Gebundene Ausgabe - 418 Seiten - Virgin Books - Englisch Imagine Elvis´s relatives, friends, musical colleagues and business associates - many speaking for the first time - gathering to remember him and swap stories about him. In this close-up and intimate oral biography, that´s just what nearly 150 of them do. Scotty Moore and Bill Monroe recall Elvis´s days of $50 gigs, while musicians like Faron Young and Johnny Cash reveal how tough it was just a year later to follow him on stage at Louisiana Hayride. Girlfriends share cherished memories of moments alone with him, and his closest friends take us inside the gates of Graceland. We see Elvis battling his stage fright at the Ed Sullivan Show, learn of his loneliness as an Army recruit and witness his heart-breaking grief when his adored mother died. Highlighted by never-before-seen photographs, these riveting personal accounts, skilfully interwoven and put into context, paint a unique portrait of the modest, courteous country boy turned superstar entertainer, who even today remains the King to countless fans. `Bob Neal set Elvis up in their office. They had matchbooks and ashtrays and stuff. Anyway I walked in one time, and Elvis had took fingernail polish and painted his phone red.´ `We passed a little black boy with a watermelon stand. He knew who Elvis was but he wasn´t gonna let Elvis know he knew. Elvis asked ´´How much are the watermelons?´´ A price was established and Elvis just turned round and said ´´We´ll take the whole stand - pay him.´´ That´s the only time the kid´s visage cracked. Elvis bought all those watermelons and took them back to Memphis. `Elvis had a thing about someone shooting and killing him for no reason. At my wedding he had five guns on in the church - one close up under each arm, one stuck in his belt, one behind him and one in his boot.´ 5., FAX, ! !!,11Ill´, lit )1), `Elvis told me two days before he died - the last time I saw him: ´´I´ll never see you again. I love you. Take care of yourself. I´ll see you on the other side.´´
Golden Boy Elvis - Ausgabe 4-2014 Themen-Auszüge: die neuen FTD: Elvis For Everyone und Elvis In Florida der Bericht von unserer Reise nach Hawaii mit dem Gast Sam Thompson dazu das dortige Treffen vom TV- und Radiomann Tom Moffatt Alfred Wertheimer bei seinem Besuch in seiner Heimatstadt Coburg die beiden neuen FTD-Bücher: The Best Of British Vol. 2 und Memphis To Nashville ´61 Elvis das Musical Ben Portsmouth in Bad Godesberg plus die Fortsetzungen der beliebten Serien
(VERBRUGGEN/2004) 17,5cm x 24,5cm, hardback, engl., 144 pages. John Wilkinson was a member of Elvis´ TCB Band and spent years with him on the road. Here are his memories with many b/w photographs. This book isn´t only for Elvis Hardcores. A five tracks CD is also included featuring an introduction from Elvis concerning John Wilkinson. - Written by John Wilkinson’s biggest fan and professional journalist, Peter Verbruggen, is a recollection of memories of John’s years with Elvis. The book has John Wilkinson’s signature all over it, if only for the opening of the book with the lyrics of his signature song, ´´Early Morning Rain”. Although John joined Elvis in 1969, Elvis pops up early in the book, the first meeting of John with Elvis took place when John was only nine or ten years old and Elvis performed in John’s hometown Springfield. From there John’s life as a musician leads us through the late fifties and sixties on a musical trip ending in the seventies with Elvis. The memories on the pages are all positive (sweetened thru the ages), but also realistically and deal with the problems Elvis had and how the people surrounding them coped with it, all in their own way. The image of ´´life on the road with Elvis” we get from the book is the same as we got when John told these stories to us personally. What makes this book extra interesting is the amount of memorabilia. Besides newspaper clippings, song lineups and rehearsal schedules we get great photo’s of Elvis (from the early fifties and of course on stage with John Wilkinson) and we see a lot of candids and publicity shots of John himself painting a good picture of being a musician in the sixties and seventies. Most interesting however is the large number of official documents regarding John’s business relation with Elvis, or should we say Colonel Tom Parkers ´´Elvis Presley Show”. These personal contracts, thank you notes and other official documents have not been published before. It gives a nice insight into the business side of the Elvis Presley road show. You can clearly tell Peter Verbruggen is a professional journalist; the text is written very well and reads pleasantly, presenting the memories of John in a nice way. The chronology jumps a bit through time every now and then, but that is what happens when you start reminiscing good memories, new things come to mind. CD the book comes with a bonus CD containg John´s own single releases and two hidden bonus tracks in which you can hear two live recordings of John performing his signature song ´´Early Morning Rain´´ on stage with Elvis and the TCB band. But on these versions he does not only play the guitar, but also sings them. Conclusion The memories which found their way to the pages of this book paint a realistic picture of life on the road with Elvis. Combined with the original documents and illustrations this book is a good addition to the many biographies of Elvis which tell the story from Elvis’ point of view. This book is clearly made with love, not just for the money because someone knew Elvis. But that was to be expected from the man who stood in the back at all of Elvis live performances.(ElvisNews.com) - Strictly limited souvenir-CD contains: Track 1. Elvis introduces one of his best friends 2. Darling Corey 3. Elvis introduces the band 4. Lost Children 5. The Great Truck Race 6. Elvis introduces John 7. (Let´s have a) Party + bonus tracks Early Mornin´ Rain (Lake Tahoe 1976 en Baltimore 1977) Not to be sold separately.
