Harlem Shuffle (2009 Re-Mastered Digital Version) (3:24)

Cover of Jump Back - The Best Of The Rolling Stones, '71 - '93

From Jump Back - The Best Of The Rolling Stones, '71 - '93 and 1 other release

“Harlem Shuffle” is an R&B song originally written and recorded by the duo Bob & Earl in 1963, and covered by Booker T and the MG’s,also covered by John Fred and his Playboy Band in 1966 on their self titled album, as well by Vigon (1967), Johnny and Edgar Winter in the album Together (1976) and the The Rolling Stones in 1986. House of Pain later sampled the song’s opening horn line in their breakthrough single “Jump Around”.

Bob & Earl

The original single, co-arranged by Barry White and Gene Page, peaked at #44 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #36 on the Cash Box chart. However, the record was much more successful upon its UK release in 1969, making the Top 10 there. It was released on Marc Records, a subsidiary of Titan Records.

In 2003, the Bob & Earl original version of the song was ranked #23 by the music critics of The Daily Telegraph on their list of the “50 Best Duets Ever”

The Rolling Stones
“Harlem Shuffle”

Single by The Rolling Stones
from the album Dirty Work
B-side “Had It With You”
Released 28 February 1986
Format CD, 7”
Recorded 8 April - 17 June 1985
Genre Rock
Length 3:23
Label Rolling Stones
Writer(s) Bob Relf, Earl Nelson
Producer Steve Lillywhite
and The Glimmer Twins
The Rolling Stones singles chronology
“She Was Hot”
(1983) “Harlem Shuffle”
(1986) “One Hit (To the Body)”


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