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Mean Woman Blues

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DeMetrius)

 

Information:
Elvis sang Mean Woman Blues in his 1957 movie, Loving You. The record version was recorded on January 13, 1957, at Radio Recorders. Take #14 was selected for release. The film version was recorded in February 1957. Based on its appearance in the EP Loving You, Volume 2, Mean Woman Blues reached #11 on the Country Disc Jockey chart. Mean Woman Blues was written by Claude DeMetrius. Perhaps the first cover version was by Jerry Lee Lewis on his 1958 EP The Great Balls of Fire (Sun EPA-107). In 1963 Roy Orbison had a big hit with Mean Woman Blues (Monument 824), reaching #5 on the Hot 100 chart and #8 on the rhythm & blues chart. Elvis’s version of the song was heard in the 1981 documentary, This is Elvis.

 

Lyrics:
 

1. I got a woman mean as she can be
I got a woman mean as she can be
Sometimes I think she's almost mean as me

A black cat up and died of fright
'Cause she crossed his path last night
 

1. (repeat)

She kiss so hard, she bruise my lips
Hurts so good, my heart just flips


1. (repeat)

The strangest gal I ever had
Never happy unless she's mad
 

1. (repeat)

She makes love without a smile
Ooh, hot dog, it drives me wild
 

1. (repeat)

Sometimes I think she's almost mean as me

 

Where it was released:

Released for the fist time on Loving You »

 

Singles:

- Have I Told You Lately That I Love You / Mean Woman Blues (47-7066) 1957. Disc Jockey “Record Prevue.”

 

EPs:

- Loving You, Volume 2 (1957) »

 

LPs/CDs:

- Loving You (1957) »

- The Other Sides - Worldwide Gold Award Hits, Volume 2 (1971) »

– Memories of Elvis (1978) »
– This Is Elvis (1981) »

- Essential Elvis (1986)

- Elvis Aron Presley – Forever (1988)

- Essential Elvis, Volume 2 – Stereo ’57 (1989)

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

- Classic Elvis (1997)

- Blues (2000)

- L’Essentiel (2001)

- 2nd To None (2003)

- 2nd To None – Silver Edition (2003)

- Elvis Forever – Limited Edition (2004)

- Hitstory (2005)

- Loving You (2005)

- Loving You (2006) - FTD »

- Something for the Girls (2014) - FTD »

– The Best of British - The RCA Years 1957-1958 (2014) - FTD »

- This is Elvis (2015) - FTD »

- Elvis' Golden Records (2015) - FTD »

 

Bootleg Releases:

- Loving You (1975) - Gold Suit Productions

- Got a Lot o’ Livin’ to Do (1976) - Pirate Records

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