Slippin' and Slidin'
|"Slippin' and Slidin'"|
|B-side to "Long Tall Sally" by Little Richard|
|Genre||Rock and roll|
|Writer(s)||Little Richard, Edwin Bocage (Eddie Bo), Al Collins, and James Smith|
Al Collins first recorded the song as ‘I Got the Blues for You’, then Eddie Bo adapted the song in 1956 under the name "I'm Wise". Bo's recording was released by the Apollo label. Little Richard adapted it in the same year, and changed the title to "Slippin' and Slidin'". His version is on his first album, Here's Little Richard. He recorded several versions for Specialty until the February, 1956 version was chosen as the B-side to "Long Tall Sally". Richard re-recorded the song for Vee Jay in 1964 and Modern in 1965 (live). Another version appeared on a Modern single, #1030, believed to be a studio leftover from Vee Jay.
"Slippin' and Slidin'" was the title of a song written by Maxwell Davis and performed by Calvin Boze and His All Stars, and released in May 1951 by Aladdin Records (3086). The song was described as "an engaging set of novelty lyrics, while combo puts down a swingy, medium shuffle". Over a year earlier, this song had been recorded by Gene Phillips - Jack McVea, and released on Modern (20-733). It was a fast blues with Phillips delivering in a Louis Jordan-like style. A version by J. Lewis and Trio was released on Atlantic (927) in early 1951.
- Little Richard – vocals, piano
- Lee Allen – tenor sax
- Alvin "Red" Tyler – baritone sax
- Frank Fields – bass
- Earl Palmer – drums
- Edgar Blanchard – guitar
- The song was covered by Dickie Pride in 1959.
- The Rivingtons recorded a cover on their debut 1962 Liberty album Doin' the Bird. They also included Long Tall Sally on this album.
- The song was covered by Buddy Holly on his album Reminiscing, and both his and the Little Richard versions were included on John Lennon's jukebox.
- Ralph Williams/The Marauders recorded a cover on Liberty and A & M Records/ALMO International Records in 1964.
- The Beatles jammed a version at Twickenham during the Get Back sessions (Sulphy and Schweighardt 9.94)
- John Lennon recorded his version of the song for his 1975 album Rock 'n' Roll and on the Old Grey Whistle Test in April 1975. A few days later, he also played the song on the TV show in tribute to Sir Lew Grade (Salute to Sir Lew) on April 18, 1975.
- Billy "Crash" Craddock in 1973 on his album Mr. Country Rock.
- Johnny Winter in 1969 on his album Second Winter.
- Otis Redding, from his album Tell the Truth, recorded in 1967 and released posthumously in 1970.
- Maureen Tucker on her album "Playin' Possum" in 1982.
- Brazilian singer Raul Seixas wrote a Portuguese-language adaptation of the song entitled "Não Fosse o Cabral" ("If It Weren't for Cabral"). It is present on his 1983 self-titled studio album.
The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 also included a cover of the song in the episode "The Beauty of Kootie".
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- Steve Huey. "Eddie Bo | Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-07-26.
- Richie Unterberger (1932-12-05). "Little Richard | Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-07-26.
- Billboard, May 5, 1951 Rhythm & Blues Record Reviews. Authorship from jpg of label
- Billboard, March 11, 1950 Rhythm & Blues Record Reviews p 124.
- Billboard, January 27, 1951. Advance Rythm(sic) & Blues Record Releases. p 29.
- "Rivingtons, The - Doin' The Bird". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2015-07-26.
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