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Rejected songs # 2

Postby colonel snow » Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:59 am

Cryin' fool

According to an unconfirmed story this demo was sent to Elvis in 1961; however never recorded by Elvis.
Joy Mann recorded a version early 1962 on Columbia 42351.


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Re: Rejected songs # 2

Postby colonel snow » Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:01 pm

My bittersweet
According to an unconfirmed story this demo was sent to Elvis (adressed to Circle G ranch) around 1968-69; however never recorded by Elvis.


Song is discussed now with review of CD Silver screen treasures volume 1 CD 5.


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Re: Rejected songs # 2

Postby colonel snow » Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:03 pm

Tulsa's blues and Dog face


These two songs by Leiber & Stoller were selected for G.I. Blues but not recorded.
Dog face was recorded later on 29-07-60 by the Coasters; however never released.
It's a pity that the Leiber & Stoller writing team were not allowed to write for Elvis any longer. Songs like Little Egypt - Girls girls girls were existing songs; they were not especially written for an Elvis' movie.


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Re: Rejected songs # 2

Postby colonel snow » Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:07 pm

Playing with fire

Selected for the movie Blue Hawaii but never recorded; Terry Stafford recorded a version in 1964 (Crusader 105).


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Re: Rejected songs # 2

Postby colonel snow » Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:09 pm

See next post with more songs

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Re: Rejected songs # 2

Postby colonel snow » Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:13 pm

The next demo's were offered for the movie Harum scarum but not recorded; I have no additional information.

Forbidden love;
Let yourself go - later on used in the movie Speedway;
Beg borrow or steal;
Lollipos and rainbows;
Little dancing girl;
To be in love with you;
In my harem.

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Re: Rejected songs # 2

Postby colonel snow » Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:14 pm

I'm gonna sleep with one eye open - handwritten lyrics for the song (1959).


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Re: Rejected songs # 2

Postby colonel snow » Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:19 pm

Wisdom of the ages - rejected demo version written by Dee Fuller-Adam Ross.


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Re: Rejected songs # 2

Postby colonel snow » Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:21 pm

It's not confirmed but the next Christmas songs were rejected in 1957:

1) Let it snow let it snow let it snow
Original version recorded in 1945 by Vaughn Monroe & his Orchestra (RCA 20-1759).

2) You're all I want for Christmas
Original recordings from 1948: Seger Ellis (Bullet 1011) - Frank Gallagher (Dana 2028) - Frankie Laine (Mercury 5177)

3) Let's play jingle bells (no information available)

4) Santa you've done me wrong (no information available)

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Re: Rejected songs # 2

Postby colonel snow » Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:22 pm

Additional information for Don Robertson CD Songs for Elvis .... and then I write: (see a previous post)

The song You don't need me anymore was recorded in 1969 by Eddy Arnold for an album. You can hear a clip on Youtube.


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Re: Rejected songs # 2

Postby colonel snow » Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:23 pm

Additional information for Don Robertson CD Songs for Elvis .... and then I write: (see a previous post)

The song Here comes heartache again was recorded in 1964 by Gogi Grant (GRC CR 12). You can hear a clip on Youtube.


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Re: Rejected songs # 2

Postby colonel snow » Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:24 pm

Additional information for Don Robertson CD Songs for Elvis .... and then I write: (see a previous post)

The song The image of your face was recorded in 1964 by Gogi Grant (GRC CR 5). You can hear a clip on Youtube.


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Re: Rejected songs # 2

Postby colonel snow » Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:25 pm

Additional information for Don Robertson CD Songs for Elvis .... and then I write:

The song Feather in the wind was recorded in 1960 by Mark Dinning. You can hear a clip on Youtube.


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Re: Rejected songs # 2

Postby colonel snow » Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:26 pm

The clip is no longer avilable on Youtube


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Re: Rejected songs # 2

Postby colonel snow » Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:28 pm

Information available elsewhere (double posted through the times)


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