Thursday, December 17, 2009

Elvis - Lawdy Miss Clawdy

Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), a was an American singer and actor. A cultural icon, he is widely known by the single name Elvis. In addition, he is often referred to as the King of Rock and Roll or simply the King. And i guess no more presentation is needed of this man.

Earlier this week it was a show at Rival, a tribute to the King "Elvis Forever" with Henrik Åberg (born 1976, a Swedish singer who won TV4:s competition program "Sikta mot stjärnorna" 1995, where he imitate Elvis Presleys song Blue Hawaii.) and Jack Baymoore (a Rockabilly singer) It was a pleasant evening with loads of classic Elvis tune.

Todays tune "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" is a song by Lloyd Price. It was first recorded by Price at the New Orleans recording studio of Specialty Records in March of 1952. It was released under the Specialty label in April and was number one on the Billboard rhythm and blues chart for seven weeks and stayed on the chart for six months. An 8-bar blues with a rolicking piano backup, with the words written by Price, but the melody adapted from the older Junker Blues (Champion Jack Dupree, 1941), it became the biggest rhythm and blues hit of the year and sold over one million copies by crossing over to the white record-buying market. It was the first hit from New Orleans to be accepted into rock and roll. The word lawdy means Lord. In 1956 the song was covered by Elvis Presley and stayed on the charts for ten weeks. And many others have covered this tune, even my house band Led Zeppelin did this one (in concert, 1970-72). Enjoy!

elvis presley - lawdy miss clawdy (acoustic)

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