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Twist and Shout
Composer: Phil Medley / Bert Russell

Twist and Shout was performed once by the Grateful Dead, with members of Jefferson Airplane, on 7th September 1969.

Twist and Shout was written to cash in on two pop music phenomenon: the Twist craze, which was in full flow at the time, and the earlier success of the Isley Brothers first big hit Shout!. Twist and Shout was first recorded by the Top Notes in 1961 and then by the Isley Brothers in 1962. The Isley Brothers version reached #17 in the pop charts and #2 in the R&B charts. Bert Russell was a writing name used by Bert Berns.



Recordings

This list is not intended to be comprehensive.

no info Single (Always Late (Why Lead Me On) / Twist And Shout), The Top Notes, 1961
info Twist and Shout!, The Isley Brothers, 1962
no info Single (Twist And Shout / Spanish Twist), The Isley Brothers, 1962
info Green Onions, Booker T and The MGs, 1962
no info All the Hits by Dee Dee Sharp, Dee Dee Sharp, 1962
info The Greatest Twist Hits, Various Artists (Top Notes), 1962
no info All the Hits By All the Stars, Volume 2, Various Artists (Dee Dee Sharp), 1962
no info All the Hits (For Your Dancing Party), Chubby Checker, 1962
no info Please Please Me, Beatles, 1963
no info Introducing The Beatles, Beatles, 1963
no info Meet The Searchers, The Searchers, 1963
no info Brian Poole and The Tremeloes, 1963
no info Doin' Mickey's Monkey, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, 1963
no info In Person, The Kingsmen, 1963
no info Meet The Majors, The Majors, 1963
no info EP (Twist and Shout / Do You Want to Know a Secret / A Taste of Honey / There's a Place), The Beatles, 1963 (UK)
no info Biggest Hits, Dee Dee Sharp, 1963
no info Killer Joe, The Rocky Fellers, 1963
no info Murray the K's 1962 Boss Golden Gassers for Submarine Race Watchers, Various Artists (The Isley Brothers), 1963
no info Rockin' With, The Astronauts, 1964
no info At The Whisky Go-Go, Johnny Rivers, 1964
no info The Chipmunks Sing The Beatle Hits, The Chipmunks, 1964
info Snap Your Fingers, Barbara Lewis, 1964
no info Single (Twist and Shout / There's a Place), The Beatles, 1964 (US)
no info The Beatles vs. the Four Seasons: Each Delivering Their Greatest Vocal Punches, The Beatles / Four Seasons, 1964
no info Handy Man, Del Shannon, 1964
no info Liverpool, Dragsters, Cycles & Surfing, The Eliminators, 1964
no info Single (Give Him A Great Big Kiss / Twist and Shout), The Shangri-Las, 1964
no info The Groups Are the Greatest and the Greatest of the Groups, Various Artists (The Isley Brothers), 1964
no info Leader of the Pack, Shangri-Las, 1965
no info Go Go Mania Soundtrack, Various Artists (Beatles), 1965
no info For You, From Us, The Astronauts, 1965
no info Live! The Ike & Tina Turner Show, Ike & Tina Turner, 1965
no info 18 Golden Hits, Chubby Checker, 1965
no info 18 Golden Hits, Dee Dee Sharp, 1965
no info Joe Niagara Presents: 20 Knocked Out Nifties of the Past, Various Artists (Isley Brothers), 1965
info The Carnegie Hall Concert, Buck Owens & The Buckaroos, 1966
no info Take Some Time Out for, The Isley Brothers, 1966
no info 15 Great Hits, Kingsmen, 1966
no info I See The Light, The Five Americans, 1966
no info Golden Hits, Johnny Rivers, 1966
no info Deliver, Mamas and Papas, 1967
no info Rock & Roll: Evolution or Revolution?, Various Artists (Isley Brothers), 1967
info Live In Las Vegas, Tom Jones, 1969
no info Single (Twist And Shout / Rubberleg Twist), The Isley Brothers, 1969
no info The Chipmunks Sing The Beatle Hits, The Chipmunks, 196?
no info The Best of the Isley Brothers, The Isley Brothers, 1972
