Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Now don't get me wrong

I grew up in Memphis and it was a wonderful place in the 1950's. These two young people were making a hit in the Blue's world on Beale Street. Elvis Presley and others but this is about Barbara Pittman.
I didn't care much about her singing of the blue's. Her brothers and some sisters (12 in all) went to Humes High School in the same class with my sister and Elvis Presley. Her family lived in North Memphis and they were friends with the Presley's. She never received much promotion.

Barbara was my age 1938-2005. She was one of the few female singers to recorded some demos at Sun Studio, as a teenager for others. She was on tour with other performers who were popular at the time. Her most popular recording were "I Need a Man"' and "Two Young Fools in Love"
She spent time working for Lash La Rues Western Shows after that she came back to Memphis and recorded more songs. The Barbara Pittman & Elvis -Elvis Articles, By;Ken Burke tell about some very intimate things of Elvis Presley's life after they met again in Hollywood.

3 comments:

Darla said...

Sounds like there might be some juicy stuff in there!

Linda J. said...

Very interesting.....

Becca's Dirt said...

Interesting...