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Lawdy Miss Clawdy

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Information:
Lawdy Miss Clawdy was written and recorded by Lloyd Price in 1952. His recording (Specialty 428) was number one on Billboard’s rhythm & blues chart for seven weeks in July and August 1952. The piano player on the record was Fats Domino. Although many rock acts over the years have recorded Lawdy Miss Clawdy, the only other versions to reach the charts were by Gary Stites (Carlton 525) in 1960 and the Buckinghams (U.S.A. 869) in 1967. Cliff Richard’s first demo sent to British record companies was Lawdy Miss Clawdy / Breathless.

 

Elvis recorded Lawdy Miss Clawdy on February 3, 1956, at RCA’s New York City studios. His single release did not chart in the fall of 1956. On June 27, 1968, Elvis sang Lawdy Miss Clawdy on both the 6:00 P.M, and 8:00 P.M. shows for his TV special, Elvis. The 8:00 P.M. performance was used in the special and the soundtrack LP. An April 9, 1972, performance at Hampton Roads, Virginia, was used in the documentary Elvis On Tour. Elvis, as Dr. John Carpenter in Change of Habit, played a portion of Lawdy Miss Clawdy on the piano.

 

Lyrics:
 

Well, lawdy, lawdy, lawdy, Miss Clawdy
Gal, you sure look good to me
But please, don't excite me, baby
I know it can't be me

Because I give you all my money
Gal, but you just won't treat me right
You like to ball every morning
Don't come home till late at night

I'm gonna tell, tell my mama
Lord, I swear, gal, what you've been to me
I'm gonna tell everybody that I'm down in misery

So bye, bye, bye, baby
Gal, I won't be comin' no more
Good bye, good bye, baby, down the road I'll go


Oh, bye, bye, bye baby
Gal, I won't be comin' no more
Good bye little darlin' down the road I'll go

 

Where it was released:

Released for the fist time on EP »
 

Singles:

- Lawdy Miss Clawdy / Shake, Rattle and Roll  (RCA 20-6642) September 1956. Standard 78 RPM release »

- Lawdy Miss Clawdy / Shake, Rattle and Roll (RCA 47-6642) September 1956. Standard 45 RPM release »

- Lawdy Miss Clawdy / Shake, Rattle and Roll (RCA 447-0615) March 1959. Gold standard series reissue »

 

EPs:

- Elvis Presley (1956) »

 

LPs/CDs:

- For LP Fans Only (1959) »
- For LP Fans Only (1965) »

- Elvis NBC TV Special (1968) »

- Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis (1974) »

- Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis (1977) »

- The Legendary Recordings of Elvis (1979) »

– Elvis Aron Presley (1980) »

– Elvis NBC TV Special (1981) »

- The King of Rock’n’Roll – The Complete 50’s Masters (1992)

- Elvis 56 (1996)

- Elvis 56 – Special Edition (1996)

- Platinum – A Life in Music (1997)

- Classic Elvis (1997)

- Tiger Man (1998)

- Elvis Aron Presley (1998)

- A Golden Celebration (1998)

- A Touch of Platinum, Volume 1 (1998)

- Memories, The ‘68 Comeback Special (1998)

- Artist of the Century (1999)

- Elvis – The Concert (1999)

- Burbank ’68 (1999) – FTD »

- In Private Moment (1999) - FTD »

- Blues (2000)

- Elvis 2000: Best of the King (2000)

- Elvis 50’s (2001)

- L’Essential (2001)

- Elvis; Elvis is Back; Elvis Presley (2001)

- Spring Tours ’77 (2002) - FTD »

- Dragonheart (2003) – FTD »

- Elvis 56 – Remastered Edition (2003)

- Artist Collection (2004)

- Elvis as Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis (2004) – FTD »

- On Tour – The Rehearsal (2004) - FTD »

- Flashback (2004) - FTD »

- Elvis NBC TV Special – The Vinyl Classic Edition (2005)

- Hitstory (2005)

- Elvis R&B (2006)

- Elvis Presley (2006) – FTD »

- An American Trilogy (2007) – FTD »

– The On Stage Season (2013) - FTD »

– NBC-TV Special (2016) - FTD »

For LP Fans Only (2018) - FTD »

 

Bootleg Releases:

- The Monologue LP (1973) – Bullet Records

- The King: From the Darkness to the Light (1974) – Tiger Records

- Sold Out (1974) - E.P. Records

- The Burbank Sessions, Volume 1 (1979) – Audifon Records

- Cadillac Elvis (1979) – TCB Records

- Eternal Elvis, Volume 2 (1979) – Eagle Records

- Elvis on Tour (1980) – Amiga Records

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