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Be-Bop-A-Lula, Gene Vincent and Imelda May

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:10 pm
by allmost
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The 1956 song 'Be Bop A Lula' by Gene Vincent was an early rock classic. It is a somewhat odd lyric and its writing seems a bit of a mystery. It may have started as 'Bebopper Lulu' inspired by the then popular cartoon girl character 'Little Lulu' and a bebop rock lyric more like the same-year song 'Long Tall Sally' than the 'Tutti Frutti' song it became ?

Be Bop A Lula, by Gene Vincent - 1956

Well, Be Bop A Lula she's my baby 
Be Bop A Lula I don't mean maybe 
Be Bop A Lula she's my baby 
Be Bop A Lula I don't mean maybe 
Be Bop A Lula she's my baby doll, my baby doll, my baby doll. 

Well, she's the gal in the red blue jeans 
She's the queen of all the teens 
She's the woman that I know 
She's the woman that loves me so.
Be Bop A Lula she's my baby 
Be Bop A Lula I don't mean maybe
Be Bop A Lula she's my baby doll, my baby doll, my baby doll. 

Well, now she's the woman that's got that beat 
She's the woman with the flyin' feet 
She's the woman that walks around the store 
She's the woman that yells more, more, more, more. 
Be Bop A Lula she's my baby 
Be Bop A Lula I don't mean maybe
Be Bop A Lula she's my baby doll, my baby doll, my baby doll. 

Well, Be Bop A Lula she's my baby 
Be Bop A Lula I don't mean maybe 
Be Bop A Lula she's my baby 
Be Bop A Lula I don't mean maybe 
Be Bop A Lula she's my baby doll, my baby doll, my baby doll. 

You can watch Gene Vincent sing this live below, though his original recording maybe sounded a bit better.



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Re: Be-Bop-A-Lula, Gene Vincent and Imelda May

PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:30 pm
by GrimDad
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Yes a very good Gene Vincent early rock song. A very good modern rock-jazz singer is Imelda May who you can see below. I was dancing jive to jazz quite like this, though with more brass, in the 1960's ;

Johnny Got A Boom Boom, Imelda May (2009, Love Tattoo)



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Re: Be-Bop-A-Lula, Gene Vincent and Imelda May

PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:37 pm
by allmost
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For another Imelda May song 'Inside Out' 2011 with more brass ;



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