photograph by troy paiva.
A magnificent reworking of Chuck Berry\’s classic by South Louisiana\’s king of Acadia, Johnnie Allan. Cajun coupling with rock n\’ roll.
This was a huge hit in the UK on Oval Records, distributed by Virgin, in 1974, as a split single with Shelton Dunaway on the reverse. My friend, Gus, picked it up in a junk shop in Dundee that same year.
Originally recorded for Jin & Swallow Records in Ville Platte, Louisiana, at KLEB Radio Station in Golden Meadow, Louisiana. JIN 244. Accordion by Belton Richard. Produced by Floyd Soileau.
Stiff Records would re-release this one in 1978.