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|Duane Eddy - Road Trip
Duanen uusi albumi !
|Mad Monkey Records 2011||CD||18.00 €
|Duane Eddy - Road Trip LP + CD
includes also CD version of the "Road Trip" album
|Mad Monkey Records 2011||LP||20.00 €
|Duane Eddy - Shazam! The Essential Collection 2CD
The undisputed king of twang, Duane Eddy was a huge star on the early rock’n’rollscene with a string of raunchy instrumental hits.
His echo-drenched guitar reverberations were a key influence on the likes of the Ventures, the Shadows, and a whole generation of budding rock guitarists. In later years he worked with celebrity fans Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and John Fogerty, and has recently been back in the limelight with a Richard Hawley produced comeback album.
This comprehensive sixty track collection includes all his single A and B sides from 1957 –1962 presented chronologically, alongside some rare early sessions backing up vocal artists.
|Demon Music 2013||CD||10.00 €
|Duane Eddy - The Birth Of A Guitar Legend 3CD
3CDs = 75 tracks. The Jamie Singles Sessions 1957-1962
|Jamie Records 2010||CD||45.00 €
|Duane Eddy - Twangin' From Phoenix To L.A. 5CD
5-CD boxed set (LP-size) with 84-page hardcover book, 148 tracks. Playing time: 357:38. - A truly epic 5-CD boxed set containing Duane Eddy's complete recordings for the Jamie label. This is one colossal hit-laden collection with 20 US and UK chart entries including 'Rebel Rouser', 'Cannonball', 'Peter Gunn', 'Yep', 'Forty Miles Of Bad Road', 'Some Kinda Earthquake', 'Shazam!', and 'Because They're Young'. There are 148 tracks including Eddy's first recording, 'Soda Fountain Girl' by Jimmy (Delbridge) and Duane, pre-Jamie versions of 'Ramrod' and 'Caravan' and a clutch of rare vocal tracks by other artists all of which feature Eddy's unmistakeable low-down fretwork. - The fabulous hardback book contains minutely detailed and insightful essays by Rob Finnis and Phoenix-based music historian John P. Dixon together with a full discography by the set's original producer, the late and much-missed Bob Jones. The photos too are beyond exceptional. Obsessive fans will relish the alternative takes in various overdubbed states and the fine array of items which were unissued prior to the first release of this magnificent collection in 1994.
|Bear Family 2011||CD-Box||115.00 €
|Duke Robillard Band - Low Down & Tore Up
||Dixie Frog Records 2011||CD||17.00 €
|Earl Gaines - You Got The Walk
His last recordings.
|Blue Label 2010||CD||12.00 €
|Earl Grant - Nothin' But The Versatile Earl Grant 2CD
Vocalist, organist, pianist, and also skilled on the drums and trumpet, Earl Grant could be described, as the title of CD suggests, to be a versatile entertainer.
Across this 2CD set are four complete albums with pop songs, instrumentals, blues songs and standards such as: 'I'm in the Mood For Love', 'Canadian Sunset', 'Misty' and 'My Foolish Heart' to name a few.
There has been little Earl Grant available in recent years and with these 48 great tracks we have gone some way to rectify that!
