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|
|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. In the U.S., the song became a posthumous Top 10 hit for Cooke, peaking at #7 in February, 1965.
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. Redding performed the song backed by Booker T & the MGs at the Monterey Pop Festival in June 1967. Recordings of the performance have been released by Reprise (1970) and Rhino (1997) records.
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 Sam Cooke Singles Collection". Songsofsamcooke.com. Retrieved 2014-06-27.
- "500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll by Artist (Q-S)". Archived from the original on March 14, 2008. Retrieved March 14, 2008.
- "the-blindman.com". the-blindman.com. Retrieved 2014-06-27.
- Eddie and the Hot Rods, "Shake" single release Retrieved June 21, 2016.