Sleepy Sunday, Vol. 8

Better get this posted before Sunday becomes Monday.

So it goes when you have an 83-degree day in Wisconsin in April. Too warm, too soon. Not used to it, especially when you are playing lacrosse, as our son was, or when you are trying to run, as I was.

Pretty easy choice for a song from Sleepy LaBeef, American treasure, on a day like this.

“Red Hot” was written and done first by Billy “The Kid” Emerson in 1955. Among those to have covered it: Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs, Robert Gordon and Rick Derringer.

Sleepy’s version comes from the same recording session as last week’s selection — July 3, 1979, at Singleton Sound Studio in Nashville. That’s John Probst pounding away on the piano.


“Red Hot,” Sleepy LaBeef, from “A Rockin’ Decade,” 1997.

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