Great song written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman recorded by Elvis Presley June 25 & 26, 1961.
Here are some videos & some nice version by Dwight Yoakam, Robert Plant, Pearl Jam & Ry Cooder.
|Released||August 8, 1961|
|Recorded||June 25 & 26, 1961|
|Writer(s)||Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman|
“Little Sister” is a rock and roll song written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman. It was originally released as a single in 1961 by American singer Elvis Presley, who turned it into a No. 5 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. The single (as a double A-side with “(Marie’s the Name) His Latest Flame”) reached No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart. An answer song with the same melody, but different lyrics was recorded and released under the title “Hey, Memphis” by Lavern Baker on Atlantic Records (Atlantic 2119-A) in September 1961. In 1970 Elvis Presley performs this song as part of a medley with “Get Back” in the rockumentary film, That’s the Way It Is.
This is powerful music and belongs in any serious music fan’s library. You can’t own too much Muddy Waters. And even if you bought the Chess Box Set, only a third of these tracks were included. ESSENTIAL
~Steve Vrana (amazon.com review)
Not just an essential historical record of an artist and genre, these are some of the most seminal and inspired blues performances ever recorded.
~Hal Horowitz (allmusic.com)
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|Released||June 27, 2000|
|Recorded||1947-September 17, 1952 Chicago|
|Producer||Leonard & Phil Chess, Andy McKaie|
Rollin’ Stone: The Golden Anniversary Collection is a compilation album collecting the first 50 master recordings of blues singer Muddy Waters for Chess Records. The collection spans Muddy’s debut with then named Aristocrat Records circa 1947, and traces his evolution as a songwriter and musician up to September 17th, 1952 on what became Chess Records after the company changed ownership. It is the first in a series of releases chronicling Muddy Waters’ complete recording career at Chess. The second release in the series is Hoochie Coochie Man: The Complete Chess Masters, Volume 2, 1952-1958 (2004) and the third release in the series is You Shook Me: The Complete Chess Masters, Volume 3, 1958 to 1963 (2012).
Gypsy Woman @spotify:
- Muddy Waters – vocals, guitar (all tracks)
- Sunnyland Slim – piano
- Ernest “Big” Crawford – bass
- Alex Atkins – alto sax
- Leroy Foster – guitar, drums
- Johnny Jones – piano
- Jimmy Rogers – guitar, vocals
- Little Walter – harmonica, guitar, vocals
- Leonard Chess – producer, bass drum
- Elgin Evans – drums
- Phil Chess – producer
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John Alec Entwistle (9 October 1944 – 27 June 2002) was an English bass guitarist, songwriter, singer, horn player, and film and record producer who was best known as the bass player for the rock band The Who. His aggressive lead sound influenced many rock bass players. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Who in 1990.
Entwistle identified his influences as a combination of his school training on French horn, trumpet, and piano (giving his fingers strength and dexterity). Musicians who influenced him included rock & roll guitarists Duane Eddy and Gene Vincent, and American soul and R&B bassists such as James Jamerson.
In turn, Entwistle has been a massive influence on the playing styles and sounds used by generations of bass players that have followed him, including Geezer Butler, Steve Harris, Matt Freeman, Krist Novoselic, Ian Hill, Geddy Lee, Billy Sheehan, Victor Wooten, Tom Petersson, and Chris Squire.
Entwistle continues to top ‘best ever bass player’ polls in musicians magazines.
- In 2000, Guitar magazine named him “Bassist of the Millennium”
- in a readers’ poll. J. D. Considine ranked Entwistle no. 9 on his list of “Top 50 Bass Players”.
- He was named the second best bassist on Creem Magazine‘s 1974 Reader Poll Results.
- In 2011, a Rolling Stone reader poll selected him as the No. 1 bassist of all time.
On Conan O’Brian in 1996:
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