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Rip It Up
Composer: Robert Blackwell / John Marascalco

Rip It Up was played by the Grateful Dead at a soundcheck on December 12, 1973. The song was also played by Kingfish but not when Bob Weir was a member of the group.

The song was first released by Little Richard in June 1956 on a single. This version reached #17 in the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the Billboard R&B charts. It has subsequently been recorded many times.



Little Richard recordings

This list is not intended to be comprehensive

no info Single (Rip It Up / Ready Teddy), Little Richard, 1956
no info Here's Little Richard, Little Richard, 1957
no info Little Richard, Little Richard, 1958
no info His Biggest Hits, Little Richard, 1960
no info His Greatest Hits, Little Richard, 1965
no info Little Richard's Grooviest 17 Original Hits!, Little Richard, 1968
no info Little Richard, Little Richard, 1969
no info Little Richard, Little Richard, 1970
no info Sweet Toronto Soundtrack, Various Artists (Little Richard), 1970
no info The Essential Little Richard, Little Richard, 1972
no info Let the Good Times Roll Soundtrack, Various Artists (Little Richard), 1972
no info Single (Rip It Up / Memories Are Made Of This), Little Richard, 1973
no info Big Hits, Little Richard, 1974
no info The Very Best Of Little Richard, 1975
no info Great Ones, Little Richard, 1976
no info 22 Original Recordings, Little Richard, 1977
no info Long Tall Sally, Little Richard, 1977
no info King Of Rock'N'Roll, Little Richard, 1977
no info Little Richard's 16 Greatest Hits, Little Richard, 1978
no info Ooh! My Soul, Little Richard, 1979
no info Original Rock & Roll, Little Richard, 1982
no info The Loveless, Various Artists (Little Richard), 1983
no info Essential, Little Richard, 1985
no info 18 Greatest Hits, Little Richard, 1985
no info 20 Classic Cuts, Little Richard, 1986
no info Classic Cuts, Little Richard, 1986
info 20 Party Classics, Various Artists (Little Richard), 1986
no info 22 Greatest Hits, Little Richard, 1987
no info The Specialty Sessions, Little Richard, 1989
no info His Greatest Recordings, Little Richard, 1990
no info The Georgia Peach, Little Richard, 1991
no info Good Golly, Little Richard, 1991
info The Speciality Story Box Set, Various Artists (Little Richard), 1994
no info Best of Little Richard, Little Richard, 1995
no info Best of Little Richard, Little Richard, 1997
info Doctors, Professors, Kings and Queens: The Big Ol' Box of New Orleans, Various Artists (Little Richard), 2004
info Blowing the Fuse: 30 R&B Classics That Rocked the Jukebox in 1956, Various Artists (Little Richard), 2006
info The Cosimo Matassa Story, Various Artists, 2007
no info Rip It Up: The Hits and More 1951-57, Little Richard, 2008

