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Lloyd Price

Stagger Lee (2:20)

Stagger Lee is a story based partly on truth and partly on legend. The murder took place in the 1800's, and the first music recording about the subject was done by Frank Hutchenson back in 1927.

The most well know versions of this song are Mississippi John Hurt's 1928, and this version, by Lloyd Price. Lloyd's version was an updated R&B version for the 1950s.

Released in 1959, parts of this song are used in the 1967…

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Lloyd Price - Stagger Lee Lyrics


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  • this is almost a dizzying version. I am so use to the folk version of this song. but this is creative. It's a different mood and somewhat of a different perspective here as well. It definitely seems less depressing and sinister and tragic that's for certain. The harmonies and the entire do wop set up sort of makes this story seem interesting. and the entire chants of if I heard them correctly of go staggers or whatever they are harmonizing on there makes it just more entertainment haha! which in my opinion hearing the original account in a folk song sort of ruins it. It sounds alright though haha! It's just a different meaning. the killer almost sounds as if he was a good person, or at least the situation isn't as major of an issue.
  • thanks fans....
  • Sure takes me back, love him.
  • Gosh to know he is still alive and touring is just fantastic. Always loved his voice and music!
  • super...**__:**'*':;:;**
  • Real good.
  • Fab. artist.
  • So is my foot Nita.
  • Still good after all these years.

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