Choose a favorite(1) Elvis country song from 50s,60s,70s.

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Make the world go away
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When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
I`m Movin`On
Tomorrow Never Comes


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Some of you guys might want to take a look at the original question. He wanted to know what your favorite country song was during the decades of the 50's, 60's and 70's. One per decade.

Looks like a few might have missed that small tidbit.




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Fairytale is one of my all time favorites. I think he sang that in the early 70's too.


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Thanks Rob. I should have put in the the title. As a matter of fact I will edit that in for future posters . Elvis recorded Fairytale in 1975. MyWAY.
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50's = Your Cheatin' Heart

60's = It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'

70's = Tomorrow Never Comes (one of my all-time faves)

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Nice lists, folks. I see True Love Travels On A Gravel Road
is chosen by two people already.

As has been said, the lines get blurry with Elvis, which, of course,
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The song, I think, was originally done by soul artist Percy Sledge ("When A Man LovesA Woman" but has been called "country-soul" or "deep soul."

You're right to pick it out.

Likewise, Hank Snow's "I'm Movin" On" gets the R&B treatment by Elvis...!

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50´2 - You´re a heartbreaker

60´s - Guitar Man

70´s - Good time´s charlies get the blues




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OK, let me choose for the three decades...

50´s ------> Milkcow Blues Boogie

60´s-------> Gentle On My Mind

70´s-------> Fairytale


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Okay, here's a slightly more unorthodox stab at some
choice 'country & western' cuts:

50's - "Old Shep"
"Blue Moon of Kentucky" (slow and regular versions)
"Lonesome Cowboy"

60's - "Just Call Me Lonesome"

70's - "Ghost Riders In the Sky"
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I'll make a new list, since i got the question wrong.

50's: Have I told you lately that I love you
60's: Charro/ Gentle on my mind (Sorry it's a tie)
70's: Make the world go away



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50's Blue Moon Of Kentucky
60's It Keeps Right On A Hurting
70's Always On My Mind

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50's - Old Shep
60's - The Fair Is Moving On
70's - Snowbird



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50s - lawdy, miss clawdy / when my blue moon turns to gold / old shep
60s - just call me lonesome / it keeps right on a-hurtin' / i'll be there / i'm movin' on
70s - just pretend / i really don't want to know / i'm so lonesome i could cry / fairytale / always on my mind / there goes my everything

dammit. i can't narrow it. i find i listen to the elvis country music A LOT.
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well, not exactly knowing what an Elvis country song is:

50s-a fool such as i

60s'gentle on my mind

70s-it ain't no big thing(but its growing)

would tomorrow is a long time contend for country?


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Blue Moon
Clean Up Your Own Backyard
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Here's my 3 for today; maybe different tomorrow:

50's: Fool Such As I

60's: You Don't Know Me

70's: Susan When She Tried

See ya tomorrow with 3 new titles!! :lol:

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wha-? "a fool such as i" is a country song? color me a fool then.

well, i suppose ballads in general have a background in country...but a fool such as i always seemed kinda...pop-ish ballad due to the way it was sung and the doo woppy background. never would have guessed country.

whereas something like fairytale is an obvious country song.

i'd say elvis' version of that's all right mama is closer to country than a fool such as i, and that's all right mama is supposed to be a blues song...

the lines are very blurry when you come to elvis covers and trying to figure out what genre they are.


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Elvis' Babe wrote:60s - just call me lonesome / it keeps right on a-hurtin' / there goes my everything.
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There Goes My Everything was recorded in June 1970.



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whoops... i fixed it...

ooh, and i added i'll be there instead...

yeah, i'm so bad at narrowing that i end up adding. :lol:

oh frick, how could i forget just pretend off my list! it's one of my absolute favorite songs.


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KHoots wrote:
Hammer wrote:I think of it as a song that makes me happy and wanna cry at the same time.......which makes it timeless and great to romamce your wife on......
You better leave his wife alone, buddy. You messin' with a U.S. Male.
:lol: :lol: Thanx for the advice :wink:



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my favorites:

50s - Mystery Train
60s - Poor Boy
70s - Early Morning Rain



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[quote="Elvis' Babe"]wha-? "a fool such as i" is a country song? color me a fool then.

well, i suppose ballads in general have a background in country...but a fool such as i always seemed kinda...pop-ish ballad due to the way it was sung and the doo woppy background. never would have guessed country.


A Fool Such As I was a country staple, recorded by Hank Snow (I'm Movin'On) years before Elvis' cover. The original was hardcore country, but I'd agree that Elvis' version was pure pop .... it blows away the original.




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TCB TED wrote:
Elvis' Babe wrote:wha-? "a fool such as i" is a country song? color me a fool then.

well, i suppose ballads in general have a background in country...but a fool such as i always seemed kinda...pop-ish ballad due to the way it was sung and the doo woppy background. never would have guessed country.


A Fool Such As I was a country staple, recorded by Hank Snow (I'm Movin'On) years before Elvis' cover. The original was hardcore country, but I'd agree that Elvis' version was pure pop .... it blows away the original.
Take a listen to Elvis Presley "Thats the Way It Is" triple CD from 2000 on disc 3 track 17. You will find a back to roots Fool Such As I . It is great. Elvis probably remembered the older version that he "modernized" in 1958.



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[quote="elvisjnr"]well, not exactly knowing what an Elvis country song is:

50s-a fool such as i

60s'gentle on my mind

70s-it ain't no big thing(but its growing)

would "tomorrow is a long time" contend for country?[/quote]

It's a bit of a stretch, but structurally it can pass. It's more folk,
but it could be "twanged"up and it would be country.

Witness Johnny Cash or Willie Nelson singing folk: it automatically
gets a rootsier feel and "becomes" country.

With Elvis, his style was more fluid than that. If he wanted it to be
more C&W , he could have done so.

Now for Bob Dylan, I'd say that's as near he got to C&W, save
for his NASHVILLE SKYLINE sessions, which were overtly country.


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