Dig deep into 70`s Elvis: the concerts, jumpsuits and all available live tapes.
Thu May 31, 2012 5:37 pm
Okay,..I see.. thank you..!
Thu May 31, 2012 11:53 pm
What would be considered rare now? A one-liner of "Great Pretender?" from March 1975.
Or the 1976 one-line of "I can see clearly now" that Stein Erik Skar reportered in his Elvis Concert Years book?
I've heard his 1971 one-line of "Latest Flame" and wasn't really that impressed with it. Some of his 1977 covers of 1970 songs were acceptable for 1977, but a far cry to what it should have been.
Rare, to me, would be like finding a second live cover of "Pieces of My Life," or a rehearsal tape from 1975 covering "Never Been to Spain" or something. A live version of "For The Heart." What is rare, anymore?
Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:04 am
I don`t conisider one-liners as rare,....therefore none of them are included here.
"Rare" are songs performed only once a few times (as rags To Riches) or songs
that are performed outside the usual respective song line-up as I Just Can`t help
Believing in Vegas 1976.
Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:36 pm
I remember back when I first heard it..i was blown away..Elvis The Entertainer ..IIRC..
Man,..those were the days...we had 2 Kings..Elvis and me..
Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:57 am
I´ve read some years in JAPAN CLUB WEB ago that in the Special from 1968
Elvis recorded from 20 to 23 june in WESTERN RECORDS:
studio versions of : YOULL NEVER WALK ALONE , WORKING ON THE BUILDING and HI HEEL SNEAKERS
amongs other songs that don´t remenber.
Thank you very much
Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:00 pm
Did Elvis ever perform If I Can Dream outside of the Comeback Show? If not, does anyone know why?
Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:34 pm
I am not aware of a live version....why..?..Well, why didn`t he do Nothingville or Saved or whatever..?
You can ask this for numerous songs..and will never find an answer...
Mon May 13, 2013 4:38 pm
Guess "If I can dream" was especially written for the 68 special, it was a so called message song as a reference to the speech of Martin Luther King "I have a dream". Or is this still a legend ?
Mon May 13, 2013 10:04 pm
Harty wrote:Guess "If I can dream" was especially written for the 68 special, it was a so called message song as a reference to the speech of Martin Luther King "I have a dream". Or is this still a legend ?
No, it's a fact. Read more here:If I Can Dreamhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/If_I_Can_Dream
Tue May 14, 2013 12:27 am
I also think that Elvis considered this something he didn't want to exploit, the message of this song. Or want to be percepted as possibly exploiting. Also, "If I Can Dream" was vocally very demanding to do on stage. He lip-synched it during the stand-up performances, which to me was a let-down when I first saw it, but understandable.
It's no wonder why he didn't sing In The Ghetto too much anymore either after August, 1970 (if at all?). But better only two social awareness songs that have become well-known classics and highlights in his career, and then move on, then to base a whole career on this type of song. They have stood the test of time better than many of the late 60s explicit "message songs".
I see In The Ghetto more as a sensitive song about awareness of poverty and crime in a ghetto, than as a protest or message song. It doesn't take a stance against the US government, it doesn't polarize, it talks about issues, just like If I Can Dream, that are timeless and that not too many people can be against. Except maybe rich racists.
Tue May 14, 2013 7:06 am
He did a oneliner in Lake Tahoe 1971. But he just says the words of the title IIRC..
Tue May 14, 2013 2:50 pm
I wonder if some sort of a composite version, perhaps in a new remix or duet form, could be done using all or many of the available "I Walk The Line" snippets Elvis did during his 3rd Vegas engagement in August/September? And on on tour in November 1970 and back in Vegas in August 1971. I found these snippets very amusing, but frustratingly short.