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    Good Time Charlie is one of his all-time greats!
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    I hear that. It definitely has a place in my Elvis top ten.

    But Lovin' Arms is way up there too. That second verse--whoa! That vocal really strikes a chord with me.

    I give the nod to Goodtime Charlie though.

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    yep, Goodtime Charlie......
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    its got to be good time charlie,but lovin arms is great too
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    Looks like Goodtime Charlie won that one 5 - 2.

    Alright, this next one is just for Carolyn:

    Just Pretend, with a bottle of wine, or the entire Today album?

    OK, seriously--for all:

    I'd like to take a slight diversion here and then we'll get back to the one-on-one formula. This time I'd like you to rank the following 5 performances of That's All Right (Mama) from your most to least favorite...

    A - Original '54 Sun recording

    B - '68 Special - from either sit-down show, whichever you like better

    C - TTWII '70 - the first song from opening night

    D - Madison Square Garden '72, afternoon or evening performance

    E - '77 - Spring Tours '77 (Norman) or Elvis In Concert (Rapid City)

    Not trying to make things confusing with the choices within the choices. I just want to make sure that what you see as being the best representation of the song from each time is a choice for you here.
    ...you won't forget me when I go.

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    well i have heard all except MSG. but i will take part. that allright mama is a great number, and it changed a lot over time

    1. 68 special (just goes off!)
    2. EIC (Elvis sounds really good in this)
    3. TTWII
    4. SUN.( i can't say i like it THAT much, its very different, but still good
    5. i have'nt heard the MSG version, so i'll put it here

    this is a good idea
    sincerely, Scott, a 15 year old Elvis fan

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    That's Allright

    My votes are in:


    1. E - EIC Rapid City 77

    2. B - 68 Special

    3. A - Original '54 Sun Recording

    4. C - TTWII '70

    5. D - MSG '72


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    1-original 54 version

    2-68 comeback

    3-ttwit

    4-msg

    5-rapid city

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    1 68 Special
    2 Original 54
    3 Rapid City
    4 TTWII
    5 MSG

    HEY lets go back to one-on-one,ok?
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    It's funny that the original recording is only once at the first place! man this song changed the music world forever! so my vote is for the sun recording and forget the rest! (altough some are performed really good)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick
    It's funny that the original recording is only once at the first place! man this song changed the music world forever! so my vote is for the sun recording and forget the rest! (altough some are performed really good)
    Its true...but the 68 version was WILD
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    I'd opt for


    Original
    EIC
    68 Special
    Spring Tours
    Madison Sq. Garden
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    welcome back to the one on ones

    just cant help believing v cant help falling in love ( ouch)
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    A Sore One

    Hey Geordie,

    This is truly a sore one - this is gonna hurt!

    I love both of these...they are both classics in each of their era's...come to think of it they are both movie songs too, albeit in a somewhat different context...unfortunately, it's time to make my decision....

    My vote goes to one of the best and most famous Elvis love songs ever-written...so, I choose the ultimate classic ballad from "Blue Hawaii"...

    Yes, 'Can't Help Falling In Love' gets my vote.

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    Cant help falling in love but I do not have to repeat that I love Just cant help believing too
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    "Cant Help Falling in Love" gets my vote. That song makes me weak in the knees!!!
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    My first inclination was to choose IJCHB, but I think part of the reason there is that we've heard CHFIL so many more times. As a result, I've probably lost a little of the deserved appreciation for this song.

    The former truly is a fantastic song, and it is a crying shame that on the special edition of That's The Way It Is it isn't featured, except to play over the menu screen.

    But CHFIL is the classic that it is for a good reason, and I also really love the movie version and some of the alternate takes that I've heard. And of course, serving as the show closer for over 99% of the performances during the concert years, there were many truly awesome live renditions.

    Just based on the merit of the original version though, I cast my vote for CHFIL.

    And I have to say that I am surprising myself with that choice!

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    Oh, by the way, my That's All Right ranking:

    1 - '77
    2 - '54
    3 - '68
    4 - '72
    5 - '70
    ...you won't forget me when I go.

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    easy for me to choose, IJCHB, by a country mile , this is a great little opinion poll, so what about 'never ending' v 'its midnight', my fave of the two is 'never ending', so it's over to you, cheers, rickster.

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    can i just mention that i won a talent quest singing 'burning love', and then the sound system blew out, so i had to sing 'i just can't help believin' as loud as i could to 300 people, without ruining it, the judges were very suprised, so i was placed the overall winner. tomorrow i'll be carrying on Elvis's spirit by donating the money from the talent quest to my local hospital on behalf of the organizers of the event

    BTW, i'm just listening to 'never ending' now, though the quality is not the best, but i love 'its midnight', nothing beats the studio master!
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    sincerely, Scott, a 15 year old Elvis fan

    prayers to Jackie my auntie in law, and R.I.P Charlie Hodge, both victims of cancer

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    Showstopping!

    You can't beat the showstopping performance at every Elvis show in 1974 of 'It's Midnight' - this song gets my vote...'Never Ending' is a sweet lil sixties ditty though.

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