CD Roy Brown: Good Rocking Tonight

GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT
(Roy Brown)

performed by various artists

SOUND ARCHIVE
(RealAudio samples)
& LYRICS

Elvis Presley's single Sun 210 with Good Rockin' Tonight


Rec. date (play) Performer Title Note
The ORIGINAL VERSION
July 1947 ROY BROWN Good Rocking Tonight Released on September 1947, DeLuxe 1093
The COVER VERSIONS
December 1947 WYNONIE HARRIS Good Rockin' Tonight .
September 1954 ELVIS PRESLEY Good Rockin' Tonight .
April 1955 BILLY JACK WILLS There's Good Rockin' Tonight
1955 ELVIS PRESLEY There's Good Rockin' Tonight Live at The Louisiana Hayride
October 1955 The TRENIERS Good Rockin' Tonight .
Nov.-Dec. 1956 BUDDY HOLLY Good Rockin' Tonight Overdubbed by Norman Petty/The Fireballs in the mid-'60s, released on 1968
1950s ART ADAMS Good Rockin' Tonight Unissued rehearsal recording
February 1958 JERRY LEE LEWIS Good Rockin' Tonight .
June 1958 CARL PERKINS Good Rockin' Tonight .
1958 TERRY DENE (UK) Good Rockin' Tonight .
1958 RICKY NELSON There's Good Rockin' Tonight
December 1958 PAT BOONE Good Rockin' Tonight .
Oct.-Dec. 1959 JIMMY WHITHERSPOON Good Rockin' Tonight Live
June 1962 JERRY LEE LEWIS Good Rockin' Tonight .
1963 LINK WRAY & The Raymen Good Rockin' Tonight .
1960s BURT BLANCA (Belgium) Good Rockin' Tonight .
1965 The BILL BLACK's COMBO Good Rockin' Tonight Instrumental version
1972 LONNIE LEE Good Rockin' Tonight .
1972 SHAKIN' STEVENS
& The Sunsets
Good Rockin' Tonight .
1973 MONTROSE Good Rockin' Tonight .
November 1973 CHARLIE FEATHERS Good Rockin' Tonight Live at Allied Studios, Memphis, TN
November 1973 COMMANDER CODY
& His Lost Planet Airmen
Good Rockin' Tonight Live
1975 GENE SUMMERS Good Rockin' Tonight .
January 29, 1978 ROBERT GORDON
with DANNY GATTON
Good Rockin' Tonight Live. Released on 1996
December 31, 1978 BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Good Rockin' Tonight Live at Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, OH
1981 JOE ELY Good Rockin' Tonight .
1984 HAYDEN THOMPSON Good Rockin' Tonight .
1980s JACKIE LEE COCHRAN Good Rockin' Tonight .
1980s The JETS (UK) There's Good Rockin' Tonite .
1991 The ROCKABILLY FIVE (Switzerland) Good Rockin' Tonight .
1991 PAUL McCARTNEY Good Rockin' Tonight Live
1993 SOLOMON BURKE Good Rockin' Tonight .
1993 PAUL McCARTNEY Good Rockin' Tonight Live
October 17, 1994 The DIAMOND HEAD (UK) Good Rockin' Tonight Live
April 1998 CURLEY BRIDGES Good Rockin' Tonight .
2001 The POWDER BLUES BAND Good Rockin' Tonight .
2004 The STRAY CATS Good Rockin' Tonight Live
The ADAPTATIONS
1957 ENRIQUE GUZMÁN
& Los Teen Pops (Mexico)
Buen Rock Esta Noche .
1962 HANK BALLARD
& The Midnighters
Good Twistin' Tonight Adapt. by Ballard, Bridge
1977 EDDY MITCHELL (France) Et la voix d'Elvis Title: And The Elvis' Voice. Tribute to Elvis Presley. Adapt. by Claude Moine
The VERY SIMILAR SONGS
Wynona Carr: I Heard The News
August 1949 Sister WYNONA CARR I Heard The News
(Jesus Is Coming Again)
«Written by Wynona Carr». No comment
Roy Brown: Rockin' At Midnight (The 2nd version of Good Rocking Tonight?)
January 1949 ROY BROWN Rockin' At Midnight .
March 1984 The HONEYDRIPPERS (UK) Rockin' At Midnight .
March 1984 The HONEYDRIPPERS (UK) Rockin' At Midnight Remastered version issued on 2006-2013(end)
19?? The HONEYDRIPPERS (UK) Rockin' At Midnight Live
Roy Brown: Ain't No Rockin' No More (The 3rd version of Good Rocking Tonight?)
May 1954 ROY BROWN Ain't No Rockin' No More .
1997 BILL STUVE Ain't No Rockin' No More .

