Written by
Bob Stumpel

October 15

Swanee River Rock (Talkin’ ‘Bout That River)

'58 LC NewportAlbum 1953 - 1960 PureAlbum 1958 Yes IndeedUnreleased

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7 October 1957

Single (A): Atlantic 1154, August 1957 b/w I Want A Little Girl.
Compilation (studio and Newport versions): Pure Genius, Atlantic/WEA, 20 September 2005.

Recorded on 28 May 1957 in New York with Joe Bridgewater, Ricky Harper – tp; David Newman – as, ts; Emmett Dennis – bs; William Peeples – d; Edgar Willis – b. Mary Ann Fisher, The Cookies – background vocals.

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Amsterdam News, Nov. ’57.

The song was also recorded at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1958. It was not included in the eponymous live album, but – in an edited form – was added to the Yes Indeed elpee.

According to concert souvenir booklets from the late Sixties, this number was also part of the live repertoire at that time, but no recordings with the band from this period have surfaced.

’58 LC Newport – Original unreleased; edited version on album Yes Indeed, Atlantic 8025, October 1958.
’86 TV Fats (with Jerry Lee Lewis & Fats Domino ) – Released

Studio 1957 / Newport 1958 (edited):


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