|Jasmine Records 2012||CD||12.00 €
|Eartha Kitt & Shorty Rogers - St. Louis Blues
32-page booklet, 12 tracks. Playing time approx. 35 minutes. -- The 'Velvet Lounge' is a remarkable series of re-releases dedicated to music that is always elegant and entertaining - and sometimes even exotic. The series is a comfortable and welcoming home for treasures from the fabulous Fifties and the strange Sixties. It is a mark of quality placed on music we've rediscovered from long ago and far away, from a time and place between Rock and Beat ecstasy and psychedelic populism. -- This newest addition to the Bear Family contains music that comes straight from the archives of both large and small record companies, and is re-mastered to Bear Family's excellent quality, normally as a direct digitalisation of a master-tape but always with the best possible sound. What you hear is what you get, and the listener is tempted in by this music, asked to relax and savour the music, while maybe putting up their feet and slowly stirring a long drink. -- And who you hear is important; the artists' names alone make for a formidable series. Eartha Kitt, 'the most exciting woman in the world' according to Orson Welles, does her purring 'thang' on the album 'St. Louis Blues', alongside legendary West-Coast-trumpeter Milton 'Shorty' Rogers and an extravagantly exciting and highly entertaining blues program. And then on the album 'Personalities' another trumpeter Al 'Jumbo' Hirt dedicates himself to a sort of 'symbolization in sound' of sex-bomb Ann Margret, some twenty years his junior, on songs like My Baby Just Cares For Me or Baby, It's Cold Outside. Despite numerical evidence to the contrary, 'jazz' was not a four letter word back then, and even 'entertainment' did not smell funny, yet. The motto was 'anything goes' rather than 'is that allowed ' This artistic free-for-all and high quality craftsmanship produced songs that had every right to be called 'standards'. Artist-arrangers like Marty Paich or Juan Esquivel, for instance, not only showcased the abilities of some of the best studio musicians of their time, but also the songwriters. -- The 'Velvet Lounge' engages more than the ears, though. You'll need your stomach muscles, at least those involved in extensive laughter. On 'What were they thinking ' an overdue compilation with all kinds of 'odd couples', pleasure becomes a principle and the absurd gets to be ordinary. Country stars meet Exotica heroes or Easy Listening troubadours. Pop crooners like Perry Como are coupled with the Sons Of The Pioneers, and even Lotte Lenya, Kurt Weill's wife, and Bertolt Brecht's favorite mime, gets to share some hilarious studio-time with the sensational Louis Armstrong. -- Because the 'Velvet Lounge' series comes under the Bear Family banner, it is a given that the graphic design is perfectly fitting and fittingly perfect, featuring rare original photographs, exact discographies, and extensive liner notes. Everything about this series has a touch of exuberance and luxury. Everyone from the collecting specialist to the cultural crusader can feel most welcome and at home in this 'Velvet Lounge'.
|Bear Family 2011||CD||17.00 €
|Eddie Clendening - My Song (I Ain't That Man) /That Weeping' Willow Tree
|On The Hill Records 2012||Single/EP||6.00 €
|Eddie Cochran - 2 Classic Albums Plus Singles And Session Tracks 4CD
4CDs = 94 tracks
|Real Gone Records 2012||2-CD||9.00 €
|Eddie Cochran - Eddie Cochran LP + CD
||Doxy Music 2013||CD||20.00 €
|Eddie Cochran - Memorial Album
||Waxtime Records 2012||LP||18.00 €
|Eddie Fontaine - Goodness, It's Eddie Fontaine !
"I was speeding one night in Long Island and the police stopped me; back then, in New York City, they took you down to the court house. They put me in this holding tank with a bunch of drunks, and I went up to a black guy there and said, “Hey man, what’s happening?” and he said “There’s nothin’ shakin’ but the leaves on the trees, and they wouldn’t be shakin’ if it wasn’t for the breeze.”… I wrote that song on a Sunday morning in about fifteen minutes..."
Eddie Fontaine is one of those 1950s heroes who sometimes gets forgotten because he was maybe a little too old to have been a teenage idol, and his music was perhaps a little too measured and urbane to be classed as manic rockabilly or wild rock ‘n’ roll, but it is great music and deserves to be heard
|El Toro Records 2013||CD||17.00 €
|Eddie Holland - It Moves Me
Many artists have fallen into the music business almost by accident, but few as accidentally as the subject of our latest Motown collection: Eddie Holland, who attended an audition with a pal just to keep him company, and ended up the one with a recording contract. And many have had a single hit, and after a few unsuccessful years have given up their recording careers to take up a position in some other part of the business, but few with such spectacular results as Eddie, who together with his brother Brian and Lamont Dozier formed Holland-Dozier-Holland, one of the most successful songwriting teams of the 1960s.
Much has been written about Holland-Dozier-Holland’s songs and productions, but little about Eddie’s recording career, which spanned six years and resulted in 15 singles, one LP and a wealth of tracks hitherto unknown to the public. Our aim here is to present all of the records he cut from his 1958 debut through to 1964, when he withdrew from performing to concentrate on writing songs for the Supremes, Martha & the Vandellas, the Four Tops etc.
Following an extensive trawl of the Motown mastertapes in New York last summer, we’ve included everything we were able to find that Eddie recorded for Mercury, United Artists, Motown and the tiny Kudo label, where he appeared under his brother’s name on a commercial for a brand of wine. The set contains 56 tracks; including 30 new to CD, 18 of which have never been released in any form before.
The story of Eddie’s recording career is narrated in the bumper booklet by the man himself. Looking back, often with amazement and sometimes complete lack of recognition of some of the songs in this collection, he commented: “You know what is very clear to me? We were very, very fortunate to have a place where we could record that many pieces of product, and experiment that much, with somebody paying for it. That was like going to school, and somebody’s paying for your classes. That’s what Berry Gordy was doing. Can you imagine recording all those songs, learning your craft, and not even thinking about how much it was costing? I would say to you that Berry Gordy should be given an extraordinary amount of credit, because everybody was always criticising him. But you should pat him on the back and say, You know what? You made that possible.”
Watch this space for more Ace/Motown releases in the not too distant future.
By Keith Hughes (Ace Records)
|Ace Records 2012||CD||17.00 €
|Edna McGriff - Star Movin' In My Direction
Bell Recordsings plus - 1954-1959
|Bear Family 2012||CD||17.00 €
|Eino Grön - Samettisilmäinen Tyttöni - levytyksiä 1958-1961
Porin Reposaaressa vuonna 1939 syntynyt EINO GRÖN voitti alkuvuodesta 1958 Turussa järjestetyn iskelmälaulun kykyjenetsintäkilpailun. Voitto toi tullessaan hänen ensimmäisen levytyksensä saman vuoden huhtikuun 24:s päivä. Silloin hän levytti kappaleen ”Venäläinen tango”. Levyjulkaisu oli EP – levy, jonka nimi oli ”Uusia poikia – tuttuja iskelmiä”. Levyllä esiintyi neljä uutta laulajaa, joista ainoastaan Einon ura sai voimakkaan lähdön eteenpäin tulevalla pitkällä laulajan tiellä!
SALIX julkaisee nyt EINO GRÖNIN CD – levyn, jonka ensimmäinen kappale on juuri mainittu ”Venäläinen tango”. Se on kansansävel ja sovittajana toimi TOIVO KÄRKI ja sanoitus tietenkin REINO HELISMAAN. Tämän Einon levyn kaikki 28 kappaletta ovat nyt ensi kertaa uudelleen masteroituina CD – levyllä! Elokuvakappaleitakin on peräti seitsemän. Aloitusvuoden 1958 syksyn levytystilaisuudesta on mukana tunnettu italialainen foxtrot ”Maliziusella” ja TOIVO KÄRJEN sävellys ”Muistatko minua milloin”.
Tämän julkaisun kappaleet ajoittuvat vuosille 1958 – 1961. Mukana on hyvin tunnettuja kappaleita ja monelle tuntemattomiakin – lähinnä sen vuoksi, kun vinyylilevyjä ei juuri enää julkisesti soiteta. Tunnetuista voi mainita: ” Pieni kukkanen, Aron kuu, Tammerkoski, Kenties, Marusja, Tulipunaruusut, Sininen kuu ja Kastelholman luutnantti.” Tämän julkaisun nimikappale ”SAMETTISILMÄINEN TYTTÖNI” on TOIVO KÄRJEN komea sävellys elokuvaan ”Vatsa sisään, rinta ulos” Tämän kappaleen levytyksessä EINO GRÖNIÄ säestää TAPIO YRJÄN TANGOYHTYE. – TAPIO YRJÄ (1927 – 2011) oli monipuolinen musiikkimies, jonka soittimet olivat piano ja harmonikka. Syntyjään hän oli Salon Perttelistä.
