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The Guess Who — Shakin' All Over
Album: Anthology
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Released: 1965
Length: 2:34
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When you move in right up close to me
That's when I get the chills all over me

Quivers down my backbone
I got the shakes in my thigh bone
I got the shivers in my knee bone
Shakin' all over

Just the way you say goodnight to me
Brings the feelin' on inside of me

Quivers down my backbone
I got the shakes in my thigh bone
I got the shivers in my knee bone
Shakin' all over

Quivers down my backbone
I got the shakes in my thigh bone
I got the shivers in my knee bone
Shakin' all over

Well, you make me shake and I like it, baby
You make me shake and I like it, baby
Well, shake, shake, shake
Shake, shake
Shake, shake, shake
Shake, shake, shake
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not heard in a while - a good song {#Dancingbanana_2}
 Segue wrote:
Who?! What?! Why've I never heard this?! Yikes.

 
Dunno, born too late maybe? It was played quite a lot on UK pirate radio and Luxembourg back in the day.
This is ok but what we really need is MORE GARAGE
Who?! What?! Why've I never heard this?! Yikes.
 Windowman wrote:
Wowsers! That took me back 50 years. The Guess Who actually came to a little Northern Ontario town and played the Curling Rink. Little did we know how big they'd get. Dues were definitely paid.
 
The McIntyre Arena, per chance?
Chad Allan, founding member of the Guess Who, suffered a serious stroke August 29 2017.... Music fans in Canada and around the world hope for a full recovery. 

https://www.torontosun.com/2017/08/29/chad-allan-guess-who-founding-member-hospitalized-after-suffering-stroke

Guess Who was one of Canada's first and all-time best rock music exports.

 meinthecorner wrote:
 maxjboxer wrote:
Pre Burton Cummings
 Well, no. I don't think so. Quite sure that's him on the step, left side.And that's definitely his (younger, though it may be!) voice.
 
maxjboxer was right.
This song is from 1965 and featured Chad Allen on vocals.
Burton joined the band in1966 and Chad Allen left shortly thereafter.
It's not surprising that they would use a Burton-era photo for the Anthology album, as he wrote (or co-wrote) and sang virtually all their big hits (this song being a very rare exception).
 Andybob wrote:
Great version but I like the Johnny Kid & The Pirates version better.

  Another version, too. It's this of the German band: The Lords
Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PCFoVqILU4

Great version but I like the Johnny Kid & The Pirates version better.
Wowsers! That took me back 50 years. The Guess Who actually came to a little Northern Ontario town and played the Curling Rink. Little did we know how big they'd get. Dues were definitely paid.
 maxjboxer wrote:
Pre Burton Cummings

 Well, no. I don't think so. Quite sure that's him on the step, left side.And that's definitely his (younger, though it may be!) voice.


Who would have guessed? 
later there stuff sort o sucked but this . . . I likey  
Pre Burton Cummings
Chad Allen & The Impressions channeling Johnny Kidd & The Pirates. Not too shabby.
Ultra Hard Rock in its day..as an 8 year old I became quite excited while listening
 DD gypsyman wrote:
fucking excellent!

 
those are the precise words I was searching for thank you gypsyman!!!
 kylieh wrote:
Holy smokes - this hard core Canuck had no idea this was The Guess Who.

 
{#Iamwithstupid}{#Bananajam}lol
Holy smokes - this hard core Canuck had no idea this was The Guess Who.
 Hannio wrote:

To some people it does.  And there's your answer.

 
Yeah, I guess you're right.  Oh well...
 Proclivities wrote:
 I'm not sure why people are calling it "surf music" though.  Reverb and tremolo on the guitar does not make it "surf music".
 
To some people it does.  And there's your answer.
Great version almost as good as the original Johnny Kidd and the Pirates ...
Among my all time favorites !  I can only imagine how she says goodnight to him.
 S-curvy wrote:

Borderline yes.  Some might call it touched by Rockabilly.  In any case, it is a friggin' excellent tune!

 
Yes, this is a very good version.  I'm not sure why people are calling it "surf music" though.  Reverb and tremolo on the guitar does not make it "surf music".  At least there is no mention (yet) of Pulp Fiction/Tarantino.
Wow, that Wanda Jackson version on Letterman was Rippin' !!!
What a great soundtrack this would be to the awakening scene of the bride of frankenstein
Written by a Brit in 1960!

