Deep Purple Covers Huey ‘Piano’ Smith’s “Rockin’ Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu” — New LP ‘Turning to Crime’ Out 11/26


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This Friday, Nov. 26, English rock icons Deep Purple will release Turning to Crime, a new album featuring covers of songs from an eclectic assortment of acts — the first Deep Purple album featuring songs written by other artists.

The latest shared as a preview is a rollicking take on “Rockin’ Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu,” originally written by Huey “Piano” Smith in 1957 before scoring a huge hit for Johnny Rivers in 1973. The Deep Purple cover has an animated music video, as debuted on Tuesday:

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Previously, Deep Purple shared a video for “7 and 7 Is,” originally from Arthur Lee & Love.

Per a news release, the clip offers a “behind the scenes look at the making of Turning To Crime: an album that was recorded remotely and – for the first time in their career – without Deep Purple being able to play and record in the same room.”

Turning To Crime will be the 22nd studio album from the group to date, and the follow-up to Whoosh!, which was released in August 0f 2020. It’s also the first Deep Purple album of songs written by other artists, as well, and boasts an intriguing track listing:

1) 7 And 7 Is
2) Rockin’ Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu
3) Oh Well
4) Jenny Take A Ride!
5) Watching The River Flow
6) Let The Good Times Roll
7) Dixie Chicken
8) Shapes Of Things
9) The Battle Of New Orleans
10) Lucifer
11) White Room
12) Caught In The Act [Medley: Going Down /Green Onions / Hot ‘Lanta /Dazed and Confused / Gimme Some Lovin’ ]

The band personnel:

Ian Gillan
Roger Glover
Ian Paice
Don Airey
Steve Morse

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