Rejected songs # 2

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Re: Rejected songs # 2

Postby Mister Moon » Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:01 pm

John wrote:Yeah, I was listening to the Gene Autry track, trying to reply to my American cousin's messages on FB who was telling me about PP's LMT photo and conversing with my daughters, one on FB and one on email. all at the same time, so I hadn't got as far as reading it yet. That was still on my to do list, which I just got to when your message popped up. Anyway, now I see. Thanks.


Ha, ha !!!

That's busy ! :)

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Re: Rejected songs # 2

Postby John » Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:11 pm

Mister Moon wrote:
John wrote:Yeah, I was listening to the Gene Autry track, trying to reply to my American cousin's messages on FB who was telling me about PP's LMT photo and conversing with my daughters, one on FB and one on email. all at the same time, so I hadn't got as far as reading it yet. That was still on my to do list, which I just got to when your message popped up. Anyway, now I see. Thanks.


Ha, ha !!!

That's busy ! :)

Been like it since 8 o'clock this morning. I'm too tired to go to bed.

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Re: Rejected songs # 2

Postby colonel snow » Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:23 pm

I love you so much it hurts

see letter above

This country & western song was recorded on january 1948 by Floyd Tillman (Columbia 20430).

Other versions:
1948 - Jimmy Wakely;
1949 - The Mills Brothers;
1949 - Smokey Smith;
1949 - Vic Damone;
1949 - Cowboy Copass.

I've checked a lot of other versions between 1957 - 1964 but no sign of Gladys Music, Inc on the labels.
Clips can be found on Youtube.

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Re: Rejected songs # 2

Postby colonel snow » Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:35 pm

No letter today

see letter above


The original version was recorded 20 february 1943 by Ted Daffan's Texans (Okeh 6706).

Other versions:
1956 - Rosemary Clooney;
1959 - Ferlin Husky;
1960 - Bill Haley & his Comets;
1962 - Ray Charles.

No sign of Gladys Music Inc on these labels or labels from other artists after 1957.
Clips can be found on Youtube.



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Re: Rejected songs # 2

Postby colonel snow » Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:52 pm

Worried mind

see letter above

The original version was recorded 25 april 1940 by Ted Daffan's Texans (Okeh 5668 / Conqueror 9563 and released in 1946 Columbia 37013).

Other versions:
1957 - Ferlin Husky;
1958 - Ivory Joe Hunter;
1959 - Ferlin Husky;
1959 - Tommy Duncan;
1962 - Ray Charles.

No sign of Gladys Music Inc on these labels after 1957.
Clips can be found on Youtube.


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Re: Rejected songs # 2

Postby colonel snow » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:04 pm

Mister Moon wrote:
John wrote:
Mister Moon wrote:
John wrote:
colonel snow wrote:According to an agreement signed 7 december 1956 the rights of 15 songs were transferred from Elvis Presley Music Inc to Glady Music, Inc.

Listed are songs which were never recorded by Elvis:

- At mail called today;

Without doubt Elvis got demo-acetates from these songs but I've not seen paperwork to confirm. At the moment I've no more information about these songs.


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What sort of title is that? What does it mean I wonder?


The second page of the letter posted by colonel snow has the correct spelling of the title, "At Mail Call Today".

My typo, I meant At Mail Call Today. What kind of title is that? It still doesn't make sense.
Check out these links :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/At_Mail_Call_Today

https://secondhandsongs.com/work/134486/versions#nav-entity

http://www.historyonthenet.com/authentichistory/1939-1945/3-music/11-Separation/19441206_At_Mail_Call_Today-Gene_Autry.html


John, it's explained in the Wikipedia link I posted above :

"At Mail Call Today" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Gene Autry. The song, recorded in 1945 (actually recorded December 6, 1944 - MM), became Gene Autry's most successful song on the Juke Box Folk charts, peaking at number one for eight weeks with a total of twenty-two weeks on the charts. The B-side of "At Mail Call Today", a song entitled, "I'll Be Back" would peak at number seven on the same chart.

The song is similar to other contemporary love songs and deals with the possibility of unfaithfulness. The lyrics describe a young soldier opening a Dear John letter at mail call and learning that the girl he loved from back home has left him. The final words reflect the soldier's despair:

Good luck and God bless you

Wherever you stray

The world for me ended

At Mail Call To-day.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/At_Mail_Call_Today


Here a label scan - Gene Autry.
Another version was recorded on 26 june 1945 by Lawrence Welk & his Orchestra with Red Foley (Decc 18698)


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Re: Rejected songs # 2

Postby colonel snow » Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:24 pm

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Re: Rejected songs # 2

Postby John » Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:28 pm

Cheers colonel snow for your input.

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Re: Rejected songs # 2

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Re: Rejected songs # 2

Postby colonel snow » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:05 pm

Someday (you'll want me to want you)

see letter above

The original version was recorded on 22 november 1944 by Elton Britt (RCA 20-1864).
Through the years a whole army of (C & W) artists recorded the song.

There are many clips on Youtube.


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Re: Rejected songs # 2

Postby Mister Moon » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:07 pm

colonel snow wrote:Someday (you'll want me to want you)

see letter above

The original version was recorded on 22 november 1944 by Elton Britt (RCA 20-1864).
Through the years a whole army of (C & W) artists recorded the song.

There are may clips on Youtube.


Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters recorded a superlative version for Atlantic in March 1954, released October that year as their fifth single.

This outstanding recording featured, as always, Clyde's incomparable vocals, but also bassman Bill Pinkney's lead (spoken) spotlight during the bridge - both men had already shared lead vocal honors for the group's classic recording of "White Christmas".

Here's "Someday You'll Want Me To Want You" by Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters (never mind the photo used in the upload, that of a later Drifters line-up, but it was about the only one I found with the correct running time - see photo below for the line-up heard on the record) :


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Yvgx1GBYQA


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Atlantic 1043 Drifters Someday.jpg
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Re: Rejected songs # 2

Postby colonel snow » Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:24 pm

When I look to the list with (not recorded) songs transferred from Elvis Presley Music to Gladys Music they are almost all country songs. A lot of versions were recorded by Elvis' favorite singers/groups between the 40's and 1962. I've not checked after that year.
When Elvis got a pile with demo's he made 3 stocks: yes - no - maybe.
Indeed a few nice songs were rejected for recording.


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Re: Rejected songs # 2

Postby Mister Moon » Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:09 am

Jerry Lee Lewis has also recorded "Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You)" at least twice, so it has to be a favourite of his.

First, he did it at Sun in 1958 (not released until the 70s), and later in 1971 for Mercury (not released until the 80s).

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Re: Rejected songs # 2

Postby Private Presley » Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:18 pm

Great thread, very informative, Colonel Snow.

Maybe not the best version but I have a soft spot for Rick Nelson's version of "Someday". This was the very first version of this song that I heard. And I did not know then about James Burton and Rick Nelson's connection.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MZ549WLKmo
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Re: Rejected songs # 2

Postby Rickeap » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:29 pm

What a terrific topic and info, thanks Colonel Snow


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