I need the one which matches the show..the ones you have are fakes, wrongly dated. patchwork or whatever..anyway ..thanks..for your input..
I took a closer listen today. The tape labeled August 1 is quite likely from later in the engagement. The faster tempo of Can't Help Falling In Love is the giveaway, it would seem.
The August 3 cassette, in certain spots, sounds IDENTICAL to Return of a Prodigy, including on CHFIL. I compared several songs, and some sound alike, to my ears. The surrounding dialogue, however, is different. Some of the performances are clearly different, and the show lineup varies a bit. As you noted, Cisco, it seems to be a patchwork of different shows. Could it be, though, that the soundboard tape is actually a composite?
There's a one-liner of Blue Hawaii on my tape, as well as a joke about how he would look, shaking his legs, at age 74.
The monologue is relatively short:
"I gotta tell ya. First I went to the Arthur Godfrey, this talent show. And they turned me down. They said, 'Get him outta here." So I went to that other cat. He's got the Geritol. What's his name? Ted Mack, yeah. Anyway, they turned me down and took Pat Boone, you know? Which is alright. He did ok with his white shoes and stuff."
"Then later on, they sent me to Hollywood, to make movies. It was all new to me. I was 21, 22 years old. They yelled 'Action!', and I didn't know what to do. (Laughs) They said, "That's all we can get outta him." I made four movies, and in 1958 I got drafted, and I went into the Army, and stayed a coupla years. And that was loads of fun. They made a big deal outta cuttin' my hair, and all that jazz."
"Then I came outta the service and I went back and I made a picture called GI Blues. I thought I was still in the Army, see. Then I did a few good pictures that did very well for me, like Blue Hawaii and stuff. Anyway, it kinda got into a routine and a rut, and I really wanted to come back and work live (unintelligible) again."
"Hope I didn't bore you too much."