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“Daddy Rollin Stone” is a soul rocker that was written and first recorded by Otis Blackwell in 1953. You may recall that Blackwell wrote a number of rock standards, like this Elvis Presley trifecta — “All Shook Up”, “Don’t Be Cruel”, and “Return to Sender.”
“Daddy Rollin’ Stone” was covered by Derek Martin, an American soul shouter, in 1963.
It wasn’t a hit here in the US but it was very influential with the British Invasion groups. John Lennon called it out as a favorite of his and The Who recorded it in 1965. It was also later covered in the ‘70s by the New York Dolls in live performances.
Enjoy… until next week.