Originally composed by Roy Brown, the original was one of the first tunes to make it big in the jump blues style of the late '40s. The next important version came in Wynonie Harris' cover version on King, which also made the R&B charts. The song was already somewhat of an R&B standard when a young Elvis Presley recorded it for his second single on the Sun label in 1954. Presley's recording established the song as a one of the early battle cries of rockabilly and the tune was soon adapted by rockabilly singers left and right. Charlie Feathers turned in several fine versions of this song during his career, as did Jerry Lee Lewis. The song also spawned a follow-up, "Rockin' After Midnight," best-known by its cover version by Robert Plant & the Honeydrippers.