0231 Slippin’ And Slidin’ – Little Richard (1956)

Little Richard with Dick Clark and a photo of himself with The Beatles.

Little Richard with Dick Clark and a photo of himself with The Beatles.

The B-side to Long Tall Sally, Slippin’ And Sliddin’ was first recorded under the name I’m Wise by Eddie Bo in 1956. It was recorded by Little Richard the same year with it’s new title. The song was part of the repertoire of Meserybeat groups The Undertakers and Kingsize Taylor and The Dominos. A live version by Kingsize Taylor and The Dominos was recorded at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany and later released on the album Live Im Star-Club Hamburg Volume 2.

English singer Dickie Pride covered the song in 1959 and released it as a single. Paul McCartney like Dickie Pride and later said “Dickie Pride was great”. Buddy Holly also covered the song and both versions appeared on John Lennon’s 1965 jukebox. The Bealtes played the song during the Let It Be sessions in 1969. John Lennon would record his own version in 1975 for his Rock ‘n’ Roll album. He also performed the song on the TV special Salute To Sir Lew – The Master Showman in 1975.

Now Hear This : Slippin’ And Slidin’ – John Lennon (1975)
Slippin’ And Slidin’ – Kingsize Taylor and The Dominos (1979)