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Latest update on 20/01/2011

Artist: LaVern Baker
Author: Winfield Scott
Label: Atlantic
Year: 1954

Memphis Minnie's niece. With Sam The Man Taylor on sax. Sounding white (mambo arrangement), attracting white copy cats, Georgia Gibbs in the first place.

Covers:

1954:

Elvis Presley

1955:

Pee Wee King

1955:

Vicki Young

1955:

Georgia Gibbs [using the same musicians (and arrangement) as the original; Atlantic was scandalized; Georgia also covered LaVern's follow-up Jim Dandy]

1955:

Bonnie Lou

1955:

Suzi Miller

1955:

Billy Anthony

1955:

Alma Cogan

1955:

Frankie Vaughan

1955:

Teresa Brewer

1955:

Line Renaud

1958:

Tommy Sands

1959:

Connie Francis

1961:

Wanda Jackson

1963:

Nino Tempo & April Stevens

1973:

Little Jimmy Osmond

1984:

André Van Duin [as Twiedel Twiet in tv-series Animal Crackers]

Author Winfield Scott was a member of vocal group The Cues, singing on both versions (Baker and Gibbs). He cut his own version in '61 for compilation We Wrote 'Em, We Sing 'Em. Scott also wrote Return To Sender and Burn That Candle.

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