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Re: "One Night" --> In SF In 1957?

Fri May 10, 2013 1:14 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
ekenee wrote:The song title written below "new song" was scribbled out, but it looks like a title is written above that scribble that looks like

"Fools hall of fame". It's difficult to make out, but there are enough letters that you can make out.


This has been discussed before on FECC.

"Fool's Hall Of Fame" was definitely performed at at least two shows on August-September 1957 tour. DJ Red Robinson taped one show, but apparently not the entire performance. Sadly, it was one of the few dates where Elvis sang "Fool's Hall of Fame," an obscure 1957 Sun single by Rudi Richardson.

Live snippets from Robinson's reel-to-reel recorder slipped out on the 1976 bootleg LP Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do! (Party Records 101) -- see * below.

1) Saturday, August 31, 1957 - Vancouver, B.C.
Heartbreak Hotel *
All Shook Up
I Was The One *
I Got A Woman *
That's When Your Heartaches Begin *
Fool's Hall Of Fame
Don't Be Cruel
Love Me
Mean Woman Blues
Hound Dog

Elvis only did about 60% of his set that evening, due to a semi-riot by the Vancouver audience. Still, what a night it must have been!


2) Sunday, September 1, 1957 - Seattle, WA
Heartbreak Hotel
All Shook Up
I Got A Woman
That's When Your Heartaches Begin
I Was The One
Teddy Bear
Don't Be Cruel
Love Me
Fool's Hall Of Fame
Blue Suede Shoes
Blueberry Hill - Elvis on piano
Mean Woman Blues
Hound Dog

As reported above, the Sick's Stadium set list was jotted down in a diary by young fan Myrna Crafoot. Elvis told the audience he would be recording "Fool's Hall Of Fame" (initially noted as "New Song" by young Myrna), but apparently never did.



570901_Seattle setlist_Crafoot.JPG



Some do claim the singer had plans to cover the Richardson track during his September sessions at Radio Recorders, scheduled for just a few days later. Did anything ever get on tape? It might just have made a cool Presley track:

Fool's Hall Of Fame
Jerry Freeman, Danny Wolfe
© 1957 Golden West Music, BMI

Well if I live to be a hundred, I won't forget the day
I broke the heart you gave me, and let you walk away

That's when they hung my name, in the fool's hall of fame

Ah, baby since we've been apart, I can't console my heart
It cries and cries all night long
Can't I ever make you see, this change you've made in me
Just give me a chance to tell you I was wrong

Yes, they say that you'll forgive me, and end this misery
You know I'll keep on a-beggin', 'till you come back to me

Don't leave me here in chains, in the fool's hall of fame

Ah baby since we've been apart I can't console my heart
It cries and cries all night long
Baby can't you ever see, the change you've made in me
Just give me a chance to tell you I was wrong

Yes, they say that you'll forgive me, and end this misery
You know I'll keep on beggin', 'till you come back to me

Don't leave me here in chains, in the fool's hall of fame
Don't leave me here in chains, in the fool's hall of fame
Don't leave me here in chains, in the fool's hall of fame



Note the Seattle show is documented as 13 songs, which makes the idea of 13- or 14-song sets in San Francisco not at all far-fetched.


My Aunt enjoyed the Vancouver concert, and my Step Dad saw Elvis get off of the train just on the outskirts of town as to not cause a lot of attention! 8)
Last edited by ian on Fri May 10, 2013 1:23 am, edited 1 time in total.

Re: "One Night" --> In SF In 1957?

Fri May 10, 2013 1:22 am

ian wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:
ekenee wrote:The song title written below "new song" was scribbled out, but it looks like a title is written above that scribble that looks like

"Fools hall of fame". It's difficult to make out, but there are enough letters that you can make out.


This has been discussed before on FECC.

"Fool's Hall Of Fame" was definitely performed at at least two shows on August-September 1957 tour. DJ Red Robinson taped one show, but apparently not the entire performance. Sadly, it was one of the few dates where Elvis sang "Fool's Hall of Fame," an obscure 1957 Sun single by Rudi Richardson.

Live snippets from Robinson's reel-to-reel recorder slipped out on the 1976 bootleg LP Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do! (Party Records 101) -- see * below.

