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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)
colonel snow
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.

colonel snow
missclawdy68
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!!
New Jam
An underated classic... and with all all due respect to the talents of Roy... Sorry, but I'll take Elvis' verison anyday! 00000407.gif
memphisblues
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! 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
Memphis-Man
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.

M-M
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