Ready Teddy was written by John Mascaralo and Robert (Bumps) Blackwell and originally recorded by Little Richard in 1956. His recording (Specialty 579) peaked at #44 on Billboard's Top 100 chart and number one on the rhythm & blues chart.
Elvis recorded Ready Teddy on September 3, 1956, at Radio Recorders. Take #27 is the master. Ready Teddy was sung on Elvis's first Ed Sullivan Show appearance (September 9, 1956) and it proved to be one of his most frequently performed songs in the 1950s.
Ready, set, go man, go
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