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Elvis Facts

Elvis’ famous black hair was dyed – his natural color was brown.

Elvis purchased his first guitar when he was just 11 years old. He wanted a rifle, but his mama convinced him to get a guitar instead.

In 1947, a local radio show offered a young Elvis (age 12) a chance to sing live on air, but he was too shy to go on.

At 18, Elvis paid $4 to make his first record, a gift for his mama.

In 1954, Elvis auditioned for a gospel quartet named the Songfellows. They said no.

That same year, a local radio DJ played Elvis’ version of That’s All Right. He went on to play it 13 more times that day, but had trouble convincing his audience that Elvis was white.

His nickname for his manhood was reportedly Little Elvis.

His breakthrough hit was Heartbreak Hotel, released in 1956 – a song inspired by a newspaper article about a local suicide.

When performing on TV in 1956, host Milton Berle advised Elvis to perform without his guitar, reportedly saying, “Let ’em see you, son.” Elvis’ gyrating hips caused outrage across the U.S. and within days he was nicknamed Elvis the Pelvis.

A Florida judge called Elvis “a savage” that same year because he said that his music was “undermining the youth.” He was subsequently forbidden from shaking his body at a gig, so he waggled his finger instead in protest.

He played only five concerts outside the U.S., all on a 3-day tour of Canada in 1957. Many believe that the reason why he never toured abroad again was that his longtime manager, Colonel Tom Parker, was an illegal immigrant from Holland who would have been deported had he applied for a U.S. passport.

Col. Parker is said to have always had an eye for talent and for a quick buck – prior to managing Elvis, Parker reportedly painted sparrows yellow to sell them as canaries.

Elvis was 6 feet tall and wore a size 11 shoe.

Recording Hound Dog in the studio, Elvis reportedly demanded 31 takes.

Elvis bought his mansion, Graceland, in Memphis, TN in 1957 for $100,000. It was named by its previous owner after his daughter, Grace.

Performing “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” in Las Vegas in 1969, Elvis did one of his frequent lyric changes to amuse himself. Instead of “Do you gaze at your doorstep and picture me there?”, he sang “Do you look at your bald head and wish you had hair?”

In 1956, he began his film career with a western, Love Me Tender. His second film, Loving You, featured his parents as audience members. Following his mother’s death in 1957, he never watched the film again. He went on to make a total of 31 movies in his career.

In December 1957, Elvis was drafted into the U.S. Army, earning a $78 monthly salary. During his brief two-year stint on active duty, he was unable to access his music-generated income of $400,000.

In 1959, while serving overseas in Germany, Elvis (then 24 years old) met his future wife, 14 year-old Priscilla Beaulieu. They were married 8 years later.

Elvis’ 1960 hit “It’s Now or Never” so inspired a prisoner who heard it in jail that he vowed to pursue a career in music upon his release. The artist, Barry White, was then serving a 4-month sentence for stealing tires.

Elvis and Priscilla’s only daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, was born in 1968. Lisa Marie later married Michael Jackson and actor (and Elvis obsessive) Nicholas Cage. Mr. Cage is reportedly the only person outside of Presley’s immediate family to have ever seen Elvis’ Graceland bedroom.

Following his divorce from Priscilla in 1972, Elvis was said to have allowed ‘good-looking girls’ who waited outside Graceland to enter afterhours. One night it was 152 women!

Elvis’ popularity faded in the 1960’s with the rise of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and others. He successfully relaunched his career with a 1968 television special that came about because Elvis had walked down a busy Los Angeles street and had no one recognize or approach him.

He was distantly related to former U.S. Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Jimmy Carter.

Elvis recorded more than 600 songs, but did not write any of them.
– See more at: http://askheatherjarvis.com/blog/25-fun-facts-about-elvis-presley-the-king-of-rock-roll#sthash.43NdP31i.dpuf

Elvis Full Song List

A

A BIG HUNK O’ LOVE
A BOY LIKE ME, A GIRL LIKE YOU
A DOG’S LIFE
(NOW AND THEN THERE’S) A FOOL SUCH AS I
A HOUSE THAT HAS EVERYTHING
A HUNDRED YEARS FROM NOW
A LITTLE BIT OF GREEN
A LITTLE LESS CONVERSATION
A MESS OF BLUES
A THING CALLED LOVE
A WHISTLING TUNE
A WORLD OF OUR OWN
ADAM AND EVIL
AFTER LOVING YOU
AIN’T THAT LOVING YOU BABY
ALL I NEEDED WAS THE RAIN
ALL SHOOK UP
ALL THAT I AM
ALLA’ EN EL “RANCHO GRANDE”
ALMOST
ALMOST ALWAYS TRUE
ALMOST IN LOVE
ALOHA OE
ALWAYS ON MY MIND
AM I READY
AMAZING GRACE
AMEN
AMERICA, THE BEAUTIFUL
AN AMERICAN TRILOGY
AN EVENING PRAYER
AND I LOVE YOU SO
AND THE GRASS WON’T PAY NO MIND
ANGEL
ANIMAL INSTINCT
ANY DAY NOW
ANYWAY YOU WANT ME(THAT’S HOW I WILL BE
ANYONE(COULD FALL IN LOVE WITH YOU)
ANYPLACE IS PARADISE
ANYTHING THAT’S PART OF YOU
APRON STRINGS
ARE YOU LONESOME TO-NIGHT?
ARE YOU SINCERE
AS LONG AS I HAVE YOU
AS WE TRAVEL ALONG ON THE JERICHO ROAD
ASK ME
B

(YOU’RE SO SQUARE) BABY I DON’T CARE
BABY, IF YOU’LL GIVE ME ALL OF YOUR LOVE
BABY LET’S PLAY HOUSE
BABY, WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO
BAREFOOT BALLAD
BEACH BOY BLUES
BEACH SHACK
BECAUSE OF LOVE
BEGINNER’S LUCK
BEYOND THE BEND
BEYOND THE REEF
BIG BOOTS
BIG BOSS MAN
BIG LOVE,BIG HEARTACHE
BITTER THEY ARE, HARDER THEY FALL
BLACK STAR
BLESSED JESUS (HOLD MY HAND)
BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND
BLUE CHRISTMAS
BLUE EYES CRYING IN THE RAIN
BLUE HAWAII
BLUE MOON(lyrics)
BLUE MOON OF KENTUCKY
BLUE RIVER
BLUE SUEDE SHOES
BLUEBERRY HILL
BOSOM OF ABRAHAM
BOSSA NOVA BABY
BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER
BRINGING IT BACK
BRITCHES
BROWN EYED HANDSOME MAN
BURNING LOVE(lyrics)
BY AND BY
C

