Little Richard - Bama Lama Bama Loo

First performance: 18/09/1982


Coverinfo

Bruce performed the song 3 times:
 
1982-09-18 - BIG MAN'S WEST, RED BANK
Que sera, sera was used as intro to Bama Lama Bama Loo. Performed together with Dave Edmunds.
 
1994-06-27 - HOUSE OF BLUES, WEST HOLLYWOOD
Bruce performs the song as he was guesting the House Of Blues Band, the generic name for the house bands at the venues in the House of Blues ( chain of live music concert halls and restaurants ) in 1994. Springsteen made a guest appearance with the West Hollywood branch version of the band, which at the time included Danny Federici.  
 
 
Bruce guests with Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers, along with special guests John Eddie and Dion DiMucci.
 
 
 

Songinfo

Bama Lama Bama Loo is a song first recorded by Little Richard (1970). It’s taken from the album 'Well Alright!'
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Bruce had 3 appearances together with Little Richard :
 
1988-01-20 - WALDORF-ASTORIA HOTEL, NY
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Together with Little Richard in an all starr performance
 
1 989-01-18 - WALDORF-ASTORIA HOTEL, NY
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Together with Little Richard in an all starr performance
 
1995-11-19 - SHRINE AUDITORIUM, LA
Frank Sinatra 80th Birthday Concert
 
 
During the SiriusXM radio Lockdown DJ show Volume 4, "From His Home to Yours" broadcast on Wednesday, May 20, Bruce played 3 songs of Little Richard who recently passed away. He played: 
 
1. Born on the Bayou
2. Tutti Fruti 
3. Get Down With It 
 
Bruce's comment on Little Richard: 
 
"That was one of the founding fathers of rock and roll and its preeminent vocal genius. And there he profoundly explained in my opinion why and how he does what he does. He came out of Macon, Georgia to take the nation, the world and your body and soul by storm. His art was filled with absurdity, dead seriousnees, great humor and sex, sex, sex. He is one of a handful of men who changed the face of world culture. He crossed racial boundaries, he challenged gender norms and he had the time of his life. Here once again is the High Priest of Rock and Roll. Rest in Peace Richard."
  

Lyrics

Bama lama bama loo
Got a girl named Lucinder
We call her the great pretender
Got a girl named Lucinder
We call her the great pretender
And when she talks
She says, "Bama lama loo"
Bama lama, bama loo
Bama lama, bama loo
Bama lama, bama loo
Bama lama, bama loo
Now, I dig her style
She's 'bout to drive me wild with
Bama lama, bama loo
I asked my baby for kiss
She shook her head like this
I asked my little girl for kiss
She shook her head around like this
She said, "Ooh, yeah"
Bama lama, bama loo
Bama lama, bama loo
Bama lama, bama loo
Bama lama, bama loo
Now, I dig that style
It's drivin' me wild with
Bama lama, bama loo
Well, I asked my baby for kiss
She shook her head like this
I asked my little girl for kiss
She shook her head around like this
She said, "Ooh, yeah"
Bama lama, bama loo
Bama lama, bama loo
Bama lama, bama loo
Bama lama, bama loo
Now, I dig that style
Now, I'm drivin' her wild with
Bama lama, bama loo