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GUEST,Sidewinder Origins:That's All Right (Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup) (17) RE: Lyr Req: That's Alright Mama 28 Jan 05

For Martin :-to quote a great man "If you knew your history you would know where you're comin' from". Marty Robbins heard Elvis' regional hit of That's Allright Mama and because he was on a National label (Columbia I believe) he copied it ( look for the recording dates Elvis' was out 4-6 weeks before Martys ) and sold many more copies to have a national hit. This is confirmed in all serious volumes relating to the musical landscape of the period an was a far from unusual occurrence. Also,I think Marty himself confirmed this on several occassions.

For interested parties:- Big Boy Crudups' version is in the key of E. Whilst Elvis' is in the key of A. The only two versions worthy of consideration.



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