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Hi-Heel Sneakers
Composer: Robert Higginbotham

Hi-Heel Sneakers was performed a handful of times by the Grateful Dead in the 1960s. The song was also performed about 10 times by the Jerry Garcia/Merl Saunders bands in the early 1970's. On Grateful Dead set lists the song is sometimes listed as Put On Your Red Dress Baby.

The original Tommy Tucker version of the song, released on the Checker label, reached #1 in the R&B charts and #11 in the pop charts. Robert Higginbotham was the given name of Tommy Tucker.

Later in 1964 Checker released an "answer record" recorded by Sugar Pie DeSanto called Slip-In Mules (No Hi-Heel Sneakers).



Jerry Garcia

info Keystone Encores Volume 2, Merl Saunders / Jerry Garcia / John Kahn / Bill Vitt, 1988
info Keystone Encores, Merl Saunders / Jerry Garcia / John Kahn / Bill Vitt, 1988
info Keystone Companions: The Complete 1973 Fantasy Recordings, Garcia/Saunders, 2012


Tommy Tucker

This list is not intended to be comprehensive.

no info Single (Hi-Heel Sneakers / I Dont Want 'Cha (Watcha Gonna Do)), Tommy Tucker, 1964
info Hi-Heel Sneakers, Tommy Tucker, 1964
no info Groups Of Goodies, Volume 2, Various Artists, 1965
no info W.W.R.L.'s 21 Soul Souvenirs, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1966
info Souled Out, Various Artists, 1969
no info Original Rock Oldies, Volume 2, Various Artists, 1970
info Rockin' Down the Block, Various Artists, 1987
no info The Rock 'N' Roll Era: 1964, Various Artists, 1987
no info Soul Shots, Volume 7: Urban Blue, Various Artists, 1988
no info The Best of Chess Vocal Groups, Volume Two, Various Artists, 1988
no info Soul Shots: A Collection of '60s Soul Classics, Volume 4, Various Artists, 1989
no info Rhythm & Blues: 1964, Various Artists, 1991
no info The Chess EP Collection, Various Artists, 1993
info The Promised Land, Various Artists, 1995
info Chess Club Rhythm & Soul, Various Artists, 1996
info Chess Blues-Rock Songbook, Various Artists, 1997
info Chartbusters USA, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1999
no info Solid Gold Soul: 1964, Various Artists, 1999
info The In Crowd: Ultimate Collection 1958-67, Various Artists, 2001
no info John Lennon's Jukebox, Various Artists, 2004
no info Chess Originals, Various Artists, 2005
no info Lackawanna Blues, Various Artists, 2005
info Chess Pieces: The Very Best of Chess, Various Artists, 2005
no info The Chess Story, Various Artists, 2006
no info A Complete Introduction to Chess, Various Artists, 2010
info Plug It In! Turn It Up! Electric Blues, Part 3: 1960-1969, Various Artists, 2012


Other recordings

This list is not intended to be comprehensive.

info Big Harmonica Special, Billy Lee Riley, 1964
no info Here We Š Go-Go Again!, Johnny Rivers, 1964
info The Greatest Live Show on Earth, Jerry Lee Lewis, 1964
no info Live At The Whiskey A-Go-Go, Don And Alleyne Cole, 1964
no info Single, Rolling Stones, 1964
info Dangerous Dan Express, The Three Souls, 1964
no info Single (Hi Heel Sneakers / Dangerous Dan Express), The Three Souls, 1964
no info Single (Da Do Ron Ron / Hi Heel Sneakers), The Aztecs, 1964
no info Single (High Heel Sneakers / You Went Back On Your Word), Jerry Lee Lewis, 1964
no info It's The, Searchers, 1964
info Down With It, Blue Mitchell, 1965
info Got My Mojo Workin', Jimmy Smith, 1965
no info Action!, Freddie Cannon, 1965
no info Lucky 'Leven, Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs, 1965
no info From Nashville to Soulville, Jerry Kennedy, 1965
no info Whisky-A-Go-Go Presents, Billy Lee Riley, 1965
no info Discotheque Dance Party, The Panics, 1965
no info Faith Alive!, Adam Faith, 1965
no info Hit City '65, Surfaris, 1965
no info Hang on Sloopy, McCoys, 1965
no info All Time Greatest Hits, Jose Feliciano, 1965
no info Single (Funny How Time Slips Away / High Heel Sneakers), Stevie Wonder, 1965
no info Everybody Jerk, Ronnie And The Pomona Casuals, 1965
info Soul Discovery, Jackie Ivory, 1965
info Beat & Soul, The Everly Brothers, 1965
no info Motortown Revue in Paris, Various Artists (Stevie Wonder), 1965
no info Hang On Ramsey!, Ramsey Lewis Trio, 1966
info Funk Drops, Freddie McCoy, 1966
no info Live! The Ike & Tina Turner Show, Ike & Tina Turner, 1966
no info Single (Hi Heel Sneakers, Pt 1 / Hi Heel Sneakers, Pt 2), Ramsey Lewis Trio, 1966
no info Single (Hi-Heel Sneakers / Three Tickets To Georgia), Jackie Ivory, 1966
info Single (High Heel Sneakers / Breakin' Thru), Merle Saunders Trio, 1966
info The Motown Sound: 16 Original Big Hits, Vol 5, Various Artists (Stevie Wonder), 1966
no info Knock On Wood, Eddie Floyd, 1967
info Iron City, Grant Green, 1967
no info Now!, Chambers Brothers, 1967
no info The American Breed, The American Breed, 1967
no info Where the Action Is, Don & Goodtimes, 1967
no info Symphony For Soul, Total Eclipse, 1967
no info Single (Hi-Heel Sneakers / Time Will Bring You Back), Jimmy Hughes, 1967
info Dirty Grape, Johnny Hammond Smith, 1968
info The Best Of, Jimmy Smith, 1968
no info Street, Street, 1968
no info Running Wild, Geno Washington & the Ram Jam Band, 1968
no info Single (Guitar Man / Hi Heel Sneakers), Elvis Presley, 1968
no info Single (Hi-Heel Sneakers / Hitchcock Railway), Jose Feliciano, 1968
no info The Incredible Smash Hit Album, Various Artists (Jerry Lee Lewis), 1968
no info Souled, Jose Feliciano, 1969
no info Bullitt, Wilton Felder, 1969
no info Mystic Light, Mike Sharpe, 1969
no info Out of the Frying Pan, Wynder K. Frog, 1969
no info Greatest Hits, Chambers Brothers, 1970
no info Something for Everybody, Sammy Davis Jr., 1970
no info Short Cuts, Volume 1, Various Artists (Wilton Felder), 1970
no info The Guitar Sounds of, James Burton, 1971
no info The Other Side, Marjorie McCoy, 1971
no info Single (Light My Fire / Hi-Heel Sneakers / California Dreamin'), Jose Feliciano, 1971
info Boots With Brass, Boots Randolph, 1971
no info Are You Ready?, Harold Alexander, 1972
no info Furioso, Reggie Moore, 1973
no info The Best of, The Chambers Brothers, 1973
info Toyota Jazz Parade, Various Artists (Jose Feliciano), 1973
no info Rock and Roll, Bill Haley, 1974
no info The Case of the 3 Sided Dream In Audio Color, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, 1975
no info Chuck Berry 75, Chuck Berry, 1975
no info I'm A Rocker, Jerry Lee Lewis, 1975
no info Ted Taylor 1976, Ted Taylor, 1976
no info Boogie In Black & White, Rod Bernard & Clifton Chenier, 1976
no info Looking Back, Stevie Wonder, 1977
no info In Demand, Elvis Prsley, 1977
no info Don't Worry, Ma, Felix Pappalardi, 1979
no info Quadrophenia Soundtrack, Various Artists (Cross Section), 1979
info Farewell Song, Janis Joplin, 1982
no info Late Great Magic Sam, Magic Sam, 1984
no info The Collection, The Searchers, 1988
no info Triple Treat, Vol. 3, Monty Alexander / Ray Brown / Herb Ellis, 1989
no info The Best of, Jose Feliciano, 1990
info Another Way To Find You, Chris Smither, 1990
no info Legend Of Paul Revere, Paul Revere and The Raiders, 1990
info Save The Planet So We'll Have Someplace To Boogie, Merl Saunders, 1991
no info Electric Collection, Ramsey Lewis, 1991
no info Alone and Acoustic, Buddy Guy/Junior Wells, 1991
info Unplugged (The Official Bootleg), Paul McCartney, 1991
no info Frankie's House, Jeff Beck/Jed Leiber, 1992
no info Pinetop's Boogie Woogie, Pinetop Perkins, 1992
