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Clambake

COVERED BY ELVIS

Clambake


recording date elvis: wednesday 22 february ( 1967 ) ; studio
first release: on audio album clambake ( november 1967 )
label: rca victor
catalog number: lsp 3893

originally by: Henry Whitter ( harmonica solo )


recording year: 1924
originally written by: weisman;wayne
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Born: April 6, 1892
Died: November 17, 1941
Country: United States

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There can be little doubt that the chorus of this number is a simple rewrite of the traditional "Shortnin' Bread". Whitter recorded for the OKeh and Victor labels. The original title, "Shortnin' Bread" appears in numerous forms, including "Shortenin'" and "Shortening" and "Saltin'"; one recording lists it as "Salt Rising Bread". Indeed, there seems to be utter confusion about the origins of the song.
In any case, Henry Whitter's harmonica solo version of "Shortenin' Bread" was issued as a medley with "Hop Out Ladies" on the B-side of OKeh 40064, with "Tippy Two Step Blues" as the A-side. The numbers were recorded on 26 February, 1924. "Shortenin' Bread" makes up just the last few seconds of the track and its similarity to the tune generally known by that name is vague at best.


Shortnin' Bread
performed by:
Henry Whitter

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Clambake
performed by: Elvis Presley

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