BEFORE IT WAS A HIT SONG…
These songs are well known but you may not know about the earlier attempts to score a hit record with prior versions of the same song.
Little Red Rooster
The Rolling Stones were keen afficionados of the blues. They recorded "Little Red Rooster" in 1964. The single reached #1 in Britain, a rare achievement for a blues recording. American musician / songwriter Willie Dixon wrote the song. The Stones recorded the risque track at the legendary Chess Studios with the composer present.
Originally entitled "The Red Rooster", the song was initially recorded by bluesman Howlin' Wolf. His version was issued in 1961. The song was covered 2 years later by Sam Cooke and Billy Preston.
Each new song will be added to the spotify playlist named: ‘Before It Was A Hit Song’. You can check out the previous earlier / original versions of the hit songs you know and love.
The playlist and other Caffe` Latte` selections can be found at: