In lateLos Angeles garage band the Leaves recorded the earliest known commercial version of "Hey Joe", which was released as a single. They re-recorded the song and released it in as a follow-up single, which became a hit in the US. American singer Tim Rose claimed that "Hey Joe" was a traditional song.
American musician Dino Valenti also known as Chet Powers and other pen names is listed as the songwriter on some early releases of the song. Some versions change the southbound location from Jericho South Carolina to Mexico. Rights to the song were administered Cool You - Gregory Isaacs - The Best Of Gregory Isaacs into the s by the music publisher Third Story Music now Third Palm Music ; there the author is listed as Billy Roberts.
Roberts' song gained fans in the Los Angeles music scene of the mids, which led to fast-paced recordings in and by the Leavesthe Standellsthe SurfarisLovethe Music Machineand the Byrdsswiftly making the song a garage rock classic.
The Leaves, who Communication - Various - The Sound Of Funk II - Back On The Double Bump been introduced to the song while attending performances by the Byrds who had yet to record their own version of the song at Ciro's in Los Angeles,  recorded and released three versions of "Hey Joe" between and The Leaves' version is notable for being the only recording of the song to reach the Top 40 of the Billboard chart.
The Surfaris recording of the song, released on the B-side of their "So Get Out" single, is sometimes cited as being the first rock recording of the song,  but a number of reliable sources contend that the Surfaris' version dates fromwell after the Leaves' original version.
Some sources list its release date as being late  and other sources list it as being June Three other Los Angeles bands recorded the song in the Standells with the title "Hey Joe, Where You Gonna Go", included it on their Dirty Water album;  the Music Machine recorded a slow, moody, fuzz-laden version of the song in late ;  and Love included a version on their debut album, Loverecorded in January and released on Elektra Records in April.
The Byrds recording of the song also features the same altered lyrics as Love's version. Love guitarist Johnny Echols claims that Love's and the Byrds' lyrics are the authentic ones. According to Echols, the Leaves with whom they were friends had heard Love performing the song and asked them for the lyrics. He rewrote them to The Velvet Hammer* - Hey Joe the Leaves a "dirty trick", accidentally authoring the version that everybody got to know. Byrds' guitarist and band leader Roger McGuinn recalled in an interview that "The reason Crosby did lead vocal on 'Hey Joe' was because it was his song.
He didn't write it but he was responsible for finding it. He'd wanted to do it for The Velvet Hammer* - Hey Joe but we would never let him. Then both Love and the Leaves had a minor hit with it and David got so angry that we had to let him do it. General consensus within the band and among critics was that the Byrds' version wasn't an entirely successful reading of the song and was inferior to previous recordings of the song by Love and the Leaves.
Crosby himself later admitted that the recording of the song was an error on his part, stating "It was a mistake, I The Velvet Hammer* - Hey Joe have done it. Everybody makes mistakes. The song would go on to become a staple of the Byrds' live concert repertoire during and Some accounts credit the slower version of the song by the British band the Creation as being the inspiration for Hendrix's version; Chandler and Hendrix saw them perform the song after Hendrix arrived in the UK, although the Creation's version was not released until after Hendrix's.
Nevertheless, "Hey Joe" as recorded by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, with backing vocals by the Breakawaysremains the best-known version of the song  and is listed as No.
The song was performed after the crowd, comprising the 80, who had not yet left the festival, cheered for an encore. Cher recorded a version of "Hey Joe" on Imperial Records in latewhich peaked at number 94 on the Billboard Hot chart. An AllMusic review noted that her version "makes for some fun" but was "not so spectacular" and "clearly the wrong material for this great singer.
French singer Johnny Hallyday covered the song in French in His version reached No. Deep Purple included the song as the eighth and final track on their debut album, Shades of Deep Purple and initially listed their own bandmembers as the songwriters. Marmalade recorded a version of the The Velvet Hammer* - Hey Joe in because they needed a B-side to their single "Lovin' Things" in a hurry, and because they thought it was a traditional song and as such, the band would get the songwriting royalties from it.
But then the following year, the bloke who'd written the bloody song suddenly turned up out of the woodwork! Lyrics in Zappa's version included "Hey Punk, where you goin' with that flower in your hand? Wilson Pickett released a version of the song that reached No. His version featured Duane Allman on guitar. InLee Moses he released a nine-track LP titled "Time and Place" after releasing a single of the same name which contained his version of "Hey Joe".
Smith's version is unique in that she includes a brief and salacious monologue about fugitive heiress Patty Hearst and her kidnapping and participation with the Symbionese Liberation Army.
Amen - The Blues Busters - Behold How Sweet It Is Moonthe legendary garage punk band from Portland, Oregon, recorded a version for their debut album In the Graveyard.
The Who occasionally performed "Hey Joe" during their tour. Their version was influenced by Hendrix's arrangement and was dedicated to him. Willy DeVille recorded a mariachi version of the The Velvet Hammer* - Hey Joe that was a hit in Europe ingoing to No.
Type O Negative re-titled the song as "Hey Pete" in reference to frontman Peter Steele on their The Origin of the Feces album and changed the song's protagonist to an axe-murderer. This fit the song into a story arc spanning several of the band's own compositions. Body Count recorded a version of the song for their album Born Dead in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Hey Joe disambiguation.
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