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Swallows one of the best groups of the 50s
This song makes Wynonie Harris, Big Moose Jackson, and Todd Rhodes seem like children nursery rhymes compared to this. But pretty catchy
Can't even put in a comment about a great song and group without bashing white people. I personally have a large collection of 40's and 50's blues, blues shouters, jump blues, r and b. To get really into this music listen to Matt the Cat. Each week a new program and it's called Juke In the Back. Free. Find it at MATTTHECAT.COM or JUKEINTHEBACK.ORG. No negativity here just great 40's and 50's r and b!!
"She wraps all around me like a rubber band"holy shit i just realized what that meant, i thought he was talking about hugs :(
Rock n Roll
These people had it right. No one was trying to mascaraed as a different gender, and if they did no one would respect that. Because it deserves no respect !
No no...trailers are for poor fuckers like you that haven't the back or the brain to buy themselves a great big house like the one I live in. And you are very much wrong about what people found acceptable in the 1950s...Hell it wasn't even acceptable in the 1980s. I suggest you get a job and move out of your mothers trailer... She got bills to pay Jimaboo,,, she cant turn no tricks when your sittin on the couch all day dressing up like a lady.
Back to your trailer Jakie. You have no clue about what was known and/or accepted then and there.We'll add that to the long list of stuff you have no clue about.
1951...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe the first Doo Woop rock!!
think I was 16........ summer job away from home....... in the mountains.... LOTS of young folks from the city.... get HIP or get lost, brother!
Anyone notice " pPe " is in the link? LMAO! "It ain't the peepee it's the motion... "
Maria Muldaur did a version of this, oddly enough.
How is the understated guitar? NTB, Some blistering licks in there.
The only version of this song I ever knew was Maria Muldaur
Southside Johnny also a version
I wasn't aware that they had gay songs in the 50s.
This is clearly about a girl
They sound a bit like the checkers.
Kevin is right the swallows
its weird to hear old music that is kinda dirty I always picture those times as being all clean cut and prude and stuff.. but I guess obviously no matter what time it is everyone has sex lol.
I thought the same thing
They were just as bad, if not worse! Better is more fitting though:)
This is nothing. Listen to Lucille Bogan singing Shave Me Dry. from the 20's.
Bom demais. maneco - Porto Alegre-RS -Brasil.
1:50 - on is rockin' - especially at the end when they 'harmonize'!
The Bigger they Cum, the Harder they Fall!!
Hehehe. son't be surprised, folks. Every here is a product of sex. People have always been dirty!
I kinda like it! Needs to be cut kinda '40's Punk style.
"The Swallows", that's a funny name. To anyone that doesn't know what "swallow" means, it means that someone is sucking someone else's "joy-stick".
When the Swallows formed, there was a big fad for birds' names for groups--besides the Swallows, you had the Crows, the Orioles, the Cardinals, the Ravens, the Larks, others.
Thank you for explaining innuendo. I was confused. Can we work on shapes tomorrow?
No, they meant the bird.
It could mean what you just said, but I think that the band used the name differently.
Or it's a reference to birds... you know, the ones called Swallows.
Needs to be in Fallout 5
Butcher pete parts 1 and 2 were in fallout 3 and 4, their story songs about this womanizer/rapist that fucks an entire town
why? Just live life in reality. Get yourself a bitch & fuck that bitch hard & dirty like they want it.
I was 11 when I first heard this song. Some tiny thing in my young brain told me they were talking bout some stuff lol. So while the song is playing I ask my grandmother "grandma , what are they talking about?" She paused then replied, "they talkin about cuttin meat" and left it at that. I knew she was lying...😂 Oh the good times...
Rude song about fat girls with meat on them
You literally copied this comment from Velz Spells. Seriously? We're doing this on TVclip now?"I first heard this song when I was 11 (only pushing 30...thankfully my grandmother played old music) this song sounded so good but I was curious as to what they were talking about. I'm like "grandma, what are they talking about?" She looked at me for a minute and replied "they're talkin bout cuttin meat" Years later I know that's not the case..lol. wonderful song nonetheless!"
more like "tenderizing"....
na ja whatever makes you feel poetical
late nite gin mill music mostly gone lucky somebody saved it rix tattersall
Capt. Larry I thank you for shedding some light on this for me. I didn't get why people called this "pre-Doo-Wop" music.
This is a wonderful period where jazz influences ( in guitar solo), blues, and the vocal harmonies that typified late 40's vocal groups, but would soon morph into do-wop all appear together. Far more than a novelty record.. this is an historical document of the emergence of rock and roll.
Excellent comment. I can only add that I love the bass line in this.
Had this on 78.. got it in a second hand store in San Francisco's Fillmore District in 1969... before the rich white folks in near by Pacific Heights conspired to have the whole neighborhood middle class black property owners destroyed in a Fake Redevelopment Scheme . Anyway.. this record is a great example of Early Rock and Roll, laying down the emergence of the Guitar as a predominant instrument. The terms Rythym and Blues was most often used, but Rock and Roll was also used in this time period.
Classic,Beach music at it's best.Truly a shaggers delight.From the grand strand to the crystal coast this remains a beach music hall of fame classic!
the bigger they come the harder they fall ...lol
THESE GUYS MAKE WYONNIE HARRIS' BAWDY DITTIES SOUND AN INNOCENT SHIRLEY TEMPLE TUNE!!!!
ABSOLUTELY "GAY"-SUGGESTIVE TITLE FOR A GROUP; *BLEECCHH*!!!
Yeah, their defiantly gay, especially when they're singing a song about how much they enjoy having sex with women
A swallow is a bird,you were born in 68 you should kniow that...or maybe you should get your brain out of the homophobic gutter.
