I thought Elias McDaniel composed "Cadillac" as recorded by the New Colony Six on 1203 and original heard here
So this B-side should be "Brand New Cadillac"?Comment by HWP696:
Chuck Berry never wrote CADILLAC!
It was Bo Diddley (Alias - Ellas Otha Bates) who wrote it and his Song is covered by The Kinks and others.
BRAND NEW CADILLAC, covered among others by The Hep Stars is written by Vince Taylor (Alias - Brian Maurice Holden)
And of course he followed this up with a song about a bent assagai. Can't say I can remember the lyrics but wonder how it played in South Africa or if it was considered racist by the BBC.Comment by RecordDragon:
So were singles pressed in the UK that contained the "Blue In The Face" lyric?
Felonious: That link you posted is only available if you subscribe to the website. Content is otherwise unavailable. If you can find a way to re-post the content to a free website, please do.Comment by Felonious:
The BBC did in 1962
"But in the UK at the time the British Broadcasting Corporation refused to play the tune until a new version was recorded which changed the lyrics to “blue in the face” — it eventually reached number 14 in the charts."