Nuorta EINO GRÖNIÄ säestää tällä julkaisulla usea tunnettu kokoonpano mm. Ronnie Kranckin orkesteri, Ossi Malisen yhtye, Taito Vainion tangoyhtye ja Matti Viljasen orkesteri. Tämä levy ajoittuu Einon neljään ensimmäiseen levytysvuoteen. Kun olen kuunnellut tämän projektin kappaleita tarkoin, niin on todettava, että jo nuoresta EINO GRÖNISTÄ huokuu suuri musikaalisuus ja tällä levyllä toimii kaikki – laulu, sekä orkesterisoitto! Julkaisu on kaikkiaan komea ja tekstin kansijulkaisuun on tehnyt itse MAARIT NIINILUOTO!
|Salix 2013||CD||15.00 €
|El Supernaut - Viva !
El Supernaut on oululainen instrumentaalista sähkökitararokkia
Yhtyeen slogan Pure Instro Rock kertoo olennaisen. Laulua ei tarvita
eikä kaivata, sillä totuushan on, että yksi instrumentaalikappale
kertoo enemmän kuin tuhat humalaista Finlandia-palkinnon voittajaa.
Vaikka nimen perusteella yhtyettä voisi luulla Black Sabbath-tribuuttibändiksi, viittaus legendaariseen birminghamilaiskvartettiin kertoo lähinnä vahvasta rock-asenteesta niin levyllä kuin lavalla.
Viva!El Supernaut-levyllä omien teosten lisäksi yhtyeen
instrumentaalisessa käsittelyssä on kappaleita mm.The Clashilta,
Kraftwerkilta, Rainbowlta, Deep Purplelta ja Viikatteelta.
"Vähän kuin The Lunatics, mutta parempi" totesi eräskin kuulija
yhtyeen keikan jälkeen.
Yhtyeen soittajat ovat tuttuja muun muassa seuraavista
bändiyhteyksistä; The Lunatics, Mira & Brainless, Russian Love ja The Skylights.
Nämä tutut ukot ovat siis Sami Paananen, Pasi Ruotsalainen, Teppo
Luosujärvi ja Mika Kallio.
|Longplay Music 2011||CD||15.00 €
|Ellert Nordmark - Ellert Nordmark 2012
||Carelia Records 2012||CD||15.00 €
|Elton Britt - The Versatile Elton Britt 2CD
Featuring 59 tracks including three full LPs in stereo and the rare 6 track 10' LP with many tracks taken from rare transcriptions, most never previously appearing on CD.
Many country and cowboy classics in vivid stereo including, 'Cattle Call', 'Big Rock Candy Mountain', 'Lost Highway', 'Beyond the Sunset', 'Born to Lose', 'When It's Springtime in the Rockies' along with superb, alternate versions of many of his greatest hits, 'Chime Bells', 'Lorelei' and many more not available on any other CDs!
|Jasmine Records 2012||CD||15.00 €
|Elvin Bishop - Raisin' Hell Revue
O ne of the benefits of playing music for as long as Elvin Bishop has is that you make a lot of musical friends, and when you play at the level Bishop does; a lot of your friends are really talented. Elvin Bishop has brought together some of his best buddies, who also happen to be world-class musicians, for his Raisin' Hell Revue.
Elvin Bishop's musical biography is no secret to anyone who has been into blues or rock music over the last forty years or so. Taken under the wing of renowned Chicago bluesman Little Smokey Smothers in the early '60s; explored new musical frontiers as a founding member of the original Paul Butterfield Blues Band during their groundbreaking years; fronted his own outfit by the late '60s on the rock ballroom and concert circuit; and scored a Top 10 radio hit in the '70s with "Fooled Around And Fell In Love" - Bishop has been a bona fide legend for decades. Along the way he's carved out a niche all his own, playing an appealing mix of rootsy rock & roll, R&B and barroom boogie, steeped in the heavy blues he learned from Little Smokey all those years ago.
So when a bunch of close friends, who also happen to be consummate musicians are sequestered together, as they were when they were at sea on the 2010 Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, what else are they going to do but unite forces and create some truly exemplary music? Thankfully the tapes (or bytes) were rolling, and this wonderful musical experience was saved for posterity – and for Delta Groove Music. With the good vibes of a ship full of fellow music lovers to buoy the band, this is one of those performances where you really can hear that everyone was having a good time.
