Who Sang Riot in Cell Block Number Nine? The Coasters

The Coasters The Coasters cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1957
Genre: Rock Funk / Soul Blues Pop
Style: Rock & Roll/Rhythm & Blues/Novelty/Soul
length: 2:57
Lyrics
July the second, it was nineteen sixty-three
I was servin' time for armed robbery
Four o'clock in the mornin', I was layin' back in my cell
I heard the whistle blow then I heard somebody yell

CHORUS:
There's a riot goin' on
There's a riot goin' on
There's a riot goin' on
Up in cell block number 9

The trouble started down in cell block number 4
Spread like fire across the prison floor
I said, "Okay now boys, get ready to run
Here come the warden with an tommy gun"

[CHORUS]

Y'all gotta stop that stuff goin' on over there
If ya don't stop that riot, y'all gonna get the chair

Scar-face Jones said, "It's too late to quit"
Pass the dynamite 'cause the fuse is lit

[CHORUS]

In the forty-seventh hour the tear gas
It got our men
We are all back in our cells
But every now and then

[CHORUS]

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Searchin'
  • 2 One Kiss Led to Another
  • 3 Brazil
  • 4 Turtle Dovin'
  • 5 Smokey Joe's Cafe
  • 6 Wrap It Up
  • 7 Riot in Cell Block Number Nine
  • 8 Young Blood
  • 9 Loop De Loop Mambo
  • 10 One Kiss
  • 11 I Must Be Dreamin'
  • 12 Lola
  • 13 Framed
  • 14 Down in Mexico

  • Release information
    label: ATCO Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin