Words & Music:
You'll never know
What heaven means
Until you've been down to New Orleans
You ain't been livin' till you cuddle and coo
With some black-eyed baby by de old bayou
You've never seen
You've never seen those Cupid doll queens
Like they got 'em in New Orleans
And, ooh, they love you like no-one can
It makes you awful glad that you were born a man.
If-if-if you ain't been there
Then you ain't been nowhere
The livin's lazy and the lovin's fine
If you feel low down
So help me Hannah
You should lose the blues in Loui-si-i-si-ana.
Get the lead
Get the lead out of your jeans
And hot foot it down, hot foot down to where?
Louisiana baby tells you stay awhile
Live it up, love it up, southern style
Way down in New New Orleans.
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I love all the King Creole album (except Steadfast, Loyal and True) and New Orleans is a dynamite performance!
Great gutsy blues, with just a hint of jazz that keeps the flavor of the film.
How could Tepper/Bennett write such a great song and why didn't they do that more often? No Elvis impersonator can sing like this. Unbelievable.
I first heard this on my "King Creole", Volume 1, 45 RPM Extended Play Record. It fits perfectly into the movie and was really rather unique and different for it's time. I like it, plain and simple; a decent movie soundtrack song, compared to the crap that was to happen during the 1960's.
Not my most favourite song from King Creole, as it doesn't sit entirely comfortably with me as much as it should.
It is gutsy, jazzy and bluesy and although probably my 6th favorite on the album, such is the standard is still worth 4 stars.
This is such a magnificent, catchy, fun, underrated and overlooked song and it's easily one of my most favorite Elvis movie songs.
Elvis sings this jazzy, bluesy piece perfectly. An underrated gem from a soundtrack LP that oftens seems to get overlooked. This was not only one of his best soundtrack LP's, but one heck of an LP period.
A true Elvis classic in every way & great film 10 stars.
A fantastic song from a fantastic Album. Blues and Rap in under 2 minutes. way ahead of his time!!!!
Great bluesy and moody tune from an excellent movie, wonderful soundrack too.
An all time favourite performance from Elvis! Somehow overshadowed by the other truly classics, King Creole, Hard Headed Woman and Trouble from the same soundtrack! I've made myself a looped version running 2:45. Great!
Imagine Elvis doing this one (well rehearsed of course) in a 70's concert down in New Orleans...;-) I know, stupid "what if situation". But, Joe Guercio sure would have done the dixieland job for him. Well, one of my favourites from the 50's. Favourite movie after all.
Great song. I love it! Not just another movie song. Jazzy, bluesy, underrated.
Being a guy named Danny who was born and still live in New Orleans, you might guess that this is a huge favorate, and it is! This was certainly a time when Elvis really could do no wrong. Great movie, great song, great scene in the movie when he sings it. I would have loved to have heard him dig into this song again in 1968 the way he did with Trouble. A great track!
This song is also a kind of rap song. So again, Elvis was the first rapper! :-) Anyway, a great song that indeed is very underrated. I like that song.
Although far from being my favorite, I really like this song & the way he sings it. Probably due to the fact that I love Dixieland & I love New Orleans. It all fits together & fits well with Elvis. And he could do this in later life. He would have figured out a way. I wish he would have done more like this.
Fabulous - Jazzy & blusesy. The King unfort never sang this type of song again. I dont think he could have pulled this song off in his later years.
I really like this song with its jazzy feeling. Great song from a movie with a lot of great songs.
A fantastic song from an equally performed movie. It shows how versatile Elvis was from the very beginning. He could perform in any style, rhythm and voice level. Just straight forward or emotional. Whether one likes this type of music or not, one has to admit he had it all.
To me it's a movie song, period. It did fit well in King Creole indeed but I seldom listen to it...
This is an extremely underrated Elvis song, another of those only known to the fans tracks.The song is very Jazz orientated with a good measure of blues.Elvis' voice is remarkable on this, what a classic session this was.
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