When I was a lad
And old Shep was a pup
Over hills and meadows we'd stray
Just a boy and his dog
We were both full of fun
We grew up together that way
I remember the time at the old swimmin' hold
When I would have drowned beyond doubt
But old Shep was right there
To the rescue he came
He jumped in and then pulled me out
As the years fast did roll
Old Shep he grew old
His eyes were fast growing dim
And one day the doctor looked at me and said
I can do no more for him Jim
With hands that were trembling
I picked up my gun
And aimed it at Shep's faithful head
I just couldn't do it
I wanted to run
I wish they would shoot me instead
He came to my side
And looked up at me
And laid his old head on my knee
I had struck the best friend that a man ever had
I cried so I scarcely could see
Old Shep he has gone
Where the good doggies go
And no more with old Shep will I roam
But if dogs have a heaven
There's one thing I know
Old Shep has a wonderful home
Recorded: 1956/09/02, first released on Elvis
August 24 1956 20th Century Fox Stage 1 - Hollywood, CA
September 1 1956 Radio Recorders - Hollywood, California
September 2 1956 Radio Recorders - Hollywood, California
Paralyzed G2WB 4922-12
Paralyzed (Insert) ____-05
Paralyzed (Composite Master) G2WB 4922-SP
When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again G2WB 4925-10
Long Tall Sally G2WB 4926-04
Old Shep G2WB 4927-01
Too Much G2WB 4928-12
Too Much (Insert) ____-02
Too Much (Composite Master) G2WB 4928-SP
Anyplace Is Paradise G2WB 4929-22
September 3 1956 Radio Recorders - Hollywood, California
September 4 1956 20th Century Fox Stage 1 - Hollywood, CA
Let Me (Track) ____-02
Poor Boy (Partial Verse Track) ____-03
September 5 1956 20th Century Fox Stage 1 - Hollywood, CA
Following is silent footage of Elvis visiting with George Klein September 1956. In radio station booth.
|Elvis Presley talks with Ed Sullivan|
|Elvis Presley on the Ed Sullivan Show|
Although at first Ed Sullivan said he would never want Elvis on his show, Sullivan changed his mind when The Steve Allen Show with Elvis as a guest had about twice as many viewers as Sullivan's show that night (they were competing for the same audience since they were in the same time slot). After negotiating with Elvis' manager, Ed Sullivan paid Elvis the huge sum of $50,000 for appearing on three of his shows: September 9, 1956, October 28, 1956, and then on January 6, 1957.
Elvis' first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show was a major success. Over 60 million people, both young and old, watched the show and many people believe it helped bridge the generation gap for Elvis' acceptance into the mainstream. Elvis performed', Don't Be Cruel', Love Me Tender', Ready Teddy and 'Hound Dog'.
September 23, Elvis and Nick Adams fly back to Memphis
September 26, Elvis returned to Tupelo to perform two shows at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show.
Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don't Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever. + Plus Bonus DVD Audio.
This is an excellent release no fan should be without it.
The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people. Highly recommended.
Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD Video with Sound.