LYRICS

Roy Brown's original version

I heard the news, there's good rockin' tonight
Gonna hold my baby as tight as I can
Tonight she'll know I'm a mighty man
I heard the news, there's good rockin' tonight

Oh, lead me in the alley behind the barn
Don't be afraid, I'll do you no harm
Baby, bring my rockin' shoes
'Cause tonight I'm gonna rock away all my blues
Have you heard the news, there's good rockin' tonight

Well, Elder Brown, Deacon Jones
They've left their happy home
They'll be there, just you wait and see
A-jumpin' and a-stompin' at the jubilee
Hey man, there's good rockin' tonight

Sweet Lorraine, Sioux City Sue
Sweet Georgia Brown, Caledonia, too
They'll be there jumpin' like mad
Hey, sister, ain't you glad
We got the news there's good rockin' tonight

Elvis Presley's version

Well, I heard the news, there's good rockin' tonight.
Well, I heard the news, there's good rockin' tonight.

I'm gonna hold my baby as tight as I can.
Tonight she'll know I'm a mighty, mighty man.
I heard the news, there's good rockin' tonight.

I say, well, meet me in a hurry behind the barn,
Don't you be afraid, darling, I'll do you no harm
I want you to bring along my rockin' shoes,
'Cause tonight I'm gonna rock away all my blues.
I heard the news, there's good rockin' tonight.

Well, we're gonna rock, we're gonna rock.
Let's rock. Come on and rock.
We're gonna rock all our blues away.

Have you heard the news? Everybody's rockin' tonight.
Have you heard the news? Everybody's rockin' tonight.

I'm gonna hold my baby as tight as I can,
Well, tonight she'll know I'm a mighty, mighty man.
I heard the news, there's good rockin' tonight.

Well, we're gonna rock, rock, rock,
Come on and rock, rock, rock,
Well, rock, rock, rock, rock,
Let's rock, rock, rock, rock,
We're gonna rock all our blues away.

Ricky Nelson's version


Well did you hear the news, there's good rockin' tonight
Yeah I heard the news, everybody's rockin' tonight

Well I'm gonna hold my baby as tight as I can
Tonight she'll know I'm a mighty mighty man
I heard the news, there's good rockin' tonight

Well I said meet me in a hurry now don't be late
The band starts rockin' about half past eight
I want you to bring along your rockin' shoes
'Cause tonight we're gonna rock away all our blues.
I heard the news, there's good rockin' tonight

Well we're gonna rock, let's rock,
Yeah come on and rock, umm we're gonna rock,
Well let's rock all our blues away

[spoken:] Yeah let's rock now!

Well I said meet me in a hurry now don't be late
The band starts rockin' about half past eight
I want you to bring along your rockin' shoes
'Cause tonight we're gonna rock away all our blues

I heard the news, there's good rockin' tonight
Well we're gonna rock, let's rock,
Yeah come on and rock,
Woo we're gonna rock all our blues away

Eddy Mitchell (Claude Moine)'s french adaptation
ET LA VOIX D'ELVIS (1977)

Et la voix d'Elvis chantait "Good Rockin' tonight"
La voix d'Elvis chantait "Good Rockin' tonight"
Et pendant c'temps-là j'travaillais
Garçon de course au Crédit Lyonnais
Et la voix d'Elvis chantait "Good Rockin' tonight"

Et René Coty préparait son départ
Abandonnant à tout jamais le pouvoir
Le vieux James Dean était deja mort
Mais Elvis Presley avait son disque d'or
Et la voix d'Elvis chantait "Good Rockin' tonight"

C'était le rock
C'était le rock, rock
C'était le rock
C'était le rock
Et pour moi tout changeait

Car la voix d'Elvis chantait "Good Rockin' tonight"
La voix d'Elvis chantait "Good Rockin' tonight"
Et les Blousons Noirs brûlaient leurs dernières nuits
Avant de partir pour Alger, Algérie
Et la voix d'Elvis chantait "Good Rockin' tonight"

Et Charles de Gaulle prenait le pouvoir
Promettant les mille et une nuits aux Pieds-Noirs
Et la Bastille en a tellement vu
Que l'on ne l'y reprendra jamais jamais plus
Et la voix d'Elvis chantait "Good Rockin' tonight"

C'était le rock, rock, rock, rock
C'était le rock, rock, rock, rock
Rock, rock, rock, rock
C'était le rock
C'était le rock
Et pour moi tout changeait
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© 2006-2013 Valeri Orlov
By the courtesy of Mathias Andrieu (France)