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Who first recorded 'I'm Saved'?

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Subject: Who first recorded
From: Alanballow@aol.com
Date: 29 May 97 - 08:50 PM

Last night VH1 shoed Elvis performing "I'm Saved" with a group in 1968. The Band has recorded that song (on Moondog Matinee?) but my wife seems to think Ray Charles had recorded it previously. Anybody know?


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Subject: RE: Who first recorded
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 May 97 - 01:06 AM

I'm not familiar with a song of that name recorded by Elvis, or by Ray Charles. Could it be the song called "I'm S-A-V-E-D," the one that spells out a number of the words in the lyrics? Are there any other words you know to the song? Sometimes, a few extra words will help somebody identify the song. I see your message got posted several times. Maybe you clicked the "submit message" button more than once - it has happened to most of us. Good luck on your search - please tell us more about the song. -Joe-


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Subject: ADD: I'm Saved (Lieber & Stoller) ^^
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 May 97 - 02:51 AM

Well, I found the lyrics on an Elvis site,

http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Alley/8250/

No luck on finding who first recorded it. The lyrics are by Leiber & Stoller, who also wrote "Hound Dog," "On Broadway,""Love Potion Number Nine" and lots of other good stuff.

SAVED
(Words & music by Leiber - Stoller)

I wanna soothe my my heart, I wanna ease my mind
I wanna move my shoes and see what I can find
I wanna stand up tall and open up my eyes
I wanna reach out my hand until I touch the skies
I was a poor lost lamb in a deep dark hole
But now I've found that light I'm gonna save my soul
I used to drink, I used to smoke
I used to smoke, drink and dance the hoochy-coo
I used to smoke and drink, smoke and drink and dance the hoochy-coo
Oh yeh! And now I'm standing on this corner praying for me and you

I-I-I That's why I'm saved I'm saved
People let me tell you 'bout kingdom come
You know I'm saved I'm saved
Well I can preach until you're deaf and dumb
I'm in that soul saving army beating on that big bass drum

I used to cuss, I used to fuss
I used to fuss, cuss, worry all night long
I used to cuss and fuss, cuss and fuss,
Cuss and fuss and worry all night long
Well now I'm standing on this corner, I know right from wrong

I-I-I That's why I'm saved I'm saved
People let me tell you 'bout kingdom come
You know I'm saved I'm saved
Well I can preach until you're deaf and dumb
I'm in that soul saving army beating on that big bass drum

I used to lie, I used to cheat
I used to lie, cheat, steal from people's feet
I used to lie and cheat, lie and cheat and steal from people's feet
Well now I'm steppin' on to glory salvation in my beat

Because I'm saved, I'm saved
People let me tell you 'bout kingdom come
I am saved I'm saved
Well I can preach until you're deaf and dumb
I'm in that soul saving army beating on that big bass drum

I'm in that soul saving army beating on that big bass drum
Oh yeh! Because I'm saved, I'm saved
People let me tell you 'bout kingdom come
You know I'm saved I'm saved
Well I can preach until you're deaf and dumb
I'm saved, I'm saved I'm saved


JRO^^


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Subject: RE: Who first recorded
From: GUEST
Date: 23 May 11 - 12:34 AM

Lavern Baker!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNituMY8--Q


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Subject: RE: Who first recorded 'I'm Saved'?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 May 11 - 01:49 AM

There's a Sam Brown recording on YouTube that I really like.

I wonder if Leiber & Stoller did other songs that could be considered gospel. If this is gospel, I love it!!

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Who first recorded 'I'm Saved'?
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Aug 11 - 05:22 PM

LaVern Baker first recorded it


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Subject: RE: Who first recorded 'I'm Saved'?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 22 Aug 11 - 08:01 PM

An Atlantic LP, LaVern Baker, 1961, is the earliest recording.


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