Slippin' and Slidin'

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"Slippin' and Slidin'"
B-side to "Long Tall Sally" by Little Richard
Released March 1956
Genre Rock and roll
Writer(s) Little Richard, Edwin Bocage (Eddie Bo), Al Collins, and James Smith
Producer(s) Robert Blackwell

"Slippin' and Slidin'" is a R&B/rock 'n' roll song performed by Little Richard. The song is credited to Little Richard, Edwin Bocage (Eddie Bo), Al Collins, and James Smith.[1]

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.[2][3] 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.[4] 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".[5] 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.[6] A version by J. Lewis and Trio was released on Atlantic (927) in early 1951.[7]

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Furthermore, The Band did a live version of the song in the Festival Express documentary.

The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 also included a cover of the song in the episode "The Beauty of Kootie".

The song is featured in the films The Delinquents (1989) and Casino (1995).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Slippin and Slidin - Little Richard | Listen, Appearances, Song Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-07-26. 
  2. ^ "The Official Eddie Bo Web Site". Eddiebo.com. 2009-03-18. Retrieved 2015-07-26. 
  3. ^ Steve Huey. "Eddie Bo | Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-07-26. 
  4. ^ Richie Unterberger (1932-12-05). "Little Richard | Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-07-26. 
  5. ^ Billboard, May 5, 1951 Rhythm & Blues Record Reviews. Authorship from jpg of label
  6. ^ Billboard, March 11, 1950 Rhythm & Blues Record Reviews p 124.
  7. ^ Billboard, January 27, 1951. Advance Rythm(sic) & Blues Record Releases. p 29.
  8. ^ "Rivingtons, The - Doin' The Bird". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2015-07-26.