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Bazza
post Jun 26 2007, 04:54 PM
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Mean Woman Blues

Words & Music: Claude DeMetrius

Lyrics:

I got a woman,
Mean as she can be
I got a woman,
Mean as she can be
Sometimes I think
She's almost mean as me

A black cat up and died of fright
'Cause she crossed his path last night
Oh, I got a woman
Mean as she can be
Sometimes I think
She's almost mean as me

She kiss so hard, she bruise my lips
Hurts so good, my heart just flips
Oh, I got a woman
Mean as she can be
Sometimes I think
She's almost mean as me

The strangest gal I ever had
Never happy 'less she's mad
Oh, I got a woman
Mean as she can be
Sometimes I think
She's almost mean as me

She makes love without a smile
Ooh, hot dog that drives me wild
Oh, I got a woman
Mean as she can be
Sometimes I think
She's almost mean as me

Recording Details:

Date: January 13, 1957

Studio: Radio Recorders (Hollywood, California)


Musicians:

Guitar: Scotty Moore
Drums : DJ Fontana
Bass: Bill Black
Drums: D.J. Fontana
Piano: Gordon Stoker

Backing Vocals:

The Jordanaires

Producer: Steve Sholes

Recorded for the "Loving You Soundtrack"

Appears On:

Loving You (LP/CD/FTD CD)

50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (Expanded CD Re-Issue)

Essential Elvis (Volumes 1 & 2 CD)

Hitstory (EU Edition CD)

King Of Rock And Roll - The Complete 50's Masters (LP/CD)

World Wide Gold Awards Hits Volume 2 (LP/CD)

Rock (Genre CD)
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post Jun 26 2007, 09:06 PM
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additional info:

the master take 13 can be found on Essential Elvis vol. 2 in binaural.

for the movie version extra recordings were made:
15-01-57 - track B, this recording is lost;

21-01-57 - track BX take 7, this re-recording is released on Loving you FTD;

22-01-57 - track BY take 1 = studio master + additional lines;

the movie version is spliced from track BX take 7 intro & ending /track BY take 1 and some parts of the studio version.

Roy Orbison had a big hit with the song in 1963.

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post Jun 28 2007, 04:17 PM
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Once again, a great song!! This truly deserves to be in the spotlight!! I adore this song, it's so bluesy, I can't help but clap, snap my fingers and shake my head....It's one of the great examples of what early rock'n'roll is like!! Great info you guys!!


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post Jul 13 2007, 02:24 PM
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An underated classic... and with all all due respect to the talents of Roy... Sorry, but I'll take Elvis' verison anyday! (IMG:http://elvis-tkc.com/forum2/style_emoticons/default/00000407.gif)


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post Aug 1 2007, 06:21 PM
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QUOTE (New Jam @ Jul 13 2007, 03:24 PM) *
An underated classic... and with all all due respect to the talents of Roy... Sorry, but I'll take Elvis' verison anyday! (IMG:http://elvis-tkc.com/forum2/style_emoticons/default/00000407.gif)



Id go along with that, a truly great track and a great scene in the film to go along with it.

as a footnote here in the UK this was released as a 7inch single backed with I BEG OF YOU in 1989

and an four track 12inch single the same year with a DUB version of MWB


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post Mar 16 2008, 01:57 AM
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I agree. This gem is very underrated! This song is a classic song from the seminal days of Rock 'n' Roll. I just love this one and all of the takes of it that have been released.

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