"Ooh Poo Pah Doo"
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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)

"Ooh Poo Pah Doo" is a song written and performed by Jessie Hill. It was arranged and produced by Allen Toussaint. The single reached No. 3 on the Billboard R&B chart and No. 28 on the Hot 100 in 1960.[1]

Ike & Tina Turner versions

"Ooh Poo Pah Doo"
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1972 Spanish single
Single by Ike & Tina Turner
from the album Workin' Together
B-side"I Wanna Jump"
ReleasedMay 1971
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'm Yours (Use Me Anyway You Wanna)"
(1971)

Ike & Tina Turner recorded a live version of the song which was released as "Ooh Poop A Doo" by Warner Bros. in 1964. It was included on their 1967 album The Ike & Tina Turner Show – Vol. 2. They recorded a studio version of "Ooh Poo Pah Doo" for their 1970 album Workin' Together. It was released as a single in May 1971 following their hit single "Proud Mary".[2] The single reached No. 31 on the Billboard R&B chart and No. 60 on the Hot 100 chart.[3] It peaked at No. 37 on the Cash Box Top 100 and No. 22 on Cash Box's R&B chart.

Reception

Billboard (May 8, 1971): "The dynamic duo add a new touch to the old favorite–new lyric and performance, loaded with Hot 100 and soul chart potency. Wild vocal workout."[2]

Cash Box (May 8, 1971): "One of the regulars in LP's by blues and some top forty acts, 'Ooh Poo Pah Doo' is turned into a powerful sales single by the 'Proud Mary' duo. Riding a new peak in their career, Ike & Tina should have no problems seeing this one break R&B and T-40."[4]

Other versions

In popular culture

Chart performance

Jessie Hill
Chart (1960)[1] Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100 28
US Billboard R&B 3
Ike & Tina Turner
Chart (1971)[3] Peak
position
Canada (RPM) 67
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 60
US Billboard R&B[3] 31
US Cash Box Top 100[27] 37
US Cash Box R&B[27] 22
US Record World Singles[28] 40
US Record World R&B[29] 26

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  29. ^ "The R&B Singles Chart" (PDF). Record World: 38. June 19, 1971.