Ozark Jubilee Boys: Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On - 1959
Ozark Jubilee Boys: Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On – 1959

Ozark Jubilee Boys perform “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” live in this country tinged version of Jerry Lee Lewis’s rhythm & blues hit. Witness rockabilly in the making as this young western swing band goes rock & roll.

According to Wikipedia –
The origins of the song are disputed, but the writing is co-credited to Native American (Crow) / African American Kentuckian singer/songwriter Dave “Curlee” Williams, and white pianist, bandleader and songwriter James Faye “Roy” Hall (May 7, 1922 – March 2, 1984).

Hall made the first recording of the song in September, 1954 for Decca Records, and maintained that he had written it and had secured the legal copyright as co-writer under the pseudonym of “Sunny David”. All recordings of the song list the composers as Sunny David and Dave Williams.

However, a Decca sample copy of Hall’s recording lists Dave Williams as the sole writer. The songwriting credit has always appeared as David-Williams on all recordings of the song subsequently.

Hall was also a Nashville club owner, who later claimed to have employed young piano player Jerry Lee Lewis at some point around 1954.