Over the course of their featured performance, Elvin shares the vocal mic with three hard-hitting vocal pros – blues veteran Finis Tasby, young turk John Németh, and Bishop's long-time bandmate and Bay Area legend, saxophonist Terry Hanck. They work their way through a strutting, soulful set of blues and R&B with the powerful grace of a veteran working outfit, perfectly highlighting the strengths of everyone involved. And it really is a "revue" in the classic sense of the term – various band members moving in and out of the spotlight for their featured numbers, a wide-ranging array of talents and styles represented, all presided over by the good-humored and congenial master of ceremonies Elvin Bishop. Along the way we're treated to swinging up-tempo R&B, low down blues, rootsy rock & roll, and a touch of gospel; even a fantastic reworking of his chart-topping radio smash hit "Fooled Around And Fell In Love" is included featuring the wonderfully gifted and dynamic vocalist John Németh – in other words, more of the music that has come to be known as "Elvin Bishop music".
|Delta Groove Music 2011||CD||18.00 €
|Elvis - The Man And His Music - # 87 - March 2010
Norbert Putnam Interview
Elvis In Scotland - The One Hour Visit That Went Down In History
Aloha From Hollywood - Rare 1960 Interview
Dayton Reloaded - October 6th 1974 revisited
It's Midnight...or is it the Dinner Show? Part 9
CD, DVD & Book Reviews
|Now Dig This 2010||Lehdet||6.00 €
|Elvis Presley - 3000 South Paradise Road 2CD
Disc 1 - the Consert recorded live at the Las Vegas Hilton August 12, 1972 dinner show
Disc 2 - The rehearsal recorded live on a cassette recorder at The Las Vegas Hilton, August 4, 1972
|Follow That Dream 2012||2-CD||29.00 €
|Elvis Presley - A Date With Elvis
originally released 1959. very nice re-issue with gatefold sleeve and 180 gram vinyl
|Sony Music Entertainment 2011||LP||23.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Another Saturday Night
Shreveport. Louisiana 1975
|Follow That Dream 2012||CD||29.00 €
|Elvis Presley - As Recorded At Madison Square Garden 2LP
The live album 'As Recorded at Madison Square Garden' was originally released in June 1972, just one week after the concert took place at the Madison Square Garden arena in New York City. This show was Presley's first live concert in the Big Apple since the 1950s. Many musicians attended one of his shows most notably amongst them George Harrison, Art Garfunkel, David Bowie, all the members of both Ten Years After and Led Zeppelin, Paul Simon and Bob Dylan. Being backed by an eight-piece band, an orchestra and eight backup singers the show itself is the more elaborately produced follow-up to his Las Vegas performances of 1969-1970.
180 gram audiophile vinyl
6 mm sleeve
|Music On Vinyl Records 2012||LP||25.00 €
|Elvis Presley - At The Movies - Original Album Classics 5CD
Mukana viiden leffan soundtrack CD:t
- Blue Hawaii
- Pot Luck
- Girls! Girls! Girls!
- Fun In Acapulco
- Viva Las Vegas
|Sony Music 2011||2-CD||23.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Back In Memphis 2CD
||Follow That Dream 2012||2-CD||29.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Blue Hawaii 2CD
The CD is an expanded edition of the original soundtrack album ‘Blue Hawaii’ originally released in 1961.
It contains many previously unreleased out-takes and alternate versions of the soundtrack recording including Elvis’ number 1 hit, ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’.
As a bonus, the CD is accompanied by a 40 page book containing many rare and unpublished photographs taken on and off the set of ‘Blue Hawaii’.
|Memphis Recording Service 2012||2-CD||25.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Blue Hawaii 2LP
FTD is pleased to announce the release of a special 2-disc 180-gram vinyl set.
Supplied in a new gatefold sleeve, the original release is complemented by a special soundtrack companion album featuring many stereo outtakes not previously available on this format.
REASONS TO BUY
Re-mastered from original analogue US tapes
Vinyl cutting by ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS
DMM Copper Mastering
180 Grams heavyweight vinyl
Strictly limited pressing
|Follow That Dream 2010||LP||45.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Clambake
nyt edulliseen hintaan !
|Sony Music 2010||CD||7.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Clambake
originally released 1967
|Sony Music Entertainment 2010||LP||20.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Classic Christmas Album
||Sony Music 2012||CD||7.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Classic Elvis
|Sony BMG 2008||CD||8.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight 4CD Boxi
A Collection Fit For A King. The Definitive Elvis Presley Box Set. 4CDs = 100 songs.
