Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
I ranked the best soundtracks based on a combination of Elvis's voice quality, production, arrangements, and material.
3.Viva Las Vegas
Here is a list of my top five favorites.
2.It Happened At The Worlds Fair
I will continue to do my reviews and go in depth on each movies music.
NOTE: I do not include the 50's movies when I am talking about these list on the movies and soundtracks. Those four movies stand alone. I will try to rant about my reasons on that later to clear that up.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
As for Vince, I don't have a clue where he is. He has disappeared mysteriously.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
The Martin Guitar Company is offering a special edition guitar like Elvis used for a short time. In early 1955 Elvis would trade his 1942 d-18 Martin in for a 1955 D-28 Martin. Elvis would use this guitar until October of 1956 when he went with a Gibson. Most any picture you see of Elvis with a guitar in 55 or 56 is with the D-28 with the leather cover Elvis had made for it. Martin is offering a limited run of 175 replicas. The D-28 like Elvis has has three different models to choose from ranging from $6,999 to $11,499. The one shown in the picture here is the one you can get for $11,499. This would be an awesome thing for the Elvis fan to have. I can only dream of it though. I don't have the twelve grand to spend on it.
3.Milkcow Blues Boogie
4.I Was The One
5.Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
Well, if you've seen my milk cow,Please ride her on home. I aint had no milk or butter, Since that cows been gone.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
Girl Happy is one of my favorite movie soundtracks. This might not be one of the best as far as material or the quality of Elvis's voice. Though It has always appealed to me and has a few unforgettable songs. The title track from the movie is of course Girl Happy. A very fun tune that you can help but sing. Spring Fever is a song that in the movie Elvis sings with Shelley Fabares. It is a good song, however on the album Shelly's part is missing and kind of makes the song incomplete. Fort Lauderdale Chamber Of Commerce is a freaking classic. When most Elvis fans talk about the crap Elvis had to sing, this song always seems to come up in conversation. A part of me totally agrees, and wishes the man never had to sing that stuff. He did however sing it, and I choose to enjoy it. I have always found the idea of singing this to a random girl to swoon her to be funny. Maybe that's why I have always got a kick out of the song. Startin' Tonight is a pretty good song with a good vibe. For some reason the VHS versions of Girl Happy left this song out. I remember it being in when it was on TV way back when. It now can be seen on the new DVD release. It is worth hearing. Wolf Call is another one of my all time movie favorites. Something about the song is just fun, and I can't help but sing it every time I hear it. Do Not Disturb is a slow song that is a key song for swooning girls. A solid song in my opinion that don't get any run. Cross My Heart and Hope To Die is my favorite song on the album. I have always liked the arrangement and vocals on this track. Another solid swooning song. The Meanest Girl In Town is probably my least favorite song from the movie. Though it is still a pretty damn good song. Do The Clam. Freaking classic, don't need to say anything else. Puppet On A String, the best song on the album. This is a classic and I think Elvis does his best job vocally on this song of any track from Girl. I've Got To Find My Baby is a solid track to end the movie. Overall I can't find a bad song on the album. Some of the songs are a little weak, but Elvis brings them to life. The beat track on the album is Puppet On A String as I stated before. My personal favorite is Cross My Heart And Hope To Die. I am as a big of fan of Elvis's movies and the songs in them as I am of anything Elvis did. I really love the soundtracks. Girl Happy might not be one of the best artistically, but is for sure in my personal top five of favorites. I would recommend getting the Girl Happy soundtrack. Get the Follow That Dream release. The sound is awesome and it has lots of outtakes. They are gold. Also you get the key book with all kinds of info on the soundtrack and movie.
Hey everybody gather round,Listen to that bongo sound. Grab the first one in your reach,Now were going to shake the beach. Do the clam, do the clam,Grab your barefoot baby by the hand. Turn and tease, hug and squeeze, Dig right in and do the clam
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Also, what the hell is up with 90 percent on them doing the 70's era Elvis. I am not even going to get started on my rant about that. In conclusion, no ETA's for me. I respect most of them, but don't care to see them or listen to them.
Monday, January 14, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Saturday, January 12, 2008
This puts my collection to 123 Cd's.
Friday, January 11, 2008
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Change Of Habit
50's Masters Disc 3
60's Masters Disc 4
Elvis Trivia(old school edition)
We will make random comments under this post as the night goes on.
The theme tonight is Change Of Habit. This is going to become habit to get piles going monthly.