1) Saturday, August 31, 1957 - Vancouver, B.C.
Heartbreak Hotel *
All Shook Up
I Was The One *
I Got A Woman *
That's When Your Heartaches Begin *
Fool's Hall Of Fame
Don't Be Cruel
Love Me
Mean Woman Blues
Hound Dog

Elvis only did about 60% of his set that evening, due to a semi-riot by the Vancouver audience. Still, what a night it must have been!


2) Sunday, September 1, 1957 - Seattle, WA
Heartbreak Hotel
All Shook Up
I Got A Woman
That's When Your Heartaches Begin
I Was The One
Teddy Bear
Don't Be Cruel
Love Me
Fool's Hall Of Fame
Blue Suede Shoes
Blueberry Hill - Elvis on piano
Mean Woman Blues
Hound Dog

As reported above, the Sick's Stadium set list was jotted down in a diary by young fan Myrna Crafoot. Elvis told the audience he would be recording "Fool's Hall Of Fame" (initially noted as "New Song" by young Myrna), but apparently never did.



570901_Seattle setlist_Crafoot.JPG



Some do claim the singer had plans to cover the Richardson track during his September sessions at Radio Recorders, scheduled for just a few days later. Did anything ever get on tape? It might just have made a cool Presley track:

Fool's Hall Of Fame
Jerry Freeman, Danny Wolfe
© 1957 Golden West Music, BMI

Well if I live to be a hundred, I won't forget the day
I broke the heart you gave me, and let you walk away

That's when they hung my name, in the fool's hall of fame

Ah, baby since we've been apart, I can't console my heart
It cries and cries all night long
Can't I ever make you see, this change you've made in me
Just give me a chance to tell you I was wrong

Yes, they say that you'll forgive me, and end this misery
You know I'll keep on a-beggin', 'till you come back to me

Don't leave me here in chains, in the fool's hall of fame

Ah baby since we've been apart I can't console my heart
It cries and cries all night long
Baby can't you ever see, the change you've made in me
Just give me a chance to tell you I was wrong

Yes, they say that you'll forgive me, and end this misery
You know I'll keep on beggin', 'till you come back to me

Don't leave me here in chains, in the fool's hall of fame
Don't leave me here in chains, in the fool's hall of fame
Don't leave me here in chains, in the fool's hall of fame



Note the Seattle show is documented as 13 songs, which makes the idea of 13- or 14-song sets in San Francisco not at all far-fetched.


My Aunt enjoyed the concert.


My aunt saw the show in Portland on the 2nd.

Re: "One Night" --> In SF In 1957?

Fri May 10, 2013 1:27 am

ekenee wrote:
ian wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:
ekenee wrote:The song title written below "new song" was scribbled out, but it looks like a title is written above that scribble that looks like

"Fools hall of fame". It's difficult to make out, but there are enough letters that you can make out.


This has been discussed before on FECC.

"Fool's Hall Of Fame" was definitely performed at at least two shows on August-September 1957 tour. DJ Red Robinson taped one show, but apparently not the entire performance. Sadly, it was one of the few dates where Elvis sang "Fool's Hall of Fame," an obscure 1957 Sun single by Rudi Richardson.

Live snippets from Robinson's reel-to-reel recorder slipped out on the 1976 bootleg LP Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do! (Party Records 101) -- see * below.

1) Saturday, August 31, 1957 - Vancouver, B.C.
Heartbreak Hotel *
All Shook Up
I Was The One *
I Got A Woman *
That's When Your Heartaches Begin *
Fool's Hall Of Fame
Don't Be Cruel
Love Me
Mean Woman Blues
Hound Dog

Elvis only did about 60% of his set that evening, due to a semi-riot by the Vancouver audience. Still, what a night it must have been!


2) Sunday, September 1, 1957 - Seattle, WA
Heartbreak Hotel
All Shook Up
I Got A Woman
That's When Your Heartaches Begin
I Was The One
Teddy Bear
Don't Be Cruel
Love Me
Fool's Hall Of Fame
Blue Suede Shoes
Blueberry Hill - Elvis on piano
Mean Woman Blues
Hound Dog

As reported above, the Sick's Stadium set list was jotted down in a diary by young fan Myrna Crafoot. Elvis told the audience he would be recording "Fool's Hall Of Fame" (initially noted as "New Song" by young Myrna), but apparently never did.



