“I didn’t choose this cover; the record company did, when we were putting together the Maverick album. There were several cuts that, I don’t want to say they weren’t acceptable, but the label wasn’t as excited as I would have liked They knew we did Willie And The Hand Jive at soundchecks – everybody’s played it – so they asked us to do it. They wanted something kind of recognizable.
“Me being a company man, I said, ‘Sure, I’ll play ball with you.’ It was more or less their idea. They even made a video of us doing the song live in Cincinnati. It you watch that video, that’s us in a nutshell: We're playing in a small ballroom, happy people boogying – and there’s wrestling, too! It was all so natural that EMI could see it and I couldn’t.”