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Q: Little Red Riding Hood song, part 2 ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   3 Comments )
Subject: Little Red Riding Hood song, part 2
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Music
Asked by: 1skee-ga
List Price: $17.00
Posted: 05 Sep 2005 07:58 PDT
Expires: 05 Oct 2005 07:58 PDT
Question ID: 564457
In the late 70's I seem to recall a hit cover of Sam the Sham and the
Pharoah's song "Little Red Riding Hood". The Standells also did a nice
cover. But in my head I think I hear a somewhat fast, raucous version
of it, sounding like Peter Wolf from J Geils; I also, upon more
reflection, think it was a live version, with a rousing chorus, which
may also be why I think of Peter Wolf. I understand that it almost
certainly wasn't J Geils, at least not on any of their releases, so,
my questions are: who else (if it is not Peter Wolf) may have covered
this song, in the late
70's; and what release could I find it on? I would like to hear a
clip, if possible.

Request for Question Clarification by justaskscott-ga on 05 Sep 2005 12:02 PDT
About the right time (1981), but different country (single in the UK):

"Concrete - 999" [track 2]

It appears that they toured in America.  Perhaps the single got airplay in the USA.

Could this be the version you recall?

Request for Question Clarification by justaskscott-ga on 14 Sep 2005 16:20 PDT
Just checking in.  Do you think this might be the correct version?

Clarification of Question by 1skee-ga on 15 Sep 2005 10:29 PDT
justaskscott! Just back from out of town celebrating 30th anniversary.
Sorry for delay. I am ordering the Concrete to hear it better, but at
this point, I think, while it seems likely, I am not sure enuff to
accept as answer. How much time until we expire here?

Request for Question Clarification by justaskscott-ga on 15 Sep 2005 10:56 PDT
Still about 20 days until expiration ("Expires: 05 Oct 2005 07:58
PDT").  Don't worry; there's no hurry.

Clarification of Question by 1skee-ga on 02 Oct 2005 14:15 PDT
Dear Justaskscott,  Well, I have listened to all the versions found of
this silly, but catchy, song, and none of them is it. I am pretty sure
now, that my fevered brain just thinks Peter Wolf SHOULD have done
it... but since I like the Concrete cd a lot, let's call this one
answered by you, before it expires!
I have the Bowling for Soup version now too, which is what started this oddesey!
See you soon.
Subject: Re: Little Red Riding Hood song, part 2
Answered By: justaskscott-ga on 02 Oct 2005 20:01 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi Diane,

I'm glad that I led you to the Concrete CD, even if not to the Peter
Wolf-ish version that you recall.

- justaskscott

Search strategy --

Searched on MSN Music, Yahoo! Audio Search, and Tower Records for:

"red riding hood"

Searched on Google for:

concrete 999 "red riding hood"
1skee-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $3.00
Excellent, friendly, persistent research. Justaskscott is a gem of a researcher!

Subject: Re: Little Red Riding Hood song, part 2
From: efn-ga on 05 Sep 2005 09:33 PDT
Thanks for splitting this from your previous question.  I have not
been able to find the recording you remember.  The song was originally
written and recorded by the Big Bopper, J. P. Richardson, and hit
number 72 in December, 1958.  Aside from the original recording and
the hit cover by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs, the only cover the All
Music Guide shows is by Hellbound Hayride.  Interestingly, it is a
live recording, but it was released in 2003.  Sorry, that's all I
could find.  Perhaps someone else will be able to do better.
Subject: Re: Little Red Riding Hood song, part 2
From: plaasjapie-ga on 21 Dec 2005 12:42 PST
I think you are looking for the cover by the meteors on "Live styles
of the sick and shameless"
The song was also covered by: 999, bowling for soup, the undisputed
truth and blue jupiter.

Hope you get this
Subject: Re: Little Red Riding Hood song, part 2
From: 1skee-ga on 21 Dec 2005 13:07 PST
Dear Plaas, Oh yeah, I got it! The mysterious version I was looking
for would have been in the late 70s or early 80's. However, I went and
listened to a couple of clips from that Meteors cd, and loved it!!!
How did I miss these guys?
I Don't like not to reward someone for help here, so is there anything
I can do to give you a little payment for this great tip/answer?

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