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OT: The Forgotten Elvis Era
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: January 22, 2007 17:41

When discussing Elvis Presley, it seems to be the in thing to hawk on about the Sun Recordings, The early RCA years, The Comeback special and the recordings that followed it and then of course, the jumpsuit years. But what about all those wonderful recordings he made in the few years after he left the army. I really think the 1960-1962 eras is very much overlooked. It’s Now Or Never is of course extremely well known, but there are so many others that don’t get the recognition they deserve. She’s Not You, Stuck On You, Surrender, Fame And Fortune, Girl Of My Best Friend, His Latest Flame etc. Why are these records never discussed? Over the past week or so I have been listening to Elvis Golden Records Volume 3. It’s fantastic. Elvis Is Back is a wonderful record and even Pot Luck and Something For Everybody have some cracking tunes on them. I challenge every Elvis fan here to forget about any other era for a while and listen to songs solely from this era. You won’t be disappointed!

Re: OT: The Forgotten Elvis Era
Posted by: ablett ()
Date: January 22, 2007 17:44

Reconsider Baby is an absolute classic.....

Re: OT: The Forgotten Elvis Era
Posted by: barcelona ()
Date: January 22, 2007 17:45

I prefer the 70's.

Always on my mind
I've lost you
Make the world go away
Mary in the morning
Love coming down
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.
.

I have always had attraction for decadent things or people.

Re: OT: The Forgotten Elvis Era
Posted by: loog droog ()
Date: January 22, 2007 17:50

There are some nuggets in that period, but you really gotta dig.

Re: OT: The Forgotten Elvis Era
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: January 22, 2007 17:58

loog droog Wrote:
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> There are some nuggets in that period, but you
> really gotta dig.



Perhaps, but Elvis Golden Records Volume 3 is flawless, as is Elvis Is Back. I was really only talking about the two or three years after he left the army. I just think its a little underapreciated.

Re: OT: The Forgotten Elvis Era
Posted by: Gazza ()
Date: January 22, 2007 18:00

Stay away from the soundtrack stuff from that era and much of whats left ranks amongst his finest work

Elvis Is Back may well be the finest studio album of his entire career - up there with 'From Elvis In Memphis' from 1969.

And 'Reconsider Baby' is certainly in the top 3 of his entire catalogue.

Re: OT: The Forgotten Elvis Era
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: January 22, 2007 18:38

Can't disagree about the soundtracks. GI Blues, yikes!

Anything That's Part Of You is probably one of his most beautiful ballads from that era and Surrender surely has to be one of his finest moments.

Re: OT: The Forgotten Elvis Era
Posted by: ablett ()
Date: January 22, 2007 18:41

GI Blues??? You wanna try Double Trouble or Harem Holiday.....

Re: OT: The Forgotten Elvis Era
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: January 22, 2007 18:49

ablett Wrote:
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> GI Blues??? You wanna try Double Trouble or Harem
> Holiday.....


Yep, I know. Shocking stuff too!

The worst has to be Clambake! Arghh!

Seriously though, we are drifting away a little from the period I originaly brought up

Re: OT: The Forgotten Elvis Era
Posted by: JuanTCB ()
Date: January 22, 2007 19:36

Elvis Is Back! is a tremendous album, but to me at least, it was a slippery slide downward from '61 to '68. The shame of it was that his voice had matured when he was in the army - it had a lot more depth and nuance than when he was in his early 20s. Too bad he spent so much of the '60s wasting it on unispiring crap!

Check out his religious work from the '60s, though - he's inspired and it really comes through in the grooves.

Re: OT: The Forgotten Elvis Era
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: January 22, 2007 19:50

Always thought "His Latest Flame" was a true classic.

Re: OT: The Forgotten Elvis Era
Posted by: Baboon Bro ()
Date: January 22, 2007 20:09

I'm very keen on this era too!!

Re: OT: The Forgotten Elvis Era
Posted by: Gazza ()
Date: January 22, 2007 21:29

ablett Wrote:
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> GI Blues??? You wanna try Double Trouble or Harem
> Holiday.....


Indeed. Most of the mid-60's soundtracks make GI Blues sound as explosive as the Sun Sessions by comparison.

Re: OT: The Forgotten Elvis Era
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: January 22, 2007 21:29

Elmo Lewis Wrote:
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> Always thought "His Latest Flame" was a true
> classic.


Probably one of my top 5 Elvis songs. It's actually the track that got me into him. It's b-side, Little Sister is pretty awsome too.

Re: OT: The Forgotten Elvis Era
Posted by: rooster ()
Date: January 22, 2007 21:34

Is my boy..and I remember you also from this period...love them both so much!!

Re: OT: The Forgotten Elvis Era
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: January 22, 2007 21:51

Man, "Latest Flame" backed with "Little Sister" - what a double-sided single!

Re: OT: The Forgotten Elvis Era
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: January 22, 2007 22:00

Reconsider Baby is an absolute classic.....

YEAH!!! Good to see Reconsider gettin' worthy praise



ROCKMAN

Re: OT: The Forgotten Elvis Era
Posted by: cirrhosis ()
Date: January 22, 2007 23:26

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Re: OT: The Forgotten Elvis Era
Posted by: Gazza ()
Date: January 22, 2007 23:51

rooster Wrote:
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> Is my boy..and I remember you also from this
> period...love them both so much!!


No..'My Boy' came out in 1974..its on the album "Good Times".

'I Remember you' comes from 1966 - although he did it again on 'Aloha from Hawaii' in 1973 (the show was a fundraiser for a cancer charity inspired by the song's Hawaiian-born composer who had died of the disease)

Re: OT: The Forgotten Elvis Era
Posted by: rooster ()
Date: January 23, 2007 03:48

Thanks Gazza'''will buy you a beer sometime!

Re: OT: The Forgotten Elvis Era
Posted by: Erik_Snow ()
Date: January 23, 2007 03:56

My Boy...now that's a moving song, I play it a lot...and get moved.

Re: OT: The Forgotten Elvis Era
Posted by: rooster ()
Date: January 23, 2007 04:00

Thats true Erik...and Remember you...gets me to everytime I hear it!

Re: OT: The Forgotten Elvis Era
Posted by: keithfan64 ()
Date: January 23, 2007 10:03

Of my homemade 10 CD-R Elvis collection [cronological] the CD starting in 1960 with Stuck On You, through the soundtrack hits [Return To Sender,Follow That Dream ect.] through to If I Can Dream gets played more than any other CD so I could'nt agree with Big Al more. Sure 80 percent of the soundtrack songs are trash but the good ones are masterful. Cuts like Guitar Man, Anything Thats Part Of You are amoug his best work. I love Stay Away from Stay Away,Joe.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2007-01-23 10:18 by keithfan64.

Re: OT: The Forgotten Elvis Era
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: January 23, 2007 10:17

Anything That's Part Of You is glorious. Despite some wonderful studio LP's, Elvis was primarily a phenominal singles artist in my opinion and those he released in the early 60's are amoung his very best. His vocals on Surrendeer send chills down my spine. EVERY Elvis fan should own Golden Records Volume 3.



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