Lookin' good! (h)
Bobby asked this rhetorical question, "What music do you compile for a non fan ?" as I had mentioned I had done this before.
Well the great thing is it depends on what kind of music the other person likes: very broadly, Rock n Roll, Blues, Country and for want of a better word Sentimental and soft.
I usually make a 6 to 10 song compilation if I know the attention span of the person....and then Elvis does the rest. I usually use the alternate takes apart from a very few "original masters" for eg "Long Black Limousine"-
I will list a "Blues Demo CD " I made recently:
Baby what you want me to do
All I needed was the rain
High heel sneakers
Down in the Alley ( a 70's rehearsal)
Big Boss Man
Long Black Limousine
One night of Sin
Clean up your own backyard
Stranger in myown hometown
I also explain that some of these songs come form Elvis's admittedly "B movies"-
Soft & Sentimental
I'm falling in love tonight
Anything thats part of you
Love me tonight
more to follow ....
Last edited by jbgude; 06-23-2004 at 02:56 AM.
Lookin' good! (h)
...you won't forget me when I go.
I ones made a compilation rock and roll cd, for a good friend of mine. He is a real rock lover.
Some of the songs I recorded were:
Promised Land (alternate Platinum version)
Way Down (alternate Platinum version)
Polk Salad Annie (Vegas 1970 version)
Raised On Rock
Just A Little Bit
Stranger In My Own Hometown (full blues version)
Hound Dog (1969 version with intro)
Rock Medley (1974 version)
Washed My Hands In Muddy Water (longer version)
And some others, that I don't remember right now.
He liked the cd very much and it resulted in him joining me to visit Elvis The Concert for two times!
I put on a comp,bits of every type of music he did,ie,live,movies,country,rock n roll.etc.
Keep away from the xmas stuff(if i do it over the summer)
I"ve done a lot of these for people(non fan"s)and most have come back for more
HELLO,I MUST BE GOING.
SAM...it"s been a privilege to be called your best mate.17.03.55 - 24.01.08
I used to make compilations for people (those d*mn non-Elvis fans ), but nowadays I just turn up the volume some more when a good Elvis song is played.
Most people already know the 'Teddy Bear / Don't be Cruel' Elvis. And most of them think that the Rock'n Roll Elvis died after the army, did lousy movies, was fat during the 70s and only had a couple of meaningfull hits during the 60s/70s.
So I'd like to proof them wrong. I want to show them that that picture of Elvis (supported by EPE/BMG) is wrong. That Elvis did cut some amazing temporary tunes in the 60s and 70s, that he still rocked the hell out of some songs, that he kicked *** on stage and that no one recorded more beautiful ballads than Elvis during the 60s.
So my list would look like this:
If you're not turned in an Elvisfan after hearing this compilation, you must be either death or musically challenged
- Stay Away (the tango version)
- Steamroller Blues
- Long Black Limousine
- Wearing That Loved On Look
- Any Day Now
- How Great Thou Art (live version)
- Never Been To Spain (MSG ?)
- Trying To Get To You ('68)
- The Impossible Dream (MSG)
- Change Of Habits (yeah baby)
- How Can You Loose What You've Never Had (I'm a sucker for this one)
- It Feels So Right
- Somebody Bigger Than You And I
- Stand By Me
- You Don't Know Me (Clambake version)
- Hurt (live version?)
- Jailhouse Rock ('69)
- Like a Baby
- We Can Make The Morning
- Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
"A year from now, you'll wish you had started today"
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Your right he does the restOriginally Posted by jbgude
without a song, a man ain't got a friend,
without a song, the road would never bend,
without a song, so I'll keep singing the song.