IDLE GOSSIP

Latest update on 10/07/2012

Artist: Lula Reed
Author: Sonny Thompson
Label: Argo
Year: 1959

B-side of Lovin'.

Covers:

1959:

Little Willie John [as Let Them Talk (which are the song's opening words) for King; hit R&B]

1960:

Dakota Staton

1961:

Frankie Ford [idem]

1963:

Mitty Collier

1966:

Dale & Grace

1966:

George Benson

1967:

Bunny Sigler

1968:

Billy Young

1969:

James Brown

1969:

Kim Tolliver

1969:

Lonnie Mack

1969:

Bobby Patterson

1970:

Baby Washington

1971:

Roberta Flack

1971:

Manhattans

1972:

Derrick Morgan

1974:

Z.Z. Hill

1975:

Gwen McCrae

1979:

Persuasions

1980:

James Booker

1981:

Mike Bloomfield

1989:

Jon Cleary

1992:

Little Milton

1995:

Davell Crawford [on cd Let Them Talk; same as with Jon Cleary]

2001:

Marva Wright

2007:

Harry Connick Jr. [all as Let Them Talk]

2009:

Gary US Bonds [idem, album title track]

2011:

Hugh Laurie [idem]

Lula's song cut in February, Little Willie's in June. Chess (Argo) released Lula's when hearing Little Willie's version was imminent. Lula knew author Sonny Thompson well; see her duet in '51: I'll Drown In My Tears. Not to be confused, neither with John Gary's Let Them Talk, also from '59, written by Lew Douglass/Harry Carlson/Earl King, nor with Johnny Preston's Let Them Talk (for Mercury), written by Rick Hall/Tom Stafford and covered by Dan Penn in '64. Finally not to be confused with the Idle Gossip written by Floyd Huddleston/Joseph Meyer, recorded in '54 by Perry Como (n°3 UK), Russ Morgan, Sarah Vaughan and Lita Roza, in '61 by Cliff Richard and in '66 by Adam Faith.

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