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Rejected songs # 3

Postby colonel snow » Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:41 am

The beach boy

The song was written by Fuller-Weisman-Wise; when the title from the movie changed from The beach boy (script 17 october 1960) into Blue Hawaii (final script 23 february 1961) the song was rejected in the pre-selection.

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Re: Rejected songs # 3

Postby colonel snow » Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:03 pm

Frankie and Johnny
The version for the movie was written by Sid Wayne and Ben Weisman; RCA credited the song to Alex Gottlieb (screenplay) - Fred Karger (musical director from the movie) and Ben Weisman. It's unclear if the lyrics are re-written or the version by Syd Wayne-Ben Weisman is rejected. The tune is based on a version from the roaring twenties.


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Re: Rejected songs # 3

Postby Mister Moon » Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:44 pm

colonel snow wrote:Frankie and Johnny
The version for the movie was written by Sid Wayne and Ben Weisman; RCA credited the song to Alex Gottlieb (screenplay) - Fred Karger (musical director from the movie) and Ben Weisman. It's unclear if the lyrics are re-written or the version by Syd Wayne-Ben Weisman is rejected. The tune is based on a version from the roaring twenties.


There are several versions of "Frankie & Johnny" looking just at rock and roll artists from the 50s.

From memory, Gene Vincent, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Charlie Feathers, and Bob Vidone - all of their versions, all recorded in the 50s, have different lyrics.

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Re: Rejected songs # 3

Postby colonel snow » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:35 pm

Mister Moon wrote:
colonel snow wrote:Frankie and Johnny
The version for the movie was written by Sid Wayne and Ben Weisman; RCA credited the song to Alex Gottlieb (screenplay) - Fred Karger (musical director from the movie) and Ben Weisman. It's unclear if the lyrics are re-written or the version by Syd Wayne-Ben Weisman is rejected. The tune is based on a version from the roaring twenties.


There are several versions of "Frankie & Johnny" looking just at rock and roll artists from the 50s.

From memory, Gene Vincent, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Charlie Feathers, and Bob Vidone - all of their versions, all recorded in the 50s, have different lyrics.



I don't know about all those artists from the 50's-60's but the original version originates from the twenties with a lot of different versions by several artists at that decade. For the movie F & J they picked up the tune and worked it out.

The original version was recorded in may 1921 by Al Barnard Brunswick 2107)


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Re: Rejected songs # 3

Postby colonel snow » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:54 am

As long as I have you
A version was written by Ab Silver and Sid Wayne for the movie King Creole but was rejected in the pre-selection; the version (track KTD-1 = track K take 10) written by Wise-Weisman was used. Movie version shoot 11-02-58 – page 129 scene 198: sung in the King Creole nightclub.


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Re: Rejected songs # 3

Postby colonel snow » Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:48 pm

That's how you want me to be

The song was written by Eddie Rabbitt and selected for recording during september 1967 recording session. For unknown reason rejected.


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Re: Rejected songs # 3

Postby colonel snow » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:00 pm

Mine
After a few rejections during earlier recording sessions the song was submitted for the movie Paradise Hawaiian style. However the song was replaced for that scene by This is my heaven. Also rejected for the movie Change of habit.
The song was recorded later on 11 september 1967 in a non-movie recording session.


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Re: Rejected songs # 3

Postby colonel snow » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:41 am

We call om Him
This not a really rejected song but the song was submitted for the movie Easy come easy go; it was rejected in the pre-selection. Later on recorded in a non-movie recording session om 11 september 1967 .


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Re: Rejected songs # 3

Postby colonel snow » Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:54 pm

NBC TV Special

The next rejected songs were selected according to the song line-up from the concept-script dated 3 june 1968:
Medley:
U.S.Male

Informal segment
Anything that's part of you;
Country song - Old shep type of song no title mentioned
Country song - no title mentioned
Cotton candy land;
How would you like to be;
Original rock type song - no title mentioned

In the next concept-script dated 11 june 1968 all these songs were cut and for the informal segment no songtitles were mentioned.

