This started life as a string of unconnected blues verses written by Atlantic records staff producer Jesse Stone, writing under the name of Charles Calhoun, for an upcoming Joe Turner session. Legend has it the leftover verses were then recycled into Turner's follow-up hit, "Flip, Flop and Fly." Certainly the original has had legs, first being recycled into a pop hit for Bill Haley and the Comets, its original lyrics being severely "whitened" up for its ride up the '50s charts. Even more exciting are the numerous versions recorded by Elvis Presley in the 1950s. Although the official studio version seems a little stiff by modern standards, his live performance of it on the Dorsey Brothers Stage Show (his network TV debut where he sang it as a medley with "Flip, Flop and Fly") and the Lubbock, TX, radio station version with just Scotty and Bill are pure rockabilly excitement. Although Haley's version resonates the longest, it has also unfortunately lent the song a corny memory that's hard to shake. But a quick listen to Joe Turner's swinging original puts the song's true breakthrough on open display.