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A look at Elvis' Guitar Man Sessions with Jerry Reed. Jerry Reed immediately took over the session
, you can hear it from the first notes of the first take - Reed is coaching the musicians, encouraging them, egging them on, with Felton happy just to be presiding over some thing that is actually happening. There is a bright, shimmering surface to the music different in many respects from anything Elvis has ever recorded before but providing, at the same time, the kind of churning, driving rhythm that has characterized Elvis' music from the first. There is not the slightest question of Elvis' engagement. There is no self-deprecation, there is no wisecracking; all of the singer's attention is focused on the music. Completely updated
release of the extended soundtrack of the 'This Is Elvis
' movie is now in stock, and looking cool still today 33 years after. With the unprecedented cooperation of those who best new Presley, the film combines rare, never-before-seen footage, privately owned kinescopes from TV's early years, remarkable outtakes from Presley's movies and accurate recreations of pivotal moments in his life.
The Elvis Files Volume 7 (1974-77) is due for release in August.
This is the final volume of the Elvis Files story that chronicles Elvis' years on tour through the USA, the final Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe seasons through to Elvis' last powerful New Year's Eve concert and finally to the last sad few months of 1977.
Follow That Dream
(FTD) have released 'Rock Around The Bloch
' (Book/CD) and our order is on the way to us. A deluxe hardback book
with 288 pages and 100 unpublished photographs
by David English and Pål Granlund, the book is published by FTD books the set includes a CD with a newly-remastered recording
of Elvis' performance at the Bloch Arena, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on March 25, 1961 and a newly-discovered recording of the complete press conference and awards ceremony held on March 25, 1961
Songwriter and pianist Don Robertson
died last week at the age of 92. Elvis recorded 14 songs written by Robertson. Robertson's own song 'The Happy Whistler' was a million seller in 1956. His special way of playing the piano was very successful. Robertson worked as a singer and pianist for RCA Victor and Capitol Records,but also as a background keyboardist on recordings with Elvis Presley, Nat King Cole, Duane Eddy, Al Martino and many others. The best-known songs Elvis recorded, written by Robertson, his 'There's Always Me', 'Anything That's Part Of You', 'I Met Her Today', 'I'm Counting on You' and 'No More'.
Hot on the heels of their Blu-ray release of Follow That Dream
, Twilight Time is back with another Elvis Presley vehicle, 1960's Flaming Star
. This spiffy new Blu-ray, which boasts an excellent transfer, is strictly limited to 3,000 copies. Director Don Siegel tackled this Western several years after gritty '50s classics like 'Riot in Cell Block 11' (1954) and 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' (1956), but this was more than a decade before his iconic 'Dirty Harry'. Make no mistake, this is no Elvis Presley musical lark; The King meant business with this one. He knocks out a novelty tune early on, presumably to satisfy those who simply couldn't bear the thought of a Presley movie without tunes, but otherwise he is here to act. Technical merits of this release are generally very good, and Flaming Star comes Recommended.
A number of websites are reporting the story that Nancy Sinatra recently said that 'Elvis, frankly, was just an OK singer' ... 'Elvis was the King, but he was no Chairman of the Board' .... 'You're talking about the difference between stardom and talent', ... 'Elvis had talent and was a big star, but no one touches Frank and no one will in terms of musicianship and elegance and charitable work' ... Well Nancy did not say any of this. Elvis Australia's Scott Jenkins asked Nancy (Via her twitter account) and received the reply, read in full.
For almost as long as there's been rock 'n' roll, Los Angeles has been a city at the center of its history and mythology, a town in which legends are made, burned, rebuilt, merchandised, forgotten. The city has had its fair share of native rock talent, and has been the adopted home of many more singular rockin' careers, but perhaps the greatest of L.A.'s rock n roll tête-à-têtes occurred on a still summer night in 1965, high up in the rarefied climes of Bel Air. There, in a splendid home on Perugia Way, Elvis met the Beatles. Or more precisely, the Beatles met Elvis.
Along with volume I (Stereo)
also for release is 'Hawaiian Beach Boy : The Expanded Blue Hawaii Album II
' (Monophonic Sound Edition). This is number 16 from the very popular 'The Bootleg Series
' and contains 32 tracks, including masters and outtakes from the movie Blue Hawaii in mono, including the original mono album masters and includes is a 12 page booklet.
