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Elvis Loved The Tune Weavers

Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:22 pm

What a great song. Happy, happy birthday baby, indeed!!!


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Tune Weavers, "Happy, Happy Birthday Baby" (Checker 872, August 19,1957)
Billboard US Pop #8 on October 7, 1957, R&B #4 on October 21, 1957


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Elvis Presley, "Happy, Happy Birthday Baby" (home demo, on leave in Waco, TX, May 1958)
Elvis on piano, backing vocals by friend Eddie Fadal
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Re: Elvis Loved The Tune Weavers

Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:57 am

Oh, very nice, thank you.

For what it's worth, I'm pretty sure this song inspired our old friend Mr Sedaka to pen this seasonal classic the following year ...

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Re: Elvis Loved The Tune Weavers

Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:29 am

George Smith wrote:Oh, very nice, thank you.

Sorry I missed your reply!

It appears your YouTube link is no good, but I found the Sedaka co-write here:


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Jo-Ann Campbell, "Happy New Year Baby" (Gone 5049, December 1, 1958)
"Campbell warbles the melody with appeal. Chorus and mild rock backing assist nicely.
Chick is stating that it's been a year she won't forget." - Billboard, December 8, 1958



What a cute tune!

New to my ears, and definitely influenced by the Tune Weavers big hit.
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Re: Elvis Loved The Tune Weavers

Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:50 am

I have an interesting side story here.

Back in 1991, I saw a vague ad in a magazine offering an Elvis party tape of him talking and singing, for sale.

Since the ad was vague I wrote to the person with some questions about the tape.

At the time, I had no idea it was the Fadel tape of which I already had on bootleg record.

And I had no idea that the person selling the tape was lead singer and writer of "Happy Happy Birthday Baby",
Margo Sylvia.

Well, a week or two after I wrote my letter, I recieved this personal letter in return answering my
questions, and hand signing it in pen.

There is some factual errors, but it is pretty cool.

Note the date, Aug. 21, 1991. I found out only this year, that she passed away, on Oct. 25, 1991,
just a mere 2 months after writing to me. I had no idea.

I had filed this letter away for years. I dug it up for everyone to see.
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Re: Elvis Loved The Tune Weavers

Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:16 am

Wonderful, and thanks for sharing it!

Did you buy the tape?

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Here are the recordings, for as long as they're up, I guess.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfy18ynhWNU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Okp3YKxHCOM

(The embed function didn't work this time. YouTube has changed, and I guess they're still knocking the bugs out.)

rjm

Re: Elvis Loved The Tune Weavers

Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:55 am

rjm wrote:Wonderful, and thanks for sharing it!

Did you buy the tape?

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Here are the recordings, for as long as they're up, I guess.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfy18ynhWNU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Okp3YKxHCOM

(The embed function didn't work this time. YouTube has changed, and I guess they're still knocking the bugs out.)

rjm


Hi, no I didn't buy the tape because once she described it, I knew it was the Fadel tape, which I already had
on LP. I was happy to share the letter.

Re: Elvis Loved The Tune Weavers

Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:46 am

rjm wrote:Wonderful, and thanks for sharing it!

Did you buy the tape?

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Here are the recordings, for as long as they're up, I guess.


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(The embed function didn't work this time. YouTube has changed, and I guess they're still knocking the bugs out.)

rjm



Just need to knock-out the s from https.