info Heavy Traffic Soundtrack, Various Artists (Isley Brothers), 1973
no info Take Me High, Cliff Richard, 1973
no info The Shangri-Las Sing, Shangri-Las, 1975
no info Hometown Boy Makes Good!, Elvin Bishop, 1976
info Rock 'N' Roll Music, The Beatles, 1977
no info Crepes & Drapes, Showaddywaddy, 1979
no info Collector's Records of the 50's and 60's, Volume 5, Various Artists (Isley Brothers), 1979
no info Songs the Lord Taught Us, The Cramps, 1980
no info The Great American Rock and Roll Revival, Volume II - Various Artists (Isley Brothers), 1980
no info El Rayo-X, David Lindley, 1981
no info Who's Last, The Who, 1984
info Kent Stop Dancing, Various Artists (Isley Brothers), 1984
no info The Best of, The Mamas & the Papas, 1987
no info Cruisin' 1963, Various Artists (Isley Brothers), 1987
no info Salt With A Deadly Pepa, Salt N Pepa, 1988
no info The Collection, The Searchers, 1988
no info Golden Throats: The Great Celebrity Sing-Off!, Various Artists (Mae West), 1988
info Toga Rock, Various Artists (Isley Brothers), 1989
info Creeque Alley, The Mamas and The Papas, 1991
no info The Isley Brothers Story, Vol. 1: Rockin' Soul (1959-68), The Isley Brothers, 1991
no info Greatest Hits, Salt 'N' Pepa, 1991
no info Grandson of Frat Rock!, Vol. 3, Various Artists (Isley Brothers), 1991
no info Rhythm & Blues: 1962, Various Artists (Isley Brothers), 1991
no info The Red Bird Story, Various Artists (The Shangri-Las), 1991
no info Radio Gold, Various Artists (Isley Brothers), 1992
no info The Scepter Records Story, Various Artists (Isley Brothers), 1992
info Capitol Records 50th Anniversary, Various Artists (Beatles), 1992
no info What About Us: More Merseybeat Nuggets, Various Artists (The Searchers), 1992
no info The Blue Things Story, The Blue Things, 1993
no info Shout and Twist with Rudolph, Ronald & O'Kelly, The Isley Brothers, 1993
no info Tease Me, Chaka Demus & Pliers, 1993
no info California Dreamin': The Best of, The Mamas & the Papas, 1994
no info Thirty Years Of Maximum R and B, The Who, 1994
no info Shared Vision: Songs of the Beatles, Various Artists (Salt N Pepa), 1994
info Let There Be Drums, Vol. 2: The 60's, Various Artists (Isley Brothers), 1994
no info 20 Greatest Hits 1963, Various Artists (Isley Brothers), 1994
info Dick Clark's All-Time Hits, Vol. 4, Various Artists (Isley Brothers), 1994
no info Michigan Garage Bands, Vol. 1, Various Artists (The Marlans), 1994
no info Live at Myrtle Beach '65, Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs, 1995
no info Silence Is Golden, Brian Poole & The Tremeloes, 1995
no info Anthology 1, The Beatles, 1995
info Garage Band Rock, Various Artists (Isley Brothers), 1995
info Fritz The Cat / Heavy Traffic Soundtracks, Various Artists (Isley Brothers), 1996
info I Love Rock & Roll: Hits of the '60s, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Isley Brothers), 1996
no info All Night Boogie: The Great Atlantic Vocal Groups, Vol. 2, Various Artists (The Top Notes), 1996
no info Go Go Go/For You, From Us, The Astronauts, 1997
no info Meet the Searchers/Sounds Like the Searchers, The Searchers, 1997
no info Texas Flashback, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Blue Things), 1997
no info Lowrider Oldies, Vol. 7, Various Artists (Isley Brothers), 1997
no info The Very Best of, The Kingsmen, 1998
no info Greatest Hits, The Mamas & the Papas, 1998
no info Little Town Flirt/Handy Man, Del Shannon, 1998
no info 60's Smash Hits, Various Artists (Isley Brothers), 1998
info Frat Rock! Box, Various Artists (Isley Brothers), 1998
no info Classic British Pop 60's, Various Artists (Tremeloes), 1998