The 15th release in the very popular 'The Bootleg Series
' will be 'Hawaiian Beach Boy : The Expanded Blue Hawaii Album I
' (stereophonic Sound Edition), a 2 CD set with 56 tracks, including masters and outtakes from the movie Blue Hawaii in stereo. Also the movie versions (never before released in this form on CD), the original orchestral music made for the movie (also previously unreleased), 2 songs from The Surfers (recorded for the movie) and 5 Bonus Tracks, and a 20 page booklet.
have released an extended soundtrack of the 'This Is Elvis
' movie, and our order (is well) on the way to us, due to arrive 'any day now
'. What accounted for his undeniable mystique? The answer is contained in a remarkable biography, written on film instead of the printed page - This Is Elvis - a David L. Wolper Production of an Andrew Solt/Malcolm Leo Film for Warner Bros. release. Written, directed and produced by Solt and Leo (best known for their television special Heroes OF Rock and Roll). The film follows innovations first introduced by producer Wolper, whose 650 films include the Emmy-winning Roots and the Oscar winning The Hellstrom Chronicle. With the unprecedented cooperation of those who best new Presley, the film combines rare, never-before-seen footage, privately owned kinescopes from TV's early years, remarkable outtakes from Presley's movies and accurate recreations of pivotal moments in his life.
Announced for release on March 26 is 'Elvis Spring '77 : The Soundboard Recordings Vol.2', a double CD release containing the soundboard recordings from Toledo, OH. April 23, 1977 : Ann Arbor, MI. April 24, 1977 : Kalamazoo, MI. April 26, 1977 and Alexandria, LA. March 30, 1977. Also including 2 bonus tracks.
It was recently revealed in a Billboard Magazine interview that rock 'n' roll musician Jack White purchased Elvis Presley's first acetate, considered the holy grail of rock 'n' roll, Auction January 8, 2015. White will release a reissue of the acetate, which features covers of 'My Happiness' and 'That's When Your Heartaches Begin', for Record Store Day on April 18 via his Nashville-based label, Third Man Records. The Record Store Day version will be a limited facsimile 10-inch 78 rpm disc, while later this year, Third Man will release a widely available 7-inch 45 rpm featuring newly restored versions of the two songs.
Ginger Alden is of course known in the Elvis World as the woman who shared his last few months with him. Late in 2014, after years of keeping silent about their relationship, she released 'ELVIS AND GINGER: Elvis Presley's Fiancée and Last Love Finally Tells Her Story'
. The book has been received warmly by fans and the general public, and went to No.1 on the New York Times Bestseller list. Here she speaks with Scott Jenkins about her life with Elvis, the book and more.
Gary Pepper, the former president of 'The Elvis Tankers', Elvis Presley fan club, a disabled man and personal friend of Presley's, gave his large Elvis memorabilia collection to his nurse and fellow Elvis fan, the 8th Circuit ruled, rejecting a challenge by the collector's family.
Elvis: Summer of '56 Deluxe Memorabilia Collection Box Set will be released in April. The set contains a 24-page book covering Elvis' life and carrer with 'extensive photoraphs', movie memorabilia from 1956, and a DVD with the earliest home-movie footage of Elvis at 21. With all this the set tells the story of the cultural and musical icon known as the King of Rock and Roll.
A two year old boy, William Stokkebroe, has a hit YouTube video
with over 2 million views to-date as he dances to Elvis Presleys after watching his parents Kristina and Peter Stokkebroe [As we understand it, two danes who were world champions in latin dance in 2010] and other dancers practising.
'Elvis : Guitar Man' & 'Elvis : I Was The One', a 2 CD set will be released in the 'reproduction' series.
'Elvis Worldwide Gold Award Hits Vol.1 & 2' will be released in the 'reproduction' series. This 4 CD box with 2 double CD digipac's housed in a slipcase comes with bonus booklet, poster, and envelope.
Following the remarkable success of our earlier August/September 1973 Las Vegas season releases, Straight Arrow is pleased to announce this new 2CD set, featuring two more previously unreleased shows in topnotch audience recorded quality.
Coming out soon is the 4th volume of Straight Arrow's 'From The Rick Rennie Mastertapes' series - a double-digipak CD release, called 'Elvis '70: Hot To Trot!', featuring the August 20th, 1970 Las Vegas dinner and midnight shows. These recordings, last released in January 2004 by Memory records, have not been reissued since then. To achieve the best possible results, Straight Arrow worked from a direct digital transfer of the original 120 minute cassette.
Two jets once belonging to Elvis Presley that have been displayed at Graceland for years could be destined for a museum, if the group that owns the planes has its way.
Memphis experienced a rare snowstorm last night that allowed the E-crew of Elvis Presley Enterprises to get some amazing drone footage of Graceland
decorated in the beautiful snowfall. The result is absolutely beyond words. How we wish that Elvis could have seen all that beauty in the Winter Wonderland clip.
'Elvis: The New Recordings
' CD is unlike any other CD available! 'Elvis: The New Recordings' (an import), consists of 26 NEW overdubs (2015) of some of Mr. Presley's best tracks - both well known and obscure. Produced by Larry Jordan (who has done overdubs on stars ranging from Patsy Cline to Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney and Jim Reeves - the latter of whom had a #1 this past summer in Europe from one of Jordan's overdubs) - the new Elvis offering features stunning sound quality and top musicianship.
