LOVE ME

Latest update on 13/01/2016

Artist: Willie & Ruth
Author: Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller
Label: Spark
Year: 1954

Reissued on Ace compilation Great R&B Duets.

Covers:

1954:

Georgia Gibbs

1954:

Four Escorts [for RCA]

1954:

Connie Russell [for Capitol]

1954:

Woodside Sisters [with The Harptones]

1954:

Jimmie Rodgers Snow

1955:

Jimmie Rodgers Snow [yes, the son of and yes, named after]

1956:

Elvis Presley [n°2 US]

1959:

Jackson Brothers [with Tell Him No on the B-side; see there]

1960:

Johnny Burnette

1960s:

Fats Domino [the Love Me he recorded for Imperial in '54 was his own song]

2006:

Little Willies

2007:

Robert Gordon & Chris Spedding

By the time Elvis cut it, the song was two years old. Two versions circulated already: one by Jimmie Rodgers Snow and one by duo Willie & Ruth for Spark. The latter was the oldest and no wonder: Spark was managed by Leiber & Stoller.

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