Strictly Elvis No. 1, No. 2, No. 4 and No. 5 (1968)

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Strictly Elvis No. 1, No. 2, No. 4 and No. 5 (1968)

Postby Bob » Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:27 am

The best Elvis Fan Club magazine published during Elvis´ lifetime was without a doubt Rocky Barra´s STRICTLY ELVIS.
He started the club (and the magazine) in 1968, just before Elvis reclaimed his throne. Sadly enough I do not own the first three issues myself, but I have scanned the numbers 4 and 5, with more issues coming up soon (I hope).


Strictly Elvis No. 4 (August 1968):
http://www.elvisechoesofthepast.com/str ... gust-1968/


Strictly Elvis No. 5 (September 1968):
http://www.elvisechoesofthepast.com/str ... mber-1968/


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Re: Strictly Elvis No. 4 and No. 5 (1968)

Postby Luuk » Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:01 am

Nice job Bob! Thanks.

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Re: Strictly Elvis No. 4 and No. 5 (1968)

Postby John » Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:25 am

Very interesting. The visit to Nashville, 16 shows for the '68 special, a letter from Gerry Riff and Elvis has re-recorded Baby Let's Play House. And that's just SE No 4. Great stuff.

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Re: Strictly Elvis No. 4 and No. 5 (1968)

Postby John » Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:32 am

Issue no 5 mentions that the re-recorded Baby Let's Play House is being played by DJs in the states.

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Re: Strictly Elvis No. 4 and No. 5 (1968)

Postby Bob » Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:35 pm

Luuk wrote:Nice job Bob! Thanks.

Thanks Luuk, glad you enjoy Rocky´s awesome mags!


John wrote:Issue no 5 mentions that the re-recorded Baby Let's Play House is being played by DJs in the states.

Ain´t that weird? There are sometimes mistakes in these kind of mags, but for Rocky to mention this apparent new version twice in a row in two different mags?
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Re: Strictly Elvis No. 4 and No. 5 (1968)

Postby John » Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:54 pm

Bob wrote:
Luuk wrote:Nice job Bob! Thanks.

Thanks Luuk, glad you enjoy Rocky´s awesome mags!


John wrote:Issue no 5 mentions that the re-recorded Baby Let's Play House is being played by DJs in the states.

Ain´t that weird? There are sometimes mistakes in these kind of mags, but for Rocky to mention this apparent new version twice in a row in two different mags?

I remember the rumours at the time. Didn't it turn out to be someone like Sleepy La Beef?

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Re: Strictly Elvis No. 4 and No. 5 (1968)

Postby Bob » Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:20 pm

John wrote:
Bob wrote:
Luuk wrote:Nice job Bob! Thanks.

Thanks Luuk, glad you enjoy Rocky´s awesome mags!


John wrote:Issue no 5 mentions that the re-recorded Baby Let's Play House is being played by DJs in the states.

Ain´t that weird? There are sometimes mistakes in these kind of mags, but for Rocky to mention this apparent new version twice in a row in two different mags?

I remember the rumours at the time. Didn't it turn out to be someone like Sleepy La Beef?

Oh, really? I have no idea to be honest. And when that magazine was published and the rumour apparently started, I was only 1 year old (and listening 24/7 to Your Time Hasn´t Come Yet, Baby).
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Re: Strictly Elvis No. 4 and No. 5 (1968)

Postby Luuk » Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:43 am

Funny thing is that Baby, let's play house was recorded by Vince Taylor in 1961, The Beatles in 1965 and Mungo Jerry in 1970.
So what recording (sounding like Elvis re-recorded it?) was played by the DJ's in 1968?
Pre 1968 recordings are by Arthur Gunter (1954), Buddy Holly* (1955), VInce Everett (1955) and Johnny Burnette Trio** (1956).
Sometimes the title was changed to *I wanna play house with you or **Oh baby babe
Sleepy LaBeef recorded it in 1978 and Charlie Feathers in 1979.

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Re: Strictly Elvis No. 4 and No. 5 (1968)

Postby John » Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:42 am

Luuk wrote:So what recording (sounding like Elvis re-recorded it?) was played by the DJ's in 1968?
Sleepy LaBeef recorded it in 1978

Sleepy recorded it in 1956 first time round and it's very Elvis like. It could be that this one was set for release and had been sent out to DJs.


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Re: Strictly Elvis No. 4 and No. 5 (1968)

Postby Freddy Freeman » Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:53 pm

Bob, I may have numbers 1, 2 and 3 available. Give me a couple of days and I'll have a look for you. If they're here, I'll send you scans of all the pages.

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Re: Strictly Elvis No. 4 and No. 5 (1968)

Postby John » Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:00 pm

Freddy Freeman wrote:Bob, I may have numbers 1, 2 and 3 available. Give me a couple of days and I'll have a look for you. If they're here, I'll send you scans of all the pages.

Nice to see you here Freddy.

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Re: Strictly Elvis No. 4 and No. 5 (1968)

Postby Bob » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:19 pm

Freddy Freeman wrote:Bob, I may have numbers 1, 2 and 3 available. Give me a couple of days and I'll have a look for you. If they're here, I'll send you scans of all the pages.

That would be awesome!
I appreciate it very much.
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Re: Strictly Elvis No. 4 and No. 5 (1968)

Postby Freddy Freeman » Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:14 pm

John wrote:
Freddy Freeman wrote:Bob, I may have numbers 1, 2 and 3 available. Give me a couple of days and I'll have a look for you. If they're here, I'll send you scans of all the pages.

Nice to see you here Freddy.

Good to be here, John.


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Re: Strictly Elvis No. 4 and No. 5 (1968)

Postby Freddy Freeman » Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:16 pm

Bob wrote:
Freddy Freeman wrote:Bob, I may have numbers 1, 2 and 3 available. Give me a couple of days and I'll have a look for you. If they're here, I'll send you scans of all the pages.

That would be awesome!
I appreciate it very much.

Bob, I haven't had the chance to look yet - but it's on my list of things to do tomorrow night. All the best.

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Re: Strictly Elvis No. 4 and No. 5 (1968)

Postby javilu » Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:05 pm

Luuk wrote:Funny thing is that Baby, let's play house was recorded by The Beatles in 1965


It wasn't.
The Beatles just borrowed a line from the song for this one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfktSTXlku0
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