570901_Seattle setlist_Crafoot.JPG



Some do claim the singer had plans to cover the Richardson track during his September sessions at Radio Recorders, scheduled for just a few days later. Did anything ever get on tape? It might just have made a cool Presley track:

Fool's Hall Of Fame
Jerry Freeman, Danny Wolfe
© 1957 Golden West Music, BMI

Well if I live to be a hundred, I won't forget the day
I broke the heart you gave me, and let you walk away

That's when they hung my name, in the fool's hall of fame

Ah, baby since we've been apart, I can't console my heart
It cries and cries all night long
Can't I ever make you see, this change you've made in me
Just give me a chance to tell you I was wrong

Yes, they say that you'll forgive me, and end this misery
You know I'll keep on a-beggin', 'till you come back to me

Don't leave me here in chains, in the fool's hall of fame

Ah baby since we've been apart I can't console my heart
It cries and cries all night long
Baby can't you ever see, the change you've made in me
Just give me a chance to tell you I was wrong

Yes, they say that you'll forgive me, and end this misery
You know I'll keep on beggin', 'till you come back to me

Don't leave me here in chains, in the fool's hall of fame
Don't leave me here in chains, in the fool's hall of fame
Don't leave me here in chains, in the fool's hall of fame



Note the Seattle show is documented as 13 songs, which makes the idea of 13- or 14-song sets in San Francisco not at all far-fetched.


My Aunt enjoyed the concert.


My aunt saw the show in Portland on the 2nd.


Thats awesome! 8) Here is the rest of my post that didn't appear when you responded. 8)

My Aunt enjoyed the Vancouver concert, and my Step Dad saw Elvis get off of the train just on the outskirts of town as to not draw a lot of attention! 8)

Re: "One Night" --> In SF In 1957?

Fri May 10, 2013 2:44 am

ian wrote:
ekenee wrote:
ian wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:
ekenee wrote:The song title written below "new song" was scribbled out, but it looks like a title is written above that scribble that looks like

"Fools hall of fame". It's difficult to make out, but there are enough letters that you can make out.


This has been discussed before on FECC.

"Fool's Hall Of Fame" was definitely performed at at least two shows on August-September 1957 tour. DJ Red Robinson taped one show, but apparently not the entire performance. Sadly, it was one of the few dates where Elvis sang "Fool's Hall of Fame," an obscure 1957 Sun single by Rudi Richardson.

Live snippets from Robinson's reel-to-reel recorder slipped out on the 1976 bootleg LP Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do! (Party Records 101) -- see * below.

1) Saturday, August 31, 1957 - Vancouver, B.C.
Heartbreak Hotel *
All Shook Up
I Was The One *
I Got A Woman *
That's When Your Heartaches Begin *
Fool's Hall Of Fame
Don't Be Cruel
Love Me
Mean Woman Blues
Hound Dog

Elvis only did about 60% of his set that evening, due to a semi-riot by the Vancouver audience. Still, what a night it must have been!


2) Sunday, September 1, 1957 - Seattle, WA
Heartbreak Hotel
All Shook Up
I Got A Woman
That's When Your Heartaches Begin
I Was The One
Teddy Bear
Don't Be Cruel
Love Me
Fool's Hall Of Fame
Blue Suede Shoes
Blueberry Hill - Elvis on piano
Mean Woman Blues
Hound Dog

As reported above, the Sick's Stadium set list was jotted down in a diary by young fan Myrna Crafoot. Elvis told the audience he would be recording "Fool's Hall Of Fame" (initially noted as "New Song" by young Myrna), but apparently never did.



570901_Seattle setlist_Crafoot.JPG



Some do claim the singer had plans to cover the Richardson track during his September sessions at Radio Recorders, scheduled for just a few days later. Did anything ever get on tape? It might just have made a cool Presley track:

Fool's Hall Of Fame
Jerry Freeman, Danny Wolfe
© 1957 Golden West Music, BMI

Well if I live to be a hundred, I won't forget the day
I broke the heart you gave me, and let you walk away

That's when they hung my name, in the fool's hall of fame

Ah, baby since we've been apart, I can't console my heart
It cries and cries all night long
Can't I ever make you see, this change you've made in me
Just give me a chance to tell you I was wrong

Yes, they say that you'll forgive me, and end this misery
You know I'll keep on a-beggin', 'till you come back to me

Don't leave me here in chains, in the fool's hall of fame

Ah baby since we've been apart I can't console my heart
It cries and cries all night long
Baby can't you ever see, the change you've made in me
Just give me a chance to tell you I was wrong

Yes, they say that you'll forgive me, and end this misery
You know I'll keep on beggin', 'till you come back to me

Don't leave me here in chains, in the fool's hall of fame
Don't leave me here in chains, in the fool's hall of fame
Don't leave me here in chains, in the fool's hall of fame



Note the Seattle show is documented as 13 songs, which makes the idea of 13- or 14-song sets in San Francisco not at all far-fetched.


