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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-06-03 11:13 PM
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ELVIS ORIGINALS

I put this list together for a CD-making project that I'm working on, and thought I'd share it with the Lounge. Some of these tunes may just surprise you!

By the way, I've listed the songs in the order in which Elvis' remakes were released.

THATS ALL RIGHT Arthur Big Boy Crudup (1946)
BLUE MOON OF KENTUCKY Bill Monroe & The Bluegrass Boys (1946)
GOOD ROCKIN TONIGHT Roy Brown (1947)
I DONT CARE IF THE SUN DONT SHINE Patti Page (1950)
MILKCOW BLUES Kokomo Arnold (1935)
BABY, LETS PLAY HOUSE Arthur Gunter (1955)
MYSTERY TRAIN Little Juniors Blue Flames (1953)
TOMORROW NIGHT Lonnie Johnson (1948)
BLUE SUEDE SHOES Carl Perkins (1956)
TUTTI FRUTTI Little Richard (1955)
MONEY HONEY Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters (1953)
I GOT A WOMAN Ray Charles (1955)
TRYIN TO GET TO YOU The Eagles (1954)
LAWDY MISS CLAWDY Lloyd Price (1952)
SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL Big Joe Turner (1954)
MY BABY LEFT ME Arthur Big Boy Crudup (1949)
HOUND DOG Big Mama Thornton (1953)
LOVE ME Willie & Ruth (1954)
WHEN MY BLUE MOON TURNS TO GOLD AGAIN Cindy Walker (1944)
OLD SHEP Red Foley (1947)
TOO MUCH Bernard Hardison (1954)
THATS WHEN YOUR HEARTACHES BEGIN The Ink Spots (1941)
PEACE IN THE VALLEY Red Foley (1951)
ONE NIGHT Smiley Lewis (1956)
A FOOL SUCH AS I Hank Snow (1953)
RECONSIDER BABY Lowell Fulsom (1954)
ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT? Vaughn Deleath (1927)
I FEEL SO BAD Chuck Willis (1954)
(MARIES THE NAME) HIS LATEST FLAME Del Shannon (1961)
WITCHCRAFT The Spiders (1955)
WHATD I SAY Ray Charles (1959)
SUCH A NIGHT Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters (1954)
CRYING IN THE CHAPEL The Orioles (1953)
LOVE LETTERS Ketty Lester (1962)
BIG BOSS MAN Jimmy Reed (1961)
THE WONDER OF YOU Ray Peterson (1959)
THERE GOES MY EVERYTHING Jack Greene (1966)
BURNING LOVE Arthur Alexander (1971)
STEAMROLLER BLUES - James Taylor (1970)
HURT Roy Hamilton (1954)
MY WAY Frank Sinatra (1969)

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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-06-03 11:28 PM
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1. I am glad that you're posting again. I can't believe the musical knowledge
you have. Sometimes when I read your post it reminds me of songs that I haven't heard of thought of in years. And memories (both good and bad) come with them.

I really like your posts.
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-06-03 11:36 PM
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2. Darn it! I know ForrestGump would want to see this
and he's not online tonight.

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gmoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-06-03 11:38 PM
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3. Check me if I'm wrong here, but...
Elvis never wrote a song in his life, at least nothing that got recorded, right? Col. Parker slapped E's name on a bunch of songs over the years to force the songwriters to hand back half the songwriting royalties ("Son, you want 50% of a million seller, or one-hunnert-poicent of a song nobody's evah gonna hear?") but I don't think he ever actually wrote anything.

Not to take away from his abilities as a performer and interpreter, but like Sinatra and basically every big singer prior to Little Richard and Buddy Holly, Elvis was not a songwriter.

Now, Bobby Dylan... THERE'S a songwriter! And even he got his start covering Woody Guthrie and traditional folk tunes.
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:03 AM
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4. You're absolutely correct
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 12:04 AM by NightTrain
Elvis did not write songs, unless you count interpretation as a form of writing.

Similarly, Enrico Caruso and Maria Callas never wrote a song. Neither have Luciano Pavarotti or Beverly Sills. So how come nobody holds it against *them*? Because their music is "serious," while Presley sang "mere" rock 'n' roll?

Where I come from, that's called "elitist wanking."


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