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What rockabilly songs is Elvis thought to have done, etc

Wed Jun 18, 2003 9:57 pm

Because of the talk of the possibility of a newly-found acetate... it got me thinking: is there a comprehensive list of the songs he is thought to have recorded or performed live during the SUN days?

And, just for the heck of it, have you heard any songs (either from that time or now) that you think would have been good as Elvis SUN songs?

Kind of a silly post, but I hope you don't mind, anyway. :)

Wed Jun 18, 2003 10:14 pm

Hi Mike -
Songs I think would've been great for Sun/early RCA period rockabilly Elvis are: Move It On Over (Hank Williams); Singin' The Blues (Guy Mitchell); I Don't Wanna Hang Up My Rock & Roll Shoes (Chuck Willis); Memories Are Made Of This (Dean Martin); Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby (Carl Perkins); Slippin' & Slidin' (Little Richard); I'm Walkin' (Fats Domino); Flip, Flop & Fly (Big Joe Turner).

Wed Jun 18, 2003 10:14 pm

Here's a few possible live rarities during the SUN days
pre-RCA 1954-55 (although you may have heard of them):

I'm Gonna Sit Down & Cry Over You
Sittin' On Top Of The World
Money Honey
Little Mama
Money Honey
Shake, Rattle & Roll
I Got A Woman
The Old Wooden Church
Precious Memories
Known Only To Him
Just A Closer Walk With Thee
Rock Around The Clock
Mystery Train
Milk Cow Blues Boogie
I Love You Because
I Forgot To Remember To Forget
Sixteen Tons
Only You
Tutti Frutti
Heartbreak Hotel
Blue Suede Shoes
Peace In The Valley

Wed Jun 18, 2003 10:56 pm

Great song choices!

I also thing that Hank Williams' "Long Gone Daddy" would have been good, too.

Elvis-Fan, that version of "Sittin On Top Of The World"... is it the Blues number that "Howlin Wolf" does, or the pop-esque number Dean Martin did? I always wondered that...

Two snippets from each:

Dean's goes "I'm Sittin' On Top... Of The World... just rollin' along... just a-rollin' along..."

And Howlin' Wolf's version goes: "And now she's gone.. but I don't worry... 'caure I'm Sittin' On Top Of The World"

Anybody have any ideas on this?

Wed Jun 18, 2003 11:02 pm

Although there is no physical evidence of Elvis' rendition of this song
(or the song itself), Dean Martin was obviously a favorite singer of Elvis'.
Any insight into Elvis' particular rendition of the song would be pure speculation, I'm afraid.

Wed Jun 18, 2003 11:13 pm

Yeah, I thought about that... but both songs are soo good, it's hard to pick.

Have you heard them both?

Thu Jun 19, 2003 7:14 am


Thu Jun 19, 2003 7:23 am

Hi, Brad!

E-mail me at

I'll help you locate them. :)