Made famous by Little Willie John, the original first singer of this song.

Made famous again by Phil Alvin and the Blasters (and more recently by Jack White). Phil Alvin and Little Willie John are definately the inspiration behind this version.

"Fever" type hit.


from Dead Bird on the Highway, track released May 20, 2016
Written by Rudy Toombs



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Petunia & the Vipers Vancouver, British Columbia

Hank Williams on acid…Tom Waits meets Elvis at Woody Guthrie's Hobo junction..."One of the best bands in the world today…of any kind!" - Phil Alvin. Hillbilly-flavoured-swing inflected-ragtime-goodtime-thunderously rolling-one-of-a-kind-you-don’t-want-to-miss-this-sort-of-a-show…springboards off music of the past jumping into the present day - only echoes of the past remain ... more

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