no info You Drive Me Crazy, Ray Scott, 1993
no info Hang on Ramsey/Wade in the Water, Ramsey Lewis, 1993
no info Blue Fire & Rarities, The Fireballs, 1993
info From Nashville To Memphis, The Essential 60's Masters, Elvis Presley, 1993
info Blue 'N' Groovy, Various Artists (Blue Mitchell), 1993
info 18 Essential Songs + 12, Janis Joplin, 1995
no info Play the Hip Hits, Booker T. & the MG's, 1995
no info Mean Woman, Freddie Fender, 1995
no info Rockin' Robin & Other Classics, Ace Cannon, 1995
no info With the Blue Ice Band, Pinetop Perkins, 1995
info Funky Good Time, Various Artists (Grant Green), 1995
info Mel's Spell, Melvin Rhyne, 1996
no info Gunshot, The Fireballs, 1996
no info Jimmy Smith and His Trio, Jimmy Smith & His Trio, 1996
no info It's The Searchers/Take Me For What I'm Worth, Searchers, 1996
no info The Elvis Presley Collection: Rock 'N' Roll, Elvis Presley, 1997
no info Lucky 'Leven/Folkbeat, Jimmy Gilmer, 1997
info By Special Request, Van Broussard, 1997
info Never to Be Forgotten: The Mustang Years, Bobby Fuller Four, 1998
info Ultimate Collection, Janis Joplin, 1998
no info Riding the Curve, Randy Johnston, 1998
no info Geno! Geno! Geno! Live in the 60s, Geno Washington & the Ram Jam Band, 1998
no info Never To Be Forgotten: The Mustang Years, Bobby Fuller Four, 1998
no info The Complete Blue Note Blue Mitchell Sessions (1963-67), Blue Mitchell, 1998
no info The Concord Jazz Heritage Series, Ray Brown, 1998
no info Swamps the Word, Clarence Edwards, 1998
no info The Masters, Alexis Korner, 1998
no info Birthday Party, Dave Pegg & Friends, 1998
no info Separate But Equal, Rahsaan Roland Kirk / Yusef Lateef, 1999
info Legends of Acid Jazz: Soul Flowers, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, 1999
info Groove Jammy, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Grant Green), 1999
info Party Jazz, Various Artists (Grant Green), 1999
info From All Dimensions, The Dimensions, 1999
no info Rock N Roll: Gold Collection, Various Artists (Jerry Lee Lewis), 1999
no info The Restless Kid: Live At JD's, Waylon Jennings, 2000
info Blues From The Rainforest: A Musical Suite (DVD), Merl Saunders, 2000
no info Millennium Collection, Josť Feliciano, 2000
no info Mojo Workout, Paul Revere & the Raiders, 2000
no info On the Move/Faith Alive, Adam Faith, 2000
no info Freddy Cannon/Action!...Plus, Freddy Cannon, 2001
no info Collection, Josť Feliciano, 2002
no info The Best of the Concord Years, Ray Brown, 2002
no info Triple Scoop, Monty Alexander / Ray Brown / Herb Ellis, 2002
info Soul Men, Booker T. & the MG's, 2003
info Jazz for the Open Road, Various Artists (Grant Green), 2003
info Groove: Giants of Jazz, Various Artists (Grant Green), 2004
info Groove Lounge, Various Artists (Grant Green), 2004
info Jazz Collection, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Grant Green), 2004
no info Instro-Hipsters a Go-Go, Vol. 4, Various Artists (Wynder K Frog), 2004
info Rock 'n' Soul / Beat & Soul, The Everly Brothers, 2005
info The Price of Fame 1960-1965, The Everly Brothers, 2006
info Organ Trio And Quartet, Grant Green, 2006
info The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 5: 1965, Various Artists (Stevie Wonder), 2006
info Hip Hammond & Soulful Grooves, Various Artists (Blue Mitchell), 2006
no info A Half Century of Hits, Jerry Lee Lewis, 2006
no info Hey There!, Sammy Davis, Jr., 2006
no info Louisville Sluggers, Terry Adams & Steve Ferguson, 2006
no info Good Rockin' Tonight, Shakin' Stevens, 2007
no info Are You Ready To Indo, Black Dynamites, 2008
no info Sings The Blues: Live 1988, Steve Marriott & DT's, 2008
info The Lost Tapes, Big Brother and The Holding Company, 2008
info Blue 'n' Soul: Blue Note Plays the Soul Hits, Various Artists (Blue Mitchell), 2008
no info Instro-Hipsters a Go-Go (Box), Various Artists (Wynder K Frog), 2008
no info Jet Black Leather Machine, Vince Taylor, 2009
info Only The Best Of, Volume 1, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, 2009
no info Without a Song, Sammy Davis, Jr., 2009
no info 100% Rock N Roll, Various Artists (Bill Haley), 2009
no info Have Mercy: His Complete Chess Recordings 1969-1974, Chuck Berry, 2010
no info Why Not Tonight?: The Fame Recordings, Vol. 2, Jimmy Hughes, 2010
no info Harlem-Kingston Express: Live!, Monty Alexander, 2010
no info Time Out For Blues, Ole "Fessor" Lindgreen, 2011
no info 02:45 A.M., Jazz Do It, 2011
no info Trainsong: Guitar Compositions, 1967-2010, Michael Chapman, 2011
no info Complete Faith: HMV, Top Rank and Parlophone Recordings 1958-1968, Adam Faith, 2011
no info Leavin' Chicago , Various Artists (Bee Houston), 2011

 
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