Sea Cruise

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"Sea Cruise" is a song written and sung by Huey "Piano" Smith and His Clowns.

The recording was included on the 1971 Ace Records compilation Huey "Piano" Smith's Rock & Roll Revival![1]

Original[edit]

The song was initially covered by Frankie Ford in 1959, with a top-20 hit, using Smith's original backing track.[2] Released on Ace Records, it sold over one million copies, gaining gold disc status.[3] The single included ship's bell and horn sound-effects, as well as boogie piano, a driving horn section and a beat that anticipated ska music. The song has been included in several motion picture soundtracks, including Ski Patrol in 1990 and Out to Sea in 1997.[4]

Recorded cover versions[edit]

It was later also covered by:

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Frankie Ford". Frankieford.com. 1939-08-04. Retrieved 2015-04-30. 
  3. ^ Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 114. ISBN 0-214-20512-6. 
  4. ^ Leszczak, Bob (2014). Who Did It First?: Great Rock and Roll Cover Songs and Their Original Artists. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 187. ISBN 978-1442233218. 
  5. ^ "Herman's Hermits - Introducing Herman's Hermits". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2015-04-30. 
  6. ^ [2] Archived December 9, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ "Freddy Cannon Record Label Shots". Colorradio.com. Retrieved 2015-04-30. 
  8. ^ "Sha Na Na* - The Night Is Still Young". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2015-04-30. 
  9. ^ "Johnny Rivers And His L. A. Boogie Band - Last Boogie In Paris". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2015-04-30. 
  10. ^ "John Fogerty - John Fogerty". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2015-04-30. 
  11. ^ "Nicky Hopkins - No More Changes (Vinyl, LP)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2015-04-30. 
  12. ^ [3] Archived November 2, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ "Showaddywaddy - Crepes & Drapes (Vinyl, LP) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2015-07-21. 
  14. ^ [4][dead link]
  15. ^ "Various - The Adventures Of Ford Fairlane (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2015-04-30. 
  16. ^ Sea Cruise on YouTube
  17. ^ [5] Archived March 3, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  18. ^ "Status Quo - The Way It Goes (CD)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2015-04-30.