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"Kansas City  Blues Hall of Fame , Grammy Hall of Fame

Some of the blues artists that have recorded "Kansas City":
 Little Willie Littlefield, Wilbert Harrison, Hank Ballard & the Midnighters, Memphis Slim, Albert King, J. B. Hutto, Muddy Waters, James Brown, Hound Dog Taylor, Hollywood Fats, Johnnie Johnson, Melvin Taylor

"Kansas City" is the title of a rhythm and blues song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller in 1952. The song, a 12-bar blues, was first recorded by Little Willie Littlefield that same year, under the title, "KC Lovin' ". (Ralph Bass of Federal Records, Littlefield's label, thought "K.C." sounded much "hipper" than "Kansas City," and so changed Leiber & Stoller's original title.) Littlefield's record was a regional hit in and around Los Angeles, where Federal was located.

The best known version of "Kansas City" was recorded in 1959 by Wilbert Harrison. It hit number one on both the R&B chart and the Billboard Hot 100, and also restored the song's proper title. Since Harrison's record, the song has been covered by hundreds of performers, including Little Richard, The Beatles, Herman's Hermits, Albert King, Joe Williams, Little Milton, Peggy Lee, Bill Haley & His Comets, Gene Summers & Sonny Fisher (duet) and Fats Domino. Many other artists found some degree of success on the Hot 100 with this song, including Rocky Olson, Hank Ballard and The Midnighters, Trini Lopez, and James Brown. Ten versions of the song are featured on the 1994 CD, The Best Of Kansas City.

Little Richard's and The Beatles' versions were combined into a medley with Little Richard's song, "Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey." This version differs considerably from the original, adding lyrics such as "Ah, Kansas City; coming to get my baby back home; yeah, yeah..." and removing most of the original lyrics (such as: "I'm goin' to Kansas City, Kansas City here I come..."). Several different versions of Haley's "Kansas City" exist, some featuring vocals by Haley himself and others sung by his saxophone player, Rudy Pompilli; lyrically, however, all versions by Haley adhere to the Leiber & Stoller original.

In 2005, Kansas City adopted "Kansas City" as its official song, dedicating "Goin' To Kansas City Plaza" in the historic 18th and Vine Jazz district. The Beatles' version of Kansas City is played over Kauffman Stadium's sound system after each Kansas City Royals win, while the Wilbert Harrison version is played after each loss.

The lyrics of the song mention the intersection of "12th Street and Vine", a location now marked in a park.

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Kansas City
(Words and Music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller)

I'm going to Kansas City
Kansas City here I come
I'm going to Kansas City
Kansas City here I come
They got some crazy little women there
And I'm gonna get me one

I'm gonna be standing on the corner
Twelfth Street and Vine
I'm gonna be standing on the corner
Twelfth Street and Vine
With my Kansas City baby
And a bottle of Kansas City wine

Well I might take a train
I might take a plane
But if I have to walk
I'm goin' just the same
I'm going to Kansas City
Kansas City here I come
They got some crazy little women there
And I'm gonna get me one

(guitar solo)

Now if I stay with that woman
I know I'm gonna die
Gotta find a brand new baby
That's the reason why
I'm going to Kansas City
Kansas City here I come
They got some crazy little women there
And I'm gonna get me one
They got some crazy little women there
And I'm gonna get me one
They got some crazy little women there
And I'm gonna get me one

Alternate lyrics:

I'm goin' to Kansas City, Kansas City, here I come
Yes, goin' to Kansas City, Kansas City, here I come
They got a crazy way a-lovin' an' a I wanna get me some

I was standing on the corner, of 12th Street and Vine
Yeah, standing on the corner, of 12th Street and Vine
With my Kansas City woman an a bottle of Kansas City wine

Well I might take a plane, I might take a train
If I have to walk, I'm going there just the same
I'm going to, Kansas City, Kansas City, here I come
They got a crazy way a-lovin' an I wanna get me some
Oh yeah

Keep your hands off of her, don't belong to you
Keep your hands off of her, don't belong to you
She's mine all mine, no matter what she do

Well I might take a plane, I might take a train
If I have to walk, I'm goin' there just the same

I'm goin' to Kansas City, Kansas City, here I come
They got a crazy way a-lovin' an I wanna get me some
They got a crazy way a-lovin' an I wanna get me some
They got a crazy way a-lovin' an I wanna get me some!
Yeah!

 
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