“Slippin ‘and Slidin’ “, song written by Ray Penniman (Little Richards), was recorded by Billy Crash Cradock for the ABC Records label, in October 1972, at 1972 Woodland Sound Studio, 1011 Woodland St., Nashville, TN. Recording session for the album, Billy Crash, was accompanied by: Billy Sanford, James Colvard, Pete Wade, Jerry Shook, Bob Millsap, Chip Young, Lloyd Green, Kelso Herston, Tommy Allsup, Bob Moore, Donald Smith, Buddy Harman, William Ackerman, Hargus Pig Robbins, Larry Butler, Buddy Spicher, Jim Buchanan Sammy Dodge and The Nashville Edition. With the production by Ron Chancey, the song was released in May 1973, on July 28, 1973, peaking at # 14 on The charts of US Hot Country Songs, and remaining a total of 11 weeks on the charts. On the charts of Canadian RPM Country Tracks, it reached at number # 13.
The song was featured on Billy Crash’s fifth studio album, Mr. Country Rock (ABC Records 1973), the album was released in March 1973, and on December 15, 1973, peaked at # 20 on the US Top Country Albums, and remaining a total of 12 weeks on the charts.
About the song:
“Slippin ‘and Slidin’ (Peepin ‘and Hidin’)” is a R&B / rock ‘n’ roll song performed by Little Richard. The song is credited to Little Richard, Edwin Bocage (Eddie Bo), Al Collins, and James Smith.
Al Collins first recorded “I Got the Blues for You” in 1955. 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. Little Richard recorded it the same year, and changed the title to “Slippin ‘and Slidin’”. His version is on his first album, Here’s Little Richard. I have 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 (live). 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. The song was described as “an engaging set of novelty lyrics, while combo puts down a swingy, medium shuffle”. Over a year earlier, this song had been recorded by Gene Phillips — Jack McVea, and released on Modern. It was a fast blues with Phillips delivering in a Louis Jordan-like style. A version by J. Lewis and Trio was released on Atlantic Records in early 1951.
Little Richard and His Band 1956 (Specialty)
Dickie Pride 1959 (Columbia)
Paul Evans 1960 (Guaranteed)
Mickey Gilley & His Rockin ‘Piano 1961 (Lynn)
Wanda Jackson 1961 (Capitol)
Buddy Holly 1963 (Coral)
Sleepy LaBeef 1979 (Auvi)
Carl Perkins 1984 (Warwick)
Jerry Lee Lewis 1986 (Mercury)
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