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Elvis Presley – Got A Lot O’ Livin’ To Do – Pirate Records/Ghost Production – Bootleg

Posted in Gold with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 15, 2012 by xxx
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As if he needed any introduction…

In the time of 10-minute pop-stars, trash idols and with so many worshipping the junk they produce, it is apt now more than ever, to revisit the work of Elvis Presley. I could go on and wax poetic about the nature of celebrity, the history of rock and roll and the life and music of Elvis Presley. I could even rant about how I  am  immediately cast into a world of endless sadness when I hear the pop-music of today. But we like to keep it focused on the content here at Garbage & Gold, so, I’ll just say this: so much can be learned from Elvis.  I don’t mean that we could learn from Elvis: the man. I’m talking about Elvis: the music. Like any pop-song, we’ve all heard Elvis’ biggest hits countless times. We’ve heard them to the point where they don’t mean anything anymore. They almost don’t sound like anything anymore either. Sometimes it takes a slap in the face to wake up from this nightmare. I hope that this record might be that slap for some of you loyal listeners. I urge all of you to take a step back, listen to this record and try to rediscover the magic of The King.


This record is a rare bootleg containing 2 film soundtracks (Jailhouse Rock and Loving You) where Elvis star (and sings) as musicians Vince Everett and Deke Rivers. The record contains the takes that ended up being used in the movie. The official soundtrack released by RCA contains different cuts of these songs that were not used in the film.  It is a very special collectors piece for those Elvis fans out there. Included on this record is a set of phone interviews between Dick Clark and Elvis while Elvis was serving in the Army in Germany.  Also included is a collage of excerpts from Elvis’ live performance in Vancouver, Canada – September 1, 1957. The quality is extremely lo-fi and it isn’t a very good listen.

Liner Notes from the Record:

           Elvis Presley recorded the songs for the LOVING YOU movie in Hollywood between February and March, 1957. Most of the cuts on this LP are different versions than the ones released on record, especially the fast version of “Loving You” and the version of “Party” which has a different verse added. In May, 1957, Elvis went to the MGM Studios, Culver City, California to cut the JAILHOUSE ROCK soundtrack. Again, most of the takes he sings in the movie are different than what was released. It’s quite evident that either film companies or RCA own tapes of all of these, but it is very doubtful if they will ever be issued. This is a pity because, while they are bascially the same as the tracks put on record, ardent Elvis fans would love to hear the mistakes and different pgrasing Elvis does on them. Hence, the reason for this LP.

Besides the two soundtracks, this LP also contains excerpts from Elvis’ September 1, 1957 “live” concert in Vancouver, Canada. Unfortunately, it is only close to 5 minutes in length and really gives a very brief glimpse into early Elvis’ performance, but it is worth hearing simply because, up until now, there has been NO record released –either bootleg or otherwise– of a “live” concert from the 50’s. However, it is quite possible that this entire show will be made available to Elvis fans in the months to come. In the meantime, enjoy listening to the King at his best.

As an extra added bonus, two interviews with Dick Clark have been included. Both were done via telephone while Elvis was in the Army in Germany and the quality isn’t the best but we think they are of enough interest to warrant inclusion.

– THE PIRATE

Rock yourselves silly with this one…

Yours Truly,

X

Tracklisting:

Side A:

1) Jailhouse Rock Soundtrack – 23:00

2) Dick Clark Interviews – 7:00

Side B:

1) Loving You Soundtrack – 23:00

2) Vancouver, Canada – Sept. 1, 1957 – “Live” – EXCERPTS ONLY – 5:00

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