Elvis, Hank, and Me:Making Musical History On The Louisiana Hayride Horace Logan
(1989/Bilko) 8 tracks - Unreleased studio recordings - The unique recordings presented here for the very first time were made on March 30, 1972, one day after the end of the ´official´ recording sessions which took place on March 27-29. The March session was filmed by MGM primarily so that part of it could be included in the ON TOUR documentary, which eventually featured both `Seperate Ways´ and ´Always On My Mind´. It appears, therefore that these two songs also originated from this ´unofficial´ session. This is not so surprising, as neither Elvis nor his musicians would have enjoyed the constant buzzing of cameras while laying down the goods for future record releases. The takes featured on this new Bilko release are the result of many hours of painstaking editing. The rough unedited material originated from a MGM working tape a cue tape as it is known to insiders. On the unedited tape constant interruptions and directions from the filmdirector to his camera-crew can be heard over Elvis´ singing. Because of this several takes of the featured songs had to left lying in the cutting-room. However, what was left and fit for release in an Elvis collectors dream come true. With the exception of ´A Big Hunk 0´ Love´ all the takes presented here are without any of the distracting comments made by the filmdirector and his crew. In order to edit out all the bad parts we have sometimes had to leave out a few bars of an intro as- well. Such is the case with the piano intro to take 1 of Tor The Good Times´, which has Elvis jokingly singing ´Don´t look so bad, put on some make-up´. Before this we only had a ´live´ version, recorded at Madison Square Garden. The studio version is remarkably different! On the first take Elvis sings solo while on the next, incomplete, take Charlie Hodge joins in to sing some harmony parts. `Lead Me, Guide Me´ is very close to the version which can be heard and seen in ON TOUR. The Stamps are joined by Elvis on ´Sweet, Sweet Spi-rit´ . Elvis then sings lead vocals on the beautiful gospel song ´Nearer My God, To Thee´ , never heard performed by Elvis before! After the gospel-jam it´s time for some down to earth rock ´n roll when Elvis and the band attack ´Burning Love´ . Not as tight as the hit-single version recorded on March 28, but still a great track ending in a long ´hunka-hunka-Burning Love´ finale. From the fast-paced ´Burning Love´ it´s back to the third and final take of Tor The Good Times´ . A complete version, in which Elvis is once again accompanied by Hodge for the harmony. This is followed by Elvis fool-ing around with a few lines of the Marty Robbins Country classic ´Hi Paso´ . The final two songs on this release were performed during most of the concerts from ´72 and onwards. `A Big Hunk 0´ Love´ (take 1) is pure dynamite with James Burton show-ing once again why he is called the greatest rock ´n roll guitar picker around. Eat your heart out, Chuck! `You´re on your own Ronnie´, Elvis comments, and a heavy drum-roll introduces ´See See Rider´ , a delivery as tight as Elvis´ 68 leather suit! No horns on this take, just The Man and his band cookin´ it up! During a session-break Elvis sat down for a quiet conversation with the filmdirector and a member of the Stamps. What followed was one of the very few occasions Elvis talked about his musical roots and gospel music in particular; a fitting conclusion to a fine piece of Presleyana. The Sergeant
(2012/Flashlight) 22 tracks - digipac - Elvis Presley, der Mitte der Fünfziger Jahre zum König des Rock’n’Roll gekrönt wurde, sollte in den frühen Sechziger Jahren darüber hinaus noch zum König der Filme aufsteigen. Einige sehr erfolgreiche Musicals konnten Elvis dazu bringen, lukrative Filmverträge zu unterschreiben. Celluloid Rock wartet mit raren und bisher unveröffentlichten Versionen der Songs aus den Filmen auf.
