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Re: Meet Gerald Nelson, Mysterious Elvis Songwriter

Sat May 15, 2010 7:52 am

keninlincs wrote:
KiwiAlan wrote:Makes more sense with the female intro.

yes it definately does

But does it make it a better piece of music?

Don't think so...

Re: Meet Gerald Nelson, Mysterious Elvis Songwriter

Sat May 15, 2010 9:31 am

I've ordered it and it's on the way. And yep, Yoga Is as yoga Does sounds better than the Elvis cut. All a bit of innocent fun.

Re: Meet Gerald Nelson, Mysterious Elvis Songwriter

Fri May 21, 2010 10:03 am

That's Alright With Me was (I Think) Ral Donner's first record. That one isn't too bad but a lot of these songs are crazy.

Re: Meet Gerald Nelson, Mysterious Elvis Songwriter

Fri May 21, 2010 4:17 pm

Mike Eder wrote:That's Alright With Me was (I Think) Ral Donner's first record. That one isn't too bad but a lot of these songs are crazy.


Spot on Mike. 'That's All Right With Me' backed with 'Tell Me Why' was released in 1959 by Ral. It wouldn't be until 1961 until his first hit though, 'The Girl Of My Best Friend / It's Been A Long Long Time' which peaked at position 19 in the USA.

Andy

Re: Meet Gerald Nelson, Mysterious Elvis Songwriter

Fri May 21, 2010 4:35 pm

Mike Windgren wrote:re:

(1) Gerald Nelson: Songs I Wrote for Elvis


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Oh that's the new "Shop Elvis" policy, given all the nicely-packaged CD's I've gotten from them of late! :lol:

Neat post, Doc....

So he's the one responsible for the "Yoga Is As Yoga Does" atrocity!
:oops: :smt005

Re: Meet Gerald Nelson, Mysterious Elvis Songwriter

Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:34 pm

I've got myself all of the Gerald Nelson demo songs written for Elvis.Some good,some not so good.
Author Trevor Simpson was recently in Texas visiting Sid Wayne's family.On a recent Liverpool,U.K. radio programme he chatted about it to Spencer Leigh.Sid's family invited Trevor to listen to a pile of demo's their dad had written for Elvis.The singers were Glen Campbell & P.J.Proby.Only a handful were ever selected for the movies. I bet they were all fantastic!! On the same radio show the demo sung by P.J.Proby "Fun In Acapulco" was also played.....absolutely brilliant. I'd love to see all these demo's out on CD. Wonder if it will ever happen?
Ron T. :D

Re: Meet Gerald Nelson, Mysterious Elvis Songwriter

Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:29 pm

Hi there!! :D :D :D.

ronnt wrote:I've got myself all of the Gerald Nelson demo songs written for Elvis.Some good,some not so good.
Author Trevor Simpson was recently in Texas visiting Sid Wayne's family.On a recent Liverpool,U.K. radio programme he chatted about it to Spencer Leigh.Sid's family invited Trevor to listen to a pile of demo's their dad had written for Elvis.The singers were Glen Campbell & P.J.Proby.Only a handful were ever selected for the movies. I bet they were all fantastic!! On the same radio show the demo sung by P.J.Proby "Fun In Acapulco" was also played.....absolutely brilliant. I'd love to see all these demo's out on CD. Wonder if it will ever happen?
Ron T. :D


I also love all those demos that were supplied to Elvis 8). It would be great to have them in one single collection as you stated and great to know at the same time that they are still around. Thanks!. HereĀ“s one that I like :smt005. Bye for now :smt006.

http://www73.zippyshare.com/v/61928259/file.html

Re: Meet Gerald Nelson, Mysterious Elvis Songwriter

Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:49 pm

The problem with packaging Elvis demos is the market is extremely small for them. This is the reason only one of the two CDs included in Follow That Dream's Writing for the King book contains demos -- Ernst knew that two discs would torpedo the sales necessary to get a release approved by the parent company. But he would have loved to made both discs all demos.

Gerald Nelson's demo of "The Love Machine" is among those included on that essential release.

Writing for the King (FTD, December 25, 2006)
http://home.online.no/~ov-egela/writingfortheking.html
http://www.amazon.com/Writing-King-Book-2-CDs/dp/B000KLNM0O

Re: Meet Gerald Nelson, Mysterious Elvis Songwriter

Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:23 pm

If I Were You
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Clambake
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The Love Machine
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Double Trouble
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The Chicken Scratch
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Easy Come, Easy Go
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Here's some I found on youtube.

Re: Meet Gerald Nelson, Mysterious Elvis Songwriter

Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:01 pm

ronnt wrote:I've got myself all of the Gerald Nelson demo songs written for Elvis.Some good,some not so good.
Author Trevor Simpson was recently in Texas visiting Sid Wayne's family.On a recent Liverpool,U.K. radio programme he chatted about it to Spencer Leigh.Sid's family invited Trevor to listen to a pile of demo's their dad had written for Elvis.The singers were Glen Campbell & P.J.Proby.Only a handful were ever selected for the movies. I bet they were all fantastic!! On the same radio show the demo sung by P.J.Proby "Fun In Acapulco" was also played.....absolutely brilliant. I'd love to see all these demo's out on CD. Wonder if it will ever happen?
Ron T. :D


Very few songs from the Elvis movies are memorable. For a movie song, Gerald Nelson's "The Love Machine" isn't bad at all. Nelson did his own demo which is also very good. It's one that was included on the Writing for the King Disc 1.

P.J. Proby said on camera in a 1997 interview that his job many years before was doing demos of all the Elvis movie songs. He said he recorded the demos while Elvis was filming scenes. Then Elvis would learn the songs from his demos and record the tracks for the movie.

Everyone knows that professional quality demos (like Gerald Nelson's) had already been provided by the writers of songs submitted for movies. The insipid interviewer talking to P.J. Proby in 1997 didn't ask the reason for the senseless re-demo practice Proby described or who paid him and all the musicians it required. That's typical of interviewers who are out of their depth. Proby obviously wanted everyone viewing the interview to believe Elvis couldn't do anything without HIS demos. Rubbish! I guess all those multi million selling non-movie songs Elvis recorded without a Proby demo must have been sheer luck.

Re: Meet Gerald Nelson, Mysterious Elvis Songwriter

Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:30 pm

P.J. Proby recorded demo's for Elvis. That's a fact! Some "escaped".

Re: Meet Gerald Nelson, Mysterious Elvis Songwriter

Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:02 am

zolderopruiming1 wrote:P.J. Proby recorded demo's for Elvis. That's a fact! Some "escaped".


I didn't say P.J. Proby never demoed a song written for Elvis.

Dozens of singers and singer-songwriters (both men and women) recorded demos of songs for Elvis. But to my knowledge P.J. Proby is the only one who has said he recorded demos of "all the songs" in a movie while Elvis was filming the scenes. Proby even toured the UK in 2011 billed as Elvis's Demo Man. If Elvis had a demo man it was the best kept secret in history. Hard to believe with all the other dirt that's been spread around by people out to make a buck off Elvis.