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.