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Re: Elvis --> "The End" in Germany, September 1959!

Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:55 am

Cool topic !Thanks John

Re: Elvis --> "The End" in Germany, September 1959!

Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:27 am

mike edwards66 wrote:I know the general concensus is that Roy Hamilton's version was best, but the more I hear Earl Grant's the more I like it.

Nice audio.
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It's a nice record, Grant is very much following the hit style of Nat "King" Cole, and that's OK. The difference is that Hamilton's 1961 cover is simply filled with fire!

Re: Elvis --> "The End" in Germany, September 1959!

Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:56 pm

That was a wonderful topic, doc! Never heard this fantastic song.

Re: Elvis --> "The End" in Germany, September 1959!

Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:33 pm

Very nice Doc!

I love reading your post.

It's amazing how much I learn about Elvis from you. :)

I always look forward to your topics.

Thank you very much for all the time and effort you put in to each and every one of them.


::rocks

Re: Elvis --> "The End" in Germany, September 1959!

Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:30 pm

I don't think there's ever been a definitive compilation of Roy Hamilton's music, though many of his albums have been released onto CD.
Those seeking to hear the versions of "You'll Never Walk Alone," "Hurt," "I Believe," "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You)" and "Unchained Melody" that inspired Elvis should seek out the You'll Never Walk Alone/Golden Boy CD (http://www.amazon.com/Youll-Never-Walk-Alone-Golden/dp/B00000J836).
Several of the tracks Hamilton recorded at American Sound Studio (during the sessions where Elvis met him) can be found on the CDs Tore Up: RCA & Agp Singles (http://www.amazon.com/Tore-Up-RCA-Agp-Singles/dp/B0013V2UMQ) and Dark End of the Street 1963-69: The Operatic Soul of Roy Hamilton (http://www.amazon.com/Dark-End-Street-1963-69-Operatic/dp/tracks/B001TKKAJ6/). Chips Moman apparently has custody of several songs that yet to be released.
Like Elvis, Roy Hamilton was equally at home in soul, blues, operatic pop, and gospel (I don't know if he ever sang country, but he would have likely nailed that too). It is sad that so many lesser talents are remembered--if talent was equivalent to fame, Roy Hamilton would have been one of the most acclaimed singers of our time.

Re: Elvis --> "The End" in Germany, September 1959!

Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:18 pm

Winston wrote:That was a wonderful topic, doc! Never heard this fantastic song.


Until I dug it out, it was new to my ears as well. Thanks!

Re: Elvis --> "The End" in Germany, September 1959!

Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:55 pm

Strange :

Last Thursday (Oct. 3) on BBC Radio 2, this programme was broadcast http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03bs00x.

The very last track, complete with Priscilla reference, is "The End" by Earl Grant !!

Re: Elvis --> "The End" in Germany, September 1959!

Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:26 am

Steve Morse wrote:Strange :

Last Thursday (Oct. 3) on BBC Radio 2, this programme was broadcast http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03bs00x.

The very last track, complete with Priscilla reference, is "The End" by Earl Grant !!


Not strange, really. BBC Radio 2's Bill Kenwright, or a member of his staff, read this wonderful FECC topic.

Perhaps ol' Bill is a member of this forum! Not too shabby, say I!

Always trust the power of some simple research, a good story and a great forum!!

::rocks

Re: Elvis --> "The End" in Germany, September 1959!

Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:39 am

Steve Morse wrote:Strange :

Last Thursday (Oct. 3) on BBC Radio 2, this programme was broadcast http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03bs00x.

The very last track, complete with Priscilla reference, is "The End" by Earl Grant !!



Yeah, I was listening, I did a double take when I heard that.

Re: Elvis --> "The End" in Germany, September 1959!

Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:14 am

Tony.. wrote:'Sportheim' is actually a sports hall, not a restaurant, that Elvis hired 3 times, once was for his 'over the hump' party (which celebrated his being halfway through his army service), and another time was for the end of his army service, where this pic was taken
Here is that pic which is on the wall of the sports hall, and some pictures of the inside and outside of it today.
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You are wrong. "Sportheim" is in fact a restaurant, you actually posted a photo on which one can clearly read "Gaststaette" which is the german word for restaurant. it further says on the sign that the food one gets in there is "gut buergerliche kueche" which sort of means that you will be eating typically german upper middle class dish. here is the photo again:

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"Sportheim" does not mean "Sports hall" it means "sports home", or "the home of sport" and as I already explained, you got the facts wrong, it IS A RESTAURANT!
It also says on the photo that a "Kegelbahn" sort of Bowling hall, but usually a lot smaller, is attached to that restaurant. FYI; The difference between "Kegeln" and "Bowling" is that the Bowling ball has no holes.

However, this is far far away from being a sports hall and it is in fact a restaurant!

Re: Elvis --> "The End" in Germany, September 1959!

Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:00 am

Mitch wrote:Very nice Doc!

I love reading your post.

It's amazing how much I learn about Elvis from you. :)

I always look forward to your topics.

Thank you very much for all the time and effort you put in to each and every one of them.


::rocks


When I receive such kind words, it makes every effort that much more worthwhile. Following the amazing career of Elvis Presley should always be fun, and you certainly add to the joy. Thank you, Mitch.

Re: Elvis --> "The End" in Germany, September 1959!

Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:14 pm

keninlincs wrote:Cool topic !Thanks John


Thank you, keninlincs!