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“Kansas Metropolis”is a rhythm and blues track written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller in 1952.

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First recorded by Little Willie Littlefield the identical yr, the track later turned a #1 hit when it was recorded by Wilbert Harrison in 1959. “Kansas Metropolis” turned one in all Leiber and Stoller’s “most recorded tunes, with greater than 300 variations,” with a number of showing within the R&B and pop report charts.

 

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Authentic track “Kansas Metropolis” was written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, two nineteen-year-old rhythm and blues followers from Los Angeles, who had their first success writing Charles Brown’s #7 R&B chart hit “Laborious Instances”.

Neither had been to Kansas Metropolis, however have been impressed by Large Joe Turner data.[3] I’m goin’ to Kansas Metropolis, Kansas Metropolis right here I come (2x) They bought a loopy approach of lovin’ there, and I’m gonna get me some I’m gonna be standing on the nook, of Twelfth Avenue and Vine (2x) With my Kansas Metropolis child, and a bottle of Kansas Metropolis wine…

By means of a connection to producer Ralph Bass, they wrote “Kansas Metropolis” particularly for West Coast blues/R&B artist Little Willie Littlefield.

There was an preliminary disagreement between the 2 writers over the track’s melody: Leiber (who wrote the lyrics) most well-liked a standard blues track, whereas Stoller needed a extra distinctive vocal line; Stoller in the end prevailed.

They taught the track to Littlefield at Maxwell Davis’ home, who organized and offered the tenor sax for the track. Littlefield recorded the track in Los Angeles in 1952, throughout his first recording session for Federal Information, a King Information subsidiary. Federal’s Ralph Bass modified the title to “Ok. C. Lovin’”, which he reportedly thought of to sound “hipper” than “Kansas Metropolis”.

Littlefield’s report had some success in components of the U.S., however it didn’t attain the nationwide chart. Wikipedia



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