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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

Postby colonel snow » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:32 pm

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.

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Re: Rejected songs # 3

Postby colonel snow » Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:18 pm

There’s a brand new day on the horizon

The demo acetate on the tune of “Glory glory halleluh” is rejected (by director John Rich) during a pre-selection on 13 january 1964 because it’s not a dixieland marchin’ song. The song was too "religious" for that scene.


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Re: Rejected songs # 3

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

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According to an unconfirmed story the song was submitted for the Memphis recording sessions in january 1969. The song was written by Mac Davis-Larry Collins. Elvis never recorded the song.
The song was recorded in july 1969 by Nancy Sinatra (Reprise 0851). Songwriter Mac Davis recorded the song in october 1969 for an album.


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Re: Rejected songs # 3

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

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).

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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

Postby colonel snow » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:08 pm

Don’t forbid me
Perhaps it’s not a real rejected song but according to the dialogue during the MDQ session on 4 december 1956 a demo version was sent to Elvis. It was unopened at Graceland with all the junk that comes in. The song was written by Charlie Singleton.
Pat Boone recorded his hit version on 10 november 1956 (Dot 15521).

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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 in his own record collection for this recording session. For various reasons some of these songs didn’t made it to be recorded.

– Danny boy (Wakely)
Elvis made a home recording in 1958 – Bad Nauheim.
The song was recorded later on 5/6 february 1976 in the studio.

– Don’t knock
The song was recorded in 1960 by Staple Singers for LP “Will the circle be unbroken” (Vee Jay LP 5006)

– He (Richards-Mullen)
Elvis made a home recording in november 1960.
The original version was recorded in february 1955 by The Blackwood Brothers (Blackwood 1188)

– He lifted me (Red West)
Jake Hess & The Imperials recorded the song in 1967 for LP “To sing is the thing” (Heartwarming records HWM 1933)

– I’ll tell it where ever I go (Thomas A Dorsey)
The song was recorded in 1953 by Blackwood Brothers (Blackwood 1178)

– I will be true (Ivory Joe Hunter)
Elvis made a home recording in 1958 – Bad Nauheim.
The song was recorded later on 19 may 1971 in the studio.

– Lord I need you again today (Jean Bradford); the song was recorded in 1964 by The Happy Goodmans. A lot of gospel quartets will follow in the next years.

– Love is a many splendored thing (Sammy Fain – Paul Webster)
The original version was recorded in 1955 by Dick Cornell. The song was also recorded in 1957 by Roy Hamilton.

– Rags to riches (Adler – Ross)
Later on recorded in the studio 22 september 1970

– Room at the cross (Ira Stamphill);
recorded live by Statesman Quartet in october 1959 for an album (RCA LPM/LSP 2188 On stage).

– Walk that lonesome valley (traditional / H. Young)
The song was performed during the MDQ sessions on 4 december 1956.

– Wasted years (Wally Fowler)
recorded by Statesman Quartet in 1963 for a live album with Bill Shaw and J D Sumner. (RCA LPM/LSP 2647 “A gospel concert”)

– You better run (Martin – Frije)
Elvis knew the song from a recording by The Golden Gate Quartet titled Run on (You better run on).
The song was recorded later on 31 march 1972 for the movie Elvis – On Tour.

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Re: Rejected songs # 3

Postby colonel snow » Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:41 pm

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.



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Re: Rejected songs # 3

Postby colonel snow » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:12 pm

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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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

I love you so much it hurts
The song was written by Floyd Tillman and recorded on 29 december 1947 (Columbia 20430).

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

The song was selected for recording on the 19 january 1957 session.

According to an agreement signed 7 december 1956 the rights of the song were transferred from Elvis Presley Music Inc to Glady Music, Inc. However the song was never recorded by Elvis.


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