R&B, gospel and rock and roll singer/guitarist Johnny Fuller released Haunted House (Bob Geddins) in 1959.

Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs were next to record the tune but when Hi Records expressed a desire to record the song with a slightly different arrangement they declined. Once the singer for Bill Black's Combo "Jumpin'" the Gene Simmons cover came out in 1964 and peaked just shy of the top ten at number eleven.