Every side of ELvis: The Hits, Rarities, Deep Cuts, Film Songs & Live Recordings
New Liner Notes by Billy ALtman
Rare Photos & more
|Sony Music 2009||CD-Box||60.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Elvis Country 2CD
The Elvis Presley series of Legacy Edition multi-disc packages continues its focus on important phases of the king's recording career at RCA Records. Forty years after its release in 1971, Elvis Country, an LP that found him getting back in touch with the Nashville country music mainstream, is the lynchpin for ELVIS COUNTRY: LEGACY EDITION, the newest entry in the series.
ELVIS COUNTRY: LEGACY EDITION is the first Elvis release of 2012, a year which marks the 35th anniversary of the artist's passing and a year-long celebration of his life and legacy. A full schedule of catalog reissues and compilations are planned by longtime Elvis archivists/co-producers Ernst Mikael Jørgensen and Roger Semon.
Included in the new package on CD one is the original 12-song Elvis Country (subtitled "I'm 10,000 Years Old"), which debuted January 23, 1971, on the Billboard 200 album chart. The album peaked at #12, spent 21 weeks on the chart, and was certified RIAA gold. Three bonus tracks are drawn from the original recording sessions of June and September 1970 (more info below). On CD two, from the June sessions, comes the original 11-song Love Letters From Elvis (chart debut June 26, 1971, peak position # 33, 15 weeks on the chart), also with three bonus tracks from the original sessions.
In his liner notes to ELVIS COUNTRY: LEGACY EDITION, writer Stuart Colman calls the original Elvis Country "a pivotal release, in that it served to maintain the momentum generated by the ''68 Comeback Special,' the breakthrough in Las Vegas and Elvis Presley's long overdue return to touring." Colman, a veteran British rock musician since the '60s, is also a prolific album notes writer and compilation producer, with a special interest in roots rock, rockabilly, and early R&B.
Upon Elvis Country's original release, future Presley historian and biographer Peter Guralnick wrote in Rolling Stone, "[he] has come out with a record which gives us some of the very finest and most affecting music since he first recorded for Sun almost 17 years ago." The idea of inserting excerpts of "I Was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago Years" (a track that did not appear on the original album but does appear on this Legacy Edition as a bonus track) in between the album tracks gave the LP a conceptual feel that had never been encountered before. And the songs, from the high-energy rock of "I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water" and "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" (which gives Jerry Lee Lewis a run for the money), to the big ballads that were becoming an Elvis trade mark (Eddy Arnold's "I Really Don't Want To Know" and Willie Nelson's "Funny How TimeSlips Away" among them) were some of Elvis' greatest performances ever.
The songs chosen for Love Letters From Elvis from the June 1970 sessions included an inspired coupling of Muddy Waters' rollicking "Got My Mojo Working" with "Keep Your Hands Off Of It" ("a peculiar combination of hypertension and soul," as popularly characterized by Guralnick). It was offset by the ballads that were chosen as singles, "Rags To Riches" (the Tony Bennett hit of 1953), the inspirational "Only Believe," and "Life." The latter was one of three cuts from up-and-coming songwriter Shirl Milete covered at the June sessions, along with "When I'm Over You" and "It's Your Baby, You Rock It."
Elvis Country was a breath of fresh air for most of his millions of fans, and signaled a renaissance of his creative energies. Prior to Elvis Country, his last album of original studio material (non-movie soundtrack material) was in 1969, when he recorded in Memphis at American Studios with producer Chips Moman. The result of those January and February hometown sessions was the landmark LP From Elvis In Memphis, and a year-long string of 'comeback' hit singles that reestablished Elvis: "In the Ghetto," "Suspicious Minds," "Don't Cry Daddy" and "Kentucky Rain."
