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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 03:01 PM

Before Elvis, and everyone else, there was Charles Hart!

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Reply Before Elvis, and everyone else, there was Charles Hart! (Original post)
Floyd R. Turbo Nov 11 OP
WhiteTara Nov 11 #1
TreasonousBastard Nov 11 #5
WhiteTara Nov 11 #6
TreasonousBastard Nov 11 #7
unc70 Nov 11 #2
underpants Nov 11 #3
unc70 Nov 11 #4

Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 03:51 PM

1. Elvis sure spiffed that song up!

Charles sounded like he would do well under someone's balcony.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:29 PM

5. Doris Day did the best job of it before Elvis, who ripped off her phrasing. Personally, I can't...

handle that Vaudeville chirping.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:48 PM

6. here's a link to her singing

Are you lonesome tonight.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:02 PM

7. Yup. That's the one I found clicking through the bait. I haven't figured out how to copy links on...

this tablet, but if you keep clišking you run into Lorrie Morgan version that's as torchy as Doris's.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:42 PM

2. Vaughn De Leath had the first hit version

Her version was recorded a month after Hart and had considerably more success, reaching #4 on the charts. Her arrangement is much more like that used by Elvis.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:56 PM

3. Yeah but Elvis ripped off African Americans

Elvis was mostly a cover band/act

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Response to underpants (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:27 PM

4. What does that have to do with this song?

Everyone involved with this song was straight out of vaudeville / Tin Pan Alley. White, mostly Jewish writers and performers. Don't see your point.

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