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    My Babe

    Does anyone know why "My Babe" disappeared from the set list after 1969?
    This is one of my favorites, yet kinda rare. If anyone would know, you guys would.


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    I dunno......but I love it, especially the 'Oh God' bit
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    The answer is very simple Elvis liked the song enough to want to sing it at the 1969 engagement but he didn't love it enough to perform it after that.

    Some songs Elvis loved and enjoyed performing during multiple engagments like ''Polk Salad Annie and ''You gave me a mountain'' while others he only performed once or a hanful of times.

    These kinds of questions are asked a lot on Elvis message boards and the answer is always that it was simply Elvis' own preferences as to what songs he sang and how much.

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    Re: My Babe

    Quote Originally Posted by debtdbruno View Post
    I dunno......but I love it, especially the 'Oh God' bit
    LOL me too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane View Post
    LOL me too
    haha......it makes you wish it was 'you' he was saying it to.............
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    Quote Originally Posted by debtdbruno View Post
    haha......it makes you wish it was 'you' he was saying it to.............
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    Quote Originally Posted by King Of The Whole World View Post
    Dirty, Dirty mind.
    but of course........where's the fun in being good.....lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by debtdbruno View Post
    haha......it makes you wish it was 'you' he was saying it to.............
    One could only wish........

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    He in fact went back to it for a little while in 1972. He performed it again a few nights during his Aug '72 Vegas season, and a bit earlier in Chicago, just days after the Madison Square Garden gigs. I guess being and original chess records single, he wanted to you know, pay tribute to chigago blues while performing there.

    Anyhow, as far as I know, there is no pro-live recordings of My Babe in '72 but just audience recordings. So still, the '69 live versions of it are still really the only ones in terms of proper recordings.

    It is also one of my favourites live numbers from '69!

    Here's the audience recording from chicago 1972:

    http://youtu.be/YCbyg56-AV4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raised on Rock View Post
    He in fact went back to it for a little while in 1972. He performed it again a few nights during his Aug '72 Vegas season, and a bit earlier in Chicago, just days after the Madison Square Garden gigs. I guess being and original chess records single, he wanted to you know, pay tribute to chigago blues while performing there.

    Anyhow, as far as I know, there is no pro-live recordings of My Babe in '72 but just audience recordings. So still, the '69 live versions of it are still really the only ones in terms of proper recordings.

    It is also one of my favourites live numbers from '69!

    Here's the audience recording from chicago 1972:

    http://youtu.be/YCbyg56-AV4
    Thanks for the info, YOU ROCK!

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    Quote Originally Posted by josephinebeau View Post
    Thanks for the info, YOU ROCK!

    Glad to help you!

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    Re: My Babe

    R&B dominated music in 60's, Country music dominated the 70's Elvis chose mostly the country songs in 70's I wish he could do more blues type of songs like My Baby or his early blues materials...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erhan View Post
    R&B dominated music in 60's, Country music dominated the 70's Elvis chose mostly the country songs in 70's I wish he could do more blues type of songs like My Baby or his early blues materials...
    Yeah I wish too, he had a thing for Blues and R&B, most of his recordings in that area are just pure gems. But I guess your'e right 70's was more about country or country/rock, even the Grateful Dead and other 60's rock bands went country, so there is a logic in Elvis doing more country in the 70's.

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    I wish Elvis had done more straight-up Delta blues than he did, too. Oh, well...most of what he gave us was infused with it, and gospel, no matter what the overt genre or style of song.

    Elvis did "My Babe" in medley with "This Train" (old gospel song with the same melody...pretty sure it way predates "My Babe") in 1971, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1100ccRider View Post
    I wish Elvis had done more straight-up Delta blues than he did, too. Oh, well...most of what he gave us was infused with it, and gospel, no matter what the overt genre or style of song.

    Elvis did "My Babe" in medley with "This Train" (old gospel song with the same melody...pretty sure it way predates "My Babe") in 1971, too.
    Didn't knew about "This Train", Do you remember in which Import release is? I assume its an audience recording too, is it?

    Yes almost everything he did was infused with blues, but when he did straight blues, man, he was deep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1100ccRider View Post
    I wish Elvis had done more straight-up Delta blues than he did, too. Oh, well...most of what he gave us was infused with it, and gospel, no matter what the overt genre or style of song.

    Elvis did "My Babe" in medley with "This Train" (old gospel song with the same melody...pretty sure it way predates "My Babe") in 1971, too.
    I didn't know about 'this train' either.....thanks for the info
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    Re: My Babe

    just had a look on elvisconcerts......looks like it was Lake Tahoe in July 71 (twice) and June 18th at Fortworth Tx
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    Quote Originally Posted by debtdbruno View Post
    just had a look on elvisconcerts......looks like it was Lake Tahoe in July 71 (twice) and June 18th at Fortworth Tx
    Did it say if there is anykind of recording available of it? Even the most lousy audience recording would be a treasure!

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