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Otis Redding

Shake

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“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. 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. 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... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ And if you do it, do it right now

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