Slippin' and Slidin' (Peepin' and Hidin')

Album: Here's Little Richard (remaster) (1956)
Charted: 33

Songfacts®:

  • A New Orleans musician named Eddie Bo recorded this song (or at least a similar one) earlier in 1956 under the title "I'm Wise." Little Richard explained in a 1970 interview with Rolling Stone: "A fellow in my band, Lee Diamond, gave me some of the words and I changed them around. Another cat put 'Slippin' and Slidin'' out before I did, Eddie Bo, and it was a hit by him in New Orleans, and they put mine out the following week, and it killed him, because he didn't have the rhythm, you see, he didn't have that thing I have."
  • This was released as the B-side of Little Richard's second single, "Long Tall Sally." The song is about a guy who decides he's through with a woman who's no good for him.

Comments: 4

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyMy favorite Richard record, plus it had a great sax solo!!!
  • Anthony from CaliforniaThis song's lyrics are double entendre for a penis sliding in and out of a vagina - "slippin' and a-slidin, "peepin' and a-hidin." Use your imagination :)
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyAs already stated a duo named Jim and Monica charted with it; their covered version entered the Hot Top 100 on January 12th, 1964 for a one week stay at position #96.
  • Duke from Fresno, CaSlippin & Slidin was also a minor success by duo Jim & Monica.
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