I've heard many a person mostly religious complain about how wrong it is, and I most certainly do not want to see another one of those. Lets rock, everybody, lets rock. Elvis and 12 other recruits were soon taken by bus to Kennedy Veterans Memorial Hospital and inducted into the U. Let's enjoy the song for what it is - a great rock tune with lyrics about some strange happenings in jail. In the Leiber and Stoller autobiography Hound Dog, written with David Ritz, Leiber explained he was originally supposed to play the role in the movie because the casting director thought he looked more like a piano player than Stoller. Also, forceable rape in prison is also disturbing. This software was developed by John Logue.
The single was released in September 1957 and reached 1 on October 21. If you could, then the Menendez brothers would have consummated their marraiges by now. You should've heard those knocked out jailbirds sing. How is that not a reference to prison sex? If you can't find a partner use a wooden chair. Everybody in the whole cell block Was dancin to the jailhouse rock. All musical material is re-recorded and does not use in any form the original music or original vocals or any feature of the original recording. When Leiber and Stoller wrote it, the film was titled Ghost of a Chance.
Just played it and was amazed to hear the similarities, particular the guitar riff. Is it just me, or did he sing this when he ws in The Heff Beck Group. People always look for sex in 40's and 50's lyrics when it's just not there. Everybody in the whole cell block Was dancin to the jailhouse rock. The chords provided are my interpretation and their accuracy is not guaranteed. Presley is one of the most celebrated and influential musicians of the 20th century.
Shifty Henry said to bugs, for heavens sake, No ones lookin, now's our chance to make a break. Lets rock, everybody, lets rock. The recording session was held to record songs for Elvis' upcoming Christmas album and was the only song recorded that didn't have a holiday theme. Would have been better if done in a studio, but it still rocks!! Commercially successful in many genres, including pop, country, blues, and gospel, he is the best-selling solo artist in the history of recorded music. The band was jumpin and the joint began to swing. Bugsy turned to shifty and he said, nix nix, I wanna stick around a while and get my kicks.
How the heck would you have sex in prison? Presley is one of the most celebrated and influential. I thought you were talking about men having sex and then saying what's even more disturbing, and thus saying that men having sex was disturbing. With a series of successful network television appearances and chart-topping records, he became the leading figure of the newly popular sound of rock and roll. Look at his hand motion in the song in the film. Years of prescription drug abuse severely compromised his health, and he died suddenly in 1977 at his Graceland estate at the age of 42.
If you can't find a partner use a wooden chair. Do you remember this one, the song and the movie? Without permission, all uses other than home and private use are forbidden. The warden said, hey, buddy, don't you be no square. We threw it in the corner with the tourist magazines that you get in hotels. Jailhouse Rock Recorded by Elvis Presley written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller C The warden threw a party in the county jail The prison band was there and they began to wail The band was jumping and the joint began to swing C7 You should've heard those knocked out jailbirds sing F C Let's rock everybody let's rock G7 F Everybody in the whole cell block C Was dancing to the Jailhouse Rock C Spider Murphy played the tenor saxophone Little Joe was blowing on the slide trombone The drummer boy from Illinois went crash boom bang C7 The whole rhythm section was the Purple Gang Repeat 2 C Number forty seven said to number three You're the cutest jailbird I ever did see I sure would be delighted with your company C7 Come on and do the Jailhouse Rock with me Repeat 2 C The sad sack was a sitting on a block of stone Way over in the corner weeping all alone The warden said hey buddy don't you be no square C7 If you can't find a partner use a wooden chair Repeat 2 C Shifty Henry said to Bugs for heaven's sake No one's looking nows our chance to make a break Bugs turned to Shifty and he said nix nix C7 I wanna stick around a while and get my kicks Repeat 2 banner2.
This was common practice and Lieber and Stoller were good at it, unfortunately, many original artists got no credit or had to fight for any if at all. These were his last concerts of the 1950s; four months later on March 24th, 1958 he entered the U. That's not disturbing to you? It's one of his last tough songs. Typically, if you're using a wooden chair in prison as a sex partner, you're most likely being raped by prisoners with the chair. Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley was a pioneer of rockabilly, an uptempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country music and rhythm and blues.
The tune is catchy, among my favorite early songs by the King. Any fool can do that. If you can't find a partner to dance with, dance with a wooden chair. It's a hard-rock kind of cover, and if i remember some of his hard-rock songs were ones he did with the Jeff beck Group. We were having a ball in New York, going to the theatre, going to jazz clubs to hear Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk, doing a lot of drinking. Everybody in the whole cell block Was dancin to the jailhouse rock.