Shake a Tail Feather

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"Shake a Tail Feather"
Single by The Five Du-Tones
Songwriter(s)Otha Hayes, Verlie Rice, Andre Williams

"Shake a Tail Feather" is a song written by Otha Hayes, Verlie Rice, and Andre Williams and originally recorded in 1963 by the Chicago-based group The Five Du-Tones.[1] The original recording reached #28 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart and #51 on the Hot 100.[2]

Cover versions[edit]

"Shake a Tail Feather" has been covered by many other artists over the years:

Other artists who have recorded the song include Mitch Ryder, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Tommy James and the Shondells, and The Romantics.

Song in other media[edit]


  1. ^ allmusic ((( The Five Du-Tones > Overview )))
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 205.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1992). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 5th Edition. Billboard Books. p. 373.
  4. ^ "Album Reviews: R&B Special Merit" (PDF). Billboard: 47. February 11, 1967.
  5. ^ "Ike and Tina Turner shake your tail feather". YouTube. 2008-01-06. Retrieved 2014-06-05.