Slippin' and Slidin' - John Lennon
A bit of killer Rock and Roll from JL playing Little Richard's classic R&B/rock 'n' roll song. But where does it come from?
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The song is credited to Little Richard, Edwin Bocage, Al Collins, and James Smith. Al Collins first recorded "I Got the Blues for You" in 1955.
Al Collins- I Got the Blues for You
Eddie Bo wrote new lyrics and adapted the song in 1956 under the name "I'm Wise". Bo's recording was released by the Apollo label.
Eddie Bo - I'm Wise
Richard recorded it the same year, and changed the title to "Slippin' and Slidin'".
Little Richard - Slippin' and Slidin
His version is on his first album, Here's Little Richard. He recorded several versions for Specialty until the February, 1956 version was chosen as the B-side to "Long Tall Sally". Richard re-recorded the song for Vee Jay in 1964 and Modern in 1965. Another version appeared on a Modern single, #1030, believed to be a studio leftover from Vee Jay. "Slippin' and Slidin'" was the title of a song written by Maxwell Davis and performed by Calvin Boze and His All Stars, and released in May 1951 by Aladdin Records
Calvin Boze and His All Stars - Slippin and Slidin