Trude Forsher's written account of September 1956 session

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Trude Forsher's written account of September 1956 session

Postby Mister Moon » Sun May 01, 2022 7:53 pm

Rockhurst Auctions are currently offering several items from the files of the late Trude Forsher.

Without a doubt, the most interesting one has to be this apparently unpublished written account of one of Elvis' September 1956 sessions at Radio Recorders. This was written by Forsher herself, and it was intended to be published by "Look" magazine.

This has to be one of the most interesting items to surface in the Elvis World for quite a long time. Too cool for words. Just read it and dig it ! :



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Re: Trude Forsher's written account of September 1956 session

Postby Jesswade » Sun May 01, 2022 8:37 pm

Mister Moon wrote:Rockhurst Auctions are currently offering several items from the files of the late Trude Forsher.

Without a doubt, the most interesting one has to be this apparently unpublished written account of one of Elvis' September 1956 sessions at Radio Recorders. This was written by Forsher herself, and it was intended to be published by "Look" magazine.

This has to be one of the most interesting items to surface in the Elvis World for quite a long time. Too cool for words. Just read it and dig it ! :



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https://rockhurstauctions.com/1956_Elvis_Presley__em_LOOK__em__Magazine_Article_-LOT6741.aspx

Great stuff. Thanks.


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Re: Trude Forsher's written account of September 1956 session

Postby Jesswade » Sun May 01, 2022 8:44 pm

He really recorded his music on feeling. Interesting he rejected what? 14 out of 15 demos. This text also is proof that he was a great producer. 21 years old and a complete artist already.

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Re: Trude Forsher's written account of September 1956 session

Postby colonel snow » Mon May 02, 2022 10:02 am

Some suggested songs for the september 1956 recording sessions (see letter 24 august 1956)


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Re: Trude Forsher's written account of September 1956 session

Postby Colin B » Mon May 02, 2022 12:33 pm

That Trude Forsher account makes fascinating reading !

No exact date in September, 1956, is mentioned.

No 'new' song titles are mentioned [due to an RCA rule].

But it must have been the 2nd September, as that was the only date from the September sessions where he cut 6 songs !

For the record, he cut 4 on 1st, & 3 on the 3rd.

The six songs from 2nd September, 1956, were:

1 - Paralysed - Master was Take 12 Plus insert Take 5. Trude says it's 'fast moving, rhythmic'

2 - When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again - Master is T10.

3 - Long Tall Sally - Master is T4

4 - Old Shep - Master is T1 [Take 5 was released years later] Trude reports him laughing as 'that word reminds me of my dog !"

5 - Too Much - Master is T23 + insert T2 "Let's go on, my voice is gone for a slow song, let's do a fast one !"

6 - Anyplace is Paradise - Master is T 22 "A slow, melancholy tune"
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Re: Trude Forsher's written account of September 1956 session

Postby Jesswade » Mon May 02, 2022 1:57 pm

I consider anyplace is paradise as a masterpiece.

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Re: Trude Forsher's written account of September 1956 session

Postby Colin B » Tue May 03, 2022 9:58 am

colonel snow wrote:Some suggested songs for the september 1956 recording sessions (see letter 24 august 1956)


Isn't it ironic that he turned down so many good songs in the early days, but ended up in the 60s
doing so much mediocre stuff !
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Re: Trude Forsher's written account of September 1956 session

Postby Jesswade » Tue May 03, 2022 5:18 pm

Colin B wrote:
colonel snow wrote:Some suggested songs for the september 1956 recording sessions (see letter 24 august 1956)


Isn't it ironic that he turned down so many good songs in the early days, but ended up in the 60s
doing so much mediocre stuff !

Agree but most of the mediocre stuff was on the soundtracks, did he have a choice during those sessions or were those chosen by the movie company's.


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Re: Trude Forsher's written account of September 1956 session

Postby cadillac-elvis » Tue May 03, 2022 6:25 pm

Colin B wrote:
colonel snow wrote:Some suggested songs for the september 1956 recording sessions (see letter 24 august 1956)


Isn't it ironic that he turned down so many good songs in the early days, but ended up in the 60s
doing so much mediocre stuff !


He ended up recording "Shake a hand" 19 years later, but
the whole, material was getting worse, has been debated forever.
Remember there was many issues that caused this....ie. the same old writers were getting burnt out...and
the songwriters were now becoming singers that released their own material.

And many of the songs Elvis sang in those home recordings were better than what he ended up recording in the studio, so
the access was there, but he choose not record them, for whatever reasons, one of which they couldn't get publishing on them, and that is
not a good reason to NOT record a song.


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