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The Robins – Riot In Cell Block #9

Riot In Cell Block #9” is a classic and pervasive R&B song composed by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller in 1954. The song was first recorded by The Robins’ the same year, which hit #1 in the R&B charts.

The song has been covered by many cross-genre artists such as The Grateful Dead, Wanda Jackson, Vicki Young, Johnny Winter, Dr. Feelgood, The Blues Brothers, Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen, Johnny Cash, The Coasters and Flat Duo Jets.

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This entry was published on January 1, 2016 at 8:50 am. It’s filed under Music Video, Video and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

3 thoughts on “The Robins – Riot In Cell Block #9

  1. Happy new year! I just wanted to drop in to let you know how much I enjoy your blog posts. Today is a perfect example as you feature the Robins/Coasters. Many thanks!

    • Thank you Tom and Happy New Year to you too!

      Whatever the emoji is for “slightly embarrassed look” it should probably go in *here*. I’ve had a curiosity about all kinds of music for as long as I can (or care to) remember and I see the blog as just passing that on for people to have their own opinions. More fun than work, really …

      Anyway, I do appreciate the feedback and thanks for following the blog!

      Lara

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