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Re: Rejected songs

Postby colonel snow » Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:49 pm

Doorstep to heaven

Leon Payne recorded the song in sept. 1955 (Stardust 220).


Here is a clip with this version.


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Re: Rejected songs

Postby Mister Moon » Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:50 pm

colonel snow wrote:Spinout


Here a scan from acetate with demo versions by Tepper-Bennett writing team. The first ones were recorded for the movie Spinout.

It seems that Travelin' light was recorded by Cliff Richard. It is out of my interests to look for more information about that.

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Thanks for this interesting and informative thread, colonel snow !

Regarding "Travellin' Light", it was indeed originally recorded in 1959 by Cliff Richard and The Shadows, a number 1 in England and other countries too. It was later covered by other artists, such as Herman's Hermits.

Please note the different spellings of the title on the record label and the sheet music - a quick Google search tells me both spellings are correct.



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Re: Rejected songs

Postby colonel snow » Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:52 pm

Doorstep to heaven

Here is a clip with the version by Carl Smith. Recorded on 28-02-56 (Columbia 21522).


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Re: Rejected songs

Postby colonel snow » Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:55 pm

Mister Moon wrote:
colonel snow wrote:Spinout


Here a scan from acetate with demo versions by Tepper-Bennett writing team. The first ones were recorded for the movie Spinout.

It seems that Travelin' light was recorded by Cliff Richard. It is out of my interests to look for more information about that.

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Thanks for this interesting and informative thread, colonel snow !

Regarding "Travellin' Light", it was indeed originally recorded in 1959 by Cliff Richard and The Shadows, a number 1 in England and other countries too. It was later covered by other artists, such as Herman's Hermits.

Please note the different spellings of the title on the record label and the sheet music - a quick Google search tells me both spellings are correct.



Richard Light.jpg



Richard Light sm.jpg



I'm glad you like this topic; sometimes I don't dig more for certain songs.

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Re: Rejected songs

Postby colonel snow » Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:59 pm

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Re: Rejected songs

Postby colonel snow » Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:00 pm

I ain't a studying you baby


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.

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Re: Rejected songs

Postby colonel snow » Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:04 pm

Naughty mama


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 have not found any information about a recording by other artists.


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Re: Rejected songs

Postby colonel snow » Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:05 pm

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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Re: Rejected songs

Postby colonel snow » Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:06 pm

Shake a hand


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.

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Re: Rejected songs

Postby colonel snow » Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:07 pm

The clip is no longer available on Youtube.


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Re: Rejected songs

Postby colonel snow » Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:10 pm

The clip is no longer available on Youtube


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Re: Rejected songs

Postby colonel snow » Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:13 pm

The clip is no longer available on Youtube


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Postby colonel snow » Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:15 pm

The clip is no longer available on Youtube


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Re: Rejected songs

Postby colonel snow » Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:16 pm

The clip is no longer available on Youtube


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Re: Rejected songs

Postby Mister Moon » Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:17 pm

colonel snow wrote:Young hearts

This song written by Tepper & Bennett should be recorded on 07-05-57 for the movie Jailhouse rock (track 2018). It was rejected but on 31-05-57 recorded by Jim Reeves (RCA 47-6973).

Here is the clip with the version by Jim Reeves.


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This song has always sounded to me like a poor man's "Young Love", the Ric Cartey song that was a big hit in early 1957 for both Sonny James and Tab Hunter.

Cartey's original had been recorded and released in 1956 by the Stars label, as a b-side. RCA Victor leased the masters and released the record under their imprint, with no success. Instead, Capitol (James) and Dot (Hunter) scored two huge hits with the song.

So, in this sense, this Jim Reeves recording may have been an attempt by RCA to regain what they surely felt had been robbed from them, so to speak.

I'm glad Elvis did not record this second rate song, and concentrated on the excellent material he was given for the soundtrack of his third movie.

More about "Young Love" here :

http://www.theelvisforum-phoenix.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2712


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