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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:51 PM
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My gal is red hot, your gal ain't doodely squat, YEAH!
I got a gal
Six feet four
Sleeps in the kitchen
With her feets out the door, YEAH!
My gal is red hot,
Your gal ain't doodely squat
Well she ain't got money
But man, she's really got a lot



"Robert Gordon, Rockabilly Bad Boy"

http://www.rockabilly.nl/artists/rgordon.htm

Robert Gordon grew up in Washington, D.C. to the rockabilly rock & roll sounds of Billy Lee Riley, Sanford Clark, Gene Vincent, Carl Perkins, Warren Smith and Eddie Cochran. He was affected by their vocal energy - and by the way they lived and looked like they sounded. Link Wray was another of Roberts early heros. "The first time I saw Link was on a rock & roll show at Glen Echo Amusement Park outside of Washington in 1961. He was great. When we started to record I told Richard Gottehrer, my producer, about Links guitar style. Richard got in touch with him. Link agreed to come to New York. Not only did he play on several of my albums, but he also played with me live on stage. Links from the Washington area too. We have a lot in common." I once asked Robert, "How did you relate to the 1960s?" "I didnt," he said.

He relates to rock & roll songs sung great. Thats what he does; he sings about the basic rock & roll emotions, like love, and hurt, with absolute conviction.





His first big hit is, as the song says, "red hot". Its about kissin in the dark, being loved just right, and missing you. Its also about Robert Gordon being exactly what he is. He told me, "Im not trying to recreate something. This is how I feel." Im glad he feels that way because when I listen to him sing I feel that way too.

I saw Robert for the first time in the mid 70's when late one night I wandered into Maxs for a beer. I was immediately taken with the surly intensity with which he delivered his vocals, and with his lean, short-haired look. Onstage, he created a mood that came as much from his neo-rock & roll attitude as it did from the songs he sang. Offstage, he was the same person as he was onstage. Robert has believed in rock & roll since he started singing it when he was fifteen. Today he still shows that rock & roll can see us all through and that when rock & roll is great it makes you feel real good.

Richard Robinson, 1977

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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:52 PM
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1. The original "Red Hot" dates back to the 1950s.
Billy "The Kid" Emerson first waxed it as an R&B rocker circa 1953, and Billy Lee Riley turned it into a scorching rockabilly number in 1957.
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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:07 PM
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3. You betcha, and my copy of Riley's version is on this box set:


:toast:
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:26 PM
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5. I have that box, too!
And back when my CD burner still worked, I created a 5-disc set that I called (cleverly enough), LOUD, FAST & OUT OF CONTROL: THE SEQUEL!
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:55 PM
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2. Oh, yeah???
Some people say my girl
Is made out of mud
My girl's made
Out of blubber and blood
Blubber and blod
And meat and fat
If she falls on you
You'll be flat

She weighs 16 tons...

Saint Peter don't you call her
Cuz she'll be late
She can't fit through
That pearly gate.

She was born one morning
And the sun didn't shine
She picked up her shovel
And she started to dine...
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:07 PM
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4. My crotch is red hot since I spent the night with your gal
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