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Bazza
post May 20 2007, 12:05 AM
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Little Sister

Words and Music: Doc Pomus/Mort Shuman

Lyrics:

Well, I dated your big sister
And took her to a show
I went for some candy
Along came Jim Dandy
And they snuck right out of the door

Ev'ry time I see your sister
Well she's got somebody new
She's mean and she's evil
Like that old Boll Weevil
Guess I'll try my luck with you

Well, I used to pull your pigtails
And pinch your turned-up nose
But you been a growin'
And baby, it's been showin'
From your head down to your toes

Little sister, don't you
Little sister, don't you
Little sister, don't you kiss me once or twice
Then say it's very nice
And then you run

Little sister, don't you
Do what your big sister done

Recording Details:

Date: June 25,1961

Studio: RCA Studio B (Nashville, Tennessee)


Musicians:

Guitar: Scotty Moore
Guitar: Hank Garland
Guitar: Neil Matthews
Bass: Bob Moore
Drums D.J. Fontanna
Drums: Buddy Harman
Piano: Floyd Cramer
Claves: Boots Randolph

Vocals: The Jordanaires
Vocals: Millie Kirkham

Producer: Steve Sholes

Master Take: 4

Appears On:

Single (B-Side to "Marie's The Name of His Latest Flame - Released 1961)

Elvis' Gold Records Volume 3 (LP Released 1963 - Also Available on CD)

From Nashville To Memphis The Essential 60's Masters (CD Released 1993)

Something For Everybody (Bonus Track on 1999 CD Release & FTD CD Release)

The Essential Elvis Presley (CD Release 2007)

This song as well as a number of outtakes appears on far more compliation CD's than those referenced above. In addition, Elvis would occasionally perform this song live, usually in a medley with the Beatles' "Get Back".

A true "Elvis Classic" from the pens of the super songwriting duo of Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman, this feature some outstanding guitar and bass work from Hank Garland and Bob Moore, two of the famous "Nashville Cats"!

2nd To None (CD - Released 2003)
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post May 20 2007, 11:15 AM
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addition:

as an answering-song to Little sister LaVern baker recorded in 1961 with the same music a song titled "hey memphis";

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post Apr 29 2008, 12:18 AM
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Hank wanted a guitar that would give him a heavy sound,and his guitar was no good,so he went over to Harold Bradley and got a loan of his guitar...and MAGIC was made.

Should have been kept for an A side. (IMG:http://elvis-tkc.com/forum2/style_emoticons/default/notworthy2.gif)


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post Apr 29 2008, 12:34 PM
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Great track !! Elvis' version is sublime and should have been an A-Side.

Anyone heard Ry Cooders version. Thats different to say the least. (IMG:http://elvis-tkc.com/forum2/style_emoticons/default/undecided.gif)


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post Apr 29 2008, 02:24 PM
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A Great Great Song ! Only The Studio Version !


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post Mar 13 2009, 01:48 PM
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Does anyone know who came up with the idea for singing this with Get Back....or did it just kind of "happen" cos I think it works so well.......


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post Mar 30 2009, 09:01 AM
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QUOTE (jeanelvisgirl @ Mar 13 2009, 02:48 PM) *
Does anyone know who came up with the idea for singing this with Get Back....or did it just kind of "happen" cos I think it works so well.......

Good question Jean..though Ive no idea who did come up with the idea...though Id think it was just Elvis and the TCB band improvising and fooling around with songs during rehearsals.


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post Mar 30 2009, 12:18 PM
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QUOTE (Pacer @ Mar 30 2009, 10:01 AM) *
Good question Jean..though Ive no idea who did come up with the idea...though Id think it was just Elvis and the TCB band improvising and fooling around with songs during rehearsals.


See
ELVIS SONGS FOR FREE topic..
I made a 13 song playlist for LITTLE SISTER, (includes Alternative takes, and medley with Get Back, and Ry Cooder,
Dwight Yoakam Country Rock version etc.,)

all can be listened to Now on www.spotify.com


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post Dec 13 2009, 11:52 PM
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LITTLE SISTER is a great track. I think the guitar influenced CCR's GREEN RIVER in 1969.
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