JOHNNY O'KEEFE WITH THE RAJAHS
Shout (Parts 1 & 2)
(O'Kelly Isley - Ronald Isley - Rudolph Isley)
Australia 1964
#18 Sydney #35 Brisbane #22 Adelaide

Re-recording of Johnny O'Keefe's 1959 hit (see below), this time with Beatles-influenced Sydney band the Rajahs.

Co-charted in Adelaide with UK version by Lulu & the Luvvers.

See Kiss Me Now for more about The Rajahs, previously known as The R'Jays.

Image: J.O'K with The Rajahs.
Photo from Behind The Rock, with thanks.


Thanks to Mike Robbins, John Gambrill and Frank Calabrese for their help with this one through the Rock 'n' Roll Scars discussion group.
LULU & THE LUVVERS
Shout
(O'Kelly Isley - Ronald Isley - Rudolph Isley)
UK 1964
#7 UK #22 Adelaide


Co-charted in Adelaide with Australian version by Johnny O'Keefe.

Charted in USA in the #90s in 1964 and again in 1967.


JOEY DEE & THE STARLITERS
Shout
(O'Kelly Isley - Ronald Isley - Rudolph Isley)
USA 1962
#6 USA

Single on Roulette by singer from Passaic, NJ who was backed by frequently changing line-ups of The Starliters. This was his second biggest US hit after Peppermint Twist - Part 1 (1961, #1 USA).

Further reading: 1. Joey Dee & The Starliters entry at Wikipedia. 2. All Music Guide's Joey Dee bio. 3. JoeyDee.com.
Thanks to Terry Stacey for version alert.

JOHNNY O'KEEFE WITH THE DELLTONES & THE DEEJAYS
Shout (Parts 1 & 2)
(O'Kelly Isley - Ronald Isley - Rudolph Isley)
Australia 1959
#3 Sydney #11 Melbourne #9 Brisbane #9 Adelaide

Johnny O'Keefe (1935-1978), known in Australia as "The Wild One", "The King of Rock'n'Roll" or just "J. O'K.", was a pioneer Australian rocker, a chart topping artist in his home country. A TV mini-series about his life was made in 1985, Shout! The Story of Johnny O'Keefe. The definitive biography is Damian Johnstone's The Wild One (2001).

Michael Stanley emails: The original Shout 45 by Johnny O'Keefe and the Deejays on the Leedon label seems to be unavailable now. The version on all CDs is the version that appeared on the J.O’K. album 'Shout'. It's the same, but it has been 'processed' to add reverb that robbed it of the guts, if you like, of the single. The Leedon single did not suffer from this treatment.

Suggestion from Terry Stacey.
THE ISLEY BROTHERS
Shout
(O'Kelly Isley - Ronald Isley - Rudolph Isley)
USA 1959
Original version

Single on RCA label by influential and enduring family r&b/soul/funk group first formed as a gospel quartet in the early 50s. Of their diverse repertoire, other songs that spring to mind include Twist And Shout (1962, not the original, but the hit version), This Old Heart Of Mine (1966) and That Lady Part 1 (1973), but for the full story - too long and complex to cover here - see Jason Ankeny's account at All Music Guide.

Shout grew out of the
Isley Brothers' performance of the Jackie Wilson song Lonely Teardrops.

See also The Groove - Simon Says.

In Britain, it was the Isleys' version of Summer Breeze that charted, rather than the original by Seals & Crofts.

DECKCHAIRS OVERBOARD
Shout
(McQuade - Campbell - Hester - Clifforth)
Australia 1983
Red herring
#4 Sydney

Same title but not the same song as "Shout" by JOHNNY O'KEEFE.

Sydney band, most of whose members had been in Melbourne band The Cheks. 

TEARS FOR FEARS
Shout
(Orzabal - Stanley)
UK 1984
Red herring
#4 UK #1 USA #1 Sydney #3 Melbourne #3 Brisbane #1 Adelaide #1 Perth

Similar title but not the same song as "Shout" by Johnny O'Keefe.

Later versions:

THE FABULOUS FLIPPERS
Shout
(O'Kelly Isley - Ronald Isley - Rudolph Isley)
USA 1967
Later version

Single on Cameo, "a Quill Records Inc. Production", by eight-piece showband originally formed in Hays, Kansas, active in the late 60s across Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oklahoma and the Dakotas. ARSA has evidence of a little chart action in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Quill was an independent Chicago label and production company formed by Peter Wright.

References, further reading: 1. Fabulous Flippers at Iowa Rock'n Roll Music Association Hall of Fame. 2. CompilationMan's Fabulous Flippers page has press from the 60s and 90s and a discography. See also the Quill Records page at the same site. 3. Website of Flippers vocalist Danny Hein at DannyHein.com 4. AMG biography of Quill founder Peter Wright.

Version alert from Terry Stacey.

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