Saturday, January 29, 2011


Another rockin' classic written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, on their Spark label from 1954 and performed by a black gospel group, if you can believe that, letting down their hair for this one. Leiber & Stoller dubbed the group "The Honey Bears" for the handful of tunes they cut that day in the studio and then they were gone, I think forever. "Love Me" was another of the group's tunes recorded in that session, later picked up by Elvis as one of his early hits.

The tune below should correctly read "One Bad Stud". It's all in the wording.

leiber & stoller:


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Although they have been drained
of their juices
the leaves still stand up straight
in the frosty air

She runs toward the river
and finds a hole in the ice
to have a dip
while the light turns red