Rockin' Pneumonia and The Boogie Woogie Flu
Composer: Huey Smith / Johnny Vincent

Rockin' Pneumonia and The Boogie Woogie Flu was performed five times by the Grateful Dead between May and October 1972. The version of the song on the Jerry Garcia box set All Good Things is a previously unreleased outtake from the 1975 Reflections recording sessions.

Rockin' Pneumonia was written and first recorded by Huey Smith. Johnny Vincent was the owner of the company who released the original single. The title is derived from a verse in Roll Over Beethoven by Chuck Berry;

I got the rockin' pneumonia, I need a shot of rhythm and blues
I think I'm rollin' arthritis, sittin' down by the rhythm revue
Roll over Beethoven, rockin' in two by two.
The song occurs on recordings with many minor variations in title.

Huey Smith

no info Single (Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu Part 1 / Part 2), Huey Smith, 1957
info Havin' A Good Time, Huey Smith and Clowns, 1959
no info EP, Huey Smith, 1961
no info Collectors Showcase, Vol VII: Aces 3, Various Artists, 1964
no info Old Favorites: 24 Rockin' Blues of the 50's, Various Artists, 1968
no info The Greatest Teenage Hits of All Time!, Various Artists, 196?
info Huey "Piano" Smith's Rock & Roll Revival, Various Artists, 1971
no info WCBS-FM 101 History of Rock, Volume 1: The 50's, Various Artists, 1972
no info Rock 'N' Soul 1957, Various Artists, 1973
no info The Ace Story, Vol 1, Various Artists, 1980
no info Rockin' and Jivin', Huey Smith, 1981
no info Super Oldies of the 50's, Vol. 6, Various Artists, 1986
info Pitta Pattin', Huey Smith & Friends, 1987
no info History of New Orleans R&B, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1987
no info The Best of 50's Jumpin' Jive, Various Artists, 1987
no info The Rock 'N' Roll Era: 1957: Still Rockin', Various Artists, 1988
no info Rock and Roll Revival, Huey Smith, 1991
no info The Best of Ace Records, Vol. 2: The R&B Hits, Various Artists, 1993
no info New Orleans Gold, Various Artists, 1993
no info 20 Greatest Hits 1958, Various Artists, 1994
no info Dick Clark's 21 All-Time Hits, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1994
no info 70 Ounces of Gold: Rock & Gold, Various Artists, 1995
no info The Greatest Rock & Roll Party Ever, Various Artists, 1996
no info Hits from the 50's, Various Artists, 1996
no info Having a Good Time with: The Very Best Of, Vol. 1, Huey "Piano" Smith, 1998
no info Kings of New Orleans Rock N Roll, Various Artists, 1998
no info Greetings from New Orleans, Various Artists, 1998
info That'll Get It (Even More of the Best), Huey "Piano" Smith / Various Artists, 1999
no info Rockin' Pneumonia, Various Artists, 2000
no info All Star Chart Busters, Various Artists, 2002
no info Louisiana Piano Rhythms, Various Artists, 2003
info Doctors, Professors, Kings and Queens: The Big Ol' Box of New Orleans, Various Artists, 2004
no info High Blood Pressure, Huey "Piano" Smith & the Clowns, 2005
no info New Orleans Party Classics, Various Artists, 2005
no info Simply Rock N Roll, Various Artists, 2005
no info Solid Gold 50's, Various Artists, 2005
info Blowing the Fuse: 31 R&B Classics That Rocked the Jukebox in 1957, Various Artists, 2006
no info Greatest Ever! Memories, Various Artists, 2006
no info 1957 When Skiffle Was King, Various Artists, 2008
no info 75 Pumpin' Piano Greats, Various Artists, 2008
no info 100 Hits Rock N' Roll, Various Artists, 2008
no info Best of the Best: Golden Oldies Ever, Various Artists, 2009
no info Cajun Swamp Rock Party, Various Artists, 2010