CANE AND A HIGH STARCHED COLLAR
CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE
CARNY TOWN
CATCHIN’ ON FAST
CATTLE CALL
C.C.RIDER see SEE SEE RIDER
CHANGE OF HABIT
CHARRO
CHESAY
CINDY,CINDY
CITY BY NIGHT
CLAMBAKE
CLEAN UP YOUR OWN BACKYARD
C’MON EVERYBODY
COME ALONG
COME WHAT MAY
CONFIDENCE
COTTON CANDY LAND
COULD I FALL IN LOVE
CRAWFISH
CRAZY ARMS
CROSS MY HEART AND HOPE TO DIE
CRYING IN THE CHAPEL
D

DAINTY LITTLE MOONBEAMS
DANNY
DANNY BOY
DARK MOON
DATIN’
(YOU’RE THE) DEVIL IN DISGUISE
DIDJA’ EVER
DIRTY, DIRTY FEELING
DIXIELAND ROCK
DO NOT DISTURB
DO THE CLAM
DO THE VEGA
DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM
DOIN’ THE BEST I CAN
DOMINIC
DONCHA’ THINK IT’S TIME
DON’T
DON’T ASK ME WHY
DON’T BE CRUEL(lyrics)
DON’T CRY DADDY
DON’T FORBID ME
DON’T LEAVE ME NOW
DON’T THINK TWICE, IT’S ALL RIGHT
DOUBLE TROUBLE
DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE
DOWN IN THE ALLEY
DRUMS OF THE ISLAND
E

EARLY MORNING RAIN
EARTH ANGEL
EARTH BOY
EASY COME, EASY GO
(SUCH AN) EASY QUESTION
ECHOES OF LOVE
EDGE OF REALITY
EL TORO
EVERYBODY COME ABOARD
F

500 MILES
FADED LOVE
FAIRYTALE
FAME AND FORTUNE
FARTHER ALONG
FEVER(lyrics)
FIND OUT WHAT’S HAPPENING
FINDERS KEEPERS, LOSERS WEEPERS
FIRST IN LINE
FIVE SLEEPY HEADS
FLAMING STAR
FLIP, FLOP AND FLY
FOLLOW THAT DREAM
FOOL
FOOL, FOOL, FOOL
FOOLS FALL IN LOVE
FOOLS RUSH IN (WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD)
(THAT’S WHAT YOU GET) FOR LOVIN’ ME
FOR OL’ TIMES SAKE
FOR THE GOOD TIMES
FOR THE HEART
FOR THE MILLIONTH AND THE LAST TIME
FORGET ME NEVER
FORT LAUDERDALE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
FOUNTAIN OF LOVE
FRANKFORT SPECIAL
FRANKIE AND JOHNNY
FROGGY WENT A COURTIN’
FROM A JACK TO A KING
FUN IN ACAPULCO
FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY
G

G.I.BLUES
GENTLE ON MY MIND
GENTLY
GET BACK
GIRL HAPPY
GIRL NEXT DOOR WENT A’WALKING
GIRL OF MINE
GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS!
GIVE ME THE RIGHT
GO EAST, YOUNG MAN
GOIN’ HOME
GOLDEN COINS
GONNA GET BACK HOME SOMEHOW
GOOD LUCK CHARM
GOOD ROCKIN’ TONIGHT
GOOD TIME CHARLIE’S GOT THE BLUES
GOT A LOT O’ LIVIN’ TO DO
GOT MY MOJO WORKING
GREEN GREEN GRASS OF HOME
GUADALAJARA
GUITAR MAN
H

HANDS OFF
HAPPY ENDING
HARBOR LIGHTS
HARD HEADED WOMAN
HARD KNOCKS
HARD LUCK
HAREM HOLIDAY
HAVE A HAPPY
HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY THAT I LOVE YOU
HAWAIIAN SUNSET
HAWAIIAN WEDDING SONG
HE
HE IS MY EVERYTHING
HE KNOWS JUST WHAT I NEED
HE TOUCHED ME
HEART OF ROME
HEARTS OF STONE
HEARTBREAK HOTEL
HE’LL HAVE TO GO
HELP ME
HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT
HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS (RIGHT DOWN SANTA CLAUS LANE)
HE’S ONLY A PRAYER AWAY (I ASK THE LORD)
HE’S YOUR UNCLE, NOT YOUR DAD
HEY, HEY, HEY
HEY JUDE
HEY LITTLE GIRL
HIDE THOU ME
HIGH HEEL SNEAKERS
HIS HAND IN MINE
(MARIE’S THE NAME) HIS LATEST FLAME
HOLLY LEAVES AND CHRISTMAS TREES
HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS
HOT DOG
HOUND DOG
HOUSE OF SAND
HOW CAN YOU LOSE WHAT YOU NEVER HAD
HOW DO YOU THINK I FEEL
HOW GREAT THOU ART
HOW THE WEB WAS WOVEN
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE
HOW’S THE WORLD TREATING YOU
HURT
I

