0452 Leave My Kitten Alone – Little Willie John (1959)

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Little Willie John.

This R&B song was written by Little Willie John, James McDougal and Titus Turner. It was first recorded by Little Willie John in 1959. It was released as a single with Let Nobody Love You on the B-side. It reached number thirteen on the R&B chart. The song was covered by Johnny Preston in 1960. Both versions failed to chart in the UK. The Beatles made it part of their repertoire. They recorded a version of the song in 1964 during the Beatles For Sale sessions. It wasn’t released at the time and was later released on Anthology 1 in 1995. A version by Merseybeat group The Undertakers was released in 1996 on the album Undertakers Unearthed.

Now Hear This : Leave My Kitten Alone – The Beatles (1995)
Leave My Kitten Alone – The Undertakers (1996)