In memory of The Killer, who has died at 87.
The song is credited to Dave ‘Curlee’ Williams and James Faye ‘Roy’ Hall. This is the first recording by Big Maybelle with an orchestra directed by Quincy Jones in 1955.
Lewis recorded a radically different version in 1957. It was his first big hit, reaching No 3 in the US and No 8 in Britain. Lewis’s version of the song is ranked as the 61st greatest song of all time by Rolling Stone.
Here is a live version from 1957.
And one from 1964.
And one from 1995 with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.