Elvis records “Shake Rattle And Roll” and “Lawdy, Miss Clawdy” at RCA Studios in New York from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

RCA Studio 1 – New York

Producer: Steve Sholes

Engineer: Ernie Ulrich

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Elvis Presley; Scotty Moore; Bill Black;

DJ. fountain

Guitar: Scotty Moore (Shake Rattle & Roll – overdubs)

Bass: Bill Black

Drums: D.J. fountain

Piano: Shorty Long

Lawdy Miss Clawdy G2WB 1293-10

Shake Rattle & Roll G2WB 1294-12

Shake Rattle & Roll (Backup Vocal Overdub) G2WB 1294

It’s obvious from these early takes, that Elvis wanted to start the song with different lyrics than Bill Haley’s.

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And Elvis uses the suggestive lyrics in take 8:

“…I’m like a one-eyed cat peeping in a seafood store, well, I can look at you and tell you ain’t no child no more

 “…you wear those dresses…sun comes shining thru

Source: Claude Francisci

Information provided by Elvis Shop Argentina


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