993, Stewart reunited with Wood for a session of MTV Unplugged. During the session they recorded a version of "Cut Across Shorty" which was included on the album Unplugged...and Seated.
- Carl Smith 1960 (#28 country)
- Freddie and the Dreamers October 1964
- Nat Stuckey 1969 (#15 country)
- Rod Stewart 1970; a 1993 live single went to #16 on the US rock charts
- Faces 1974
- Mud 1978
- The Head Cat 2006
- The 99ers 2012
- https://web.archive.org/web/20080516080201/http://www.eddiecochran.info/Discography/USA/V.htm discography
- http://pcuf.fi/~tapiov/discographies/cochran_connection.htm discography
- "Cours plus vite Charlie - Johnny Hallyday - Hit-Parade.net". Retrieved 2017-11-17.
- "spanishcharts.com - Johnny Hallyday - Le pénitencier". Retrieved 2017-11-13.
- "Johnny* - Cours Plus Vite Charlie / J'Ai Peur Je T'Aime at Discogs". Retrieved 2017-11-21.
- "Ultratop.be – Johnny Hallyday – Cours plus vite Charlie" (in French). Ultratop 50.
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