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Re: Songs I regret Elvis didn't record.

Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:28 pm

I wish Elvis had recorded "A Time For Us" in the style of the great Andy Williams.

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Re: Songs I regret Elvis didn't record.

Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:34 pm

rjm wrote:One more: Elvis began to record "Poor Man's Gold" but stopped after hearing a siren outside of American Sound Studios. Here is Mac's complete version.
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A poor man's gold:
Contents of Vernon Presley's wallet: June 26, 1979.

"Poor Man's Gold" not too exciting, for me!

Re: Songs I regret Elvis didn't record.

Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:39 am

Elvis could have done a great job on My Sweet Lord.

Had he lived I think Elvis could have done a great job on some of Vern Gosdin's songs such as
1. Set 'Em Up Joe
2. Chiseled in Stone
3. Do You Believe Me Now
4. That Just About Does It
5. This Ain't My First Rodeo
6. Tanqueray
7. I'm Still Crazy
8. Who You Gonna Blame It on This Time
9. Right in the Wrong Direction
10. Is It Raining at Your House

He also could have nailed Clint Black's "Better Man."

Re: Songs I regret Elvis didn't record.

Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:52 am

Since I met you baby

That's amore

Only you

Jingle bell rock

Lover please

Til

Moon River

Mona Lisa

Brown eyed handsome man

O Holy Night

Bad Moon Rising

Early in the morning

How can you mend a broken heart

Love bug itch

Angelica

There's a rising moon for every falling star

I shall be released

In dreams

Oh Darling

Beautiful dreamer

Rock n roll music

7 Lonely days

Smoke gets in your eyes

Walkin Dream

Words of love

and many others

Re: Songs I regret Elvis didn't record.

Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:55 am

I would have wished He recorded "Baby What You Want Me To Do" in the studio.House Of The Risen Sun, 16 tons, Angel In The Morning, Maria (West Side Story),

Re: Songs I regret Elvis didn't record.

Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:26 pm

Again, after Elvis died, but Heartache Tonight would have been a good choice considering Elvis's preference for country material.

Re: Songs I regret Elvis didn't record.

Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:00 pm

It's Only Make Believe....Elvis would've nailed it easily over Conway's original.

Re: Songs I regret Elvis didn't record.

Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:27 pm

Lean On Me
Candy Man (Orbison's)
Bad Moon Rising
Let It Be
Oh Happy Day
it's Late (Rick Nelson)

Re: Songs I regret Elvis didn't record.

Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:49 am

I think Elvis could have done a great job on this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFLjuDuEs64

Brian

Re: Songs I regret Elvis didn't record.

Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:54 am

I wanted to add a post 1977 song to my list.

Leonard Cohen's 'Hallellujah'. Great song.

Re: Songs I regret Elvis didn't record.

Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:39 am

Frank Sinatra : Killing me softly

Re: Songs I regret Elvis didn't record.

Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:20 am

It`s only make believe would have been a great one for Elvis to record. I know the original Conway Twitty recording by heart, but I just love this Robert Gordon version and think Elvis would have done even better on this.......if only :smt007
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Re: Songs I regret Elvis didn't record.

Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:39 am

TCB-FAN wrote:It's Only Make Believe....Elvis would've nailed it easily over Conway's original.


UPS......, but I agree....Elvis had the better voice and feeling for sure.

Re: Songs I regret Elvis didn't record.

Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:16 am

Rock and roll lullaby - BJ Thomas

Re: Songs I regret Elvis didn't record.

Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:07 am

"It's Only Make Believe" is Conway's signature song and in my opinion nothing tops his hauting original. Just love this song and performance.
We'll never find out what Elvis would have made of it. I wish one fine day at least a one-liner or something would surface from our man.
Robert Gordon's version sound a little "stiff" and unpassionable to me. But to each his own. Quite well sung but without any real "feeling". And the ending is a little too overblown for me.

BTW, Conway made a fantastic recording of "Heartache Tonight" in 1983, which went to #6 on the Billboard Country Charts.

Re: Songs I regret Elvis didn't record.

Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:24 pm

luckyjackson1 wrote:"It's Only Make Believe" is Conway's signature song and in my opinion nothing tops his hauting original. Just love this song and performance.

As good as the 1958 original is, I have always preferred the version from 1976 when he went back into the studio and re-recorded some of his '50s material.

