Who Sang Jim Dandy? LaVern Baker

LaVern Baker Lavern Baker cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1957
Genre: Rock Blues Pop
Style: Rhythm & Blues/Rock & Roll
length: 2:13
producer: Jerry Wexler and Ahmet Ertegun
vocal: LaVern Baker
other instruments: [unknown]
lead vocals: LaVern Baker
background vocals: The Gliders
Some other versions of "Jim Dandy"

Lyrics
Jim Dandy
LaVern Baker & the Gliders

Peaked #17 on December 29,1956
#4990 for the Top5000 of the Rock Era (55-94)
Black Oak Arkansas Peaked #25 on February 16,1974

Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!

I was sitting on a mountain top.
30,000 feet to drop.
Tied me on a runaway horse
Uh huh, that's right, of course.
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!

One day, I met a girl named Sue.
She was feeling kind of blue.
I'm Dandy, the kind of guy
Who can't stand to see a little girl cry.
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!

Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!

I was riding on a submarine
Got a message from my mermaid queen.
She was hanging on a fishing line.
Mr. Dandy didn't waste no time!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!

Once upon a time, I went to Maine.
Got a ticket on a DC plane.
Mr. Dandy didn't need no chute!
I was high and ready to boot!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!

Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!

Annotated & Submitted by Leon Sanchez
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Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Jim Dandy
  • 2 Tra La La
  • 3 I Can’t Love You Enough
  • 4 Get Up, Get Up (You Sleepy Head)
  • 5 That’s All I Need
  • 6 Bop-Ting-A-Ling
  • 7 Tweedlee Dee
  • 8 Still
  • 9 Play It Fair
  • 10 Tomorrow Night
  • 11 That Lucky Old Sun
  • 12 Soul on Fire
  • 13 My Happiness Forever
  • 14 How Can You Leave a Man Like This?

  • Release information
    label: Atlantic
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin