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Shakin' All Over, The Guess Who

The Guess Who

June 29th, 2014

1963 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


Years Active:
'60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

The Guess Who


While the Guess Who did have several hits in America, they were superstars in their home country of Canada during the 1960s and early '70s. The band grew out of vocalist/guitarist Chad Allan (born Allan Kobel) and guitarist Randy Bachman's Winnipeg-based group Chad Allan and the Expressions, originally known as first the Silvertones and then the Reflections. The remainder of the lineup featured bassist Jim Kale, pianist Bob Ashley, and drummer Garry Peterson. The Expressions recorded a cover of Johnny Kidd and the Pirates' “Shakin' All Over” in 1965, which became a surprise hit in Canada and reached the U.S. Top 40. When the Expressions recorded an entire album of the same name, its record company, Quality, listed their name as “Guess Who?” on the jacket, hoping to fool record buyers into thinking that the British Invasion-influenced music was actually by a more famous group in disguise. Ashley had been replaced by keyboardist/vocalist Burton Cummings, who became lead vocalist when Allan departed in 1966. The Guess Who embarked on an unsuccessful tour of England and returned home to record commercials and appear on the television program Let's Go, hosted by Chad Allan. However, further American success eluded the Guess Who until the 1969 Top Ten hit “These Eyes”; the recording session for the accompanying album, Wheatfield Soul, was paid for by producer Jack Richardson, who mortgaged his house to do so. Canned Wheat Packed by the Guess Who produced three Top 40 singles later that year. In 1970, the Guess Who released the cuttingly sarcastic riff-rocker “American Woman,” which, given its anti-American putdowns, ironically became their only U.S. chart-topper. The album of the same name became their first U.S. Top Ten and first gold album, and the group performed for President and Mrs. Nixon and Prince Charles at the White House. (Pat Nixon requested that “American Woman” be dropped from the set list.)

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Shakin' All Over, The Guess Who
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The Guess Who: Greatest Hits, The Guess Who
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The Best of the Guess Who, The Guess Who
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Live At the Paramount, The Guess Who
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Wheatfield Soul (2003 Remastered), The Guess Who
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Canned Wheat, The Guess Who
9. Canned Wheat
Road Food (2003 Remastered), The Guess Who
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The Ultimate Collection, The Guess Who
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Share the Land, The Guess Who
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Rockin' (2003 Remastered), The Guess Who
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Track Record - The Guess Who Collection, The Guess Who
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Running Back Thru Canada, The Guess Who
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The Greatest of the Guess Who (Remastered), The Guess Who
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So Long, Bannatyne (2003 Remastered), The Guess Who
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Artificial Paradise (Remastered), The Guess Who
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#10 (2003 Remastered), The Guess Who
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Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
American Woman Best of the Guess Who 3:52 $0.69
These Eyes Guess Who: Greatest Hits 3:45 $0.99
No Sugar Tonight / New Mother Nature Guess Who: Greatest Hits 4:51 $1.29
No Time Guess Who: Greatest Hits 3:47 $0.69
American Woman Guess Who: Greatest Hits 5:07 $1.29
Undun Guess Who: Greatest Hits 3:26 $0.99
Share the Land Guess Who: Greatest Hits 3:53 $0.99
American Woman '70s Greatest Hits 5:06 $1.29
American Woman (Remastered) American Woman 5:07 $1.29
Laughing Guess Who: Greatest Hits 2:43 $0.99
Shakin' All Over Shakin' All Over 2:45 $0.99
Clap for the Wolfman Guess Who: Greatest Hits 4:17 $0.99
These Eyes Best of the Guess Who 3:45 $1.29
These Eyes Best of the Guess Who 3:44 $1.29
Star Baby Guess Who: Greatest Hits 2:41 $0.99
Hand Me Down World Guess Who: Greatest Hits 3:27 $0.99
American Woman Best of the Guess Who 5:05 $0.69
Laughing Best of the Guess Who 2:41 $0.99
No Time American Woman 3:49 $1.29
No Sugar Tonight Best of the Guess Who 4:52 $1.29
No Sugar Tonight / New Mother Nature Best of the Guess Who 4:53 $1.29
No Sugar Tonight / New Mother Nature Guess Who: Anthology 4:54 $1.29
No Sugar Tonight Track Record – The Guess Wh.. 4:52 $1.29
Tuff E Nuff Shakin' All Over 2:35 $0.99
I'd Rather Be Alone Shakin' All Over 2:12 $0.99

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