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Re: Rejected songs # 3

Postby Mister Moon » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:14 pm

Colin B wrote:
colonel snow wrote:Now is the hour (Maori farewell song *)
The song is written by Maewa Kaihan – Clement Scott – Dorothy Stewart.

The song is often mentioned in magazines – books as instrumental track recorded on 27 july 1965 for the movie Paradise Hawaiian style. There are no documents about this recording and the song is probably rejected in the pre-selection...


Gene Vincent did a version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNg5JsyMnz8


Yes, a great recording. Eddie Cochran is on background vocals doing the bass voice. Great guitar work by Johnny Meeks too.

I got the "Sounds Like Gene Vincent" many years ago, and shortly after that a friend of mine came to see me. He also dug rock and roll, he was in a band where he sang and played guitar. He was very good at it. He didn't know the record and I knew he would like this song. I told him, "listen to this". We listened to the track which played loudly from the speakers, without saying a word. When the last note finished, he just said, "Wonderful". I will never forget it. You should have listened to him singing and playing Sam Cooke's "I'll Come Running Back To You". It was... well, wonderful. :)


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Re: Rejected songs # 3

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Re: Rejected songs # 3

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Re: Rejected songs # 3

Postby colonel snow » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:05 pm

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Re: Rejected songs # 3

Postby colonel snow » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:37 pm

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Re: Rejected songs # 3

Postby Mister Moon » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:55 pm

colonel snow wrote:Fabulous
The song was written by Harry Land – John Sheldon aka Bernie Lowe – Karl Man; it was a hit in 1957 for Charlie Grace (Cameo 107) and Steve Lawrence (Coral 61834).
According to the book Elvis – His life from A to Z (Fred Worth & Steve Tamerius) may have recorded the song.
I think it’s only a rumour. There are no documents or another proof about a recording in the 50’s.


Kal Mann and Bernie Lowe were the writers of "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear".


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Re: Rejected songs # 3

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Re: Rejected songs # 3

Postby Colin B » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:16 pm

colonel snow wrote:Country bumpkin
According to an unconfirmed story the song was submitted for the recording sessions in july 1973. The song was written by Don Wayne. Elvis never recorded the song.
The song was recorded on 21 december 1973 by Cal Smith (MCA 40191).


My understanding was that he had shown an interest in doing the song.

Charlie got the lyrics etc. ready.

When they came round to it in the studio, he glanced at it & said: "I ain't no country bumpkin !" & promptly went on to the next song.
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Re: Rejected songs # 3

Postby colonel snow » Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:55 pm

May 1966 – gospel sessions
Elvis choose his favorite songs from his own record collection for this recording session.
See book A life in music.

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Re: Rejected songs # 3

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Re: Rejected songs # 3

Postby Mister Moon » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:31 pm

colonel snow wrote:Don’t let go (Jesse Stone)
This song was selected from Elvis’ own record collection for recording on the 22 august 1967 session.
In 1957 the song was recorded by Roy Hamilton (Epic 5-9257).
The song didn’t survive the pre-selection where 11 tracks should be recorded on 22-23 august 1967.
However this recording session was cancelled. Elvis never recorded the song in the next sessions.


Jesse Stone wrote many great, classic, songs. Among those, Elvis covered "Money Honey", "Shake, Rattle And Roll", and "Flip, Flop And Fly" (the latter two were written / co-written under the alias "Charles Calhoun").


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Re: Rejected songs # 3

Postby Stevenson » Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:45 pm

colonel snow wrote:You gotta stop
The demo acetate was offered for the movie Easy come asy go with the title “Stop you’re wrong”; the title was changed by the songwriters Giant – Baum – Kaye into “You gotta stop”.
No other demos were offered for the scene with this song.

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The original title of the song got me curious - could it be posiible that the "Stop" song was written - or better yet - supplied for Paradise Hawaiian Style movie for the "Stop Where You Are" scene?
Looking closer at both songs, both have this gimmick - tacet just after the command, it's like:
"Stop! (pause) where you are..."
"Stop! (pause) you're wrong again..."
Has anyone noticed it?
Could you shed some light in this case, Colonel?


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Re: Rejected songs # 3

Postby colonel snow » Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:10 pm

Without love
The song was written by Leiber-Stoller for the movie Loving you. The song was replaced by Hal Wallis’ favorite Mean woman blues.


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Re: Rejected songs # 3

Postby colonel snow » Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:13 pm

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