TIGER MAN (KING OF THE JUNGLE)

Latest update on 06/12/2011

Artist: Joe Hill Louis
Author: Joe Hill Louis/Rebecca Burns
Label: Sun
Year: 1953

Original demo on cd Joe Hill Louis The Be-Bop Boys (Bear Family). Rebecca Burns was producer Sam Phillips' wife. Strongly inspired Jr. Parker's Mystery Train/Love My Baby (see there). Floyd Murphy plays guitar on both Tiger Man and Mystery Train.

Covers:

1953:

Rufus Thomas [follow-up of Bear Cat (see: Hound Dog); with coauthor Joe Hill Louis on guitar; Rufus performed in tiger suit for a while]

1953:

Joe Hill Louis [for Sun with Walter Horton (harmonica) and Mose Vinson]

1953:

Walter Horton [also with Joe Hill Louis on guitar]

1968:

Elvis Presley [NBC tv-special; later in Vegas he easily linked Tiger Man & Mystery Train in a medley]

1993:

Kim Wilson

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