Shake a Hand

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"Shake a Hand" is a 1953 song written by the trumpeter and bandleader Joe Morris and originally recorded by Faye Adams,[1] whose version stayed number one on the US Billboard R&B chart for nine weeks.[2] The song, which has a strong gospel feel throughout, depicts a reassuring new lover making promises: "Just give me a chance, I'll take care of everything."[citation needed]

Cover versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shake a Hand - Faye Adams | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-04-11. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942–2004. Record Research. p. 23. 
  3. ^ "Red Foley - Shake A Hand / Stranded In Deep Water (Shellac)". Discogs.com. 2017-04-07. Retrieved 2017-04-11. 
  4. ^ "Shake a Hand - Johnnie Ray | Song Info". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-04-11. 
  5. ^ Arthur Rowe. "Pat - Pat Boone | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-04-11. 
  6. ^ "Shake a Hand - Little Richard | Song Info". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-04-11. 
  7. ^ "LaVern Baker Live in Hollywood '91 - LaVern Baker | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-04-11. 
  8. ^ "Faye Adams". Rockabilly.nl. 1923-05-22. Retrieved 2017-04-11. 
  9. ^ "Shake a Hand - Linda Hopkins,Jackie Wilson | Song Info". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-04-11. 
  10. ^ "Freddie Scott (2) - Are You Lonely For Me?". Discogs.com. 2017-04-07. Retrieved 2017-04-11. 
  11. ^ Lindsay Planer. "Give Me Time - Magic Sam | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-04-11. 
  12. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Today - Elvis Presley | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-04-11. 
  13. ^ Stewart Mason. "Read My Lips - Lou Ann Barton | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-04-11. 
  14. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Run Devil Run - Paul McCartney | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-04-11. 
Preceded by
"Crying in the Chapel" by The Orioles
Billboard R&B National Best Sellers number-one single
September 19, 1953
Succeeded by
"Money Honey" by Clyde McPhatter and The Drifters