info It's Your Thing: The Story of the Isley Brothers, The Isley Brothers, 1999
no info Louie Louie: The Very Best of, The Kingsmen, 1999
no info The Definitive Collection, The Searchers, 1999
no info The Very Best of, Showaddywaddy, 1999
info From Las Vegas To London, Tom Jones, 1999
no info Shake It Up, Baby, The Isley Brothers, 2000
no info Mojo Workout, Paul Revere & the Raiders, 2000
no info California Sun: The Best of, The Rivieras, 2000
no info The Definitive Collection, Del Shannon, 2000
no info The Definitive Collection, The Tremeloes, 2000
no info The Best of, Salt 'N' Pepa, 2000
no info Psychedelic Jungle/Off the Bone/Songs the Lord Taught Us, The Cramps, 2000
no info Before They Were Hits or We Did It First, Various Artists (The Top Notes), 2000
no info The Complete Astronauts Collection, The Astronauts, 2001
info All the Leaves Are Brown: The Golden Era Collection, The Mamas & the Papas, 2001
no info The Blue Things, The Blue Things, 2001
no info From Las Vegas to London: The Best of Tom Jones Live, Tom Jones, 2001
no info Play the Music of the Beatles, Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers, 2001
no info Rock, Rhythm and Doo Wop, Vol. 1: The Greatest Songs from Early Rock 'n' Roll, Various Artists (Isley Brothers), 2001
no info Let's Dance: Sixties Dance Hits, Various Artists (Isley Brothers), 2001
info The In Crowd: Ultimate Collection 1958-67, Various Artists (Isley Brothers), 2001
no info Come Together: An a Capella Tribute to the Beatles, Various Artists (Knudsen Brothers), 2002
info Absolutely The Best Of The 60s, Vol. 1, Various Artists (Isley Brothers), 2002
no info American Bandstand, Various Artists (Isley Brothers), 2002
no info The Heart and Soul of Bert Berns, Various Artists (Isley Brothers), 2002
no info American Roots of the British Invasion, Various Artists (Isley Brothers), 2002
no info Mad Mods and Englishmen, Various Artists (Tremeloes), 2002
no info The Ultimate Collection, The Isley Brothers, 2003
no info Off the Bone/Songs the Lord Taught Us, The Cramps, 2003
no info Beat the Punkles!, The Punkles, 2003
no info 1963: The Soundtrack, Various Artists (The Searchers), 2003
no info The Best of, Elvin Bishop, 2004
no info The World of, Brian Poole and the Tremeloes, 2004
no info Silence Is Golden: Anthology, The Tremeloes, 2004
no info Meet the Searchers/Sounds Like the Searchers, The Searchers, 2004
no info Home and Away: The Complete Recordings 1960-1970, Del Shannon, 2004
no info Best Reggae Album in the World...Ever!, Various Artists (Chaka Demus), 2004
no info John Lennon's Jukebox, Various Artists (Isley Brothers), 2004
no info Men of the World: The Early Years, Fleetwood Mac, 2005
no info Complete Anthology, The Mamas & the Papas, 2005
no info Gold, The Mamas & the Papas, 2005
no info Leaders of the Pack, The Shangri-Las, 2005
no info Best Sixties Party, Various Artists (Isley Brothers), 2005
no info I Love Music 1960-1964: Shakin All Over, Various Artists (Tremeloes), 2005
no info Introducing the Gants, The Gants, 2006
no info Remember the Shangri-Las at Their Best, The Shangri-Las, 2006
no info True Sixties, Various Artists (Tremeloes), 2006
no info The Definitive Collection, The Isley Brothers, 2007
no info Let the Blue Things Blow Your Mind, Blue Things, 2007
no info True Reggae, Various Artists (Chaka Demus & Pliers), 2007
info Sweet Soul Music: 28 Scorching Classics From 1962, Various Artists (Isley Brothers), 2008
no info Twist and Shout: The Bert Berns Story Vol. 1, 1960-1964, Various Artists (Isley Brothers), 2008
info Land of 1000 Dances: All Twistin' Edition, Various Artists (Top Notes), 2009

 
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