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Re: Rejected songs # 3

Postby colonel snow » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:41 pm

For the movie "Take me to the fair" aka "It happened at the world's fair" were selected:

https://www.theelvisforum-phoenix.com/v ... 8&start=30

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Re: Rejected songs # 3

Postby colonel snow » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:03 pm

I don't wanna be tied

It's not a real rejected song; the song was written by Giant-Baum-Kaye for the movie Kid Galahad but rejected in the pre-selection. It was recorded now for the next movie Girls girls girls on 28 march 1962.


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Re: Rejected songs # 3

Postby colonel snow » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:13 pm

october 1960 - gospel sesssions
Hill and Range made arrangements with songwriters; they've sent a lot of demo versions for this recording sessions.
The next selected demo-versions were not recorded during this session.
(source : A day in music – page 138)

All things are possible (Rader)
Elvis recorded the song on 8 june 1970 with title Only believe.

Angels in the sky (Glasser)
The original version was recorded by the songwriter Dick Glasser in 1953 (Triple A 2522) (see scan)

Other versions:
03-12-53 – Gene Autry (Columbia 21229);
00-06-54 – Tony Martin (RCA 20-5757);
12-07-54 – Herb & Kay (King 1376);
00-00-54 – Buddy Cunningham (Valley V113);
00-00-54 – Van Cleaf Sisters (Benida 2087);
00-09-55 – The Crew cuts (Mercury 70741);
00-00-55 – The Monarchs (Wing 90040);
00-00-56 – Artie Malvin (Bell 1121);
00-12-58 – Dick Glasser (re-recording Columbia 41357).

God’s gonna cut you down
Traditional recorded in 1946 by the Golden Gate Quartet; Elvis recorded the song on 25 may 1966 with the tittle “Run on”.

I’ll meet you in the morning (Brumley)
The song was recorded for the first time in march 1950 by Brown’s Ferry Four (King 850).

Other recordings:
00-00-59 – Statesmen Quartet (LP).

Jesus is the one (Parsons)
Recorded in 1961 by Bill Gaither Trio.

Jezebel (Johnson)
The original version was recorded on 18 april 1941 by Golden Gate Quartet (Okeh 6204). (see scan)

Over the moon (Ellis)
Recorded in 1949 by All American Quartet (Sacred Records S 542) and in 1959 by Blackwood Brothers Quartet. (LP).

Room at the cross (Ira Stamphill);
Elvis choose his favorite songs from his own record collection for the recording session in may 1966.
The song didn’t made again it to be recorded.
Recorded live by Statesman Quartet in october 1959 for an album (RCA LPM/LSP 2188 On stage).
(source: A day in music – page 138 – 207)

When you travel all alone (Mosie Lister)
Recorded in may 1953 by Statesmen Quartet (Capitol 2566).

Who at my door is standing (Mary Slade-Asa B. Everett – Public domain)
The first version was recorded on 19 august 1947 by Eddy Arnold & hos Tennessee Plowboys
(RCA 20-2491).

Other versions:
00-00-52 – The Circuit Rider (Kentucky records 511);
00-00-57 – Tennessee Ernie Ford (LP)

You’ll never walk alone (Rodgers-Hammerstein)
Recorded later on 11 september 1967.

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Re: Rejected songs # 3

Postby cadillac-elvis » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:09 pm

colonel snow wrote: The beach boy

The song was written by Fuller-Weisman-Wise; when the title from the movie changed from The beach boy (script 17 october 1960) into Blue Hawaii (final script 23 february 1961) the song was rejected in the pre-selection.

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Wasn't the title, "Hawaiian beach boy" also considered?

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Re: Rejected songs # 3

Postby colonel snow » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:55 am

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colonel snow wrote: The beach boy

The song was written by Fuller-Weisman-Wise; when the title from the movie changed from The beach boy (script 17 october 1960) into Blue Hawaii (final script 23 february 1961) the song was rejected in the pre-selection.

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Wasn't the title, "Hawaiian beach boy" also considered?



You're right; both titles were used at the same time but there's no song "Hawaiian beach boy" known.

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Re: Rejected songs # 3

Postby colonel snow » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:28 am

Suppose

The song was written by Dee-Goehring and selected for the movie Easy come easy go (1966); the song wasn't used for this movie but recorded on 20 june 1967 for the movie Speedway (two versions).



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