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Long Live The King!

Postby Ekki » Sat Jan 08, 2005 5:27 pm

It's Elvis 70th birthday today!
So for celebration I slipped in these:

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And watched a strange and amusing movie about the King!

http://bubbahotep.com/aboutbht.html

Any Elvis fans out here?
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Postby Jackie Pablo » Sat Jan 08, 2005 5:40 pm

Ekki,

I'm no Elvis fan but would like to know if he wrote 'Suspicious Minds', or was that his cover of someone else's song?

Either way I suppose his version of 'Suspicious Minds' must have inspired The Heptones to record 'Suspicious Minds' 'Hypocrite' and 'Time Will Tell' (all riding a similar rhythm).
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Postby Ekki » Sat Jan 08, 2005 6:10 pm

Jackie, Elvis didn't wrote "Suspicious Minds".

Some infos from the web:

Written by: Mark James
Produced by: Chips Moman, Felton Jarvis, Presley
Released: Sept. '69 on RCA
Charts: 15 weeks
Top spot: No. 1

When Moman presented this song to Presley in 1969, he was, as the lyrics put it, "caught in a trap" -- a cash cow being milked dry by his label and hangers-on. That might be why Presley was convinced he could turn it into a deep-soul hit, even though it had flopped in 1968 for singer-songwriter Mark James. Recorded between four and seven in the morning, during the landmark Memphis session that helped return the King to his throne, "Suspicious Minds" is Presley's masterpiece: He sings so intensely through the fade-out that his band returns for another minute of the tear-stained chorus.

Appears on: Elvis 30 #1 Hits (RCA)
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Postby Jackie Pablo » Sat Jan 08, 2005 6:22 pm

Cheers Ekki!

Great song.

Must admit I'm a bit partial to 'Guitar Man' from around that time too, but not enough to actually buy!
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Postby Ekki » Sat Jan 08, 2005 6:24 pm

I really love Elvis' Sun stuff!!!
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Postby JV » Sat Jan 08, 2005 6:31 pm

Too sad Elvis died already, second time and for real, from diabetes in 1993.
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Postby Ras Berry » Sat Jan 08, 2005 6:34 pm

I played a few tracks from my very scratchy copy of the "How Great Thou Art" LP - "Run On" / "Where No One Stands Alone" / "Crying In The Chapel" etc...

:roll:
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Postby giab » Sun Jan 09, 2005 6:07 pm

gotta admit to having a soft for Elvis
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Postby DrSuperlove » Sun Jan 09, 2005 6:47 pm

now here's something for the Overrated Watch, decent voice, good looks, nice moves, the king my arse
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Postby Pluto » Sun Jan 09, 2005 7:07 pm

now here's something for the Overrated Watch, decent voice, good looks, nice moves, the king my arse


Well, his impact on pop culture and rock'n'roll is inmeasurable, but the fact that he hadn't composed half a song (am I right?) makes him just a great performer imo...
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Postby Ash » Sun Jan 09, 2005 8:40 pm

Great Singer...also cool sideburns.
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Postby Dr Sleeper » Sun Jan 09, 2005 8:48 pm

JV wrote:Too sad Elvis died already, second time and for real, from diabetes in 1993.

Nonsense. The real Elvis died of melanoma injected into his toe by the CIA. Or am I thinking of someone else?
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Postby Pluto » Sun Jan 09, 2005 9:27 pm

Nonsense. The real Elvis died of melanoma injected into his toe by the CIA. Or am I thinking of someone else?


Wasn't that Bob Marley?
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Postby Grumpy » Sun Jan 09, 2005 9:39 pm

No, Pluto, you're thinking of Glenn Miller and Buddy Holly.
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Postby Professor Mushtaq » Sun Jan 09, 2005 9:48 pm

Bubba Ho Tep is a laugh - Elvis gets a heroic finale.
Sure he crapped out but Elvis was a Heavyweight champion in his day, his version of Chuck Berry's "Promised Land" is one of my favourite ever tracks.
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