0584 Shimmy Like Kate – The Olympics (1960)


Shimmy Like Kate.

Written as I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate and sometimes called Sister Kate, this song was written by Clarence Williams and Armand Pirson in 1919. The Olympics covered the song in 1960 and released it as Shimmy Like Kate. It was released as a single with Workin’ Hard on the B-side. It became part of The Beatles’ repertoire. A live version was released on the 1977 album Live! At The Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962. John Lennon intruduces the song as “Shitty, Shitty”. Merseybeat group The Remo Four covered the song in 1964 and released it as a single with Peter Gunn on the B-side. Pete Best released a version on his 1965 album Best of The Beatles.

Now Hear This : I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate – The Remo Four (1964)
Shimmy Like My Sister Kate – Pete Best (1965)
Shimmy Like Kate – The Beatles (1977)

0482 (Baby) Hully Gully – The Olympics (1959)


(Baby) Hully Gully.

(Baby) Hully Gully was written by Fred Sledge Smith and Clifford Goldsmith. It was first recorded by The Olympics in 1959. Their version was released as a single. It was the B-side of Private Eye . The song has been covered by Buddy Guy, Chubby Checker, Cliff Bennett and The Rebel Rousers and The Beach Boys. A live version recorded by The Searchers at the Star-Club was released in 1963 on the album “Sweets For My Sweet” – The Searchers At The Star-Club Hamburg. Hully Gully was part of The Beatles’ repertoire and was sung by John. A fight would usually break out when The Beatles played this song.

Now Hear This : Hully Gully – The Searchers (1963)