Three factors contributed to the totally reinvigorated image of Elvis Presley in the new decade of the 1970s: 1) the impact of the "'68 Comeback Special" (i.e. the NBC broad cast of December 1968 that featured Elvis dressed in black leather); 2) the string of Memphis-recorded hits that began in the spring of 1969 (chronicled on From Elvis In Memphis: Legacy Edition, issued in 2009); and 3) Elvis' return to public performing which began in Las Vegas that summer and continued into January-February 1970 (as chronicled on On Stage: Legacy Edition, issued in 2010)
Those three factors over lapped the release of Change Of Habit in November 1969, the final (31st) Hollywood movie in Elvis' lifetime. In fact, prior to the Elvis Country studio sessions of June and September 1970, and the International Hotel recordings in Las Vegas before that, the last time Elvis had set foot in any recording studio was in March 1969 to cut a handful of tracks at Decca Universal for Change Of Habit. After 1969, Elvis would no longer be saddled with movies he did not believe in, and movie soundtrack songs he believed in even less.
Into 1970, Elvis was performing two shows a night at the International Hotel during January-February, and then checked into the Houston Astrodome for a weekend (six shows) that netted a record-breaking gross with over 250,000 people in attendance. After a well-deserved break, he finally arrived in RCA's Studio B in Nashville the first week of June 1970.
The last time he had recorded there was in January 1968 when he cut some tracks for that year's movie, Stay Away, Joe. It marked his final studio sessions with his own long-time bandmates (guitarist Scotty Moore and drummer D.J. Fontana) and the original Nashville 'A-team' that had served him so well: guitarists Chip Young and Jerry Reed, pianist Floyd Cramer, bassist Bob Moore, drummer Buddy Harman, Pete Drake on steel guitar, Charlie McCoy on harmonica, and of course the Jordanaires.
By the time he returned two and a half years later, for the five nights of sessions (Thursday, June 4th through Monday, June 8th)that are discussed here, producer Felton Jarvis had assembled a whole new 'A-team' (with Young and McCoy the only hold overs). The new band had the feel of the Memphis hitmakers of 1969, mainly because their core members were part of the original Muscle Shoals sound which put that town on the map: bassist Norbert Putnam, pianist David Briggs, and drummer Jerry Carrigan. Add in masterful guitarist James Burton - who had become indispensable to Elvis after the two recent Las Vegas residencies - and the scene was set.
There were inevitable contrasts to the tightly structured Memphis sessions, but it ended there. In Nashville, once the song-pluggers put in their suggestions, the rest was up to Elvis, who never ceased to surprise all who were present He laid down first and second takes with ease, and then turned around and initiated impromptu studio jams that kept the musicians firing on all cylinders.
It all came to a head on the fourth night. After a couple of warm-ups (including Eddy Arnold's "I Really Don't Want To Know"), they thought back to the country tunes they'd already recorded, and the idea of a country album began to take shape. In short order, Elvis laid down Bob Wills' western-swing standard "Faded Love" and Ernest Tubb's "Tomorrow Never Comes." After cutting Hank Cochran's barroom weeper "Make The World Go Away" (via Eddy Arnold),Elvis and crew moved on to Willie's "Funny How Time Slips Away" and then "I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water," familiar to rock and roll fans of Johnny Rivers, but originally a big country hit for Stonewall Jackson.
The whole crew reconvened for one night in September, a productive session that yielded "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" and ultimately the opening track on the Elvis Country LP, a cover of "Snowbird." Anne Murray's debut hit from that summer '70 was written by Gene MacLellan, composer of "Put Your Hand In the Hand," another Canadian hit that Elvis covered. (The other two tracks from the session showed up later in '71 as the single, "Where Did They Go, Lord" b/w "Rags To Riches.")
Barely five months separated the releases of Elvis Country and Love Letters From Elvis in 1970, and the two albums have always been regarded together in the Elvis canon. In mid-1971, Elvis returned to Studio B for a solid week of recording in May, and three follow-up nights in June, resulting in some 40-plus masters. Much of them were heard later that year on Elvis Sings the Wonderful World Of Christmas, and the following year on his gospel LP, He Touched Me. Ironically, Elvis never recorded again in Nashville's RCA Studio B.
