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Albert Goldman wrote:Nice post Doc, but is this really essential Elvis?
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drjohncarpenter wrote:fn2drive wrote:Doc can you provide a little more color on the cover up by mgmt.? Thank youThe Colonel, who witnessed the entire performance, was beside himself. Not only was Elvis testing the limits of his audience's love, and their continued loyalty to him, he was testing the patience of the Houston policemen augmenting the security force, who, the Colonel realized in a panic, were talking openly of Elvis' condition among themselves. All that was missing was some glory hound who wanted to be the one to take down Elvis Presley. Because everyone knew -- there was no longer any way you could deny the evidence of your eyes.
He got Elvis out of town as quickly as possible, contacting his old friend Bill Williams, entertainment champion of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, to fix things with the cops. There was nothing he could do, however, to stop the review that ran in the Houston Post the following morning. (pg. 606)
Peter Guralnick, Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley (New York: Little, Brown & Company, January 8, 1999)
Hope this is "enough color" for you.
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JEFF d wrote:Dammit! I would much rather have Tulsa July 4th 1976 soundboard....
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r&b wrote:Sure to tarnish any collection. Why would anyone want this garbage?
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r&b wrote:Sure to tarnish any collection. Why would anyone want this garbage?
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Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:22 am
poormadpeter wrote:GregCieslik wrote:Why are you guys complaining. This is a great unreleased recording. Better than getting the same material repackaged. Sony just gave us a 3 CD set with Stax tracks with nothing new.
Support these new soundboard releases.
The Stax recordings aren't meant for you. Sony have just given you three full-length concerts - how much more would you like?!
As for this concert, well, like others I'm sure it's no worse than some others we have, most notably Hampton Roads. Some will claim it is significant, but really it's not. It's not going to re-write history in any way. It's a 76 show with Elvis probably having a bad night. We have others. Alot of fuss about nothing, as usual. And as predicted.
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Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:28 am
drjohncarpenter wrote:norrie wrote:'HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM...'
A previously unreleased soundboard recording of Elvis Presley's controversial matinee performance at the Summit in Houston, TX, on August 28, 1976 Label: Audionics 2013-02-2
Over the years, much has been written about Elvis' afternoon concert at the Summit in Houston, TX. on August 28, 1976. The review by Bob Claypool has often been cited in Elvis literature, and the general consensus appears to be that this concert was a real disaster. Some have even suggested that this show was Elvis' worst concert ever, and it has often been a hot discussion point amongst fans. Someone even wrote a book about the show.
And yet, no recording has ever turned up. Not even an audience recording. Much of what we have read so far about this show is based on the Claypool review. But reviews are always subjective, while an audio recording is obviously a more objective means to judge a performance. After a long and exhaustive search, Audionics was recently able to locate and purchase the original soundboard tape of this concert, and we are now pleased to announce its release.
No doubt this newly-discovered recording will generate even more discussion on the message boards, as Elvis fans are now finally able to judge this controversial show for themselves. Audionics has gone to great lengths to find this recording and to bring you something truly new and unreleased. Some import labels are perfectly happy to bring you the same old stuff again & again, but at least we always go that extra mile to bring you unheard material. And, in this case, a historically relevant recording that will now enable you to hear for yourself what really happened that afternoon. Support us and we will continue to bring you more surprises in the future.
The audio quality of this soundboard is topnotch, and the show itself is 80 minutes. The audience sounds like they were having a good time that afternoon, and it’s interesting to hear the one-off return of Jerry Scheff’s bass solo in “Polk Salad Annie” for the first time since 1972/’73. We believe that this significant release will lead to a more nuanced appraisal of this show in the future.
Presented in a deluxe digipack with unpublished photos and relevant liner notes, this is one release that you must own.
01. C. C. Rider (incomplete) - 02. I Got A Woman / Amen - 03. Love Me - 04. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 05. You Gave Me A Mountain - 06. All Shook Up - 07. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 08. And I Love You So (with false start) - 09. Jailhouse Rock - 10. Fever - 11. America The Beautiful (with reprise) - 12. Polk Salad Annie - 13. Introductions by Elvis of Singers, Musicians - 14. Early Morning Rain (John Wilkinson) - 15. What'd I Say (James Burton) - 16. Johnny B. Goode (James Burton) - 17. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 18. Bass Solo (Blues theme, Jerry Scheff) - 19. Bass Solo (Battle Of New Orleans theme, Jerry Scheff) - 20. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 21. Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (David Briggs) - 22. School Day (Joe Guercio Orchestra) - 23. Hurt - 24. Funny How Time Slips Away - 25. Can't Help Falling In Love - 26. Closing Vamp / Announcements.
Running time: 79:22
Wow! This is a bit of a surprise. A "new" live tape, and it happens to be this infamous show?
The musical aspects of this release will be secondary to evaluating the concert through the lens of history. But it will be an essential purchase for the Elvis Presley scholar.
For deep fans, this is the true beginning of the end, from the horrific reviews both private and public, to the scrambling behind the scenes by management to cover up what was seen by the many off-duty Houston police officers working show security. Elvis would never again be booked for an afternoon gig, and he would leave us less than 11 months after this show.
For those who care, the title is inaccurate. What Apollo 13 astronaut Jack Swigert actually said was "Houston, we've had a problem here."
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ekenee wrote:Look closely at the setlist.
Below is a quote from a Super fan posted earlier.
Here's another look at the infamous Houston show, by super-fan Geoffrey Mc Donnell:
The next show following San Antonio was an " unusual " Saturday afternoon Matinee at " The Summit " in Houston-strangely this tour Elvis was going to be performing 2 shows the next day on Sunday 29th.The crowd was VERY LARGE and expectations were HIGH for an " upbeat " show:
Houston - The Summit 28th August 1976 Afternoon Matinee Show r/t 80 minutes
2001 Theme/See See Rider/ I Got A Woman – Amen x 2 / Dialogue/ Love Me/ If You Love Me / You Gave Me A Mountain / All Shook Up / Teddy Bear - Don't Be Cruel / Dialogue about band too loud/ And I Love You So/ Jailhouse Rock / Fever / America The Beautiful –with reprise / Introductions & solos: Early Morning Rain - What'd I Say - Johnny B.Goode - Drum solo-Bass Solo( x2 )-Piano Solo-Electric Piano Solo/ Love Letters - Hail Hail Rock & Roll / Hurt / Hound Dog/ Funny How Time Slips Away/ Love me Tender/ Dialogue/ Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp.
He lists "Love me tender" as the second to last song, but it doesn't seem to be on this CD.
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