Monday, January 7, 2008
1.Love Me(original studio master)
2.Baby Lets Play House
4.My Baby Left Me
5.Don't Drag That String Around
Well, you may go to college,You may go to school.You may get religion,But don't you be nobodys fool.
Now baby,Come back, baby, come.Come back, baby, come.Come back, baby,I wanna play house with you.
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Saturday, January 5, 2008
I am back to do another movie review. In 1956 Elvis made his first movie for Twentieth Century-Fox. The original title for the movie was to be The Reno Brothers. It was later changed to Love Me Tender to capitalize on Elvis's popularity. The movie is set in 1865 at the end of the Civil War. Elvis played the part of Clint Reno, the youngest of four Reno brothers. The brothers had been off fighting in the Civil War and come back home to find out there family had thought they died. The oldest brother Vance comes back to also find the love of his life, Cathy, was now married to Clint. Eventually Clint thinks Vance and Cathy are still in love with each other and gets enraged. He joins up with some guys who are after the brothers because they have some money they confiscated from Union troops. In the end Elvis gets shot and dies. It is the only movie where Elvis's character dies. This movie is not the best, and you can certainly tell Elvis is pretty raw as an actor. I still think this movie is great. The first four movies from the 50's I put in a category all by themselves. Only four songs are sung in this movie. Which was four too many for Elvis's liking though. Anyhow, they are pretty fun songs. Love Me Tender was a number one and would become a classic song. I enjoy watching Elvis perform these number because he moves around much like he would have on stage. That right there is a treat in itself. I have always been drawn to the number Let Me.Overall I would say this is a pretty good effort for Elvis's first acting role. I love Debra Paget, she is beautiful.
Friday, January 4, 2008
This might be worst thing I have ever seen. Vince and I noticed one in Memphis a few months ago. I didn't really pay any attention to it at the time. Then I saw an article about it on the Internet. My first thought of course was that this looks nothing like Elvis. I heard one the other day and it scared the crap out of me! I could not handle having one of these things jarring about and looking so strange. I try to buy as much Elvis related product as I can. However I will skip on this item.
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Elvis Southern Nights is composed of material form a tour in 1975. This is a great live album. It is not the best I have heard, but it is pretty solid from start to finish. I liked hearing Elvis do Jambalaya.
Elvis At The International is a concert from Elvis' stint in Vegas in 69. This is the show from August 23rd midnight show. This CD is similar to the show from the FTD All Shook Up. As the case with All Shook Up, this CD rocks. Any of the show from the international in 69 are worth listening to. This gives you a glimpse into what the shows had been like when Elvis first came back to the stage.Reconsider Baby is my favorite from this disc. I love this song, and live it is even better.
Elvis In A Private Moment. This is a collection of private recording of Elvis from 59 all the way up to 1966. Most of the material comes from 59-60. I Wonder, I Wonder, I Wonder is my favorite. I put this CD in for the first time this afternoon and listened to this song about five times.
Pot Luck Is one of my all time favorite Elvis albums. I love all the eras, but If I was forced to pick my favorite, the early to mid sixty's studio work would on top of my list. Kiss Me Quick, (Such An) Easy Question, and That's Someone You Never Forget are awesome. To hear them in this quality of sound is cool. This is a two disc special so the second disc is full of different takes. This is what I love the most from FTD. It would be a travesty not to get to hear these great outtakes. The whole second disc is top of the line.
Now to my thoughts on my new CD's. I picked up two movie soundtracks. I am a huge fan of the movies so I always make it a point to buy a soundtrack when I am buying new material. I picked up Girls! Girls! Girls! and Harum Scarum. The Girls CD is great. This has some great outtakes on it. I loved hearing Mama and I Don't Want To Be Tied outtakes. Harum Scarum was also a treat. This is not the best soundtrack the Elvis catalog has to offer in my opinion. I still find my self loving most of the songs on here. I have always liked the songs Hey Little Girl and Go East Young Man. Hey Little Girl has a few extra takes on the album that I enjoyed. I also got Long Lonely Highway. This covers some of Elvis' work in Nashville in the 60's. This will for sure be a favorite from now on. Most of the songs on here are favorites of mine.About sixteen of the songs are previously unreleased material. Shes Not You is my favorite track of this CD.
I am going to take a break now. I will be back shortly to cover the other five CD's I got.
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
"Well Ill be back, yeah! Ill be back. Like a homesick train on a one-way track. I got to travel and hit the gravel. Ill be back, yeah! Ill be back"