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High Heel Sneakers

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(Higginbotham)

Information:
High Heel Sneakers was written by Robert Higginbotham and recorded by him under the name Tommy Tucker in 1964. Tucker’s recording (Checker 1067), using the title “Hi-Heel Sneakers”, reached #11 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. Other popular recordings of the song include those by Jerry Lee Lewis (Smash 1930) in 1964, Stevie Wonder (Tamla 54119) in 1965, Ramsey Lewis (Cadet 5531) in 1966, and José Feliciano (RCA 47-9641) in 1968. 

Elvis recorded High Heel Sneakers on September 11, 1967, at RCA’s Nashville Studios. Charlie McCoy played harmonica on the recording. It would be 13 years before High Heel Sneakers appeared on an album. The single release did not chart.

Lyrics:

Put on your red dress, baby, 'cause we're going out tonight, oh, yeah!
Put on your red dress, baby, 'cause we're going out tonight, yeah!
Well, I'll wear some boxing gloves in case some fool might start a fight
You know what I'm sayin'

1. Put on your hi-heel sneakers, put your wig hair on your head, oh yeah!
Put on your hi-heel sneakers, slap that wig right on your head, yeah!
Well, I'm pretty sure now baby, pretty soon you're gonna knock 'em dead

Da da da da da...

1. (repete)


Da da da da da...


Where it was released:
Released for the first time on single »
 

Singles:

- Guitar Man / High Heel Sneakers (RCA 47-9425) January 1968. Standard release. The original picture sleeve read, “Coming Soon, ELVIS’ GOLDEN RECORDS, VOLUME 4”. A month later, the sleeve was changed to read, “Ask for ELVIS’ GOLDEN RECORDS, VOLUME 4” »

- Guitar Man / High Heel Sneakers (RCA 447-0663) 1970. Gold standard series reissue.

 

LPs/CDs:

- Elvis Forever (1974) »

- Elvis - A Collectors Edition (1976) »

- Elvis in Demand (1977) »

- The Legendary Recordings of Elvis (1979) »
– Elvis Aron Presley (1980) »
- From Nashville to Memphis – The Essential 60’s Masters (1993) - box set

- Elvis Aron Presley (1998) – box set

- Tomorrow Is a Long Time (1999)

- Rhythm & Blues (2001)

- So High (2003) – FTD »

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