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
Elvis Presley, o rei do rock roll. O grande mestre do rebolado, com certeza viveu uma vida fora das normas da sociedade das décadas dos anos 50, 60 e 70. Um artista que se apresentou longe dos Estados Unidos, apenas no Canadá, isso porque o seu empresário, conhecido como Coronel, que foi sem dúvida, alguém de suma importância na carreira do ídolo, esse por ser imigrante, não podia deixar o país por viver ilegal nos Estados Unidos e dessa forma, não aceitava convites para que Elvis fosse se apresentar no exterior. Mesmo assim, ele fez com que a carreira do Rei fosse além de todas as fronteiras e perspectivas, que se podia imaginar. Elvis, filho de Vernon Elvis Presley e Gladys Love Smith Presley, foi um jovem humilde, porém muito inteligente e perseverante. Sua vida agitada, não foi somente uma poesia, sendo que em muitos momentos, se tornasse quase uma tragédia, uma vida com passagens turbulentas. Possuidor de uma beleza física fora do comum, com seus olhos claros e cabelos escuros, era idolatrado por todas as mulheres que o cobiçavam, essas causaram-lhe muitas vezes sérios problemas. O grande e verdadeiro amor de sua vida foi a jovem Priscilla, nascida em 24 de maio do ano de 1945 em Brooklyn, New York City. Esse encontro foi certamente, um amor à primeira vista, e essa jovem encantadora, ainda menina, tinha 14 anos e Elvis já era um homem adulto e possuidor de uma grande fama e fortuna. Elvis conheceu Priscilla durante sua estadia na Alemanha na cidade de Friedberg, próxima a Bad Nauheim, situada a 40 km de Frankfurt, cidade balneária onde ele comumente frequentava. Essa grande paixão, possibilitou que ambos, anos mais tarde, chegassem ao matrimonio que originou o nascimento da filha Lisa Marie Presley. A filha por força do destino viria, depois de duas décadas, a se casar com Pop Star, o famoso astro: Michael Jackson, The King of Pop. Suely Nunes Cacita, é sem dúvida uma das grandes e qualificadas pesquisadoras de Elvis Presley na América do Sul. Já desde sua infância, ela era fã incondicional do: THE KING OF ROCK AND ROLL. Natural da Capital de São Paulo/Brasil e residente já a muitos anos, em Ribeirão Preto, a escritora além de suas atividades artísticas, ela é mãe de duas filhas. Nos anos de 2011 e 2013 visitou os Estados Unidos da América do Norte, para presenciar de perto, muitos lugares onde Elvis esteve durante sua infância, adolescência e juventude. E também onde, ele foi aplaudido e quase como um Deus idolatrado. Las Vegas por exemplo, era o lugar onde vinham pessoas de toda parte do mundo, exclusivamente para ouvir o grande Mestre dos Rebolados e sentir ao vivo, aquela voz encantadora que conquistou milhões de pessoas e aconchegou várias gerações até hoje. Suely é uma escritora com formação musical clássica, e como pianista e harpista, sem dúvida a faz mais qualificada para analisar com conhecimento profundo as músicas cantadas por Elvis. Este livro é com certeza, uma joia da literatura brasileira. Uma história, uma pequena biografia do Rei, contada em forma de versos com muita soberania e conhecimento de causa, pela autora. Tudo isso com muita exatidão e profundidade. Porém, falar ou escrever a respeito do Rei do Rock Roll é uma tarefa muito difícil, pois estamos falando de uma grande personalidade do século 20, que foi o eterno e inesquecível, Elvis Aaron Presley, o qual ficará para sempre, nos nossos corações.
(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.
(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.
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.
From his humble beginnings in Tupelo Mississippi, to his unprecedented reign as the world´s most heralded entertainer, here is Elvis Presley as he really was - an ambitious talented young man who startled a generation with his uncompromising musical presence. In these ultra-rare interviews, Elvis speaks out for the first time on a wide variety of subjects including his sudden rise to fame, the star studded trappings of success and his topsy-turvy personal life. Here is an important audiobook to be treasured by anyone who calls themselves a fan of ´´The King´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Geoffrey Giuliano. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bigh/000503/bk_bigh_000503_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.