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God Bless My Daddy - Tupelo

Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:15 pm

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Although James Ausborn was two years older than Elvis, they were both sixth graders in the same class at Milam Jr. High School, Tupelo, Ms. You can see him in this schoolpicture in the last row (the tallest guy, fourth from the left).

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James' brother was Carvel Lee Ausborn, better known as Mississippi Slim - the man that is said to have introduced Elvis to Radio Station WELO at a very young age.

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Billed as a “hillbilly” singer, Mississippi Slim hosted a radio show on Tupelo’s WELO, where he gave young Elvis Presley an introduction to show business. He also taught the boy who would be King some guitar chords.

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Posted on January 10, 2015 by M. Scott Morris

Source: http://djournal.com/lifestyle/mississippi-slim-early-elvis-influence-gets-cvb-spotlight/

MISSISSIPPI SLIM Try Doin' Right SUN


Also read: https://books.google.nl/books?id=IYbOeqSWVhUC&pg=PA94&lpg=PA94&dq=elvis+mississippi+slim&source=bl&ots=7qnSX1zCED&sig=EzIqmqTvrz1gGMG-MiAIEsUvnGo&hl=nl&sa=X&ei=N-kzVf-9CYOXsAG-wICYCw&ved=0CEkQ6AEwBw#v=onepage&q=elvis%20mississippi%20slim&f=false
(Fragments from "Elvis and Gladys" - by Elaine Dundy)


Mississippi Slim (Carvel Lee Ausborn) - Nicotine Fit:




The Interview with James Ausborn was broadcasted three years ago (April 17, 2012) by Dutch Television. I just discovered it this evening on YouTube. In the (short) interview James talks about Elvis always singing "Old Shep" and "God Bless My Daddy". We all know Old Shep. Here's a version of "God Bless My Daddy":




The interview with James Ausborn:



Enjoy!

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Re: God Bless My Daddy - Elvis, Tupelo

Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:09 am

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http://www.examiner.com/slideshow/elvis-presley-birthplace-tupelo-preserves-humble-beginnings


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http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=2034&artikel=3352185


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Re: God Bless My Daddy - Tupelo

Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:11 am

What a lovely post and topic. Thank you!

Re: God Bless My Daddy - Tupelo

Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:34 am

This is a beautiful post Thank You!!!

Re: God Bless My Daddy - Tupelo

Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:43 am

Wonderful! Thanks. I wonder if Elvis sang "God Bless My Daddy" when Vernon was away. Elvis was 4 yrs old when Vernon was released..IIRC reading. Too young probably.

Re: God Bless My Daddy - Tupelo

Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:38 pm

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Thanks for your appreciation y'all!


Juan Luis wrote:Wonderful! Thanks. I wonder if Elvis sang "God Bless My Daddy" when Vernon was away. Elvis was 4 yrs old when Vernon was released..IIRC reading. Too young probably.



Yeah, I guess he was too young. But it's nice to discover his early Hawaiian influence. It looks like this song has a Hawaiian feel to it. Does anyone know if the origins of this song are Hawaiian?

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Re: God Bless My Daddy - Tupelo

Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:01 pm

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Update:

The YouTube clip with the James Ausborn interview was deleted from YouTube. Gladly I found it again with another uploader. I put the link back up in my OP.

So, you can enjoy the interview between the Dutch "Nick & Simon" and Elvis' old school buddy James Ausborn again. Enjoy!


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Re: God Bless My Daddy - Tupelo

Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:45 pm

Thanks a lot, Mike. And God bless The King!!!

Re: God Bless My Daddy - Tupelo

Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:34 pm

jurasic1968 wrote:Thanks a lot, Mike. And God bless The King!!!


:smt023


God bless us all here on FECC.


::rocks

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Re: God Bless My Daddy - Tupelo

Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:14 pm

...and you Mike, too..for this great posting...

::rocks

Re: God Bless My Daddy - Tupelo

Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:04 pm

I'm glad this thread got updated; I missed it the first time around. Thanks for sharing.

Re: God Bless My Daddy - Tupelo

Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:52 pm

Has anyone any idea what is going on here and where or who made this picture?
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There must be a story to those two pictures.

Re: God Bless My Daddy - Tupelo

Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:45 pm

danielf wrote:Has anyone any idea what is going on here and where or who made this picture?
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There must be a story to those two pictures.



It's taken at the Fairground amusement park in Memphis, during the Mid South Fair. Elvis payed regular visits.


History of the Midsouth Fair, see: http://www.midsouthfair.com/p/about/history


Late 1953:
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October 1955:
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1956:
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1958:
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See also the topic started by Erik van den Berg in 2014:
mid south fair 1954
http://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=82660#p1281414

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Re: God Bless My Daddy - Tupelo

Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:55 pm

MikeFromHolland wrote:
danielf wrote:Has anyone any idea what is going on here and where or who made this picture?
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There must be a story to those two pictures.



It's taken at the Fairground amusement park in Memphis, during the Mid South Fair. Elvis payed regular visits.

Thanks Mike, but I'd wager that is wrong, James was his friend in Tupelo not Memphis, and it's likely the photo is from a Miss/Al fair in Tupelo.
I'll also say that James paid for both of those photos because Elvis had no money.

Re: God Bless My Daddy - Tupelo

Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:30 pm

danielf wrote:
MikeFromHolland wrote:
danielf wrote:Has anyone any idea what is going on here and where or who made this picture?
image.jpeg

There must be a story to those two pictures.



It's taken at the Fairground amusement park in Memphis, during the Mid South Fair. Elvis payed regular visits.

Thanks Mike, but I'd wager that is wrong, James was his friend in Tupelo not Memphis, and it's likely the photo is from a Miss/Al fair in Tupelo.
I'll also say that James paid for both of those photos because Elvis had no money.


Yes, you have a point. Than I always thought wrong. You have more info?

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Re: God Bless My Daddy - Tupelo

Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:25 pm

James and his brother.
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Re: God Bless My Daddy - Tupelo

Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:39 pm

danielf wrote:James and his brother.
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Beautiful. Thank you!

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Re: God Bless My Daddy - Tupelo

Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:29 pm

Can anyone tell me the year it was released or recorded God Bless My Daddy by Hui Ohana, is it a song from the 40's or 50's ?

Re: God Bless My Daddy - Tupelo

Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:01 am

otto wrote:Can anyone tell me the year it was released or recorded God Bless My Daddy by Hui Ohana, is it a song from the 40's or 50's ?


According to this site the version of Hui Ohana was released on Jan. 01, 1974. So that's not the version Elvis heard.

https://myspace.com/huiohana/music/song/god-bless-my-daddy-mom-46866497-50204992

The lead singer of Hui Ohana is Dennis Pavao (July 11, 1951 - January 19, 2002).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Pavao

The song itself is a traditional and the text (though somewhat different) might originate in Europe from 1914-1918:

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http://www.europeana1914-1918.eu/nl/contributions/18230


Lyrics

God Bless My Daddy/Mom

Composed By: Traditional
Performed By: Hui Ohana/ Dennis Pavao
Submitted By: Morgan B. <Kaipoku@hotmail.com>


God bless by daddy
Who's over there
Sais a tiny little boy
In his tiny little prayer

That is my daddy
so please take care
Said a tiny little boy
In his tiny little prayer

For this is the nite
Mama turned out the lights
ohh how i wish you were here
so i could kiss you goodnite

I hope in dream land
We'll meet somewhere
Said a tiny little boy
In his tiny little prayer

Ohh Mom I Love you yes i do
wait for me mom i'll be home real
soon i never knew how much you meant
to me now that i'm so many miles across
the sea

Only God knows when and where we'll
meet again to hold you in my arms
once more to hear your voice and to see
your sweet smile

Ohh God do please keep my mom (2x)

Source: http://www.hmhof.org/forum/posts.php?catg=2&page=18&topic=1153


First recorded Hawaiian versions are from 1945-1955.

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Re: God Bless My Daddy - Tupelo

Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:29 am

Neat thread, thank you.

Ceelle Burke copyrighted a song called "God Bless My Daddy, He's Missing Somewhere" in January 1945 and it was released as a single on Gilt-Edge 221 in April/May of that year.

I haven't heard the song but Burke did play Hawaiian guitar at times.

Re: God Bless My Daddy - Tupelo

Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:23 pm

Thanks MikeFromHolland and George Smith.
If i hear that song , I Really can hear Elvis sing it like that

Re: God Bless My Daddy - Tupelo

Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:21 am

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From whom and how Elvis learned Old Shep:


Elvis and Old Shep
As a kid growing up in Tupelo, Mississippi Elvis was exposed to music at home, from the radio and especially from the Assembly of God Church. The Reverend Frank Smith remembers teaching Elvis what would become one of his standards, Old Shep. Elvis sang it everywhere and drove people crazy. The kept telling him to learn a new song but he loved Old Shep. This interview was taped by Tupelo natives, Roy Turner and Jim Palmer.
Posted on YouTube by King Rose Archives on June 21, 2009


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Re: God Bless My Daddy - Tupelo

Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:42 pm

MikeFromHolland wrote:.

From whom and how Elvis learned Old Shep:


Elvis and Old Shep
As a kid growing up in Tupelo, Mississippi Elvis was exposed to music at home, from the radio and especially from the Assembly of God Church. The Reverend Frank Smith remembers teaching Elvis what would become one of his standards, Old Shep. Elvis sang it everywhere and drove people crazy. The kept telling him to learn a new song but he loved Old Shep. This interview was taped by Tupelo natives, Roy Turner and Jim Palmer.
Posted on YouTube by King Rose Archives on June 21, 2009


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Thanks for re-kindling a wonderful memory for me MikeFromHolland, I was truly humbled to meet Rev Frank Smith and it was Roy Turner that introduced us.
Great times.

Re: God Bless My Daddy - Tupelo

Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:26 am

danielf wrote:
MikeFromHolland wrote:.

From whom and how Elvis learned Old Shep:


Elvis and Old Shep
As a kid growing up in Tupelo, Mississippi Elvis was exposed to music at home, from the radio and especially from the Assembly of God Church. The Reverend Frank Smith remembers teaching Elvis what would become one of his standards, Old Shep. Elvis sang it everywhere and drove people crazy. The kept telling him to learn a new song but he loved Old Shep. This interview was taped by Tupelo natives, Roy Turner and Jim Palmer.
Posted on YouTube by King Rose Archives on June 21, 2009


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Thanks for re-kindling a wonderful memory for me MikeFromHolland, I was truly humbled to meet Rev Frank Smith and it was Roy Turner that introduced us.
Great times.


I can imagine. Thanks!

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Re: God Bless My Daddy - Tupelo

Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:23 pm

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Now we can play it ourselves :D

https://play.riffstation.com/chords-tabs/hui-ohana-god-bless-my-daddy-mom/mkoiXIG5vrg

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