"Shakin' All Over" is a rhythm and blues song originally performed by Johnny Kidd & the Pirates. The song was written by frontman Johnny Kidd, and his recording of it reached number one in the United Kingdom in August 1960.

Kidd's original recording was not a hit outside of Europe, and in other parts of the world "Shakin' All Over" is much better known in versions by other artists. A 1964 cover by The Guess Who reached #1 in Canada, and also top 40 in the US and Australia, while Normie Rowe's 1965 version was a #1 Australian hit and one of the biggest-selling Australian singles of the decade.

 

RIP Johnny {#Notworthy}


Well it isn't "Runnin Back to Saskatoon" but it'll work (kidding)


This could easily be the Beatles at the Cavern Club in 1962 with Paul singing. 
 (Banned) wrote:
And I remember listening to a The Who version as well.  Live At Leeds
Yeah, The Who ripped it, all right.  It got me evicted as a kid. {#Lol} 



And I remember listening to a The Who version as well.  Live At Leeds!
funny .. where the hell have I been?  I am Canadian, grew up in the 60's, 70's .. and NEVER KNEW this as the Guess Who.  As if .. lol
I thought this was a British song ...
good one ..  :-)
This was in a good movie.  Was it American Graffiti?  I remember the guitar riff.
 DD gypsyman wrote:
fucking excellent!

  {#Yes}


 msymmes wrote:
Agreed.  

This ain't the Guess Who we Canucks grew up on.  And it is kinda surf music. :)

 

shayde wrote:
Wow this surprised me. I know the Guess Who from "These Eyes" and "Share the Land" (two of my faves) fame, but I would never have pegged this as their style.  I'm not a fan of borderline surf music, so I'll rate this as 'okay', but it's interesting hearing bands I put in one particular category playing things along a broader base.

 



 
Borderline yes.  Some might call it touched by Rockabilly.  In any case, it is a friggin' excellent tune!
fucking excellent!
Hey Bill...thanks for reminding me!....is good paired with The Seeds' "Pushing too Hard" or Eddie Money's "Shakin"
Agreed.  

This ain't the Guess Who we Canucks grew up on.  And it is kinda surf music. :)

 

shayde wrote:
Wow this surprised me. I know the Guess Who from "These Eyes" and "Share the Land" (two of my faves) fame, but I would never have pegged this as their style.  I'm not a fan of borderline surf music, so I'll rate this as 'okay', but it's interesting hearing bands I put in one particular category playing things along a broader base.

 


 CamLwalk wrote:
Just Wiki'd this song.  Did you know AC/DC says the main riff of "Back in Black" was influenced by this song?  I didn't.
 
I can hear that. Variations on the same basic blues riff.
 overlandrover wrote:
Johnny Kidd & The Pirates is still the original and best.

9/10 for the song.
6/10 for this version.   
 
got to agree
 cc_rider wrote:
Wanda Jackson did a great version on David Letterman recently.
 
Yes! That's what I was hoping this was when I heard the intro.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzDfYidKU5c
Always dug this song.  Then the Who did a different take on it which was really cool.
Wow this surprised me. I know the Guess Who from "These Eyes" and "Share the Land" (two of my faves) fame, but I would never have pegged this as their style.  I'm not a fan of borderline surf music, so I'll rate this as 'okay', but it's interesting hearing bands I put in one particular category playing things along a broader base.
So long ago.

So much I love now is descended from this....

Thanks to Chad Allen for launching the Guess Who
I'm ALL SHOOK UP!!!!!  Thanks Bill!{#Daisy}
Shakes me all over it!
Johnny Kidd & The Pirates is still the original and best.

9/10 for the song.
6/10 for this version.   
The repuglicans are FAKIN all over..................
Their first hit. Gotta love the low-tech production.
The Guess Who - Shakin' All Over
Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
Los Lobos - Shakin' Shakin' Shakes

...and now the shake set, tho' "Hippy Hippy Shake" would have been fun.

chair dancing
Me likey too! {#Wave}

Dahlia_Gumbo wrote:
Me likey this one.
 


Me likey this one.
 mfcrowe wrote:
Check out Van's version on a Night in San Franscisco. Johnny Kidd, the Who and Van make the Guess Who sound a little lame...just one guy's thoughts...
 