A new documentary, '816: The Day Elvis Died' will be released this August. Billy Stanley was the 'creative consultant' but looking at the format we can't see that this could impact on it negatively. The press release : 'On August 16th, 1977 the king of rock n roll, Elvis Presley, was found unconscious in his Memphis home; at 3:30pm he was pronounced dead leaving a legion of fans behind to mourn their fallen hero. We took our cameras to Memphis and over the course of 7 years we interviewed 100s of fans, performers, and friends of Elvis and asked them that all important question: 'Where were you and what were you doing when you heard Elvis had died'. View the trailer
Audio: Bing Crosby talks about Elvis Presley
. Bing's comments are surprisingly perceptive: 'He's gonna be a very big star, I mean, in a lot of fields ... he sings in tune, and he's got good rhythm, he just hasn't developed enough voice just yet to handle the ballads but that'll come ...' An interesting audio document. Bing Crosby was surely an influence on Elvis, and he clearly understood Elvis Presley and his talent, way better than the idiot who was interviewing him. In fact, Elvis had great rhythm, he could sing, and with time he developed his voice and became an accomplished vocalist. Elvis received the Bing Crosby award
in 1971 ...
Billions of people have 'kissed' the Coca-Cola glass bottle over the last 100 years. Hopefully, you're one of them. And if so, you're in pretty good company.
Millions of American TV viewers have watched a new tv spot for Samsung Elvis' 'Follow That Dream' during the Academy Awards. And although the music is clearly audible, there's a 'visual surprise' as well, thre is a picture of Elvis on the phone display at about one-minute:
Elvis Presley's granddaughter, Riley Keough
, married Australian stuntman Ben Smith-Peterson february 4.
, who accompanied Elvis Presley on some of his most iconic songs has passed away on Monday, February 23 in Nashville. He was 72. Emmons was a keyboardist and a songwriter who penned many chart-topping singles for artists such as Waylon Jennings, George Strait and Tanya Tucker.
The forthcoming release from the 'SR' label is titled 'Shaking Them Up' and will feature the unreleased show from Jacksonville April 16, 1972 as.
Bobby Emmons a member of The Memphis Boys, who worked with Elvis in 1969 on the sessions at American Studios. Bobby tells of playing with Elvis at American in 1969 and the first time he saw Elvis.
Video, Ken Berryhill met Elvis when he was producer and director of the Blackwood Brothers Show. Ken shares the story of how The Blackwood Brothers turned Elvis down when he wanted to join their quartet.
April 3, 1956 is the date of Elvis' debut appearance on the Milton Berle Show. The show was broadcast live from the deck of the USS Hancock on NBC while docked at the Naval Air Base in San Diego, California. As part of the show, Elvis also performed a comedy sketch with Milton Berle who acted as Elvis' twin brother Melvin. OK, so most likely you know this. But what you probably did not know was Elvis, as this recently discovered original script for that TV show indicates, Milton Berle actually wanted to name Elvis' twin brother 'Pelvis Presley'. Elvis refused and the name was appropriately changed to 'Melvin', leaving the rest of the comedy sketch untouched.
will will release 2 versions of Elvis Presley : 'Love Me The British HMV Singles '56-'57'
. Just announced is a Pink Vinyl
to be released May 16. 'Elvis Presley : The British HMV Singles '56-'57' is a 12" album, limited to 500 copies, bringing together in chronological order, all of Elvis’ electrifying and now highly collectible British HMV singles released between March 1956 and March 1957.
Hot on the heals of the recent release of 'Such A Night : Rockin' In The Early 60s
', Vee-Tone Records will next release, 'Elvis Presley : The British HMV Singles '56 - '57
' on April 20. This is a 12" album bringing together in chronological order, all of Elvis’ electrifying and now highly collectible British HMV (His Masters Voice) singles released between March 1956 and March 1957. This limited edition of only 500 copies. Quality 180g black vinyl : Printed colour inner sleeve : Liner notes : Stunning artwork : Contains all 8 singles from between March '56 to March '57 in chronological order : 500 Limited Edition.
'Good 'n' Country' is a sublime late 60's and 70's country album, full of rare versions, live recordings and outtakes. The CD, to be released this month, is housed in a Digipack with Rare Full Color Pictures.
'The Essential Undubbed Masters' CD, for the first time the most essential undubbed recordings. The CD, to be released this month, is in a Digipack with Rare Full Color Pictures and contains all edited to full versions, without the studio banter and/or false starts. All tracks are unreleased in this form.
, who starred in 'Loving You
' with Elvis (she played a press agent who discovers a young country singer) passed away at the age of 92. Scott, who also starred as a gangster's wife opposite Humphrey Bogart in Dead Reckoning (1947), died Jan. 31 of congestive heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, her friend Mary Goodstein told the Los Angeles Times.
Mimmye Goode remembers meeting Elvis Presley Ellis Auditorium 1954.