As a moderator and card-carrying member of the TCB Mafia, this might seem like the sort of thing I would be capable of, but sadly that's not the case. :P
I mentioned this in an off-topic thread and thought I'd say something about it here where it will get more attention, and where it belongs.
Some of you guys (Albert comes to mind) have posted some great songs and/or clips before on here, but I haven't seen anything of the sort in a while. Some of the things were new to my ears, and even if they weren't, I enjoyed them as well as the knowledge that people who hadn't heard them were getting a real kick out of listening to them.
If that still can be done on here, could I put in some requests?
The song I mentioned in the other thread which I would like Curtis and others to hear is Hurt from June 26, 1977. If the whole song can't be done, at least the last part, por favor. People who haven't heard it are bound to be blown away by it. To know Elvis was singing that well at his very last show, that he went out on such a positive note performance-wise is very satisfying to me. It is something to play for the detractors.
Another favorite '77 highlight of mine is Can't Help Falling In Love from May 22.
As is Where No One Stands Alone from February 16.
Two other versions of Hurt which also boggle the mind are from consecutive nights: December 28 & 29, 1976.
America The Beautiful from March 21, 1976.
[It occurs to me that the thing I like best about all these performances I've named is their powerful endings. They really do it for me!]
So many great shows in '75...some great rare performances I know people would love to hear would be Turn Around, Look At Me; You'll Never Walk Alone; and You're The Reason I'm Living--which I guess is not so rare since it was featured on the Vegas box set.
Anything from the rehearsals on August 16, 1974. Perhaps Goodtime Charlie's Got The Blues, a favorite song of mine. I like this performance better than the live version 3 days later. I think Elvis sounded better then--his voice was a little clearer and livelier than it was opening night, in my estimation. Or maybe Your Love's Been A Long Time Coming.
You Can Have Her from May 11, 1974.
Seems right now I have mostly a live-track mind. :D Anything would be welcome; these are just some ideas of mine.
Oh--the home recordings from the Thompson family home--wow! I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry, That's All Right, See See Rider, Baby What You Want Me To Do, Spanish Eyes, some nice guitar work from Elvis and him harmonizing with Linda on some of her old school songs, Elvis's poem--oh man! Pardon my excitement...these tracks are just too cool for words, and I'd love for everyone to get to hear some of this material if you haven't.
Albert, that (digitally created) a cappella performance of The Wonderful World Of Christmas was simply awesome. Do you have anything else like that?
I guess before I named all these songs I should have asked about the possibility of doing this. Well, if it can't be done on this board, do any of you guys with your own sites (or possibly the TCB-World site) have any room to share some of this great stuff? I would be most grateful.
Hearing some of these things for the first time is really like an epiphany...or it was for me anyway.
If this can be done, thanks in advance.