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Elvis - Mac Davis songs

Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:34 am

I've read in Muziek, Mens, Mythe by Marc Hendrickx that Elvis sang "I believe in music" on stage in 1974. Are there any recordings of this song by Elvis?

Also, what other Mac Davis songs did Elvis record? I know: Memories, In the Ghetto, Don't cry daddy and Little less conversation.

Thank you and correct me if I'm wrong.

Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:17 pm

Elvis recorded a few lines of Poor Man's Gold in 1969. He sounds good on the track, shame it wasn't completed.

Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:46 pm

I used to love the Mac Davis Show in the early 80s.

I loved the part of the program where the audience would shout out these ridiculous song titles, and he would improvise some VERY funny songs right on the spot to fit the titles.

Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:56 pm

Have you enjoyed Poor Man's Gold?

Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:04 pm

I enjoy ANY kind of gold......... :lol:

Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:05 pm

lol I enjoy it too!

Did anyone see GK claiming he wrote some songs with Mark James!

Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:12 pm

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Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:31 pm

Don't take the bait Anfield :lol:

Thu Jul 27, 2006 4:32 pm

Also wrote, "Nothingsville, Charro, and Clean Up Your Own Backyard".

On the topic of insulting one's wife and Mac Davis, I guess Glenn Campbell
levelled the ultimate insult by stealing Sarah Davis from under Mac's nose.
The joke was on Glenn, though, when he realized that Sarah came with
a very loud mother in law, and he soon left them both for Tanya Tucker.

Just trying to tie in the post and the hijacked thread.
Whew, its tougher than "Six Degrees of Separation".

Thu Jul 27, 2006 4:36 pm

TCB TED wrote: Just trying to tie in the post and the hijacked thread.
Whew, its tougher than "Six Degrees of Separation".


C'mon...you never even mentioned Kevin Bacon.

You're not trying very hard :wink:

Thu Jul 27, 2006 4:52 pm

Thanks TCB Ted!

Thu Jul 27, 2006 5:06 pm

I've seen him on a couple of things to do with Elvis. Have only seen Mark James once or twice though.

Thu Jul 27, 2006 5:11 pm

Scatter wrote:
TCB TED wrote: Just trying to tie in the post and the hijacked thread.
Whew, its tougher than "Six Degrees of Separation".


C'mon...you never even mentioned Kevin Bacon.

You're not trying very hard :wink:


Ok, I'll bite ... its either this, or go out and cut the lawns, so I'll bite.
The Elvis to Mac Davis connetion is direct.
The Elvis to Glen Campbell connection is direct, good bud's and all.
Elvis to Kevin Bacon is a little harder.
How about, Ed Asner was in Change of Habit.
Ed Asner was in JFK with Kevin Bacon.
So, apparently, Elvis has a Bacon Factor of 2!

Good enough, I trust?

Thu Jul 27, 2006 5:13 pm

Here's one....Elvis's link to Ryan Cabrera the singer?

Thu Jul 27, 2006 5:39 pm

Elvis' grandaughter, Riley Keough, is dating Ryan Cabrera.

Re: Elvis - Mac Davis songs

Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:42 pm

Denman wrote:I've read in Muziek, Mens, Mythe by Marc Hendrickx that Elvis sang "I believe in music" on stage in 1974. Are there any recordings of this song by Elvis?

He didn't, so there isn't. I guess that's a "Mythe."

The Mac Davis-penned hit for Gallery is actually most appropriate for its author, as he quotes some of his own songs in the lyrics.

In a slightly-related note, there is an incredible performance of "I've Got The Music In Me" by Ann-Margret on the Johnny Carson show, circa 1974-1975. It has to be seen to be believed. My boy, my boy ...

Re: Elvis - Mac Davis songs

Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:34 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:
Denman wrote:I've read in Muziek, Mens, Mythe by Marc Hendrickx that Elvis sang "I believe in music" on stage in 1974. Are there any recordings of this song by Elvis?

He didn't, so there isn't. I guess that's a "Mythe."

The Mac Davis-penned hit for Gallery is actually most appropriate for its author, as he quotes some of his own songs in the lyrics.

In a slightly-related note, there is an incredible performance of "I've Got The Music In Me" by Ann-Margret on the Johnny Carson show, circa 1974-1975. It has to be seen to be believed. My boy, my boy ...



Any link availabe for this performance ... I love watching A-M strut!

Re: Elvis - Mac Davis songs

Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:01 pm

TCB TED wrote:Any link availabe for this performance ... I love watching A-M strut!

Indeed. Unfortunately, I only saw the clip at an in-person, benefit tribute to Ann and the film "Viva Las Vegas" about three years back. It almost popped my eyes out! Someone had compiled a "rare" reel of video and film clips from throughout her career, which ran before the film. That one was well-received by the sold-out audience of 2,000.

A "Q&A" with the great lady followed. That was fun. She is past 60 and still looks like a million bucks. My boy, my boy ...

Fri Jul 28, 2006 12:09 am

TCB TED wrote:
Scatter wrote:
TCB TED wrote: Just trying to tie in the post and the hijacked thread.
Whew, its tougher than "Six Degrees of Separation".


C'mon...you never even mentioned Kevin Bacon.

You're not trying very hard :wink:


Ok, I'll bite ... its either this, or go out and cut the lawns, so I'll bite.
The Elvis to Mac Davis connetion is direct.
The Elvis to Glen Campbell connection is direct, good bud's and all.
Elvis to Kevin Bacon is a little harder.
How about, Ed Asner was in Change of Habit.
Ed Asner was in JFK with Kevin Bacon.
So, apparently, Elvis has a Bacon Factor of 2!

Good enough, I trust?


You Da Man Ted!!!!!!!! :D

Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:57 am

Thanks for your reply, Doc.

Fri Jul 28, 2006 12:10 pm

Denman wrote:Thanks for your reply, Doc.

My pleasure!

Re: Elvis - Mac Davis songs

Mon Aug 14, 2006 1:16 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:He didn't, so there isn't.
I misread, he didn't do it on stage.

Re: Elvis - Mac Davis songs

Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:36 am

Here's a good version by Mac Davis (with slightly different lyrics) from the Donny and Marie show -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMbIPxCu7U0

Re: Elvis - Mac Davis songs

Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:15 am

And for Doc (sorry, the quality is lousy):

http://www.myspace.com/video/jamie/ann- ... n/25555678