Sunday, December 13, 2009

Ivory Joe Hunter Since I Met You Baby

Ivory Joe Hunter was one of Elvis Presley's favorite singers. Ivory Joe Hunter was born in Kirbyville, Texas. My family lived in Kirbyville, Texas from 1952 to 1955. If I remember correctly one time the high school wanted to have Ivory Joe come back to play but the school could not afford him. Or maybe he had better things to do.
Here he sings his big hit that he wrote called Since I Met You Baby. Many other musicians covered this song including Elvis.
Here is the Wikipedia entry on Ivory Joe Hunter. Be sure to click on the link at the bottom of the page to see Ivory Joe's TV debut long ago. He does some of his up tempo boogie woogie. He was a boogie woogie man long before he did pop songs and rock and roll and then country.