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    LONG TALL SALLY

    Great Little Richard Cover but I think very underrated beside Beatles cover Elvis version much better Paul seems very challenging...

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    Well some how Beatles version has become the definitive one, just like Elvis version of Perkin's Blue Suede Shoes.

    Little Richard original is still Rhythm & Blues, Boogie Woogie, Elvis is basically the coolest Rockabilly ever, still so Sun sounding, love it! Pat Boone is crap (sorry), and The Beatles, they finally did the Rock and Roll version of it.

    I have to be honest and say that I love The Beatles version the most. (I'm ready, kick me on the knees), and I don't care much about Little Richard original in this case (Ok shoot me in the head). But certanly Elvis 50's Studio version is fantastic and way underrated. You don't hear it much right? Elvis vocals are tremendous, same for the band, this is one of the songs he sang live from '56 until the mid 70's so he might have liked it a lot. Yet somehow, you have to surrender to Paul vocals and George solo, those are The Bealtes to me, even Elvis stated that that was their period he liked the most, back in the days when they did straight raw rock and roll.
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    Love Elvis' version.......

    shoot me in the foot...lol, I don't care for The Beatles.......
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    There won't be any driveby shootings RoR and Deb, I don't like the beatles either

    This is a great version but I prefer the strength of the On Stage version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snake Eyes View Post
    There won't be any driveby shootings RoR and Deb, I don't like the beatles either

    This is a great version but I prefer the strength of the On Stage version.


    agree.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snake Eyes View Post
    There won't be any driveby shootings RoR and Deb, I don't like the beatles either

    This is a great version but I prefer the strength of the On Stage version.
    Just which he would have done a full version of it, and not his 15sec quickies, tumbs down for down Elvis, sorry to say that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raised on Rock View Post
    Just which he would have done a full version of it, and not his 15sec quickies, tumbs down for down Elvis, sorry to say that.
    Sometimes a little snackrifice is just as satisfying as a three course meal

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    Quote Originally Posted by debtdbruno View Post
    Love Elvis' version.......

    shoot me in the foot...lol, I don't care for The Beatles.......
    If Elvis was the king , The Beatles were certainly the princes

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    Pat Boones version was such a joke, laughable if anyone was obvious about taking R&B and scrubbing it squeaky white clean it was Pat.
    Richards original version was hard driving and jumped.
    Elvis's Sun version was hard, driving and it had a wink in it-like to say-man this is fun.
    The Beatles version was as raw sounding as Englishman could make it-and Paul really screamed out those lyrics.
    Toss up to me between the Sun sound and Pauls screaming lyrics.
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    Elvis' version of ''Long tall Sally'' was one of the worst covers he ever did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snake Eyes View Post
    Sometimes a little snackrifice is just as satisfying as a three course meal
    I guess I'm just to hungry for some Elvis doing what he did that a snack is not enough at all.

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    Re: LONG TALL SALLY

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    Elvis' version of ''Long tall Sally'' was one of the worst covers he ever did.
    And why is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    Elvis' version of ''Long tall Sally'' was one of the worst covers he ever did.
    I'm going to have to disagree, Hey Jude IS the worse cover that Elvis did. Some covers I just don't like because I never liked the original songs and even Elvis can't save them, but Hey Jude tops that list IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snake Eyes View Post
    I'm going to have to disagree, Hey Jude IS the worse cover that Elvis did. Some covers I just don't like because I never liked the original songs and even Elvis can't save them, but Hey Jude tops that list IMO.
    I didn't say ''Long tall Sally'' was the worst just one of the worst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    I didn't say ''Long tall Sally'' was the worst just one of the worst.
    Yes I can read Brian, you said "one of the worst", I just disagreed with that opinion and said Hey Jude IMO tops that list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raised on Rock View Post
    And why is that?
    Because it isn't very good.

    I think it's because Elvis' version isn't raucous as some of the other versions.

    Elvis' versions lacks what makes Little Richard's so great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    Because it isn't very good.

    I think it's because Elvis' version isn't raucous as some of the other versions.

    Elvis' versions lacks what makes Little Richard's so great.
    I hear you now, and yes, I've always believe that to, and its because is not raucous enough why I prefer the Beatles on this one.

    Yet I should not consider it a bad one, I think its great as it does not duplicate the original, but makes something else of it, as I said, Little Richard is Hot R&B to me (not rock and roll), while Elvis version is all rockabilly, and we know he could perfect red hot R&B, so his choice of doing something else with it its a great thing to me (and it proves again he was not copying neither stealing anything right?), and it sounds good, its well crafted and performed by Elvis and the band, so I wouldn't call it a bad one (Hey Jude by Elvis was poorly performed and crafted, that was a lousy one, it wasn't even released at the time, until RCA made that '72 leftovers album)

    I guess its just that by late '56 rockabilly was a bit in the past, and we wanted Elvis to transform that R&B number into wild frenetic rock and roll, like what he did with Hound Dog, it all changed after Hound Dog I guess, it was bye bye Sun Rockabilly. But well, he choosed something else for this one, for old times sake maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snake Eyes View Post
    Yes I can read Brian, you said "one of the worst", I just disagreed with that opinion and said Hey Jude IMO tops that list.
    Long Tall Sally would still be in the top ten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    Long Tall Sally would still be in the top ten.
    I'd love to know your top ten

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snake Eyes View Post
    I'd love to know your top ten
    These are off the top of my head and in no particular order but these are 7 of the worst that i can think of.
    There are a few more that i didn't think were very good but i can't recall them right now.

    Long Tall Sally
    Blueberry hill
    I got my mojo working
    The first time ever i saw his face
    I can't stop loving you
    Hey Jude
    Just a little bit.

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