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    good time charlies got the blues

    danny o`keefe 1972 original version http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=xy1vZE...elated&search=

    elvis dec 73 at stax studio version http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk4eQT...elated&search=

    leon russell more modern version recorded in 84 http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=2xraZf...elated&search=

    chet atkins and earl klugh (instrumental version) 1980`s http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=DRxq7m...elated&search=

    i think elvis did the best version.notice o`keefe and russell version contains line about taking the pills which elvis omitted from his version
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    I have never heard danny o keefe version until now, i prefer elvis version.
    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk4eQTVNTaw
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    I always loved the original of this song. I just played the Danny O'Keefe version and it took me back to 1972. Loved it. Played Elvis' version which I haven't heard in a long time. I got teary-eyed hearing him sing it. Never thought much about it until after Elvis died that he left out the "I got my pills to ease the pain" line. Thanks for posting the links to the song.

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    i think leon russell`s 1984 version sounds great http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=2xraZf...elated&search=

    elvis still did the best version. another thought i wonder if elvis 73 version could be remixed with a more modern backing with saxaphone player like leon russell`s 84 version.

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    I listened to Leon Russell's after I posted. I liked his version very much. Some of the comments weren't very kind, though. It doesn't necessarily HAVE to be the same as the original to sound good. Never knew Leon Russell sang the song.

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    I liked All them, I put Elvis Version at number one , Danny O'Keefe number two Chet Atlkins and Earl \Klugh(instrumental version) number three and at number four Leon Russell Version
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    Once again Elvis's version sounds so much better.Every other version lacks the feeling E puts in his songs,not to mention all the others sound like they are singing out of their noses.

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    "I got my pills to ease the pain,
    Can't find the thing to ease the rain.

    I'd love to try and settle down,
    But everybody's leavin' town ..."


    No wonder Elvis never sang this verse ... !
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    love that song, elvis sang it beauiful.

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    "I got my pills to ease the pain,
    Can't find the thing to ease the rain.
    I'd love to try and settle down,
    But everybody's leavin' town ..."

    did elvis cut these lines out because they were too close to home

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    Quote Originally Posted by mubarak View Post
    "I got my pills to ease the pain,
    Can't find the thing to ease the rain.
    I'd love to try and settle down,
    But everybody's leavin' town ..."

    did elvis cut these lines out because they were too close to home
    You'd have to say so, yes.
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    really one of Elvis' best songs he ever recorded.
    very touching song.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elvis himselvis View Post
    really one of Elvis' best songs he ever recorded.
    very touching song.
    got to agree with you there

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    Danny O'Keffe's version is very nice but Elvis' voice is still far superior.
    Jerry Lee Lewis also did a version of this wonderful song but it's nowhere near so good
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    Quote Originally Posted by mubarak View Post
    "I got my pills to ease the pain,
    Can't find the thing to ease the rain.
    I'd love to try and settle down,
    But everybody's leavin' town ..."

    did elvis cut these lines out because they were too close to home
    Wonder why, I wonder why...

    P.S. Elvis version its the best one, O?Keffe?s version its Ok, but sorry Leon not your best take on a song, but I do not blame you, even Dylan sucked in the 80's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raised on Rock View Post
    Wonder why, I wonder why...

    P.S. Elvis version its the best one, O?Keffe?s version its Ok, but sorry Leon not your best take on a song, but I do not blame you, even Dylan sucked in the 80's.
    elvis version is the best

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    Elvis' version is absolutely beautiful and passionate.

    I just wish more people could acknowledge and witness the greatness of these mostly unheard of trax outside the fan base.

    The longer unedited MASTER found on the splendid 2000 BMG upgrade Promised Land was an absolute revelation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by King_Creole View Post
    Elvis' version is absolutely beautiful and passionate.

    I just wish more people could acknowledge and witness the greatness of these mostly unheard of trax outside the fan base.

    The longer unedited MASTER found on the splendid 2000 BMG upgrade Promised Land was an absolute revelation.
    got to agree with you here.also it would be nice if bmg released some singles
    from the stax sessions in 73.how many more times do we want hound dog etc. beinging rererereleased.

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    Elvis version is the best!!
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