In 1957 Sun musical director, arranger, trumpeter, saxman, producer Bill Justis first recorded "Cattywampus" (Cannon - Justis) at Sun Studios in Memphis.

A former member of the Bill Black Combo, Johnny "Ace" Cannon reached the top twenty and number three on the R&B charts with "Tuff" in 1962. This was a slower version of Cattywampus. Everyone from Bill Justis and Sam Phillips to then Louisiana Governor Jimmie Davis sued for rights. You can hear Ace Cannon on "The Class of '55" album with Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash.