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minkahed wrote:I really don't care if people here on this forum don't like Elvis' version of this song on the "Moody Blue" Lp.

I like it.
Good for you, why should you.
Personally, I don´t like it. Never heard a good version of the song. Best so far is the link that Rockin_John posted...



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minkahed wrote:I really don't care if people here on this forum don't like Elvis' version of this song on the "Moody Blue" Lp.

I like it.
Little Darlin' was a fun element.
Or as Elvis called it out in '75, a "serious" song as Hound Dog doesn't mean anything;)

It was a nice set list filler and the audiences always seem to like it.


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minkahed wrote:I really don't care if people here on this forum don't like Elvis' version of this song on the "Moody Blue" Lp.

I like it.

I do as well.


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In my opinion, all of Elvis' renditions of the classic 1950's doo-wop song Little Darlin' are absolutely dreadful, a total embarrassment and a complete waste of time.
Little Darlin' is such a great song, but, Elvis refused to ever perform a serious rendition of it.
Elvis obviously had the opinion that this classic doo-wop song was just a comic relief song.
Elvis refused to ever give this classic doo-wop song the respect that it deserved.
The Diamonds' versions of Little Darlin' are by far the best versions of this classic doo-wop song.
Elvis' 1977 Moody Blue album would have been a far superior album if Elvis' miserable and disgraceful performance of Little Darlin' wasn't included on it.
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I thought it was funny when I first heard it. Didn't even know of Elvis condition when I first heard it so my opinion was truly based on the song as a track on the Moody Blue album. Without this short relief the album would be far more depressing. I also happen to think that Let Me Be There was rightfully placed on this album to make it more upbeat.


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Rockin_John wrote:I thought it was funny when I first heard it. Didn't even know of Elvis condition when I first heard it so my opinion was truly based on the song as a track on the Moody Blue album. Without this short relief the album would be far more depressing. I also happen to think that Let Me Be There was rightfully placed on this album to make it more upbeat.
My thoughts as well.



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minkahed wrote:I really don't care if people here on this forum don't like Elvis' version of this song on the "Moody Blue" Lp.

I like it.
How about that 1958 recording?


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drjohncarpenter wrote:
minkahed wrote:I really don't care if people here on this forum don't like Elvis' version of this song on the "Moody Blue" Lp.

I like it.
How about that 1958 recording?
Absolutely beautiful.

What I meant about the 1977 Lp overdubbed version, is that when I was a teenager and in a rock band, we used to cover Elvis's version of "Little Darlin'" from the "Moody Blue" Album. My friend and his Dad absolutely loved it.

We had a little three/ four piece band at the time, and I used to have a blast playing that Bass line, and my friend just absolutely loved copying Elvis' vocal approach. Quite simple.


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ElvisSacramento wrote: Elvis' 1977 Moody Blue album would have been a far superior album if Elvis' miserable and disgraceful performance of Little Darlin' wasn't included on it.
Little Darlin' was only one of a number of issues plaguing Moody Blue, had it been omitted from the album, it would not have elevated Moody Blue in any superior fashion. That said, it certainly did not add any value to Moody Blue, which was really only half a legitimate album, loaded with filler and desperation.



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I always had faible for the Moody Blue LP....love the title track and most of the other country tunes...great album IMO..just easy listening...


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ElvisSacramento wrote:Elvis' 1977 Moody Blue album would have been a far superior album if Elvis' miserable and disgraceful performance of Little Darlin' wasn't included on it.


Little Darlin' was only one of a number of issues plaguing Moody Blue, had it been omitted from the album, it would not have elevated Moody Blue in any superior fashion. That said, it certainly did not add any value to Moody Blue, which was really only half a legitimate album, loaded with filler and desperation.



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midnightx wrote:
ElvisSacramento wrote: Elvis' 1977 Moody Blue album would have been a far superior album if Elvis' miserable and disgraceful performance of Little Darlin' wasn't included on it.
Little Darlin' was only one of a number of issues plaguing Moody Blue, had it been omitted from the album, it would not have elevated Moody Blue in any superior fashion. That said, it certainly did not add any value to Moody Blue, which was really only half a legitimate album, loaded with filler and desperation.
I find that at least 1/2 the "Moody Blue" album is decent.

Please elaborate further on what you think is loaded with "filler and Desperation".


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Ciscoking wrote:I always had faible for the Moody Blue LP....love the title track and most of the other country tunes...great album IMO..just easy listening...
Apart from the LD song, it's an enjoyable album. Like you said, title song is just beautiful.




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"filler and Desperation"...that`s easy for anyone;

"If You Love Me (Let Me Know)"
"Let Me Be There"
...and of course "Little Darlin'"



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sweetangeline wrote:"filler and Desperation"...that`s easy for anyone;

"If You Love Me (Let Me Know)"
"Let Me Be There"
...and of course "Little Darlin'"
besides LD which I play anyway...all good songs..love those Olivia Newton John songs.


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ElvisSacramento wrote:In my opinion, all of Elvis' renditions of the classic 1950's doo-wop song Little Darlin' are absolutely dreadful, a total embarrassment and a complete waste of time.
Little Darlin' is such a great song, but, Elvis refused to ever perform a serious rendition of it.
Elvis obviously had the opinion that this classic doo-wop song was just a comic relief song.
Elvis refused to ever give this classic doo-wop song the respect that it deserved.
The Diamonds' versions of Little Darlin' are by far the best versions of this classic doo-wop song.
Elvis' 1977 Moody Blue album would have been a far superior album if Elvis' miserable and disgraceful performance of Little Darlin' wasn't included on it.
As a one time throwaway done for laughs i have no problem. That Hack producer Jarvis saw fit to record and include on a mainline release is appalling. That Elvis sang it sloppily more than once was a reflection of what he thought about live performing circa 75 and on.


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Trevell wrote:..
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Ciscoking wrote:I always had faible for the Moody Blue LP....love the title track and most of the other country tunes...great album IMO..just easy listening...
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Ciscoking wrote:
sweetangeline wrote:"filler and Desperation"...that`s easy for anyone;

"If You Love Me (Let Me Know)"
"Let Me Be There"
...and of course "Little Darlin'"
besides LD which I play anyway...all good songs..love those Olivia Newton John songs.
that`s exactly my point...they are good ONJ songs...not songs that should have been included on Elvis` latest studio album...those songs are there for one reason only...Jarvis couldn't get Elvis in the studio to record!! :wink:




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Moody Blue LP is one of the all time greats. One of the all time great thrown together hodge-podge LPs of the Elvis catalog. Its not an album worthy of a mainstream release by one of the greatest recording artists of all time. RCA needed product and they threw together what little they had. Its as simple as that. Some early Camdens were better. Little Darlin is an embarrassment for anyone but the hard core fan who delights in anything Elvis. A wella wella, hoopa hoopa. Good grief awful stuff.




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r&b wrote:Moody Blue LP is one of the all time greats. One of the all time great thrown together hodge-podge LPs of the Elvis catalog. Its not an album worthy of a mainstream release by one of the greatest recording artists of all time. RCA needed product and they threw together what little they had. Its as simple as that. Some early Camdens were better. Little Darlin is an embarrassment for anyone but the hard core fan who delights in anything Elvis. A wella wella, hoopa hoopa. Good grief awful stuff.
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The LP "moody Blue" has the best version ever heard by the human race.
Fel-Tones overdubs kicks major ass!




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r&b wrote:Moody Blue LP is one of the all time greats. One of the all time great thrown together hodge-podge LPs of the Elvis catalog. Its not an album worthy of a mainstream release by one of the greatest recording artists of all time. RCA needed product and they threw together what little they had. Its as simple as that. Some early Camdens were better. Little Darlin is an embarrassment for anyone but the hard core fan who delights in anything Elvis. A wella wella, hoopa hoopa. Good grief awful stuff.
Nope. I remember reading reviews in 1977 and it got an average of 3 out of 5 stars. Nothing near being unworthy. Moody Blue + Way Down + He'll Have To Go + Unchained Melody + It's Easy For You = more than worth the price of admission for the mainstream that didn't necessarily (as fans) have every single released, starting late 1976. Very good Album Moody Blue is.. I always play it without skipping. Little Darlin' is cute and fun!
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Heres the Moody Blue tracks..its a solid country music album..I detect no weak spot.Its just easy listening ..just play it and sing a long..when I listen to the album it reminds me why I am a fan...and the days back then..memories...I remember playing the blue vinyl..was very proud having this one..it just came out recently..

Unchained Melody
If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
Little Darlin'
He'll Have To Go
Let Me Be There


Way Down
Pledging My Love
Moody Blue
She Thinks I Still Care
It's Easy For You


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