My Aunt enjoyed the concert.


My aunt saw the show in Portland on the 2nd.


Thats awesome! 8) Here is the rest of my post that didn't appear when you responded. 8)

My Aunt enjoyed the Vancouver concert, and my Step Dad saw Elvis get off of the train just on the outskirts of town as to not draw a lot of attention! 8)


That is cool. I have more info as well. I have a 2nd or 3rd cousin that saw Elvis in Portland that day as well.
But she lives out of state and I have never questioned her on it, so I don't even know if she saw the concert, I assume she did.

But my aunt, that I bring up, tells me that she(the cousin) did see Elvis just as he was leaving the old Multnomah Hotel which was a few blocks from the baseball park there.
Actually she met him as he was coming out of the elevator. Got to shake his hand and everything. Oh man.... to time travel back to 1957.

I have questioned my aunt on the show, but she gives no specifics just that he was good and there was alot of screaming.

Years later, I saw a baseball game there, long before I was fan, around 1970. I missed him by 13 years I guess.

Re: "One Night" --> In SF In 1957?

Sat May 11, 2013 10:24 pm

mysterytrainrideson wrote:Yes,i agree it's "One Night". Elvis does play the electric guitar on the actual studio recording, so yeah, i'd say it is "One Night". I think, "One Night" is one of the best things he ever did. He loved playing those little bass runs on the guitar... And many years later on the 68 TV Show, he did the same thing taking Scottys Sunburst gibson guitar to play the song.

Thanks for posting, Doc. Not seen any of those photo's before. Seeing photos i've not seen before from the fabulous 50's, when all was cool, brightens my day up.


You're welcome! It's always worth taking a close look at these vintage photos.

Re: "One Night" --> In SF In 1957?

Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:02 am

I've added a page about the 1957 Seattle concert on my website: http://www.earlyhendrix.com/backgrounds

The text is about a young Jimi Hendrix attending the concert and the influence that Elvis had on his later music. I'd like to add the Seattle concert setlist that Myrna Crafoot wrote down but I can't find the original source for that anywhere, the same piece of text has been pasted everywhere with no credit for the source of the info and / or the picture of the diary. I believe that the oldest place where the information pops up on the internet is this forum, can anyone tell me where the photo and song list came from?

PS if anyone has any other addition or corrections to the page those would be most welcome...

Re: "One Night" --> In SF In 1957?

Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:51 pm

EarlyHendrix wrote:I've added a page about the 1957 Seattle concert on my website: http://www.earlyhendrix.com/backgrounds

The text is about a young Jimi Hendrix attending the concert and the influence that Elvis had on his later music. I'd like to add the Seattle concert setlist that Myrna Crafoot wrote down but I can't find the original source for that anywhere, the same piece of text has been pasted everywhere with no credit for the source of the info and / or the picture of the diary. I believe that the oldest place where the information pops up on the internet is this forum, can anyone tell me where the photo and song list came from?

PS if anyone has any other addition or corrections to the page those would be most welcome...


That's a very cool and well researched text (and website for that matter) you have there! It was a pleasure to read. Thank you!

PS: I don't have the answers to your questions though.
.

Re: "One Night" --> In SF In 1957?

Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:28 pm

EarlyHendrix wrote:I've added a page about the 1957 Seattle concert on my website: http://www.earlyhendrix.com/backgrounds

The text is about a young Jimi Hendrix attending the concert and the influence that Elvis had on his later music. I'd like to add the Seattle concert setlist that Myrna Crafoot wrote down but I can't find the original source for that anywhere, the same piece of text has been pasted everywhere with no credit for the source of the info and / or the picture of the diary. I believe that the oldest place where the information pops up on the internet is this forum, can anyone tell me where the photo and song list came from?

PS if anyone has any other addition or corrections to the page those would be most welcome...


