Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:35 am
TkoTzer wrote:poormadpeter wrote:Like most of the other Elvis songs of this period, perhaps the best words to describe it would be "professional", "faultless" and "inoffensive". But I feel that, more often that not, Presley's best music rarely springs from him being professional, faultless and inoffensive.
For the most part I agree. The 68 comeback is a prime example. Although the effort that went into it too a great deal of professionalism, he had that rawness that hadn't been seen in years. In that special and in his performances of the next couple years, the dynamic entertainer came through (ie faults and all).
She's not you isn't the greatest song in his catalog and many of you are correct, it is almost too polished (faultless and inoffensive). That being said, it's a nice little pop song that many of us can relate to lyrically. Why would he turn down a song from some of the greatest songwriters of all time.
Also, back to my original question. If he brought this to rehearse in the 70s, do we have audio of it.
Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:01 am
poormadpeter wrote:brian wrote:After Tkozer bumped this thread i read the old comments from KiwiAlan and ColinB and i wanted to comment on the things they said.
My apologies for being 5 years late to the discussion but here goes.
The fans like KiwiAlan and Colin that wanted Elvis to sing rockers have you ever considered of blaming the songwriters instead of Elvis.
Why is Elvis always the sell out.
In the 1950s Leiber & Stoller wrote rock n' roll songs for Elvis like Jailhouse Rock, Trouble and King Creole.
Aaron Schroder co-wrote songs like I got stung and Big hunk o' love for Elvis.
In the early 60s they wrote She's not you and Good luck charm.
In 1957 Doc Pomus, Leiber & Stoller wrote ''Young Blood'' together which was a more upbeat song than ''She's not you''.
If Doc Pomus and Leiber & Stoller had written Elvis a rocker he probably would have recorded it.
You have to take into consideration the music scene in the United States in 1962 not in 1957 or 1964.
Breaking up is hard to do and Red roses my love were big hits at around the time Elvis released She's not you.
I say blame the songwriters if you don't like the material because Elvis recorded what they submitted to him.
Elvis was the biggest star in the world at the time. He could have got the material he wanted, in the style he wanted. To blame his writers is a cop-out. If your writers don't supply you with the songs you want, then you look elsewhere. Quite clearly, as I have written in a different thread, Elvis was more interested in testing and experimenting with the sweeter tones that his voice had developed than he was in singing rockers. To Elvis at this point it appears to be all about sound rather than emotion.
Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:29 am
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Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:58 pm
TkoTzer wrote:drjohncarpenter wrote: Elvis did bring "She's Not You" into rehearsals in 1973 and 1974, but it never made it into the set list, which is a shame. It would've been an excellent selection to revive.
Was this recorded? If so, where can it be found?
Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:28 am
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