Whoa!  Just sayin' to husband - go put on Van's much better version with Gloria (and John Lee) - when I scrolled down to see this.  Could not agree more

 Canucker wrote:

No offense..but the only reason The Who ever played this song is because The Guess Who had an international hit with it, and fans begged them to play it at concerts.  You won't find it on any studio album.  Daltrey wasn't happy that fans thought it was them singing the Guess Who version.
 

This version stands up pretty well against the Who's "Live at Leeds" take. Actually, this might be my new favorite. 

The Lords did it pretty good. I like their version better.
A fun set of songs for the earthquake we felt well here in NC...!
 thatch wrote:

Why doesn't that sound like Burton Cummings?

 
Because technically, this song was by Chad Allan & the Reflections with Chad Allen on lead vocals, Burton Cummings joined the band in 1966  the year after this song was a #1 hit in Canada. The record company tried to create a mystique around the band and credited it to "Guess Who?" to try and make people think there were some famous performers on the record (maybe even the Beatles) and then Chad Allen left the band and they just became The Guess Who



 Canucker wrote:

No offense..but the only reason The Who ever played this song is because The Guess Who had an international hit with it, and fans begged them to play it at concerts.  You won't find it on any studio album.  Daltrey wasn't happy that fans thought it was them singing the Guess Who version.
 
Why doesn't that sound like Burton Cummings?

Wanda Jackson did a great version on David Letterman recently.
 ronniegirl wrote:


You got that right.  How dare the Guess Who do a Who favorite?
 
No offense..but the only reason The Who ever played this song is because The Guess Who had an international hit with it, and fans begged them to play it at concerts.  You won't find it on any studio album.  Daltrey wasn't happy that fans thought it was them singing the Guess Who version.
Check out Van's version on a Night in San Franscisco. Johnny Kidd, the Who and Van make the Guess Who sound a little lame...just one guy's thoughts...
 hbs47 wrote:
Johnny Kidd and the Pirates version from 1960 yes kiddies that far back, or The Whos version, are better.
 

You got that right.  How dare the Guess Who do a Who favorite?
Let's not leave out the best version by the Blue Hawaiians!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 SinisterDexter wrote:
He's not dead; he's pining for the fjords.
 


Johnny Kidd and the Pirates version from 1960 yes kiddies that far back, or The Whos version, are better.
Just Wiki'd this song.  Did you know AC/DC says the main riff of "Back in Black" was influenced by this song?  I didn't.
OK: we've heard the Ellen Jewell version (nice) and the Guess Who (hmmm) version - any chance of hearing the Johnnie Kydd original?

(Or even the Motorhead version?)

I don't know; I love all versions of this song: It might be one of my top favorite rock songs.
 MJMJ wrote:
Paul McCartney must be turning over in his grave
 

He's not dead; he's pining for the fjords.
Way better than the 'Who' version, and that's coming from a 'Who' fan
I love this version {#Music}
Like this way better than the Eilen Jewell version
 tapatia1072 wrote:


  Agreed!!!
 


Immediately started wondering which brother has my Live at Leeds disk...
 MJMJ wrote:
Paul McCartney must be turning over in his grave
 
{#Skull}
 MJMJ wrote:
Paul McCartney must be turning over in his grave
 
OMIGoddess!  You mean Paul really is dead?


 nagsheadlocal wrote:
This is nice, but nothing - nothing - will ever compare to The Who's version from Live at Leeds . . .
 

you betcha.  The WHO rock.  The Guess Who?  No.
 spigolli wrote:
The time is ripe for a psychedelic resurgence.
 
Yikes. I'm going blind.
 MJMJ wrote:
Paul McCartney must be turning over in his grave
More likeley he's having a nice cuppa tea.


I always liked the Guess Who, but definitely not BTO. Guess Who were really good rock, but BTO always seemed like drunken bonehead music.
The time is ripe for a psychedelic resurgence.


 nagsheadlocal wrote:
This is nice, but nothing - nothing - will ever compare to The Who's version from Live at Leeds . . .
  Or the Pirates' punked up version from the late 70s


 nagsheadlocal wrote:
This is nice, but nothing - nothing - will ever compare to The Who's version from Live at Leeds . . .
 

  Agreed!!!
 MJMJ wrote:
Paul McCartney must be turning over in his grave
 
? ? ?

What can I say?  This was my rockin' time.  Lots of recordings of this.

Doesn't stand up to the Flaming Groovies version either. But it's close!

Paul McCartney must be turning over in his grave
This is nice, but nothing - nothing - will ever compare to The Who's version from Live at Leeds . . .