Paul McCartney recorded a version of Bo Diddley’s ‘Crackin’ Up’ for his 1988 album Choba B CCCP.
Written by Diddley under his birth name Ellas McDaniel, it was released as his fifth single in 1959. ‘Crackin’ Up’ reached number 14 on the US Billboard R&B chart.
The Beatles performed a version of the song on 3 January 1969 during the Get Back/Let It Be sessions.
McCartney’s version was taped on 21 July 1987 at his Hog Hill Mill studio, along with at least three other songs: ‘Ain’t That A Shame’, ‘Don’t Get Around Much Anymore’, and ‘I Wanna Cry’.
A live version of ‘Crackin’ Up’, recorded at the Forum in Los Angeles on 23 November 1989, was released on the Tripping The Live Fantastic album.