Baby What You Want Me to Do (Live)

The King of Rock & Roll certainly needs no introduction.  But, you may not have heard him perform blues standards.  Here is Elvis’ rendition of Baby What You Want Me to Do, from 1968.  It’s a studio performance which explains the subdued audience.  Enjoy!  (Original credits, below.)

I have a story featuring this version of this song, in this post.


[“Baby What You Want Me to Do,” by Jimmy Reed. Original release: Baby What You Want Me to Do, 1959. Written by Jimmy Reed. Performed by Elvis Presley, 1968.]


Video from youtube user Forget Me Never

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2 thoughts on “Baby What You Want Me to Do (Live)

  1. Willy Nilly

    I was in the 8th grade at the time of the video and very impressionable. If you look at the audience, they were all dressed in their very best outfits. One lady is wearing pearls. I can remember wearing a suit and tie every time I went to social functions even as a kid. It was important to leave good impressions and to look one’s best and to enjoy oneself. I’m a dinosaur and things have changed.

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  2. What wonderful memories! It’s a shame that we don’t dress for occasions. Looking one’s best and respecting the moments–it all adds to the experience as well as the memories. Maybe it’s time to bring back dress codes?

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