THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
257-Big Joe Turner-Flip Flop and Fly.
1955-Has never charted in the UK.
Best Bit-At 2.08.The lyrics tells us the best way to beat the blues is to look forward to seeing your ‘main squeeze,’ but at the same time not to forget you are also very attractive,and it’s only fair to share yourself around.
Flip Flop and Fly was co-written by Big Joe Turner and Charles E. Calhoun,both men are critically acclaimed for there input into the development of ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll.’
Calhoun was born Jesse Stone(1916-1999) in Kansas,U.S. In 1954 he wrote the Rock ‘N’ Roll classic ‘Shake,Rattle and Roll'(see best songs 855) and it is said that some of the lyrics in this song were leftovers from that song.Other notable songs by Calhoun include ‘Money Honey’the first hit for The Drifters and ‘Sh-Boom’ by The Chords.
Big Joe Turner(1911-1985) came from Kansas City,Missouri,his career comprised playing the Blues,R&B and eventually Rock ‘N’ Roll.He was known as a ‘Blues Shouter,’which is a Blues singer.often male,capable of singing unamplified with a band.
‘I’m like a Mississippi Bullfrog sittin’ on a hollow stump.I got so many women,I don’t know which way to jump.’
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