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Rip It Up

COVERED BY ELVIS

rip it up
ready teddy


recording date elvis: Monday 3 september 1956
first release: on audio album elvis ( october 1956 )
label: rca victor
catalog number: lpm 1382


originally by: Little Richard and His Band

year: june 1956
originally written by: Robert Blackwell,John Marascalco
catalognumber: xsp 579 45
label: specialty

Real name:
Richard Wayne Penniman
Born: December 5, 1932
Country: United States




Little Richard was born Richard Penniman on 5 December, 1932, in Macon, Georgia. in 1947 he was spotted by Sister Rosetta Tharpe when he was singing as a warm-up act prior to her concert at Macon City Auditorium. She invited him to sing during the concert. In late 1951 and early 1952 he recorded eight tracks for RCA Victor, but these enjoyed little success and he moved to Peacock Records, recording a further eight numbers with a group he called The Tempo Toppers. Again, success eluded him, so in 1955 he sent some demo recordings to Specialty Records. On 14 September 1955, Little Richard recorded his original version of "Tutti Frutti" for Specialty, which was released as a single in November 1955 and became an instant hit. Hit after hit followed on both sides of the Atlantic, including "Rip It Up," which was recorded by Little Richard on 9 May, 1956, and released as one side of his Specialty SP-579 single, the other side being "Ready Teddy." What a combination! His chart success faded in the early 1960s, but Little Richard's frantic, raucous style is still remembered and he remains one of Rock'n'Roll's true originals.
Elvis covered no less than four Little Richard originals in 1956. In addition to "Rip It Up," see also "Long Tall Sally," "Ready Teddy," and "Tutti Frutti."


Rip It Up
Performed by:
Little Richard


Well, it's Saturday nite and I just got paid
Fool about my money don't try to save
My heart says go, go
Have a time 'cause it's Saturday nite
And I'm feelin' fine

I'm gonna rock it up
I'm gonna rip it up
I'm gonna shake it up
I'm gonna ball it up
I'm gonna rock it up
And ball tonite

I got a date and I won't be late
Pick her up in my '88'
Shag it on down by the union hall
When the music starts jumpin'
I'll have a ball

I'm gonna rock it up
I'm gonna rip it up
I'm gonna shake it up
I'm gonna ball it up
I'm gonna rock it up
And ball tonite

Along about 10 I'll be flying high
Rocking on out into the sky
I don't care if I spend my gold
'Cause tonite I'm gonna be one happy soul

I'm gonna rock it up
I'm gonna rip it up
I'm gonna shake it up
I'm gonna ball it up
I'm gonna rock it up
And ball tonite



Rip It Up
Performed by:
Elvis Presley

'Cause it's Saturday nite and I just got paid
Fool about my money don't try to save
My heart says go, go
Have a time 'cause it's Saturday nite
Babe and I'm feelin' fine

I'm gonna rip it up
I'm gonna rock it up
I'm gonna shake it up
I'm gonna ball it up
I'm gonna rip it up
And ball tonite

I got a date and I won't be late
Pick her up in my '88'
Shag it on down to the union hall
When the music starts jumpin'
I'll have a ball

Along about 10 I'll be flying high
Rocking on out into the sky
I don't care if I spend my gold
'Cause tonite I'm gonna be one happy soul




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