Jerry Leiber

Jerry Leiber, songwriter for Elvis, composer of “Stand by Me”, has died… here’s one of my favourites. David Bowie did a very bad cover I seem to recall.

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  • Quietzaple  On August 23, 2011 at 10:20 am

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hound_Dog_(song)

    He, Stoller and producer Otis wrote Hound dog – about a woman tired of her gigolo – in 1952. Glorious gentle humour all round

    • Quietzaple  On August 23, 2011 at 10:27 am

      For Big Momma Thornton. Not much like Elvis Presley’s affectionate piss take.

      • kerrymccarthy  On August 23, 2011 at 12:12 pm

        There’s probably a great top ten out there of rather lascivious bluesy tracks by women… Rosetta Tharpe for example.

  • atlanticjaxx  On August 23, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Michael McDonald rocked it with his version of I Keep Forgettin

    And Warren G & Nate Dogg (RIP 2011) used that particular version to tasty effect in the remix to Regulate.

  • Quietzaple  On August 23, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoHDrzw-RPg is the ’52 recording

    Sr Rosetta Tharpe invented rock n roll

    Twas Presley who made it camp

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