You Can't Sit Down (The Phil Upchurch Combo)

21 MAY 1966

The very groovy ‘You Can’t Sit Down’ by the Phil Upchurch Combo was at its peak UK chart position of #39 during this week. This record had actually sold a million copies in the US back in 1961, but was reissued in the UK in 1966 where it found an appreciative new audience in the mod clubs.

'You Can't Sit Down' had a history. It was originally recorded in 1959 as 'Can't Sit Down' by The Bim Bam Boos, with Phil Upchurch on guitar. It was Phil Upchurch and his Combo who had a million-seller with a 1961 rerelease, which was followed by a vocal cover version by the Dovells that reached #3 on the US charts in 1963. In 1962 it also appeared as a cover on Booker T. and the MG's first album, Green Onions, and it was also recorded by the Bar KaysHound Dog Taylor, and the Kingsmen.

You Can’t Sit Down (The Phil Upchurch Combo)