Mean Woman Blues

Freddy Bienstock, who was seeking songs for Elvis to record for the Hill and Range publishing catalog, commissioned H&R staff writer Claude DeMetrius to write this song for Elvis. Elvis recorded it on January 13, 1957 at Radio Recorders of Hollywood and it was used in the film "Loving You". Scotty Moore and Elvis played guitar. Bill Black was on bass and D.J. Fontana was on drums. Gordon Stoker of The Jordanaires played piano for this session and The Jordanaires provided the backing vocals. It was released in sthe summer of 1957 on an EP and on an LP, both of which were entitled "Loving You". The EP peaked at #4 on the U.S. chart and the LP hit #11. The song peaked at #11 on "Billboard" magazine's R&B singles chart and country singles chart. Some of the other artists who have recorded it are: Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbinson, Dion, Charlie Feathers, Jay and the Americans, Allman Brothers Band, Commander Cody, The Quarrymen, Spencer Davis Group and Ivory Joe Hunter.