It's Only Make Believe, Danny Boy, Mona Lisa, Lonely Blue Boy, I'll Try, What Am I Living For, and Is A Bluebird Blue are a few of songs re-recorded for his "Then & Now" album from '76.

Re: Songs I regret Elvis didn't record.

Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:31 pm

Rob wrote:
luckyjackson1 wrote:"It's Only Make Believe" is Conway's signature song and in my opinion nothing tops his hauting original. Just love this song and performance.

As good as the 1958 original is, I have always preferred the version from 1976 when he went back into the studio and re-recorded some of his '50s material.

It's Only Make Believe, Danny Boy, Mona Lisa, Lonely Blue Boy, I'll Try, What Am I Living For, and Is A Bluebird Blue are a few of songs re-recorded for his "Then & Now" album from '76.

Rob, I never cared for his re-recordings (especially the late 80's stuff). I thought there were only five recordings featured on the "Now And Then" album? Where can I find the latter two?
I liked the A-Side for great songs like "After All The Good Is Gone", "There's More Love In The Arms You're Leaving" and most of all "At Least One Time" ("... I'm more like a circus show, I'll pitch my tent and then I'll go..." :wink: ).

Re: Songs I regret Elvis didn't record.

Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:42 pm

We won't turn this into a Conway thread, so I will PM you the information.

I wish Elvis had recorded Ronnie McDowell's "I Love You, I Love You, I Love You."

Re: Songs I regret Elvis didn't record.

Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:12 pm

luckyjackson1 wrote:"It's Only Make Believe" is Conway's signature song and in my opinion nothing tops his hauting original. Just love this song and performance.
We'll never find out what Elvis would have made of it. I wish one fine day at least a one-liner or something would surface from our man.
Robert Gordon's version sound a little "stiff" and unpassionable to me. But to each his own. Quite well sung but without any real "feeling". And the ending is a little too overblown for me.

BTW, Conway made a fantastic recording of "Heartache Tonight" in 1983, which went to #6 on the Billboard Country Charts.


Conway covered songs very well. One of the best in the business. Slow Hand is another great one. I think he covered better pop material than Elvis did in his later years.

Re: Songs I regret Elvis didn't record.

Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:29 pm

elvisa wrote:It`s only make believe would have been a great one for Elvis to record. I know the original Conway Twitty recording by heart, but I just love this Robert Gordon version and think Elvis would have done even better on this.......if only :smt007
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I've never heard of this guy before, it's a very good version and Mr Gordon has an excellent voice. Thanks for posting :smt023

As for songs E never recorded; nothing springs to mind immediately but more from the pen of Eddie Rabbit would have been good.
And certainly not songs that had been recent big hits or well known songs by other artists....slightly more obscure or original material.

Re: Songs I regret Elvis didn't record.

Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:36 pm

I think the two Doors songs, Touch Me and Love Her Madly would have suited Elvis' 1967-1970 voice just fine. The Guess Who's These Eyes would have been great with is Any Day Now voice.

Re: Songs I regret Elvis didn't record.

Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:26 pm

poormadpeter wrote:Again, after Elvis died, but Heartache Tonight would have been a good choice considering Elvis's preference for country material.


That's a good one. I can just hear Ronnie Tutt on the drums in that one.

Re: Songs I regret Elvis didn't record.

Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:29 pm

TCB-FAN wrote:This Dennis Yost classic would fit Elvis like a glove had he recorded it in '72...


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One of my all-time favorites.

Re: Songs I regret Elvis didn't record.

Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:37 pm

daylon wrote:
elvisa wrote:It`s only make believe would have been a great one for Elvis to record. I know the original Conway Twitty recording by heart, but I just love this Robert Gordon version and think Elvis would have done even better on this.......if only :smt007
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I've never heard of this guy before, it's a very good version and Mr Gordon has an excellent voice. Thanks for posting :smt023

As for songs E never recorded; nothing springs to mind immediately but more from the pen of Eddie Rabbit would have been good.
And certainly not songs that had been recent big hits or well known songs by other artists....slightly more obscure or original material.


Never heard of him? You are in for a treat. Check out his first 4 albums on RCA, Last one being the best (IMO), Are You Gonna Be The One from 1981. Albums I wish Elvis would have been doing had he lived.

Re: Songs I regret Elvis didn't record.

Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:39 pm

ekenee wrote:I wanted to add a post 1977 song to my list.

Leonard Cohen's 'Hallellujah'. Great song.



Absolutly!!!