Let the Good Times Roll (Shirley and Lee song)
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|"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"|
|Recorded||New Orleans, Louisiana, 1956|
|Genre||Rhythm and blues, Rock and Roll|
|Writer(s)||Shirley Goodman, Leonard Lee|
|Shirley & Lee chronology|
"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 Sonny & Cher, Bunny Sigler, The Righteous Brothers, Delbert McClinton, Barbra Streisand, The Searchers, Whiskey Howl, Joe Strummer, Harry Nilsson, Roy Orbison, The Youngbloods, Conway Twitty, Slade, Freddy Fender, Buckwheat Zydeco, The Animals, Rising Sons, Fishbone, The Kingsmen, The Sonics and most recently in 2008 by George Clinton featuring the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kim Manning. The song was also covered by Joe Strummer in The Clash film, Rude Boy.