Mean Woman Blues

"Mean Woman Blues" is a 12-bar blues song written by Claude Demetrius. It was recorded by Elvis Presley as part of the soundtrack for his 1957 motion picture, Loving You. Presley also released the song on Side 2 of a four-song EP record. The Elvis Presley version of "Mean Woman Blues" went to #11 on the R&B charts.[1]

In 1963, the song was recorded with "Blue Bayou" as a 45rpm single by Roy Orbison that went to #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 music charts.

Jerry Lee Lewis made his version of the song in the live album Live at the Star Club, Hamburg. He also recorded it in 1957 and this was the b-side to the UK release of his hit "Great Balls of Fire." Jerry Lee's version differed a lot lyrically to the Claude de Metrius composition. Roy Orbison's version used the lyrics from the Lewis version.

Jay and the Americans released a cover version of the song on their 1969 album, Sands of Time.

Although the song was written in the mid-1950s, many similarly titled though different songs with the same theme had emerged decades previously. These include "Jimmie's Mean Mama Blues," a Jimmie Rodgers composition covered also by Bob Wills, Moon Mullican's "Mean Mama Blues," and Ernest Tubb's "Mean Mama Blues."

References

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 467. 

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Kind Hearted Woman Blues — Infobox Song Name = Kind Hearted Woman Blues Cover size = Border = yes Caption = Artist = Robert Johnson Album = A side = Terraplane Blues B side = Kind Hearted Woman Blues Released = Start date|1937|03 Format = 78 rpm Recorded = San Antonio,… …   Wikipedia

  • Kind Hearted Woman Blues — Robert Johnson Veröffentlichung 1937 Länge Take 1: 2 min 49 sec; Take 2: 2 min 31 sec Genre(s) Blues, Delta Blues …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mean Old World — Single by T Bone Walker B side I Got a Break, Baby Released …   Wikipedia

  • Blues (álbum) — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Blues Álbum recopilatorio de Eric Clapton Publicación 27 de julio de 1999 Género(s) …   Wikipedia Español

  • Blues to the Bone — Studioalbum von Etta James Veröffentlichung 2004 Aufnahme 2004 Label …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mean Street — Infobox Single | Name = Mean Street Type = Single Artist = Van Halen Released = 1981 Recorded = 1981 Genre = Hard rock Heavy metal Length = 5:01 Label = Warner Bros. Records Producer = Reviews = | Last album = And The Cradle Will Rock... (1980)… …   Wikipedia

  • The Blues Brothers — This article is about the band. For the film, see The Blues Brothers (film). For other uses, see Blues Brothers (disambiguation). The Blues Brothers Elwood and Jake Blues and the Bluesmobile Background information …   Wikipedia

  • It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing (album) — It Don t Mean a Thing If It Ain t Got that Swing Studio album by Duke Ellington Teresa Brewer Released …   Wikipedia

  • Nina Simone Sings the Blues — Studio album by Nina Simone Released 1967 Recorded RCA Vic …   Wikipedia

  • The Blues (Eric Clapton album) — Infobox Album | Name = The Blues Type = Compilation album Artist = Eric Clapton | Released = July 27, 1999 Recorded = Genre = Blues rock Length = 1:26:08 Label = Polygram Producer = Reviews = Last album = Pilgrim (1998) This album = The Blues… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.