Today in 1943 (Yep 1943), See See Rider hits #1 on the billboard charts - Harlem's Hit Parade. Wes Bea Booze is the jazz singer that made it #1 and is considered the song's best version. Seen See See Rider or C C Rider or Easy Rider was first recorded by Gertrude "Ma" Rainey in 1924! Chuck Willis version gave birth to the dance craze "The Stroll". Bearwiskers says... the best version for me is the Animals version!