I ASK THE LORD (HE’S ONLY A PRAYER AWAY)
I BEG OF YOU
I BELIEVE
I BELIEVE IN THE MAN IN THE SKY
I CAN HELP
I CAN’T HELP IT (IF I’M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU)
I CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU
I DIDN’T MAKE IT ON PLAYING GUITAR(instrumental)
I DON’T CARE IF THE SUN DON’T SHINE
I DON’T WANNA BE TIED
I DON’T WANT TO
I FEEL SO BAD
I FEEL THAT I’VE KNOWN YOU FOREVER
I FORGOT TO REMEMBER TO FORGET
I GOT A FEELIN’ IN MY BODY
I GOT A WOMAN
I GOT LUCKY
I GOT STUNG
I GOTTA KNOW
I HEAR A SWEET VOICE CALLING
I,JOHN
I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVIN’
I JUST CAN’T MAKE IT BY MYSELF
I LOVE ONLY ONE GIRL
I LOVE YOU BECAUSE
I MET HER TODAY
I MISS YOU
I NEED SOMEBODY TO LEAN ON
I NEED YOU SO
I NEED YOUR LOVE TONIGHT
I REALLY DON’T WANT TO KNOW
I SHALL BE RELEASED
I SHALL NOT BE MOVED
I SLIPPED, I STUMBLED, I FELL
I THINK I’M GONNA LIKE IT HERE
I UNDERSTAND JUST HOW YOU FEEL
I WANT TO BE FREE
I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU, I LOVE YOU
I WANT YOU WITH ME
I WAS BORN ABOUT TEN THOUSAND YEARS AGO
I WAS THE ONE
I WASHED MY HANDS IN MUDDY WATER
I WILL BE HOME AGAIN
I WILL BE TRUE
I WONDER, I WONDER, I WONDER
IF EVERYDAY WAS LIKE CHRISTMAS
IF I CAN DREAM
IF I GET HOME ON CHRISTMAS DAY
IF I LOVED YOU
IF I WERE YOU
IF I’M A FOOL (FOR LOVING YOU)
IF THAT ISN’T LOVE
IF THE LORD WASN’T WALKING BY MY SIDE
IF WE NEVER MEET AGAIN
IF YOU DON’T COME BACK
IF YOU LOVE ME (LET ME KNOW)
IF YOU TALK IN YOUR SLEEP
IF YOU THINK I DON’T NEED YOU
I’LL BE BACK
I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
I’LL BE HOME ON CHRISTMAS DAY
I’LL BE THERE (IF YOU EVER WANT ME)
I’LL HOLD YOU IN MY HEART
I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN
I’LL NEVER KNOW
I’LL NEVER LET YOU GO (LITTLE DARLIN’)
I’LL NEVER STAND IN YOUR WAY
I’LL REMEMBER YOU
I’LL TAKE LOVE
I’LL TAKE YOU HOME AGAIN KATHLEEN
I’M BEGINNING TO FORGET YOU
I’M COMIN’ HOME
I’M COUNTING ON YOU
I’M FALLING IN LOVE TONIGHT
I’M GONNA BID MY BLUES GOODBYE
I’M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN AND CRY (OVER YOU)
I’M GONNA WALK DEM GOLDEN STAIRS
I’M LEAVIN’
I’M LEFT, YOU’RE RIGHT, SHE’S GONE
I’M MOVIN’ ON
I’M NOT THE MARRYING KIND
I’M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY
I’M WITH A CROWD BUT SO ALONE
I’M YOURS
IN MY FATHER’S HOUSE (ARE MANY MANSIONS)
IN MY WAY
IN THE GARDEN
IN THE GHETTO
IN YOUR ARMS
INDESCRIBABLY BLUE
INHERIT THE WIND
IS IT SO STRANGE
ISLAND OF LOVE (KAUAI)
IT AIN’T NO BIG THING (BUT IT’S GROWING)
IT FEELS SO RIGHT
IT HURTS ME
IT IS NO SECRET (WHAT GOD CAN DO)
IT KEEPS RIGHT ON A-HURTIN’
IT WON’T BE LONG
IT WON’T SEEM LIKE CHRISTMAS (WITHOUT YOU)
IT WOULDN’T BE THE SAME WITHOUT YOU
ITO EATS
IT’S A MATTER OF TIME
IT’S A SIN
IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE
IT’S A WONDERFUL WORLD
IT’S BEEN SO LONG DARLING
IT’S CARNIVAL TIME
IT’S DIFF’RENT NOW
IT’S EASY FOR YOU
IT’S IMPOSSIBLE
IT’S MIDNIGHT
IT’S NO FUN BEING LONELY
IT’S NOW OR NEVER
IT’S ONLY LOVE
IT’S OVER
IT’S STILL HERE
IT’S YOUR BABY, YOU ROCK IT
I’VE BEEN BLUE
I’VE GOT A THING ABOUT YOU BABY
I’VE GOT CONFIDENCE
I’VE GOT TO FIND MY BABY
I’VE LOST YOU
J

JAILHOUSE ROCK
JESUS KNOWS WHAT I NEED HE KNOWS JUST WHAT I NEED
JESUS WALKED THAT LONESOME VALLEY
JOHNNY B. GOODE
JOSHUA FIT THE BATTLE
JUDY
JUST A LITTLE BIT
JUST A LITTLE TALK WITH JESUS
JUST BECAUSE
JUST CALL ME LONESOME
JUST FOR OLD TIMES SAKE
JUST PRETEND
JUST TELL HER JIM SAID HELLO
K

KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF OF IT
KENTUCKY RAIN
KING CREOLE
KING OF THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD
KISMET
KISS ME QUICK
KISSIN’ COUSINS
KISSIN’ COUSINS (NO.2)
KNOWN ONLY TO HIM
KU-U-I-PO (HAWAIIAN SWEETHEART)
L

LADY MADONNA
LAWDY, MISS CLAWDY
LEAD ME, GUIDE ME
LET IT BE ME
LET ME
LET ME BE THERE
LET US PRAY
LET YOURSELF GO
LET’S BE FRIENDS
LET’S FORGET ABOUT THE STARS
LIFE
LIKE A BABY
LITTLE CABIN ON THE HILL
LITTLE DARLIN’
LITTLE EGYPT
LITTLE SISTER
LONELY MAN
LONESOME COWBOY
LONG BLACK LIMOUSINE
LONG LEGGED GIRL (WITH THE SHORT DRESS ON)
(IT’S A) LONG LONELY HIGHWAY
LONG TALL SALLY
LOOK OUT, BROADWAY
LOVE COMING DOWN
LOVE LETTERS
LOVE ME
LOVE ME, LOVE THE LIFE I LEAD
LOVE ME TENDER
LOVE ME TONIGHT
LOVE SONG OF THE YEAR
LOVER DOLL
LOVING ARMS
LOVING YOU
M

MAKE BELIEVE
MAKE ME KNOW IT
MAKE THE WORLD GO AWAY
MAMA
MAMA DON’T DANCE
MAMA LIKED THE ROSES
MANSION OVER THE HILLTOP
MARGUERITA
MARY IN THE MORNING
MARY LOU BROWN
MAYBELLINE
MEAN WOMAN BLUES
MEMORIES
MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
MEN WITH BROKEN HEART(short poem)
MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY
MEXICO
MILKCOW BLUES BOOGIE
MILKY WHITE WAY
MINE
MIRACLE OF THE ROSARY
MIRAGE
MONA LISA
MONEY HONEY
MOODY BLUE
MOONLIGHT SONATA
MOONLIGHT SWIM
MR.SONGMAN
MY BABE
MY BABY LEFT ME
MY BABY’S GONE  I’M LEFT, YOU’RE RIGHT, SHE’S GONE
MY BOY
MY DESERT SERENADE
MY HAPPINESS
MY HEART CRIES FOR YOU
MY LITTLE FRIEND
MY WAY
MY WISH CAME TRUE
MYSTERY TRAIN
N

NEARER MY GOD TO THEE
NEVER AGAIN
NEVER BEEN TO SPAIN
NEVER ENDING
NEVER SAY YES
NEW ORLEANS
NIGHT LIFE
NIGHT RIDER
NO MORE
(THERE’S) NO ROOM TO RHUMBA IN A SPORTS CAR
NOTHINGVILLE
NUMBER EIGHT
O

O COME, ALL YE FAITHFUL
OH HOW I LOVE JESUS
OH LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM
OLD MacDONALD
OLD SHEP
ON A SNOWY CHRISTMAS NIGHT
ONCE IS ENOUGH
ONE BOY, TWO LITTLE GIRLS
ONE BROKEN HEART FOR SALE
ONE NIGHT
ONE NIGHT OF SIN see ONE NIGHT
ONE-SIDED LOVE AFFAIR
ONE TRACK HEART
ONLY BELIEVE
ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE
OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND
P

PADRE
PARADISE, HAWAIIAN STYLE
PARALYZED
PARTY
PATCH IT UP
(THERE’LL BE) PEACE IN THE VALLEY (FOR ME)
PETUNIA, THE GARDNER’S DAUGHTER
PIECES OF MY LIFE
PLANTATION ROCK
PLAYING FOR KEEPS
PLEASE DON’T DRAG THAT STRING AROUND
PLEASE DON’T STOP LOVING ME
PLEDGING MY LOVE
POCKETFUL OF RAINBOWS
POISON IVY LEAGUE
POLK SALAD ANNIE
POOR BOY
POOR MAN’S GOLD
POWER OF MY LOVE
PROMISED LAND
PROUD MARY
PUPPET ON A STRING
PUT THE BLAME ON ME
PUT YOUR HAND IN THE HAND
Q

QUEENEE WAHINE’S PAPAYA
R

RAGS TO RICHES
RAISED ON ROCK
REACH OUT TO JESUS
READY TEDDY
RECONSIDER BABY
RELAX
RELEASE ME (AND LET ME LOVE AGAIN)
RETURN TO SENDER
RIDING THE RAINBOW
RIP IT UP
ROCK-A-HULA BABY
ROUSTABOUT
RUBBERNECKIN’
RUN ON
RUNAWAY
S

SAN ANTONIO ROSE
SAND CASTLES
SANTA BRING MY BABY BACK (TO ME)
SANTA CLAUS IS BACK IN TOWN
SANTA LUCIA
SAVED
SCRATCH MY BACK (THEN I’LL SCRATCH YOURS)
SEE SEE RIDER
SEEING IS BELIEVING
SENTIMENTAL ME
SEPARATE WAYS
SHAKE A HAND
SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL
SHAKE THAT TAMBOURINE
SHE THINKS I STILL CARE
SHE WEARS MY RING
SHE’S A MACHINE
SHE’S NOT YOU
SHOPPIN’ AROUND
SHOUT IT OUT
SHOW ME THY WAYS, O LORD
SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC
SILENT NIGHT
SILVER BELLS
SING YOU CHILDREN
SINGING TREE
SLICIN’ SAND
SLOWLY BUT SURELY
SMOKEY MOUNTAIN BOY
SMORGASBORD
SNOWBIRD
SO CLOSE, YET SO FAR (FROM PARADISE)
SO GLAD, YOU’RE MINE
SO HIGH
SOFTLY AND TENDERLY
SOFTLY, AS I LEAVE YOU
SOLDIER BOY
SOLITAIRE
SOMEBODY BIGGER THAN YOU AND I
SOMETHING
SOMETHING BLUE
SONG OF THE SHRIMP
SOUND ADVICE
SPANISH EYES
SPEEDWAY
SPINOUT
SPRING FEVER
STAND BY ME
STARTIN’ TONIGHT
STARTING TODAY
STAY AWAY
STAY AWAY, JOE
STEADFAST, LOYAL AND TRUE
STEAMROLLER BLUES
STEPPIN’ OUT OF LINE
STOP, LOOK AND LISTEN
STOP WHERE YOU ARE
STRANGER IN MY OWN HOME TOWN
STRANGER IN THE CROWD
STUCK ON YOU
SUCH A NIGHT
SUMMER KISSES, WINTER TEARS
SUMMERTIME IS PAST AND GONE
SUPPOSE
SURRENDER
SUSAN WHEN SHE TRIED
SUSPICION
SUSPICIOUS MINDS
SWEET ANGELINE
SWEET CAROLINE
SWEET LEILANI
SWEETHEART YOU DONE ME WRONG
SWING DOWN, SWEET CHARIOT
SYLVIA
T

TAKE GOOD CARE OF HER
TAKE ME TO THE FAIR
TAKE MY HAND, PRECIOUS LORD
TALK ABOUT THE GOOD TIMES
(LET ME BE YOUR) TEDDY BEAR
TELL ME WHY
TENDER FEELING
TENNESSEE WALTZ
THANKS TO THE ROLLING SEA
THAT’S ALL RIGHT
THAT’S SOMEONE YOU NEVER FORGET
THAT’S WHEN YOUR HEARTACHES BEGIN
THE BULLFIGHTER WAS A LADY
THE EYES OF TEXAS
THE FAIR IS MOVING ON
THE FIRST NOEL
THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE
THE FOOL
THE GIRL I NEVER LOVED
THE GIRL NEXT DOOR

GIRL NEXT DOOR WENT A’WALKING
THE GIRL OF MY BEST FRIEND
THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM
THE LADY LOVES ME
THE LAST FAREWELL
THE LOVE MACHINE
THE LORD’S PRAYER
THE MEANEST GIRL IN TOWN
THE NEXT STEP IS LOVE
THE SOUND OF YOUR CRY
THE TWELFTH OF NEVER
THE WALLS HAVE EARS
THE WHIFFENPOOF SONG
THE WONDER OF YOU
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF CHRISTMAS
THERE AIN’T NOTHING LIKE A SONG
THERE GOES MY EVERYTHING
THERE IS NO GOD BUT GOD
THERE IS SO MUCH WORLD TO SEE
THERE’S A BRAND NEW DAY ON THE HORIZON
THERE’S A HONKY TONK ANGEL
THERE’S ALWAYS ME
THERE’S GOLD IN THE MOUNTAINS
THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME
THERE’S NO TOMORROW
THEY REMIND ME TOO MUCH OF YOU
THINKING ABOUT YOU
THIS IS LIVING
THIS IS MY HEAVEN
THIS IS OUR DANCE
THIS IS A STORY
THIS TIME
THREE CORN PATCHES
THRILL OF YOUR LOVE
TIGER MAN
TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER
TOMORROW IS A LONG TIME
TOMORROW NEVER COMES
TOMORROW NIGHT
TONIGHT IS SO RIGHT FOR LOVE
TONIGHT’S ALL RIGHT FOR LOVE
TOO MUCH
TOO MUCH MONKEY BUSINESS
TREAT ME NICE
TROUBLE
T-R-O-U-B-L-E
TRUE LOVE
TRUE LOVE TRAVELS ON A GRAVEL ROAD
TRYIN’ TO GET TO YOU
TUMBLIN’ TUMBLEWEEDS
TURN YOUR EYES UPON JESUS
TUTTI FRUTTI
TWEEDLE DEE
TWENTY DAYS AND TWENTY NIGHTS
U

UNCHAINED MELODY
UNTIL IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO GO
UP ABOVE MY HEAD
U. S. MALE
V

VINO, DINERO Y AMOR
VIOLET
VIVA LAS VEGAS
W

WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES
WAY DOWN
WE CALL ON HIM
WE CAN MAKE THE MORNING
WEAR MY RING AROUND YOUR NECK
WEARIN’ THAT LOVED ON LOOK
WELCOME TO MY WORLD
WE’LL BE TOGETHER
WE’RE COMING IN LOADED
WE’RE GONNA MOVE
WESTERN UNION
WHAT A WONDERFUL LIFE
WHAT EVERY WOMAN LIVES FOR
WHAT NOW MY LOVE
WHAT NOW, WHAT NEXT, WHERE TO
WHAT’D I SAY
WHAT’S SHE REALLY LIKE
WHEELS ON MY HEELS
WHEN GOD DIPS HIS LOVE IN MY HEART
WHEN I’M OVER YOU
WHEN IT RAINS, IT REALLY POURS
WHEN MY BLUE MOON TURNS TO GOLD AGAIN
WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN
WHEN THE SWALLOWS COME BACK TO CAPISTRANO
WHERE COULD I GO BUT TO THE LORD
WHERE DID THEY GO, LORD
WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE
WHERE DO YOU COME FROM
WHERE NO ONE STANDS ALONE
WHITE CHRISTMAS
WHO AM I
WHO ARE YOU (WHO AM I)
WHO NEEDS MONEY
WHOLE LOT-TA SHAKIN’ GOIN’ ON
WHY ME, LORD
WILD IN THE COUNTRY
WINTER WONDERLAND
WISDOM OF THE AGES
WITCHCRAFT (SINATRA SONG)
WITCHCRAFT
WITHOUT HIM
WITHOUT LOVE (THERE IS NOTHING)
WOLF CALL
WOMAN WITHOUT LOVE
WONDERFUL WORLD
WOODEN HEART
WORDS
WORKING ON THE BUILDING
WRITE TO ME FROM NAPLES
Y

YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS
YESTERDAY
YOGA IS AS YOGA DOES
YOU ASKED ME TO
YOU BELONG TO MY HEART
YOU BETTER RUN
YOU CAN’T SAY NO IN ACAPULCO
YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME
YOU DON’T KNOW ME
YOU GAVE ME A MOUNTAIN
YOU GOTTA STOP
YOU’LL BE GONE
YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE
YOU’LL THINK OF ME
YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL
YOUNG DREAMS
YOUR CHEATIN’ HEART
YOUR LOVE’S BEEN A LONG TIME COMING
YOUR TIME HASN’T COME YET BABY
YOU’RE A HEARTBREAKER
YOU’RE THE BOSS
YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’

Elvis Platinum Album

Platinum : A Life In Music chronicles the outstanding career of Elvis Presley (1954 to 1977) from a unique perspective. It features 100 performances, 77 of which are previously unreleased. This historic overview traces his development as an artist, and emphasizes how Elvis’ music always returned to its unshakable core values. This 4-CD box set contains a 48-page book and consists mostly of previously-unreleased alternate takes of Elvis Presley’s hits.

You probably think you’ve heard all there is to hear from The King, what with countless Elvis retrospectives, anthologies and reissues flooding the market. While PLATINUM is far from the first Elvis box, it’s unique in that it’s composed largely of previously unreleased material. Four discs cover every phase of Presley’s career, from young Memphis hip-shaker to middle-aged Vegas hip-shaker, adding a fresh perspective to each period.

It’s both an education and a kick to hear alternate versions of songs as ingrained in the public consciousness as ‘That’s All Right’, and others from Elvis’ legendary Sun sessions. Obscure delights like 1969’s ‘Power Of My Love’ update one of rock & roll’s most stellar legacies. Off-the-cuff recordings and live TV performances contribute further to this set, which proves that.

Elvis : Platinum : A Life In Music : Elvis Presley 4 CD Set

Disc 1
I’ll Never Stand In Your Way – That’s All Right (Alternate Take)- Blue Moon (Alternate Take) – Good Rockin’ Tonight – Mystery Train – I Got A Woman (Alternate Take) – Heartbreak Hotel (Alternate Take) – I’m Counting On You (Alternate Take) – Shake, Rattle & Roll / Flip, Flop & Fly – Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (Alternate Take) – I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (Alternate Take) – Hound Dog – Don’t Be Cruel – Rip It Up (Alternate Take) – Love Me Tender – When The Saints Go Marching In – All Shook Up – Peace In The Valley (Alternate Take) – Blueberry Hill – Teddy Bear – Jailhouse Rock – New Orleans – I Need Your Love Tonight (Alternate Take) – A Big Hunk O’Love (Alternate Take) – Bad Nauheim Medley*

Disc 2:
Stuck On You – Fame And Fortune – It’s Now Or Never – It Feels So Right (Alternate Take) – A Mess Of Blues (Alternate Take) – Are You Lonesome Tonight? – Reconsider Baby – Tonight Is So Right For Love (Alternate Take) – His Hand In Mine (Alternate Take) – Milky White Way (Alternate Take) – I’m Comin’ Home (Alternate Take) – I Feel So Bad (Alternate Take) – Can’t Help Falling In Love – Something Blue (Alternate Take) – Return To Sender – Bossa Nova Baby (Alternate Take) – How Great Thou Art(Alternate Take ) – Guitar Man (Alternate Take) – You’ll Never Walk Alone (Alternate Take) – Oh How I Love Jesus – Tennessee Waltz – Blowin’ In The Wind – I Can’t Help It – I’m Beginning To Forget You – After Loving You

Disc 3:
I Got A Woman – Tiger Man – When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again – Trying To Get To You – If I Can Dream (Alternate Take) – In The Ghetto (Alternate Take) – Suspicious Minds (Alternate Take) – Power Of My Love (Alternate Take) – Baby What You Want Me To Do – Words – Johnny B. Goode – Release Me – See See Rider – The Wonder Of You – The Sound Of Your Cry (Alternate Take) – You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me – Funny How Time Slips Away – I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water – I Was The One – Cattle Call – Baby Let’s Play House – Don’t – Money Honey – What’d I Say – Bridge Over Troubled Water

Disc 4:
Miracle Of The Rosary (Alternate Take) – He Touched Me (Alternate Take) – Bosom Of Abraham (Alternate Take) – I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day (Alternate Take) – For The Good Times (Alternate Take) – Burning Love (Alternate Take) – Separate Ways(Alternate Take) – Always On My Mind (Alternate Take)- An American Trilogy – Take Good Care of Her (Alternate Take) – I’ve Got A Thing About You Baby – Are You Sincere (Alternate Take)- It’s Midnight (Alternate Take) – Promised Land(Alternate Take) – Steamroller Blues – And I Love You So (Alternate Take) – T-R-O-U-B-L-E – Danny Boy (Alternate Take) – Moody Blue – Hurt (Alternate Take) – For The Heart(Alternate Take) – Pledging My Love (Alternate Take)- Way Down (Alternate Take) – My Way – (Excerpt from) The Jaycees Speech * BAD NAUHEIM MEDLEY: I’ll Take You Home Again, Kathleen / I Will Be True / It’s Been So Long Darling / Apron Strings / There’s No Tomorrow

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IF I Can Dream

I have the great honour and pleasure to announce that we will be performing the new If I can Dream Album Live

St Andrew’s Hall | The Halls, St Andrews Plain, Norwich, NR3 1AU, United Kingdom

Oep live ! exclusively presents

The Loyal Command Performance

ELVIS PRESLEY

IF I CAN DREAM

Recreated Live on stage

Sunday 14th February,2016 7.30pm – –A Valentine’s Day Special

Norwich St Andrew’s Halls

Ticketline 01603-508050/616445

Featuring ROB KINGSLEY as ELVIS and James McKeogh as MICHAEL BUBLE’

together with the CADILLAC TCB BAND & THE SWEET SENSATIONS &

THE NATIONAL CONCERT ORCHESTRA OF GT BRITAIN (featuring members of the RPO).

*****THIS IS A 5 STAR MUST SEE *****

*****AN EVENING OF ELVIS MEMORIES RECREATED LIVE IN SOUND & VISION*****

*****’Rob Kingsley–Leaves you in no doubt you are witnessing the world’s Number 1 Elvis show ‘Billboard*****

CLICK HERE for a show sample https://youtu.be/v0BdgJAtXbw

If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is a remarkable new album featuring classic Elvis vocal performances with brand-new orchestral accompaniment, along with a duet with Michael Bublé on Fever.
An exciting revisit of Elvis’ work, ‘If I Can Dream’ focuses on the iconic artist’s unmistakable voice, emphasising the pure power of The King of Rock and Roll. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, the 14-track album features Elvis’ most dramatic original performances augmented with lush new arrangements by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. “This would be a dream come true for Elvis,” Priscilla Presley says of the project. “He would have loved to play with such a prestigious symphony orchestra. The music…the force that you feel with his voice and the orchestra is exactly what he would have done.”

Interesting Elvis Fact: When Elvis asked the Colonel for some tickets for his family for his first major concert. The Colonel answered ‘thats no problem. You can have a couple free but the rest you’ll have to pay for ‘ Elvis immediately agreed with no resistance!!

‘Leaves you in no doubt you are witnessing the worlds Number 1 Elvis show ‘Billboard

‘Its all there in that elastic voice and body’ BONO

‘He said I was good and I said he was good’ JAMES BROWN

‘NO ELVIS-NO BEATLES’ John Lennon

Elvis Presley could be set to be crowned king of the album charts 40 years after his death

Elvis Presley could be set to be crowned king of the album charts 40 years after his death.

His new album If I Can Dream, pairing 14 of the singer’s classic tracks with new musical arrangements by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and duets with Michael Buble and Il Volo, has edged ahead of closest rival Rod Stewart and his album Another Country by 7,000 sales.

If Elvis maintains the number one position until the end of the week, it will be his 12th chart-topping album in the UK – released as part of the celebrations for what would have been The King’s 80th birthday year.

Elbow frontman Guy Garvey continues the new entries at number three with his first solo release Courting The Squall, while four-piece swing band and former Britain’s Got Talent finalists Jack Pack are on course to make their Top 10 debut at number four with their self-titled first album.

Sheffield rockers Def Leppard are on track to score their first Top 10 album in seven years with their latest, eponymous release, currently at number five.

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Adele’s Hello is not ready to part ways with the number one spot just yet, and is heading for a second week atop the singles chart.

She overtook Justin Bieber’s streaming record last week, and looks set to beat out the Sorry singer again – with 45,000 more combined sales than her competitor.

Writing’s on the Wall, Sam Smith’s Spectre theme tune, climbs one place to three in the chart update, followed by KDA’s Turn The Music Louder (Rumble) featuring Tinie Tempah & Katy B, up two places to four, and The Weeknd’s The Hills, which holds firm at 5.

Elvis Presley If I Can Dream

Elvis Presley’s new album, If I Can Dream, released on October 30 offers something new and unique for music fans uniting The King of Rock and Roll with London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. This may seem like an oxymoron, but in fact, this style of music couldn’t be better-suited for Elvis.

Elvis Presley If I Can Dream album
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As discussed in the new book, Elvis: Behind The Legend, Presley had a diverse range of musical tastes, which contributed to his ability to masterfully combine different genres and, as a result, be hailed as The King of Rock and Roll. However, Presley did not grow up wanting to be a rock and roller, but rather a crooner in the vein of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and even Bing Crosby.

Presley’s unique rock and roll sound was something he admittedly “stumbled upon” along with the help of Sun Studio founder and music producer Sam Phillips. It was only after Elvis became successful did his true musical passions start emerging.

While many rock and roll loyalists like John Lennon blamed Presley’s abandonment of his rebellious musical image on his two-year stint in the army, this period seemed to offer Elvis a welcomed opportunity to shift his style. A few months after his return from Germany in 1960, Elvis told a reporter: “In the two years I was in the army, I think the music got better. There wasn’t so much of the wild stuff.”

Moving away from the “wild stuff,” Elvis turned to an old Italian song recorded by opera star, Mario Lanza, for his next big hit. “It’s Now or Never,” based on the song “O Sole Mio,” came out in the summer of 1960 and became Presley’s biggest single with more than 20 million records sold worldwide. This song is included on If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and features a more Italian sound with the help of the trio Il Volo as backup singers.

As Elvis matured, he would record many slower ballad-type songs that any crooner like Sinatra or Martin would have sang. In the 1970s, Presley’s live shows featured a variety of songs ranging from gospel to R&B to pop ballads.

“He was an artist in the truest sense,” Priscilla Presley, who served as executive producer on the project, says. “He’d have loved to have more of an orchestra on his original records, but they – his management, his label – put constraints on him.”

The idea for the project was brought to her by producer Don Reedman, famous for the Hooked on Classics series of orchestral rock music. The album was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, the legendary place where The Beatles recorded the majority of their songs.

The first track, “Burning Love,” is the only rock song included on If I Can Dream, and may seem out of place to some fans. It starts off with an unrelated classical intro and then cleverly merges the rock and roll beat with strings in the background. While some purists may have trouble accepting the enhanced version of this song, repeated listening on full surround sound should quickly change their minds.

This reviewer can’t stress enough the importance of listening to the CD on either a car stereo or home stereo system to hear the brilliant sound of Presley’s voice, accompanied by the fullness of the orchestra. If a listener makes the mistake of listening to the album through flat speakers, like those of a computer, they will not fully appreciate the instrumentation of the songs. In addition, flat speakers may give the illusion that Elvis’ voice is being overpowered by the orchestra, but as evident on the full stereo sound, that is not the case.

Fans that are familiar with the original versions of the songs included on If I Can Dream will not find a drastic change to the overall sound of some of the recordings like the title track “If I Can Dream” and “In The Ghetto”. The truth is Presley’s arrangements for many of these songs already had some orchestration since Elvis had incorporated a small orchestra into his ’70s live performances to accompany the TCB rock band and his multitude of backup R&B and gospel singers. But what the Royal Philharmonic does is add an overall polished orchestral sound to the songs.

Where the collaboration works best is in songs that originally had empty spots in their instrumentation. For example, The Royal Philharmonic fits in perfectly with songs like “Love Me Tender,” “Can’t Help Falling in Love” and “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling”. In “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” the combination of Presley’s voice and the orchestra mesh together perfectly. Priscilla has a soft spot for this song since Elvis dedicated this song to her during a concert in Las Vegas after they had just learned that one of their beloved horses had died back at Graceland.

“This would be a dream come true for Elvis,” Priscilla Presley said about the album. “He would have loved to play with such a prestigious symphony orchestra. The music…the force that you feel with his voice and the orchestra is exactly what he would have done.”

Another highlight is the glorious “American Trilogy.” The original version is bigger than life, but the additional orchestration from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra really adds something to the enormity of the song. Other highlights include Michael Bublé’s wonderful jazzy duet with Elvis on “Fever” and a surprisingly funkier version of the R&B song “Steamroller Blues.” Interestingly, the cover photo of Elvis on the album was taken in 1968 at the recording session for the song “If I Can Dream” in Los Angeles.

Another one of the best recordings of Elvis’ voice coupled with the orchestra is surprisingly not even on the If I Can Dream album. “What Now My Love,” which was also recorded with the Royal Philharmonic, was only released on the recent Elvis Forever CD from the US Postal Service. The omission of this song is a shame because “What Now My Love” is such a great fit to the overall theme of the album.

As a whole, the album is a great representation of how Elvis could match up to Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin any day and will hopefully bring a new appreciation for Presley as the diverse, multi-talented artist he was: The King of Rock and Roll and so much more.

Today in Elvis Presley History 4th Nov

1967 – Elvis Presley’s single “Big Boss Man” hit #38 in the U.S.

2003 – The Elvis Presley album “Christmas Peace” was released. The album contained 40 songs.

2015- If I can Dream Album goes to No1 in the UK Album Charts!

Today in Elvis Presley History 1st Nov

1955 – Sam Phillips sold his contract with Elvis Presley to RCA records for $35,000.

1969 – Elvis Presley’s single “Suspicious Minds” hit the Hot 100. The single would be Elvis’s last U.S. #1.

1971 – The documentary “Elvis On Tour” opened in the U.S. The film covered Elvis Presley shows from April 5th-April 19th.

Review : Elvis Presley Rockin’ Across Texas Book & CD

Released by the Follow That Dream label this is an extended reprint of the book ‘Elvis in Texas’ under the title ‘Elvis Presley : Rockin’ Across Texas’. This book comes in a bigger format than its original, has a hard cover, more pages and a better quality of paper and perfectly matches the theme; Elvis, Scotty Moore, Bill Black and DJ Fontana live on stage in Texas. That’s exactly what the book is all about.
The book reads as an extended ‘Day By Day’ following Elvis’ footsteps in Texas between 1954 and 1977. The main part of the book, both information and picture wise is about Elvis tours between Louisiana Hayride Oct 16th 1954, Mint Club Gladewater Texas, the Cotton Club 1954 and through to 1956. On page 126 is an amazing photo of what an inmate at the Greenville Jail wrote on his cell wall whilst Elvis was appearing upstairs Rockin’ Greenville!, An excellent shot of Elvis performing in Waco, Texas is on page 167, followed by Elvis’ first army training in Fort Hood in 1958. The book ends with Elvis appearances in Texas while touring again in the seventies.

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Personal stories from people involved with Elvis’ early appearances at high schools, community centers and beer joints, are illustrated with many pictures both on and off stage make an interesting read from 1954-56. The addition of memories from the audience and memorabilia paint the complete picture. The Army era of Elvis in Texas is better known, Elvis had made it big-time, not only in the United States, but globally.
The last section shows Elvis touring the Southern state of Texas in the seventies. Great shots from Fort Worth June ’74 and almost a picture from every Texas show, even Amarillo 24.3.77 (looking pretty bad). However his last concert in Austin, Texas on 28th March 77 (despite an excellent picture from this show featuring in Stein Eric Skars book ‘Elvis The Concert Years’) is sadly missing and would have made a far better ending than the 2 pictures from 27th March ’77 in Abilene, Texas.

Of course images from the record-breaking Astrodome concerts in 70 and 74 are shown as are most 70’s concerts, mainly through pictures from collector Sheriff Hanna. Interesting are the full colour pages from Fort Worth in 1976, Odessa, Lubbock and later Dallas – where you can clearly see the ‘sparkle’ has re-appeared in Elvis’ eyes.

