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"One Hundred and One Take Ones" - MP3 CD

Fri May 09, 2003 11:18 pm

One hundred and one (101) different songs Elvis Presley recorded between 1956 and 1976, and these are the first takes.

Occasionally, a Take 1 is an incomplete performance. Some files on this disc also contain Take 2 and even Take 3.
Of the Take 1's compiled herein, a large percentage are complete uninterrupted performances!

Total running time: 240 Minutes - - - exactly four hours of music plus studio chatter.

NOTE: This is NOT an audio cd. It is a Data disc containing MP3s which are playable on a Computer PC.
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Fri May 09, 2003 11:28 pm

ummmmm.........yeah. :shock:


Fri May 09, 2003 11:30 pm

He Did A good Job On That cd
All Song's that has all take ones
not a bad idea.

Fri May 09, 2003 11:34 pm

Now, are you the original simplekins, or just someone pretending to be the original simplekins? No offense, just curious.


101 Take Ones - mp3 cd

Fri May 09, 2003 11:57 pm

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Above is a screenshot of how the contents appear when the disc is in E or F Drive. Files have been compiled by year of recording. You can pick and choose any track manually or autoplay them all in sequential order. (Not all files are visible in this image.)

Sat May 10, 2003 12:00 am

Wow, you got all of that from a small white box with a red X in it?? I'm impressed. :wink:


Sat May 10, 2003 12:05 am


I don't "get your drift" of what your comments mean. Are they sarcasm and cynicsm?

Do you disbelieve that someone can collect mp3s of Elvis outtakes and sort them by take #s then burn a cd-r of Take 1 mp3s?

Obviously, that's impossible. No such technology.


Sat May 10, 2003 12:09 am

I was simply pointing out that I don't see the picture that you are referring to in your posts. Perhaps others can, but all I see is the little white box with the big red X. That's all.


Sat May 10, 2003 12:12 am


OK. Cool. That's odd. The images are there when I preview beofre posting, and the images are there when I check back to this post. I have enabled html, which allows the posting of a jpeg.

Does no one else see the 2 pix I posted?


Sat May 10, 2003 12:16 am

I cannot see them, I think it is becuase they are from Network54 and maybe you are the only one with access there since they are in yoout Members area?

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Sat May 10, 2003 12:17 am

how can i get a copy of this disc. thanks mike :roll:

Sat May 10, 2003 12:26 am

Is the image of the cd cover visible as my avatar?

I can see it there. can anyone else or it is too a red X.



just by requesting the cd via email.

Sat May 10, 2003 12:28 am

Yes as a avatar.

Sat May 10, 2003 12:39 am

yes tom i am
the original curtis simpkins

Sat May 10, 2003 12:55 am

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More info on "101 Takes Ones" mp3 disc . . . .
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Sat May 10, 2003 1:47 am

When you do PayPal I'll have myself one of those - I take my hat off to you sir!

Sat May 10, 2003 8:11 am

Quite apart from being highly illegal by charging $12.00 and I thought this board prohibited solicitations in this manner.

Where will all this end .... most of us CD burners. So should gather the last 10 FTD issues, burn them as MP3's on one disc and flog it off for $12.00.

Perhaps two days after receiving Close Up I should offer a MP3 version for $10.00.

Think through the ramifications.

Sure I make my own MP3 CD compilations (at 192) but I would never contemplate selling them.

Do we want RCA and FTD to flag Elvis away altogether?

Sat May 10, 2003 11:27 am

This is the Chief Inspector. If you are not careful, I will have to arrest you in the name of the leuw :lol:

Kidding aside, I too feel strongly against ripping official stuff for selling. Make a CDr for your mother, OK. But this piracy business is spanking our very own arses.

Sat May 10, 2003 9:18 pm

KiwiAlan, and to whom it may concern:

I hesitate on the concept of selling the disc and have not sold one. But I could replicate 1000's and give them away free til the cows come home. Right? No one protests freebies.

If BMG did the ultimate official kosher 101 Take Ones then that would require six cds in a boxset that would cost you at least $69.99 retail. Is that a better option? Simply because it's sanctioned by BMG?

Ernst & Roger obviously have never seen the potential in a Take One Showcase. (but I have) Over the years, BMG has sprinkled the take 1 of songs on a variety of releases - along with a take 5 or a take 17 etc - but clearly do not intend to present take 1's as an exclusive project. The bigtime booters putting out high-priced "import" cds of outtakes and sessions have never done a Take 1 Showcase either.

Where else can you get 4 hours of audio on one cd? Only on an mp3 disc - and those can even play in your car stereo thanks to the new indash mp3 players. It's a legit format.

Since I did compile the take 1 of one hundred and one Elvis songs, am I in the wrong to make myself an mp3 disc?....and maybe make you a copy too...and a free copy for anyone else too?...or make a trade? it just wrong to charge any legal tender at all - even for shipping?

Same scenario applies to VCDs, cd-rs and even used BMG cds, and ironically those items are often topics for physical exchange thru this mb.
Notice that many people here have little blurbs under their name advertising that they are seeking certain cds.

Well, for anyone seeking a collection of take 1's, *voila* here it is.

and it rocks.


Sat May 10, 2003 11:12 pm

So it's okay by you to STEAL music and sell it for your own personal profit?

Can I order a cheap new V8 from you?

Sat May 10, 2003 11:37 pm

oh boy
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Sat May 10, 2003 11:45 pm

KiwiAlan wrote:So it's okay by you to STEAL music and sell it for your own personal profit?

I suggest you write that comment to anyone who possesses or wants American Crown Jewels, Blazing Into The Darkness, American Rejects, Celluloid Rock, The Man in White, etc because those are all stolen RCA audio pressed into cds.

Go see the FECC review of the The Hidden works of the King
by Scott Daughtry. Did he steal audio to make his cd-rom? huh?

The entire IMPORT NEWS section of this fecc site is technically - by your definition - stolen audio.

The only concession I have chosen to make due to your comments on this thread, is that I will not be selling the 101 Take Ones cd. I will only TRADE.

Apparently, the only folks who can sell and make $ with Elvis outtakes are the anonymous people doing-business-as Fort Baxter and Silly Billy Records, and Ampex Label, and Captain Marvel Jr, and Lonestar Label and the Memory Label. The list goes on and on. I guarantee you that they do not manufacture their cds simply to give away for free - or even make trades - it is to sell.

And not for a mere $12. Cd's made by the above-mentioned are damn expensive...and certainly do not contain hours upon hours of audio!

Kiwi, do you approve of they profitting? Or would you preach to them too?
What makes them and their import product acceptable?

Perhaps I should sent a reviewer copy of 101 Take Ones to FECC and let them post a review and if it be a great review, then that would make it an official and acceptable "must-hear" "must-own" item.
That seems to be the effective enterprising way to do business.

Besides, Kiwi, you do want to hear these take ones. Don't you?

Do you not want to hear everything Elvis ever did?

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Sun May 11, 2003 2:00 am

good point gg

Sun May 11, 2003 6:11 am

"""The entire IMPORT NEWS section of this fecc site is technically - by your definition - stolen audio."""


How do you down-load this so called audio from FECC :D

If you don't understand what's wrong with selling these MP3's fro $12.00 from your web-site then I am sorry for you. Bearing in mind that your tracks are probably all available on RCA/FTD.

Sun May 11, 2003 6:21 am

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