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If I can dream is in my opinion the ultimate classic.
When you see a doc about him, 100 percent sure the clip will be in it.
I never mind because the song was excellent and his looks...
Well his appearence there went beyond being human IMO
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"Mystery Train". This was recorded in '55 at Sun Records, an american music classic recording, fantastic track. It was also one of Elvis own favourite recordings as he played it in almost all of his concerts from '69 and '70, and still had a ball with it as late as in '75 and '76.
The "Elvis at Sun" Cd would be the easiest way to get the original '55 single.
"Elvis in Person at the International Hotel" or "ELvis: Thats The Way It Is, Special Edition" would be a good chooice to get the classic live treatment of the later Elvis.
"Stranger in My Own Home Town" This track was a statment: "Back in Memphis", back to his roots, proving he WAS the KING after almost a decade of lossing little by little his street credibility, proving what Howling Wolf or Joe Cocker once stated: Elvis was the greatest white blues singers on earth. Recorded in Feb '69 at the legendary American Sound Studios under the direction of Chips Moman, its one of Elvis finest R&B performances, brothered all the way withthe better known hits "In the Ghetto" or "Suspicious Minds".
"Back in Memphis" an original '69 album would be my choice for a single CD with "Stranger..." on it.
"Suspicious Minds: The Memphis '69 Anthology" would be a great choice if you want to go for all the American Studio recordings.
"Tomorrow is a Long Time" This was recorded in May '66 at the same sessions he did the "How Great Thou Art" grammy awarded album, it was written by Bob Dylan, a man that Elvis respected so much, and a man that on the other side was huge ELvis fan. Dylan said about the song: "Tomorrow is a Long Time" by Elvis Presley, that?s the most beautiful recording of a song of mine".
There was a great CD release in '99 called "Tomorrow is a Long Time" with some of Elvis greatest mid to late 60's folk and country sides. The track we are talking about its obviously there.
The song can be found too on the great great and highly underated box set "Elvis: Artist of the Century" a 3 cd collection with what can be called: Elvis most critical aclaimed recordings. (In fact you can get the 3 mentioned tracks in this box set so... you might want to go and just get this wonderful box set.)
Hope these info may be useful to you.
Last edited by Raised on Rock; 09-15-2007 at 02:08 PM.
This is almost impossible, because, as you say Vissie, my mood and taste changes almost everyday!! Right now I'm totally crazy with the late 50's - early 60's songs
1. The Girl Of My Best Friend
2. A Big Hunk Of Love
3. Stuck On You
WOW, I did it!!
"It is no secret what God can do,
and I believe there will be peace in the valley some day,
so take my hand, precious lord, lead me and guide me."
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current favorite songs.
uno. You'll Never Walk Alone
dos. How Great Thou Art (Live)
tres. That's All Right
1-Mary in the morning
I'm suprised to see it's so well liked here.
One of the most touching ballads ever.
The voice is in pefection.
It's so haunting,a strange melody,yet so original in style.
Elvis sings with real emotion.
Blame RCA for the lack of promotion,this could be a #1 hit otherwise.
Can white men sing the blues?
Sure,as long as they are called Elvis Presley.
In 1960 at the height of his career.
"And i'm never gonna cease my wondering..."
I just can't do this lol. It all depends on my mood. There are songs for when I feel energetic and there are favorite ones for when I want something soothing,..it goes on and on.
Okay, for energy or dancing it's something funky like:
Down In The Alley
Clean Up Your Own Backyard
Only The Strong Survive
Don't Cry Daddy
Long Black Limousine
Woman Without Love
Pieces Of My Life
"Man,I just work here"
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These are wonderful choices! And I agree, a lot does depend on the mood
50's Elvis today ...
1)A Big Hunk 'O Love
3)I Got Stung
Treat Me Nice (Movie "Binaural" Master version)
Let the stars fade and fall, and I won't care at all, as long as I have you.
"You've got it all together like a lovin' machine
You're lookin' like glory and walkin' like a dream...
Mother nature's sure been good to Y-O-U"
Wendy, I love your avatar!
At this moment:
1) Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues
2) Are You Sincere
3) True Love Travels on a Gravel Road
Those are great choices boy
1. Old Shep
3. How Would You Like To be / Song Of The shrimp (tied)
Actually they are:
1. Kentucky Rain
2. Hi-Heel Sneakers
3. Burning Love (1980 Remix)
"Don't tamper with the property of the U.S. Male"
1. Down in the Alley (or any blues/rock)
2. Early Morning Rain - my heart just melts. I love the version from the Aloha special.
3. Let's Be Friends. I've been listening to the movie tunes lately & I love the way his voice softens and becomes especially rhythmic - as if he is actually looking at the child he is singing to!
I'll be back next week with my new picks!
Just pretend, I'm holding you, and whispering things soft and low.
And think of me, how it's gonna be and just pretend I didn't go
Ok. Every song that Elvis Presley sings, I Love but I will pick the most Three that are on my top list.
1)Let's Pretend. He put his whole heart and soul into this song.
2)Power Of My Love. He just gives me goose pumps every time I hear him sings this song.
3)In The Ghetto. This song says a lot.
picking 3 is way too hard lol
but here are my 3 favorite at this very moment:
You'll Think of Me
Fool Such As I
Power of My Love
This morning I'm going with:
Cindy, Cindy (alt. take)
I am playing them as loud as the volume goes, all the way up to 11.