In every way, ELVIS COUNTRY: LEGACY EDITION tracks a seismic change in his recording career. It came at a moment which turned out to be a true turning point for him. "Elvis seemed inspired, singing with a passion and soulfulness that recalled Memphis," wrote Jørgensen in his essential research guide, Elvis Presley: A Life In Music (St. Martin's Press, 1998). "The band fell in with equal feeling, their confidence and expressiveness growing along with his. Both singer and band were performing out of genre, improvising their own rhythms and phrasing on the spot, challenging each other." To paraphrase Jørgensen, "they had something to be proud of."
|Sony Music 2012||CD||28.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Elvis Is Back ! 2CD
50th anniversary legacy edition of Elvis Is Back & Something For Everybody. 2 Classic albums on 2CDs
|Sony Music 2011||2-CD||22.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Elvis Sings Guitar Man 2LP
||Follow That Dream 2011||LP||49.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Elvis The King
Elvis Presley's original songs remixed for the next century
|Smith & Co 2011||CD||4.90 €
|Elvis Presley - From Elvis In Memphis
'From Elvis in Memphis' is the thirty-fifth album by Elvis Presley originally released in 1969.
The recording of the album marked the definite return of Presley to non-soundtrack albums, after finishing his movie contract with Paramount pictures.
Motivated by his early influences in country, rhythm and blues, and the latest music trend in Memphis being gospel and soul, Presley chose to record these songs at the Memphis-based American Sound Studio.
• 180 grams audiophile vinyl
|Sony Music Entertainment 2011||LP||20.00 €
|Elvis Presley - From Hawaii To Las Vegas
) 20 tracks (60:08) digipac. From Hawaii To Las Vegas Provides A Unique 'Fly-On-The-Wall' Experience Of Elvis Rehearsing The Day Before His Opening Engagement At The Las Vegas Hilton On January 26, 1973. Captured On A Personal Tape Recorder, The Sonic Quality Is Below Normal Standards, But Historical Significance More Than Compensates For Its Audio Limitations.
|Follow That Dream 2012||CD||29.00 €
|Elvis Presley - G.I. Blues
||Hallmark Music 2011||CD||6.00 €
|Elvis Presley - G.I. Blues - The Cafe Europa Sessions 4CD
A special 4 CD set containing 4 hours of unreleased studio recordings, with alternate takes and Elvis studio banter, of all the songs including the original master recordings, cut for movie ?G.I. Blues?. These recordings are re-mastered in 24bit 192Khz Stereo. In addition, the set includes a 100 page book entertained with pages of unreleased photographs, memorabilia and, goes behind the scenes with full text and documentation and includes contributions from Ray Walker of the Jordanaires and Sid Tepper (who co- wrote the songs 'Shoppin Around' and the title song 'G.I.Blues').
|Memphis Recording Service 2011||CD-Box||50.00 €
|Elvis Presley - G.I. Blues 2CD
||Follow That Dream 2012||2-CD||29.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Gold - Greatest Hits 3CD
3CD box = 42 tracks. tin box
|Sony Music 2009||CD-Box||15.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Gold Records Vol. 2 - 50 000 000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong
the platinum collection series
|Sony Music 2013||CD||6.90 €
|Elvis Presley - Golden Records - Original Album Classics 5CD
Golden Records / Gold Records Vol. 1-5
|Sony Music 2011||CD||23.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Greatest Live Hits Of The '50s
The 24 track CD is most varied compilation to date, containing only the best live performances, making the ultimate live set list of the 1950's. All the tracks contained have been remastered and are of the best quality to date. It contains 9 recently discovered unreleased tracks including a live version of Elvis' first hit, 'I Forgot to Remember to Forget' and a brand new song 'Little Mama'.
|Memphis Recording Service 2012||CD||17.00 €
|Elvis Presley - I Am An Elvis Fan - A Collection Of Elvis Songs Chosen By Th
A Collection Of Elvis Songs Chosen By The Fans
|Sony Music 2012||CD||22.00 €
|Elvis Presley - King Of Rock'n'Roll - The Complete 50's Masters 5CD
||Sony Music Entertainment 2012||CD-Box||22.00 €
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