Grateful Dead

info Steppin' Out with the Grateful Dead: England '72, 2002
info Europe '72, The Complete Recordings, 2011
info Europe '72: London, 5/23/1972, Grateful Dead, 2011
info Europe '72: London, 5/24/1972, Grateful Dead, 2011
info Lyceum '72: The Complete Recordings, 2022

Jerry Garcia

info All Good Things: Jerry Garcia Studio Sessions, 2004

Billy & The Kids

info 3/27/15, The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY, Billy & The Kids, 2015

Other recordings

no info Rock 'N Roll Jamboree, Various Artists (Artie Malvin & the Zig Zags), 1958
info In Style With the Crickets, The Crickets, 1960
no info Hully Gully to the Hits, Mel "Pigue" Robbins, 1962
no info Single (Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu / Just Call, I'll Be There), P.J. Proby, 1964
no info Go P. J. (aka. Somewhere): P. J. Proby, 1965
no info Single (Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu / This Must Be The Place), Jerry Lee Lewis, 1965
info 14 Things to Think About, Chris Farlowe, 1966
info Beat with Us, Shocking Blue, 1968
info Supersnazz, The Flamin' Groovies, 1969
info Single (Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu / The First One's Free), The Flamin' Groovies, 1969
info Flamingo, The Flamin' Groovies, 1970
no info L. A. Reggae, Johnny Rivers, 1972
no info Bubblegum, Pop, Ballads & Boogie, The Crickets, 1973
no info History of British Blues, Vol 1, Various Artists (Jellybread), 1973
no info The Very Best of Johnny Rivers, Johnny Rivers, 1974
no info The Unreleased, Larry Williams, 1974
no info Somewhere, P.J. Proby, 1975
info Still Shakin', The Flamin' Groovies, 1976
no info Rock 'n' Roll Gumbo, Professor Longhair, 1977
no info Live & Well, Fernest Arceneaux & The Thunders, 1979
no info Spirits In It, Patti Labelle, 1981
no info The Complete Crickets, Crickets, 1984
no info I'm on Fire, Jerry Lee Lewis, 1985
no info Less Than Zero Soundtrack, Various Artists (Aerosmith), 1987
no info Flat Out, John Scofield, 1988
info Anthology, 1964-1977, Johnny Rivers, 1991
no info Here's Jeannie C., Jeannie C. Riley, 1991
no info Greatest Hits, Johnny Rivers, 1991
no info The Fabulous Larry Williams, Larry Williams, 1991
no info His Speciality Recordings 1956-1958, Art Neville, 1992
info Uptown Rulers: The Meters Live on the Queen Mary, The Meters, 1992
no info Still in Style, The Crickets, 1992
info Nightrider, Johnny Winter, 1992?
no info Texas Piano Greats, Various Artists (Fats Mizzel), 1993
info The Locust Years...And the Return to the Promised Land, Jerry Lee Lewis, 1994
no info Box of Fire, Aerosmith, 1994
info My Girl 2 Soundtrack, Various Artists (Johnny Rivers), 1994
info California Born and Bred, The Flamin' Groovies, 1995
info 68-70, The Flamin' Groovies, 1995
info King of the New Orleans Keyboard, James Booker, 1995
no info La Belle, Patti LaBelle, 1995
no info Everybody Is a Star, Sugar Beats, 1995
no info Rare Surf, Vol. 1: South Bay Bands, Various Artists (PJ & The Galaxies), 1995
info New Orleans Keyboard King: The Blues Collection, James Booker, 1996
no info A Gigster's Life for Me, Alan Price & The Electric Blues Company, 1996
no info I Am P.J. Proby/P.J. Proby, P.J. Proby, 1996
no info EP Collection, P.J. Proby, 1996
no info Come Back Baby, Edgar Winter, 1996
no info Letter from an Angel, Jimmy Angel, 1996
no info Cold Duck Time, Big Sky Mudflaps, 1997
no info Anniversary, Palermo Boogie Gang, 1997
no info The Blue Horizon Story, Vol. 1, 1965-1970, Various Artists (Jellybread), 1997
