The Alabama soul singer Arthur Alexander was the first to record this song, releasing it as a single in 1962. It didn't chart, but did get the attention of a young group out of England: The Beatles.
In 1963, The Beatles recorded the song for a BBC radio show called Pop Go The Beatles. This version wasn't released until 1994 when it appeared on the compilation Live At The BBC
. Arthur Alexander was a huge influence on The Beatles; they covered his song "Anna (Go to Him)
" on their first album, Please Please Me