LAWDY MISS CLAWDY

Latest update on 18/12/2014

Artist: Lloyd Price
Author: Lloyd Price
Label: Specialty
Year: 1952

Originally a station call for New Orleans radio DJ James 'Okie Dokie' Smith. 'Lawdy Miss Clawdy' was his catchphrase. Became a whole song under Lloyd Price (with Fats Domino incognito on piano and Earl Palmer on drums). Okie was Lloyd's go-between with Dave Bartholomew; resulting in a n°1 R&B. In fact loosely based on Junker's Blues (see there), the same song Fats borrowed from for The Fat Man.

Covers:

1956:

Elvis Presley

1956:

Otis Spann [as I'm Leaving You, same tune]

1958:

Larry Williams

1958:

Johnny O'Keefe

1960:

Gary Stites

1964:

Little Richard [with Jimi Hendrix]

1964:

Swinging Blue Jeans

1964:

Duffy Power

1964:

Johnny Rivers

1965:

Hollies

1966:

Solomon Burke

1967:

Buckinghams

1968:

Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels

1969:

Beatles [in film Let It Be]

1969:

Joe Cocker

1970:

Dave Clark Five

1971:

Fats Domino

1972:

Ike Turner

1972:

Ronnie Hawkins

1973:

Commander Cody

1973:

Nashville Teens

1976:

Mickey Gilley

1982:

James Booker

1988:

Paul McCartney [on his Russian lp]

1995:

Travis Tritt

1996:

Johnny Hallyday [as Miss Claudie]

1997:

Vidar Busk & His True Believers

2000:

Lemmy

2007:

Robert Gordon & Chris Spedding

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