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Re: Rejected songs

Postby colonel snow » Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:20 pm

The clip is no longer available on Youtube.



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Re: Rejected songs

Postby Mister Moon » Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:28 pm

colonel snow wrote:Rock and roll Ruby


According to a scan of a letter in the booklet from The Complete 50's Masters Steve Sholes sent on 24 aug. 1956 a demo record to Elvis with this song. However it was not recorded by Elvis.


I found two recordings:
Recorded 05-02-56 by Warren Smith (Sun 239) and a clip on Youtube with Johnny Cash from 1955.


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Besides Warren Smith's Sun original, there are at least three more versions from 1956.

Texan rockabilly Johnny Carroll did a decent version for Decca, although a bit over the top compared to the perfectly controlled cool of Smith's debut disc.

A really cringeworthy version by Dave Burton saw the light on the RCA Victor label.

Buddy Merrill recorded another jump-on-the-bandwagon cover for the Coral label.

All three recordings are available on YT.

Please note that Johnny Cash's recording, a demo really, was not released in the 50s.


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Re: Rejected songs

Postby colonel snow » Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:26 pm

Thanks for your additions Mr. Moon. I did this topic on two other forums at the time but I never updated the topics.
It takes too much time and it is out of my interest.
Some information may be incomplete or outdated now.


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Re: Rejected songs

Postby Mister Moon » Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:34 pm

colonel snow wrote:Thanks for your additions Mr. Moon. I did this topic on two other forums at the time but I never updated the topics. It takes too much time.
Some information may be incomplete or outdated now.


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Yes, there is so much information out there and it's nearly impossible to keep up with everything. That's what makes these threads interesting, because every member can add a little bit to the whole picture.

Thanks again for starting this topic, colonel snow.


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Re: Rejected songs

Postby colonel snow » Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:37 pm

Deleted due to outdated information.


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Re: Rejected songs

Postby colonel snow » Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:44 pm

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Re: Rejected songs

Postby colonel snow » Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:45 pm

The clip is no longer available on Youtube.



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Re: Rejected songs

Postby colonel snow » Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:48 pm

see other topic


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Re: Rejected songs

Postby colonel snow » Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:51 pm

deleted - information can be found elsewhere on the forum.


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Re: Rejected songs

Postby colonel snow » Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:52 pm

Information available / song discussed on the forum elsewhere (double posted through the times)


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Re: Rejected songs

Postby colonel snow » Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:53 pm

Deleted due to doubts about the information.


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Re: Rejected songs

Postby John » Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:36 am

Very interesting subject colonel snow.


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