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Dixieland Rock

4.2 / 5

Words & Music: Claude DeMetrius Fred Wise

Well down in New Orleans at the Golden Goose
I grabbed a green-eyed dolly that was on the loose
Well I dig that music, well she said me too
I said pretty baby come on and let's do

The Dixieland rock
Well the Dixieland rock
Let your hair down Sugar, shake it free
And do the Dixieland rock with me

With the blue light shining on her swinging hips
She got the drummer so nervous that he lost his sticks
The cornet player hit a note that's flat
The tromboner hit him while the poor cat sat

The Dixieland rock
Well the Dixieland rock
Let your hair down Sugar, shake it free
And do the Dixieland rock with me

I was all pooped out and when the clock struck four
But she said no daddy can't leave the floor
She wore a clinging dress that fit so tight
She couldn't sit down so we danced all night

The Dixieland rock
Well the Dixieland rock
Let your hair down Sugar, shake it free
And do the Dixieland rock with me
Let your hair dance Sugar, shake it
And do the Dixieland rock with me

Recordingdate: 1958/01/16, first released on: King Creole, Vol. 2 (EP)


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Steve V wrote on January 28, 2009
I love this song. It truly is Dixieland Rock. Listen to how into this Elvis is. Such enthusiasm will be lost on later soundtrack recordings. This was the last truly classic soundtrack LP that reflected all styles of Elvis' range as an artist.
Deke Rivers 6 wrote on September 14, 2011
Has to be a classic LP,not a duff track.Dixieland Rock along with New Orleans drop dead brill track's,cannot fault this LP. 10 Stars.
dgirl wrote on September 14, 2011
Super track, super LP, by far the best soundtracl LP of all. Damn the Army!
GEORGE (GK) wrote on September 14, 2011
I always thought this song should have been a single. Great movie and great movie soundtrack.
Deano1 wrote on September 14, 2011
This one has all the energy of "Jailhouse Rock" and is a great over-looked rocker.
Great Dane wrote on September 14, 2011
Although i am not so obsessed of the 50's as most of the guys here i have to admit that this must be his best soundtrack, it even doesn't sound as a soundtrack. I like it very much but still i am glad he went on.5 stars.
TCB1974 wrote on September 14, 2011
The King Creole soundtrack is fantastic and indeed the best one. This is a strong performance of our man, though not in the same league as the title song. Four stars from me.
derekd wrote on September 14, 2011
You could call this Rap & Roll. Can't remember anyone else trying this. Even more rapping was 'New Orleans'. So did Elvis invent rapping type music? The film, setting, songs and story line all perfect.
Natha wrote on July 05, 2012
Fantastic Rocker from a fabulous LP and movie. This is one of those songs one may regard as the essence of ELVIS as it reflects his inner drive to make music from the heart. He even manages to blend different musical styles into one track, he is unparallelled in this.
ElvisSacramento wrote on October 27, 2012
This is such a super song and it's from the very best movie soundtrack album that Elvis ever had.
sugartummy wrote on March 02, 2013
Stupid intro, but beyond that this is a great track from my favourite movie.
Gorse wrote on June 27, 2013
Not sure how to classify this, a cross between pure rock, dixieland, blues and a touch of soul, but what the heck does it matter as this is one helluva exciting gritty performance on a great song.
shawnrw wrote on January 04, 2014
A full blown rock classic. Rocks all over the place. Tons of energy, sadly gets too little attention.
Cruiser621 wrote on November 27, 2014
Not one of my favorites from the "King Creole" soundtrack. To each his own as they say although it does have a tendency to stick in your mind. My first experience with the "King Creole" soundtrack was via 45RPM Extended Play and I always thought Volume 1 was the better of the 2 which were issued in 1958 to be honest. All in all a damn good soundtrack overall.
shoesuedeblues wrote on November 27, 2014
Great song, great memories and Elvis voice perfect.Pity he didn't revisit New Orleans
bajo wrote on September 04, 2015
Maybe in the shadow of King Creole, Hard Headed Woman and Trouble. Still, I personally dig this one as much. The King Creole FTD reminded me how great this soundtrack is. The bonus tracks on Disc 1 are simply great to listen to!
Jim Davidson wrote on September 04, 2015
While Dixieland Rock is a great song, it's not one that I would load if I wanted to play just one song.
TheMemphisFan wrote on September 05, 2015
This song always sounded to me like the writers were attempting another Jailhouse Rock-type of song, but this one didn't/doesn't quite cut it.
ElvisSacramento wrote on February 17, 2016
This song is a gem for sure, but, it wasn't co-written by Claude DeMetrius and Fred Wise. This song was actually co-written by Aaron Schroeder and Rachel Frank. The other sixteen songs that Elvis recorded that were co-written by Aaron Schroeder were "A Big Hunk O' Love", "Anyway You Want Me (That's How I Will Be)", "Apron Strings", "Don't Leave Me Now", "First In Line", "Good Luck Charm", "Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do", "I Got Stung", "I Was The One", "In Your Arms", "It's Now Or Never", "Santa, Bring My Baby Back (To Me)", "Shoppin' Around", "Stuck On You", "Young And Beautiful" and "Young Dreams".
Milky White Way wrote on July 14, 2019
Very similar to Jailhouse Rock and I’m sure Elvis felt so to. Listen very carefully to the very first time our boy sings the line Dixieland Rock in the song and he swaps the word to Jailhouse....maybe I’ve conditioned my ears but I’m so sure. Anyway it’s a gem of a song and I love it.
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