Things don't mean now what they meant back in 1951. Back then, even the word "gay" meant "happy."
+Atomank68 more to do with all the vocal r&b groups being named after birds trend. i detect a phobic preoccupation... that's the real bleecchh!! plus a hefty yawn...
I used to frequently hear Maria Muldaur's version of this song on the radio in the early '70s, and in retrospect I believe the lyrics are a better fit (so to speak) for a woman to sing than a man, yes?
She does it with passion and the swallows are just doing it as hooker might, it's just a job, or an electronic percussion muzac. Reading lyrics flat tone is not singing.
+Atomank68 Maria Muldaur is the BEST! And if you think Beyonce is better you CRAYCRAY!Now as Michael would say just BEAT IT! BEAT IT!
Yes absolutely MARIA MULDAUR IS THE BEST OF THE BEST, but this Swallows version from 1951 isn't exactly chicken liver. Can some both second this emotion or even 3rd it? Maybe I can get 5 "likes" it's a big World of 7 billion people after all!
@hebneh I like Maria's version just fine haha
The Bigger they come, the hard they fall WTH that sounds like sex talk XD
No it's "The Bigger They Come, the Harder They Ball," which is even sexier
+Abby Pegg dude " the bigger they come...the harder they fall" part just dawned on me last year. Gracious I'm slow
Yeaaah um dude the entire song is about sex
Happy Valentine's Day, folks!
does da angle of the dangle equal the heat of the meat?
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes knew about this in the '70's and included it on their first album Always wondered where it originally came from. Thanx!
Didn't know that. Thanks.
@Mark Byers opps maria muldaur
bonnie raitt did it in early 70s
love this track
"The SWALLOWS" ...A little more wordplay??
@John C Shut up and rock, you big ol' fool.
No, "The Swallows" was in line with all the other "bird groups" of the time, like the Orioles, Larks, Cardinals, Ravens, etc. The Swallows typically had a sentimental ballad on one side of each of their records, then a raunchy up-tempo novelty song (like this one) on the other side.
How cool. Can't reinvent passion and sensuality.
Did the BBC play it...!?!?!?
Wasn't a hit in the UK.
that's great no ?
I first heard this song when I was 11 (only pushing 30...thankfully my grandmother played old music) this song sounded so good but I was curious as to what they were talking about. I'm like "grandma, what are they talking about?" She looked at me for a minute and replied "they're talkin bout cuttin meat" Years later I know that's not the case..lol. wonderful song nonetheless!
Vocal remarquable !
I'm going to ask my great-grandparents if they know this song. This should be interesting.
I believe "Glover-Mann," the listed writers, were Henry Glover, King Records producer of many artists (among them were Hank Ballard & The Midnighters, of the "Annie" series), and his boss, "Lois Mann"-a pseudonym for King Records Owner Syd Nathan. Of course Nathan got cut in on both writing and publishing-he owned 100% of the publishing house, Cincinnati's legendary Dynatone Music, the publisher of 95% of King's releases.
woodpecker pecking at my front door
The crazy ones brought me here!
The Swallows are just one of the top singing groups that came out in the early 1950's, this up tempo jump blues record is my favorite jump blues record from the Swallows.
What's that mean?
The Spits drool!!!
I was thinking the same thing! LOL
Love it! Quite a different version from Maria Muldaur's!
it's what comes out haha
best song for lindy hop beginners... swing baby!
Lyrics like this were "hidden" in good dance songs. Who listened to the words anyway?
classic song :-)
the spits rule!!![
i remember this as a teen
I just can't help myself this is the Swallows best uptempo record, their just fucking GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is what I call one great Jump Blues record it doesn't get any better than this.
better than "The Spits"hem
Um, I love this! I have to have it (so to speak) - thanks for posting!!!!
@johnnybgood862003 Nope. The Flamingos were a different group.
Should a band that sing songs like that realy call themselves "the swallows"?
@KlekaBarraqe When they said "Daddy" and "little girl", this sounds very wrong somehow. Two names: Chuck Berry and Gary Glitter. Actually, add Bill Wyman and Jerry Lee Lewis to that list, at least.
This is where Maria Muldaur got her version of the song from. Of course it got more airplay for her. Things had gotten a lot more permissive in the 20 years or so that passed between these two versions. The Swallows' version is definitely "The Real Thing," speaking of which, check out The Spiders' song, "The Real Thing." It's in that same early '50s risque vein as this song, "Sixty Minute Man" and Hank Ballard's "Annie" series.
'Tain't the size o' the boat, but the motion of the ocean!
Sad how us whites treated the blacks this way.
Know and dig the side...but seeing that label alone makes it worth another few spins...5*****
@KlekaBarraqe You need to listen to some Robert Johnson!
This and 60 Minute Man by the Dominoes goes hand in hand!!! Filth!!! I ' I say Filth!!!
Didn't the Swallows become the Flamingos?
Why won`t TVclip allow me to press "Thumbs Up" a Million times ! ?DAMN YOU TVclip ! ! !
@KlekaBarraqe All the songs with "suggestive" lyrics were banned from the radio.
@vaironxxrd Ohh, NOW I get it. Thanks for clearing that up.
@altstic Hey you rock
Hard to believe something so dirty came so early...totally against the 50's stereotypes
Im sorry to mess this up but there is some Irony here,It aint the "Meat" it's the motion and theyr name "THE swallows"I mean combine it.Swallow The meat.IF you dont get what i mean Go search meat in urban dictionary
eeeehh...did I hear an electric guitar here?..the Solo
eeeehh....did I hear an Electric Guitar ...the solo.
Well, what's not to love 'bout this track...10 outta 10.