(2012/Flashlight) 25 tracks - digipac - Elvis Presley, der Mitte der Fünfziger Jahre zum König des Rock’n’Roll gekrönt wurde, sollte in den frühen Sechziger Jahren darüber hinaus noch zum König der Filme aufsteigen. Einige sehr erfolgreiche Musicals konnten Elvis dazu bringen, lukrative Filmverträge zu unterschreiben. - Celluloid Rock wartet mit raren und bisher unveröffentlichten Versionen der Songs aus den Filmen auf. Plus einer Bonussektion mit den ´Can’t Help Falling In Love´ Sessions.
English, Paperback, 15.5 x 23.5 cm, ca.560 pages last copies - special price ! Last Train to Memphis is arguably the first serious biography that refuses to dwell on the myth of ElviS. Aiming instead to portray in vivid, dramatic • terms the life and career of this outstanding artistic and cultural phenomenon, it draws together a plethora of documentary and interview material to create a superbly coherent and plausible narrative. The first of two volumes, covering Presley´s rise to prominence up to his departure for Germany in 1958, Last Train to MemphiS will undoubtedly become the benchmark by which other biographies of him are judged. ´Last Train to Memphis´ was hailed on publication as the definitive biography of Elvis Presley. Peter Guralnick´s acclaimed book is the first to set aside the myths and focus on Elvis´ humanity, as it traces Elvis´ early years, from humble beginnings to unprecedented success. At the heart of the story is Elvis himself, a poor boy of great ambition and fiery musical passions, who connected with his audience and the age in a way that has yet to be duplicated. The book also brings to life the world Elvis arrived in, America in the fifties and the people who, together with Elvis, would change that world forever. The first part of a two-volume biography, ´Last Train to Memphis´ traces the first twenty-three years of Elvis´ life, ending somberly in 1958 with his induction into the army and the death of his mother, Gladys. Drawing frequently of Elvis´ own words and on the intimate reflections of those who knew him, this is biography at its best and a classic in the chronicling of our culture.
(2015/JAT Publishing) hardcover, 23.5x26.5cm, 96 pages of rare b&w photographs. - ´From St. Paul To Fort Wayne´ will be a photo journal covering Elvis´ appearances in St. Paul, Minnesota in October, 1974 and his appearance in Fort Wayne, Indiana on October 25, 1976. There will be roughly 120 unpublished photos in this title. From St. Paul To Fort Wayne by Joachim Bernecker (aka ´´Ciscoking”) / Joseph A. Tunzi Elvis Presley’s performances in St. Paul, Minnesota on October 2,1974 is featured prominently in this book. There was another show on October 3rd both of these performances were evening shows beginning at 8.30 pm. These concerts were part of ´´tour no. 12” which started on September 27 in College Park, Maryland and concluded on October 9 in Abilene, Texas. In total the star delivered 15 sold out shows in 9 different cities. On October 2nd Elvis entered the stage dressed wearing his beautiful Peacock jumpsuit as 17.163 screaming fans greeted the King. He did his usual opening routine with See See Rider, I Got A Woman and Love Me and he caused as much excitement as ever near the stage when he started tossing out scarves. The fans loved his oldies although he already didn’t care much about them anymore. He had done them too often. But he could still prove his musical talent when it came to more recent songs like Let Me Be There, If You Love Me Let Me Know or It’s Midnight or ballads like Hawaiian Wedding Song. The never ending ovations for such moments were proof enough that Elvis had done it again. And when he moved his body to certain songs like Polk Salad Annie in his inimitable way, the fans couldn‘t be held in their seats. The October 3rd experience in St. Paul where Elvis wore the Chinese Dragon Suit also received positive reviews.