In North America, The Shadows’ original version is unknown, and the song is identified with Jørgen Ingmann, a jazz guitarist from Denmark. In 1961, Ingmann produced a cover version that, billed to “Jørgen Ingmann and His Guitar,” made number two on the US pop chart, and number one on Canada’s CHUM Chart.
A 1973 version by the Incredible Bongo Band has been called “hip-hop’s national anthem”. Although this versionwas not a hit on release, the long percussion break in the middle has been sampled countless times on hip-hop, rap and dance tracks from the 1980s.
Edited by Arnon on 19 Dec 2008, 23:26
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