Rejected songs # 3

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Re: Rejected songs # 3

Postby colonel snow » Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:09 pm

Update to a previous post

Additional information for Don Robertson CD Songs for Elvis .... and then I wrote:

04 – Hummingbird – other recordings.
26-05-55 – Frankie Laine (Columbia 40526) - original version;
06-06-55 – Rose Maddox (Columbia 21419);
00-06-55 – Les Paul and Mary Ford (Capitol F 3165);
00-06-55 – The Chordettes (Cadence 1267);
00-10-55 – Lou Millett (Ace 510);
00-10-55 – Tex Stewart & The Three Bells (Bell 1097)
It seems Don Robertson and Lou Dinning recorded a version around july 1955 but I don’t have more information.
The song was recorded in UK around summer 1955 by several artists like The Beverley Sisters

I strongly doubt the song was written for Elvis in 1955. Even I doubt he ever got a demo at the time at Sun records.

12 – Love finds a way – recorded on 24-04-67 by Eddy Arnold for an album (RCA LSP 3869).


23 – I've come to say goodbye – recorded 11-02-63 by Faron Young (Mercury 72114).



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Re: Rejected songs # 3

Postby John » Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:10 pm

Thanks colonel snow, all fantastic information.

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Re: Rejected songs # 3

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Re: Rejected songs # 3

Postby colonel snow » Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:13 pm

Pot Luck
The song was written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman. Registered at BMI – Elvis Presley Music.
The demo couldn’t be used for the movie Speedway because in 1962 an album with the same title was released.


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Re: Rejected songs # 3

Postby colonel snow » Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:16 pm

John wrote:Thanks colonel snow, all fantastic information.


On a friendly forum I'll share information but when the atmosphere changed I'll reduce my contributions. That's my policy.


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Re: Rejected songs # 3

Postby John » Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:20 pm

colonel snow wrote:
John wrote:Thanks colonel snow, all fantastic information.


On a friendly forum I'll share information but when the atmosphere changed I'll reduce my contributions. That's my policy.


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You know that we keep an eye on things and stomp on trouble as soon as we can. It will remain a friendly, ego free forum as far as I'm concerned.

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Re: Rejected songs # 3

Postby Mister Moon » Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:41 pm

colonel snow wrote:Lonely avenue
The song was written by Doc Pomus and recorded in september 1956 by Ray Charles (Atlantic 1108.
The other side of the single is “Leave my woman alone” written by Ray Charles.
Doc Pomus claimed in april 1986 that one of his songs “Lonely Avenue” was recorded by Elvis and stayed unreleased. I’ve no information when the song was tried out in a recording session in the early 60’s.


Very interesting information, colonel. Thank you.



colonel snow wrote:Pot Luck
The song was written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman. Registered at BMI – Elvis Presley Music.
The demo couldn’t be used for the movie Speedway because in 1962 an album with the same title was released.


We have talked about this one a couple of times :

POT LUCK - JEFF BARRY ( PROBABLY 1961 INTENDED FOR ELVIS PRESLEY )
https://www.theelvisforum-phoenix.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=5083



Jeff Barry - Pot Luck (Intended For Elvis)
https://www.theelvisforum-phoenix.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=8901


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Re: Rejected songs # 3

Postby Harty » Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:17 pm

again great stuff. Thanks a lot

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Re: Rejected songs # 3

Postby Suspicious Minds » Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:17 pm

Great info, Colonel Snow! Thanks for sharing. It’s really much appreciated. I’ll be back when I have a bit more time and when I have ‘studied’ the info in detail. Thx!
Don't take yourself too seriously ;-)

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Re: Rejected songs # 3

Postby colonel snow » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:23 pm

According to an unconfirmed story Bobby Wood offered two demo recordings during february 1969 sessions:
The day after forever – written by Stan Kesler and recorded in september 1961 by Bobby Wood.

Who am I – recorded around 1962 by Bobby Wood in the Sun studio but never released.
(Mentioned in the book A life in music – page 278).
Without doubt the song was known to Elvis with recordings by his favorite gospel quartets like (Statesmen Quartet (1966 – LP), Blackwood Brothers (1967 – LP), J.D. Sumner & The Stamps Quartet (1967 – LP) and many others.
Finally recorded on 22 february 1969 at American Studios.

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Re: Rejected songs # 3

Postby colonel snow » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:00 pm

ccording to an unconfirmed story Bonnie Bunkley recorded around april 1960 4 songs for Elvis.
All the songs were recorded in the 40’s by other artists:

A – The more I see you (Warren-Gordon)
The original version was recorded on 21 january 1945 by Dick Haymes (Decca 18882).

B – You make me feel so young (Myrow-Gordon)
The original version was recorded in march 1946 by Martha Tilton (Capitol 272).

C – Fools rush in (Mercer-Bloom)
The original version was recorded 18 march 1940 by Bob Crosby & his Orchestra with vocal
Marion Mann (Decca 3154).

D – Day in day out (Mercer-Bloom)
Recorded on 24 july 1939 by Bob Crosby & his Orchestra with vocal Helen Ward (Decca 2703).

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Re: Rejected songs # 3

Postby colonel snow » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:13 pm

Jambalaya
The song is written by Hank Williams and recorded on 13 june 1952 (MGM 11283).
The song is registered at BMI with performer Elvis Presley. (see scans – page 2 is a list with performers I’ve not scanned). The song was submitted several times in the 60’s for a recording session but it was always rejected in the pre-selection.
On 4 may 1975 and a few other occasions Elvis sung small portions of the song.


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Re: Rejected songs # 3

Postby Mister Moon » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:58 pm

colonel snow wrote:Update to an old post (I can't find the original post here but it doesn't matter for me - probably posted before the forum started in 2015.)

According to a scan of a letter in the booklet from The Complete 50's Masters Steve Sholes sent on 24 august 1956 a demo record to Elvis with this song. However it was not recorded by Elvis.
The song was written by Johnny Cash and recorded by him around november 1955 but the song was never released.
Other recordings:
05-02-56 - Warren Smith (Sun 239);
25-04-56 – Johnny Carroll & his Hot Rocks (Decca 29940);
00-05-56 – Dave Burton (RCA 47-6535).


Here's the original post, and my answer to it :

Rejected songs
https://www.theelvisforum-phoenix.com/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=3684&p=26835&hilit=merrill#p26835



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I've tried to improve Sholes' letter, as it was so dark :


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Re: Rejected songs # 3

Postby Harty » Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:19 pm

Stop beatin' round mulberry bush is well-known by Count Basie and Bill Haley.

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Re: Rejected songs # 3

Postby Mister Moon » Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:45 pm

Harty wrote:Stop beatin' round mulberry bush is well-known by Count Basie and Bill Haley.


The original version was recorded by Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra in 1938 (Victor 26012).

It was co-written by Bickley "Bix" Reichner, who many years later would co-write "I Need Your Love Tonight".


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