Nice page, and I love the site. The short answer for the photo, IIRC, is it came from an eBay page selling Myrna Crafoot's diary. The song list comes from my evaluation of the Crafoot image and Presley's concert history in 1957:

Elvis Presley
Sick's Stadium, Seattle, WA
Sunday evening, September 1, 1957


Heartbreak Hotel
All Shook Up
I Got A Woman
That's When Your Heartaches Begin
I Was The One
Teddy Bear
Don't Be Cruel
Love Me
Fools Hall Of Fame
Blue Suede Shoes
Blueberry Hill
Mean Woman Blues
Hound Dog


Of special note is "Fool's Hall of Fame," a cover of the April 1957 single release by Rudi Richardson, on Sun 271. Elvis told the crowd it would be his next single, but at his studio sessions four days later, at Radio Recorders in West Hollywood, it apparently did not get recorded. His next two single A-sides would be "Jailhouse Rock" (taped in April) and "Don't," both by Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller, and both #1 hits.

See:
http://elvisrecordings.com/s570905.htm
http://www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/570905.html


Image


As to your other questions, below is what I know.

First mention of the Crafoot setlist:

50s footage
Wed May 10, 2006 9:51 pm
http://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=22687&p=266832#p266832


First detailing of the Crafoot setlist:

Here's one from Seattle in 57 I don't recall seeing
Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:19 pm
http://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=31589&p=394903#p394903


First appearance/s of the Crafoot image:

Here's one from Seattle in 57 I don't recall seeing
Thu Sep 13, 2007 7:08 pm
http://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=31589&p=395261#p395261

Scotty Moore - Sick's Seattle Stadium 1957
Sep 15, 2007 - Myrna Crafoot, a fan in attendance that evening jotted down in her diary the set list: Heartbreak Hotel ...
http://www.scottymoore.net/seattle57.html


Hope this helps.

Re: "One Night" --> In SF In 1957?

Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:36 am

Great post Doc. What is amazing is in about one year Elvis has a body of work tht most dont create in a lifetime. If you are correct as to One Night, he crafts a near perfect set for the ages.

Re: "One Night" --> In SF In 1957?

Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:42 am

Many thanks for the kind words and information! I've updated the page with a description of the concert including the setlist and credited the doctor and this website, if you'd like that to be changed or for some reason prefer not to have it please let me know. Just out of curiosity, what has Myrna crossed out in the listing? It's obviously something about / to describe "Fools Hall of Fame" but I can't make out what was written?

Re: "One Night" --> In SF In 1957?

Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:53 pm

EarlyHendrix wrote:Many thanks for the kind words and information! I've updated the page with a description of the concert including the setlist and credited the doctor and this website, if you'd like that to be changed or for some reason prefer not to have it please let me know. Just out of curiosity, what has Myrna crossed out in the listing? It's obviously something about / to describe "Fools Hall of Fame" but I can't make out what was written?


My pleasure. Your site is excellent, it's great to help out. What I see in the photo is perhaps Myrna's initial guess at the title of the "NEW SONG," which she then crossed out with the correct title. I can't really tell for sure what she initially wrote, though:

Fools Hall of Fame
Friends until then


If you haven't heard the Sun single, here it is:


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Rudi Richardson "Fools Hall of Fame" (Sun 271, April 1957)
Notice the single is almost a tailor-made template of the Presley style, vocal arrangement, guitar solo, everything.
Elvis told fans at his concerts he would record this at his upcoming session (in West Hollywood).
But no studio take ever materialized, and only a few live versions remain to history.



Fool's Hall Of Fame
Jerry Freeman, Danny Wolfe
© 1957 Golden West Music, BMI

Well, if I live to be a hundred, I won't forget the day
I broke the heart you gave me, and let you walk away

That's when they hung my name, in the fool's hall of fame

Ah, baby since we've been apart, I can't console my heart
It cries and cries all night long
Can't I ever make you see, this change you've made in me
Just give me a chance to tell you I was wrong

Yes, they say that you'll forgive me, and end this misery
You know I'll keep on a-beggin', 'till you come back to me

Don't leave me here in chains, in the fool's hall of fame

Ah baby since we've been apart I can't console my heart
It cries and cries all night long
Baby can't you ever see, the change you've made in me
Just give me a chance to tell you I was wrong

Yes, they say that you'll forgive me, and end this misery
You know I'll keep on beggin', 'till you come back to me

Don't leave me here in chains, in the fool's hall of fame
Don't leave me here in chains, in the fool's hall of fame
Don't leave me here in chains, in the fool's hall of fame