info Yesterday's Numbers, The Flamin' Groovies, 1998
no info The Complete London Concert, Professor Longhair, 1998
no info Hot Biscuits, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Phoebe Snow), 1998
no info All-Time Greatest Hits, Johnny Rivers, 1998
no info New Orleans Tradition, Frankie Ford, 1998
no info The Spirit's In It/I'm In Love Again/Patti, Patti LaBelle, 1998
no info I Can't Complain, Phoebe Snow, 1998
no info All-Time Greatest Hits, Johnny Rivers, 1998
no info Super Hits of the '70s: Have a Nice Day, Vol 1, Various Artists (Johnny Rivers), 1998
no info Hot Biscuits, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Phoebe Snow), 1998
no info The Ultimate, Ray Brown & The Whispers, 1999
no info Get You a Healin', New Orleans Musicians Clinic, 1999
info Memphis Wham!, Lonnie Mack, 1999
no info The R&B Years, Chris Farlowe, 1999
no info Harlem Nocturne, Edgar Winter, 1999
no info Indigo All-Star Swing & Dance Party, Various Artists (Alan Price & Zoot Money), 1999
no info Curiosities: The Ace '70s Singles and Sessions, Various Artists (Little Shelton), 1999
info Out of Time: The Immediate Anthology, Chris Farlowe, 2000
no info Rockin' Pneumonia, Fernest Arceneaux, 2000
no info Good Old Country, Jeannie C. Riley, 2000
no info Easy in the Apple, Jesse Thomas, 2000
no info BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert, Family, 2001
info Johnny Winter Collector's Box Set, Johnny Winter, 2001
no info In the Pocket, David Bennett Cohen, 2001
no info Drew's Famous Mardi Gras Party Music, The Hit Crew, 2001
no info American Bandstand, Various Artists (Johnny Rivers), 2001
no info Let's Dance USA, Various Artists (Robert Palmer), 2001
no info Sings Handbags and Gladrags and Other Great Hits of the 60s, Chris Farlowe, 2002
no info Cajoon Moon, Thomas Stelzer, 2003
no info I Put a Spell on You and Other Great Hits, Alan Price, 2003
no info 20 Great Cruisin' Favourites, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Art Neville), 2003
no info Dust Bowl Blues, Johnny Winter, 2004
no info Sydney Basin Blues: Live with Special Guests, Tim Gaze & Rob Grosser, 2004
no info Anthology, Patti LaBelle, 2004
no info At His Finest: The Specialty Rock 'N' Roll Years, Larry Williams, 2004
no info The Very Best of P.J. Proby, P.J. Proby, 2004
no info DJ's Choice: I Wanna Be a Doctor, The Hit Crew, 2004
no info The London Concert, Professor Longhair, 2005
info L.A. Reggae / Blue Suede Shoes, Johnny Rivers, 2005
info Secret Agent Man: The Ultimate Johnny Rivers Anthology, Johnny Rivers, 2006
no info Shorthanded, Lance Anderson, 2006
no info Dr. John Plays Mac Rebennack: The Legendary Sessions, Vol. 2, Dr. John, 2006
no info Specialty Profiles, Larry Williams, 2006
no info Jump Jive & Wail: The Very Best of, Bill Wyman's Bootleg Kings, 2006
no info A Stone Alone: The Solo Anthology 1974-2001, Bill Wyman, 2006
no info Gigi & the Charmaines, Gigi & the Charmaines, 2006
no info Kings of Rock & Roll, Various Artists (Jerry Lee Lewis), 2006
no info The Best of the Beat Club, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Johnny Rivers), 2006
no info Bourbon Street Live, The Boogie Kings, 2007
no info Live, Phoebe Snow, 2008
no info The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions, Jellybread, 2008
no info 14 Things to Think About/The Art of Chris Farlowe, Chris Farlowe, 2009
info Pure... 60s, Various Artists (Flamin' Groovies), 2012
info Gonzo: Live 1976, James Booker, 2014

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