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"Ooh Poo Pah Doo" is a song written by and performed by Jessie Hill. It reached #3 on the U.S. R&B chart and #28 on the U.S. pop chart in 1960.[1]

"Ooh Poo Pah Doo"
Single by Jessie Hill
B-side"Ooh Poo Pah Doo - Part II"
ReleasedFebruary 1960 (1960-02)
GenreR&B
Length2:20
LabelMinit
Songwriter(s)Jessie Hill
Producer(s)Allen Toussaint
Jessie Hill singles chronology
"Ooh Poo Pah Doo"
(1960)
"Whip It on Me"
(1960)

The song was arranged and produced by Allen Toussaint.

Ike & Tina Turner versionEdit

"Ooh Poo Pah Doo"
Single by Ike & Tina Turner
from the album Workin' Together
B-side"I Wanna Jump"
ReleasedApr 1971
Format7-inch single
GenreR&B
Length3:36
LabelUnited Artists
Songwriter(s)Jessie Hill
Producer(s)Ike Turner
Ike & Tina Turner singles chronology
"Proud Mary"
(1971)
"Ooh Poo Pah Doo"
(1971)
"I've Been Loving You Too Long"
(1971 reissue)

Ike & Tina Turner released a live version of "Ooh Poo Pah Doo" on their 1965 album Live! The Ike & Tina Turner Show. They recorded another version for their 1970 album Workin' Together. It was released as a single in 1971; reaching #31 on the U.S. R&B chart and #60 on the U.S. pop chart.[2]

Other versionsEdit

In popular cultureEdit

  • The Shirelles' version was featured in the 1995 film Stonewall.

Chart performanceEdit

Jessie Hill
Chart (1960)[1] Peak

position

Billboard Hot 100 28
Billboard R&B 3
Ike & Tina Turner
Chart (1971)[2] Peak

Position

Billboard Hot 100 60
Billboard R&B 31
Cash Box Top 100 37
Cash Box R&b 22
Canada 67

ReferencesEdit

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