Other recordings

This list is not intended to be comprehensive

no info Single (Teenagers' Mother (Are You Right?) / Rip It Up), Bill Haley and the Comets, 1956
no info Elvis, Elvis Presley, 1956
no info EP (Love Me / When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again / Paralyzed / Rip It Up), Elvis Presley, 1956
no info Don't Knock The Rock Soundtrack, Various Artists (Bill Haley and The Comets), 1957
no info We Do Sing Too, Nicholas Brothers, 1957
no info Single (Love Me / Rip It Up), Elvis Presley, 1957
no info Rock N' Roll, Various Artists (Jerry Duane And The Light Brigade), 1957
no info The Nation's Favorite Rock 'N Roll Hits, Various Artists (Jimmy Breedlove), 1957
info The Everly Brothers, The Everly Brothers, 1958
no info Rockin' The Joint, Bill Haley and the Comets, 1958
no info Rip It Up! EP, Bill Haley and His Comets, 1958
no info The Fabulous Style Of The Everly Brothers, Everly Brothers, 1960
no info New Juke Box Hits, Chuck Berry, 1961
no info Drumsville!, Earl Palmer, 1961
no info "In Person", Chubby Checker, 1963
no info Two Sides Of Wanda, Wanda Jackson, 1964
no info Showcase, Buddy Holly, 1964
no info Elvis for You, Vol. 1, Elvis Presley, 1964
no info I'll Be There, Gerry and the Pacemakers, 1965
no info EP (Rip It Up/Reelin'& Rockin'/Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On/You Win Again), Gerry & The Pacemakers, 1965
no info Blues Full Circle, Tim Williams, 1969
no info Boppin' the Blues, Carl Perkins, 1970
no info Original Greatest Hits, Everly Brothers, 1970
no info Razzle Dazzle, Bill Haley, 1971
no info Other Sides: Worldwide Gold Award Hits, Vol. 2, Elvis Presley, 1971
no info Hot Licks, Cold Steel & Truckers Favorites, Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen, 1972
no info Louisiana Rock & Roll, Potliquor, 1972
no info Golden Hits, Bill Haley, 1972
no info The History of the Everly Brothers, Everly Brothers, 1973
no info Best of Pat Boone: Love Letters..., Pat Boone, 1974
no info Rock 'N' Roll, John Lennon, 1975
no info 40 Greatest Hits, Elvis Presley, 1975
no info Still Loving You, Troy Shondell, 1977
no info Turning Up And Turning On, Billy 'Crash' Craddock, 1978
no info It's All Rock and Roll, Steve Nardella, 1979
no info Elvis! Soundtrack, Elvis Presley, 1979
no info '56 Sessions, Vol. 2, Elvis Presley, 1979
no info That's Rock'N Roll: Live, Shaun Cassidy, 1979
no info Rock 'n' Roll Stage Show 2, Bill Haley, 1983
no info Rip It Up, Everly Brothers, 1983
no info I Was the One, Elvis Presley, 1983
no info Growin' up Too Fast, Billy Rankin, 1984
no info Rocker, Elvis Presley, 1984
no info 20 Rock and Roll Hits of the 50's and 60's, Milkshakes, 1984
no info Mr Rockin' Rollin', Bill Haley, 1984
no info Scrapbook, Bill Haley, 1985
no info From the Original Master Tapes, Bill Haley, 1985
info Alive in '85, Kingfish, 1985
no info In a Nutshell, Orange Juice, 1985
no info Greatest Recordings, Everly Brothers, 1986
no info Let's Have a Party, Wanda Jackson, 1986
no info Rip It Up, Prisoner, 1986
no info Capitol Years 1956-63, Gene Vincent, 1987
no info Reyne, James, James Reyne, 1987
no info La Bamba Soundtrack, Various Artists (Los Lobos), 1987
no info Buddy Holly Rocks, Buddy Holly, 1988
no info Rockin 88's - Their Greatest Hits, Jerry Lee Lewis, 1988
info Double_Dose, Kingfish, 1989
no info Million Dollar Quartet, Elvis Presley, 1990
no info Definitive Rock and Roll Album, Elvis Presley, 1990
no info Decca Years and More, Bill Haley, 1991
no info King of Rock 'n' Roll - The Complete 50's Masters, Elvis Presley, 1992
info Classic Everly Brothers, Everly Brothers, 1992
no info Wake up Little Susie, Everly Brothers, 1994
no info Shake Rattle and Roll, Bill Haley, 1994
no info 36 All-Time Favorites, Everly Brothers, 1994
no info Rock N Soul, Millie Jackson, 1994
no info My Blues and My Guitar, Bob Margolin, 1995
no info His Greatest Hits, Pat Boone, 1995
info Anthology 3, The Beatles, 1996
no info Wizard, A True Star: Marc Bolan and T. Rex, TRex, 1996
info Relix Best of Kingfish, Kingfish, 1997
no info Rock This Town, Brian Setzer and the Tom Cats, 1997
no info Rip It Up, Brian Setzer and the Tom Cats, 1997
no info Shake, Rattle and Roll, Brian Setzer and the Tom Cats, 1997
info Tears Will Be the Chaser for Your Wine, Wanda Jackson, 1997
no info Blue Suede Shoes: A Ballet Set to the Music of Elvis Presley, Original Cast, 1997
no info Platinum, A Life in Music), Elvis Presley, 1997
no info Anthology, John Lennon, 1998
no info Touch of Platinum, Elvis Presley, 1998
no info New Blood, Beth Wood, 1998
no info Brothers in Rhythm, Everly Brothers, 1998
no info Hank Plays Live, Hank Marvin, 19??
info Mas Y Mas, Los Lobos, 2000
info The Complete Cadence Recordings: 1957-1960, The Everly Brothers, 2001
no info Orbison, Roy Orbison, 2001
info The Road Is Rocky: Complete Studio Masters 1956-1971, Gene Vincent, 2005
info Outtakes, Everly Brothers, 2006
info You'll Never Walk Alone: The EMI Years 1963-1966, Gerry & the Pacemakers, 2008
info You Never Can Tell: The Complete Chess Recordings 1960-1966, Chuck Berry, 2009
info Authorized Bootleg: Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA, Feb 27, 1989, Neville Brothers, 2010

 
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