Crying in the chapel

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Crying in the chapel

Postby colonel snow » Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:02 pm

The original version was recorded in march 1953 by Darrell Glenn (Valley 105).

It was a popular recording in 1953 and covered many times.
00-04-53 - Ken Griffin - organ version (Columbia 40062);
05-06-53 - Rex Allen (Decca 28758);
11-06-53 - June Valli (RCA 20-5368);
00-06-53 - Ella Fitzgerald (Decca 28762);
00-06-53 - Art Lund (Coral 61018);
00-06-53 - J.T. Adams & Men of Texas (Republic 7052);
30-06-53 - The Orioles (Jubilee 5122);
01-07-53 - Wesley Tuttle (Capitol 2545);
20-07-53 - The Four Dukes (Duke 116);
27-07-53 - Sister Rosetta Tharpe (Decca 48302);
00-07-53 - The Sunshine Boys (Bibletone 2114);
00-07-53 - Buster Smith & his Orchestra - instr. version - (Meteor 5010);
00-08-53 - Snookey Lanson with The Four Bells & Larry Clinton Orchestra (Bell 1008);
00-08-53 - Richard Baker (Ward 503);
00-08-53 - Blue Ridge Quartet (Gotham 436);
00-08-53 - Statesmen Qt (Statesmen 1031);
22-10-53 - Eddy Arnold (EP).


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Re: Crying in the chapel

Postby Mister Moon » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:16 am

colonel snow wrote:The original version was recorded in march 1953 by Darrell Glenn (Valley 105).

It was a popular recording in 1953 and covered many times.


Darrell was the 17 year old son of the author of the song, Artie Glenn. The original was released on the Valley label, late June 1953, and it was a Top Ten hit, both in "The Billboard" and in "The Cash Box".

Darrell would later write "indescribably Blue", also recorded by Elvis.

The original version has one verse that was latter omitted :

Every sinner looks for something that will put his heart at ease,
There is only one true answer, he must get down on his knees.



Here's the 45 label for the original, as well as the sheet music with the complete lyrics :


Glenn 105.jpg



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An here's the recording itself :


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAYHANetFy8


By the way, Anita Wood's first record was released by the ABC-Paramount label in the summer of 1958 - an AWFUL version of "Crying In The Chapel". It's an almost unlistenable record. I wonder if Elvis ever told her. I'm sure she had other abilities, but singing wasn't her thing.

I haven't heard all the versions of this song, but it's hard to think of a better precedent than The Orioles' (lead vocal, Sonny Til) record from 1953.
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Re: Crying in the chapel

Postby John » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:19 am

Mister Moon wrote:
By the way, Anita Wood's first record was released by the ABC-Paramount label in the summer of 1958 - an AWFUL version of "Crying In The Chapel". It's an almost unlistenable record. I wonder if Elvis ever told her. I'm sure she had other abilities, but singing wasn't her thing.


If anyone wants to risk listening to it, here it is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdOnEXv2rIE

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Re: Crying in the chapel

Postby colonel snow » Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:12 am

Thanks Mister Moon for the addition.


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Re: Crying in the chapel

Postby Colin B » Fri May 03, 2019 2:12 pm

With Beatle mania running wild & after a run of 8 rather weak Elvis singles in the UK, only one of which scraped into the top 10, Crying in the Chapel was a surprise hit in the spring of 1965 !

It took him back to the No.1 slot in the chart, something he hadn't achieved since July 1963 & wouldn't do again until July 1970 !

Something about it seemed to appeal to the UK record buyers of the day.

Maybe it was the sincerity that he brought to his version of this old song.
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Re: Crying in the chapel

Postby colonel snow » Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:51 pm

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Re: Crying in the chapel

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