This section consists mainly of pictures; the authors could have added some text here too. Personal recollections from 70’s concerts are very few and apart from Fort Worth 1974 and Fort Worth July 3rd 1976 hardly mentioned.

Can I recommend this book? Well it comes with a 1974 and 1976 soundboard from his 70’s Texas shows and whilst ‘great’ I only yearn for a CD with some of his 54, 55 + 56 shows on! If only! However despite this and the 70’s given a rush through Job (but printed in colour) this whole package is worthwhile as the early day pictures and stories are remarkable.

Royce Hanson Jr. with Elvis at the Gladewater High School Gym.

Elvis Fort Worth July 3rd 1976 Afternoon Show CD
Elvis had recently appeared in Fort Worth on June 3rd 1976. His return concert was July 3rd 1976 and was an afternoon performance. The show started at 2:00 PM, as did the one for the next day, with Elvis appearing on stage around 3:30 PM. Elvis had not requested the afternoon show, the city of Ft. Worth needed the coliseum rearranged early the next morning for a gospel / bicentennial convention of some sort.

This CD (minus the 2001 Theme) and an edit before J.Scheff’s solo is complete and lasts for around 70 minutes. It’s an above average 1976 performance and overall this June 25th – July 5th 1976 tour seems slightly better performed than the previous one. Indeed Jackie Kahane said during a post July 4th party that ‘Elvis is singing and performing better than ever during this tour’. The weakest of his five July 76 performances would have to be the July 2nd one in Baton Rouge, however little to fault during this July 3rd performance.

The disappointment of the CD starting straight into the opening riff is forgotten once you can hear that the sound balance is pretty good, a little loud on the piano in the mix but overall nice! An OK performance starts the show and during Amen Elvis makes a comment about him not usually performing during the afternoon. You Gave Me a Mountain is the first ‘gritty’ performance and And I Love You So is intimate, up close and personal with clearly audible piano.
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The oldies are dismissed, but not totally. A performance of America The Beautiful brings about an amazing reaction from the Fort Worth fans. It’s like they let go and applaud for ages! This inspired Elvis and when he goes into Polk Salad Annie with the line ‘Down in the State of Texas’ the crowd again goes wild. The sound during this version is excellent and after a good version Elvis even refers back to the Pontiac, Michigan version when he split his pants. A fan asks when he’s returning to Asheville and Elvis answers back ‘In 77’. Indeed he was scheduled to appear on Friday night 26th August during the tour that never was.
As with all 1976 intros, they drag on a bit, but at least Elvis is amusing in his individual introductions of the Stamps members. Love Letters seems a bit slow but two good versions of Hurt make up for this. Hound Dog is a throwaway, but as Elvis says, ‘Hurt is a hard song to follow’. During Funny How Time Slips Away again Elvis changes the lines to ‘Been a month or two’, making a joke out of his last Forth Worth appearance one month ago. Another greeting and a little thank you speech end his performance.

This was another good show from a generally better tour. Elvis sounds clearly awake and enjoying himself. Especially from ‘America’ onwards, he really delivers. Certainly when compared to Greensboro 30.6.76 show, this one is a far more enjoyable listen. Indeed because of a great and deeper sound, this is the more enjoyable of the 2 shows in this set and a fine 1976 show to own. Just a pity that we get a purely ‘disc only’ package and not the CD covers/booklet we’d like on a CD. The songs are changed when compared to June 3rd show, and overall this sounds the better performance.
Charlie Hodge & Elvis
Elvis in Amarillo June 19th 1974 CD
Elvis’ June 19th Amarillo, Texas show comes to us as the first CD in the Rockin’ Across Texas book and sounds pretty much like other June 74 soundboards I have heard i.e. flat and lacking the depth and range of the Fort Worth 3.7.76 soundboard. That criticism aired, J.D. Sumner’s vocal is up front, and Elvis’ voice sounds clear enough, although a lot of the time you cannot really hear the band!

Obviously this is going to be a good show but again it’s straight into See See Rider, unfortunately missing 2001 and the vamp. Can’t Help Falling In Love at the end also gets cut very short – so it’s an incomplete show. However it’s an hour long show and Elvis responds to a very appreciative Amarillo crowd with a well sung concert. He makes his mark after the first 2 songs are performed adequately, making J.D Sumner do Amen twice, and even criticises that second performance as just ‘fair!’
July 3, 1976 Fort Worth

For this June tour Elvis had a pretty standard set list and that’s what we get with this show, continuing on with Trying To Get To You. After this the ‘oldies’ are dismissed with scarves and completely forgettable until Hound Dog takes us by surprise with its extended ending. Fever has the Amarillo crowd clapping along all the way and during Polk Salad Annie Elvis mentions ‘Feedback’. Polk Salad Annie also doesn’t sound like Elvis is putting in much effort and yet in Why Me Lord? (with reprise) he does. Kathy Westmoreland’s vocal also is prominent during Why me Lord? Suspicious Minds performed afterwards sounds very ‘fair’ and indeed a forgettable version.
During the intros Elvis is keen to emphasise everyone who comes from Texas starting with Kathy from Abilene, John Wilkinson from El Paso, Ronnie Tutt from Dallas and Glen D.Hardin from Lubbock. I Can’t Stop Loving You is a good version, as is Help Me. An American Trilogy performed without mucking around or gimmicks and is a moving ‘straight’ version. Let Me Be There is well performed before a ‘surprise’ of Heartbreak Hotel which is nice.

As usual, Elvis asks for the house lights to be turned up for Funny How Time Slips Away, and even reprises a joke ending featuring J.D. Sumner. Big Boss Man next sounds ‘fresh’ and is good, before Elvis thanks the Amarillo fans and closes with Can’t Help Falling in Love. This has obviously been a good show with Elvis enjoying himself and he sings well. Following on after this on the disc is a 5 minute interview with Elvis and Tom Parker in Odessa, Texas on the way to start filming G.I. Blues in Hollywood in 1960. Interesting is the fact that Elvis’ segment is pretty terse whilst we get much more verbal from Uncle Tom! Geez! As a concert I would say this is VERY representative from this early part of the tour and even parts of dialogue have been heard before on the 1974 Box Car Album Having Fun on Stage with Elvis. Compared to using a show from the start of this tour in Fort Worth, I feel this Amarillo show is a bit better overall and very welcome addition as an ‘unheard live show’. It’s a good show and improves upon repeat listening – Buy Rockin’ across Texas!!

Buy Rockin’ Across Texas 2 CD Set from FTD.