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« on: August 02, 2007, 11:28:32 AM »

Elvis...

next week would be the 30 year mark of his death... and for a while when I was a teenager I would have eaten worms rather than admit that I liked him.  When I was a kid, LOVED him, LOVED his cheesy movies, loved the music.  My sister who is much older loved his slow and mushy songs... I really didnt' but he have some good songs...

now that I am an old woman, I have gone back to the camp of he was a legend, really a great icon of music...

so here are some of my favorites of his stuff... one of these I wanted Dana to be able to use as music in between guests, etc. but I know that the Elvis foundation is extremely protective of his stuff, as they should be.

this one starts out with his video... and it's a remix but a good one.
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=xQqihv0yO3E

a pretty cool slide show..
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=sNvzT_yWg9Y&mode=related&search=

a commentary and old Ed Sullivan footage...
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=afuJnsWRkwE

who doesn't love this one???
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=_1Qo1eaWF8c&mode=related&search=

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Ntgij-u_27k

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=J6xYRLXc_-U&mode=related&search=


and btw, most of this stuff is Older than ME.....
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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2007, 05:52:11 PM »

I saw "The King" in concert when I was 5 years old at the Astrodome in Houston. He sang at the rodeo. I still remember seeing a tiny white shiny thing on stage way, far away (we had nosebleed seats).

This was in the days before bootlegging became a problem. My mom snuck in one of those old cheapie tape recorders to record the show. I think we still have it somewhere. You can hear my little kid voice yelling E-L-V-I-S! And I am heard asking "Mommy, why did they tell us Elvis had left the building?"

A good call, Mrs. Red. I am still a fan to this day.
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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2007, 12:14:23 AM »

Awesome Mrs Red~!   he sure was a cutey wayyyyyyyyyy back when.. I had to grow up listning to my parents listeninf to Elvis and other Oldies.. Prob why I  types of music   Laughing Laughing Laughing

  My Fav  Elvis Shake your Pelvis song.. 

Elvis Presley ( blue suede shoes )

http://youtube.com/watch?v=SDf48ZW2djk


 OHhhhhhhhhhh and this is another one I can recall my mom singing and have her on casette til this day doing so. ROFL  Laughing Laughing Laughing   

Elvis Presley - Teddy Bear

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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2007, 10:06:35 PM »

You inspired me to relax in the recliner and watch Blue Hawaii.
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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2007, 12:40:44 AM »

Here, let me fix you a peanut butter and "nanna sammich" to help set the mood!  Laughing
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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2007, 01:35:23 AM »

When I was 12 (1956), I fell in love with Elvis. Even my grandma from Russia loved him. Her favorite was "Love Me Tender" and she'd ask me to play it over and over. 78 rpm. I recall mooning around for an entire summer. When my daughter was 12, she fell in love with him too. He was fascinating.

His 1968 TV black leather suit small stage concert reawakened my generation in a big way. It was his comeback and he demonstrated his genius. He could sit down with the musicians and sing and jam and make jokes, all the while looking gorgeous. Looking gorgeous is a gift from God. His voice grew richer over the years. He demonstrated that he could be a solid singer/performer in big stage event / production number - "If I Can Dream."

The concerts from Las Vegas and Hawaii ... I loved them all and have them on video.

I went to the beach the other day. I arrived at 11 a.m. and left at 4 p.m. I have 92 Elvis songs on my iPod. In five hours I heard 52 songs. I wanted to listen to more but I had to go home.

I also have a "set list" of the first group of songs I listen to. I call this my Aloha set list. Sometimes I play it three or four times. Also his articulation and elocution of words was superb.

True Love
Ku UI Po (Means I Love You)
Aloha Oe
Hawaii Wedding Song
Blue Hawaii

So picture me on the beach. After I've spent one hour with my back to the sun while reading Rolling Stone and eating Taco Bell, I turn over to spend x number of hours of listening to music and tanning.

Then I plug in the iPod and hear Elvis singing this:

Sun-tanned, Wind-blown
Honeymooners at last alone.
Feeling far above par.
Oh, how lucky we are!

While I give to you and you give to me,
True love, true love.
So on and on it'll always be,
True love, true love.
For you and I
Have a guardian angel on high,
With nothin' to do.
But to give to you and to give to me,
Love forever true.

For you and I
Have a guardian angel on high,
With nothin' to do.
But to give to you and to give to me,
Love forever true.

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Bliss.
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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2007, 11:13:57 AM »

You inspired me to relax in the recliner and watch Blue Hawaii.

wigi wigi...to the beach  Laughing

My favorite Elvis movie.

When we were in Kuaia, I made a point of going to the place where the wedding scene was shot.

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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2007, 11:47:46 PM »

What a great description, Louise! Moments like that afternoon on the beach with Elvis make life worth living, don't they?

Most of my moments like that come in the car on long road trips. Music can be so powerful.

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« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2007, 01:43:10 PM »

My favorite movie is "G.I. Blues".  He sings "Wooden Heart" in English and then in German. 

My dad used to sing that song to me.

I love "Aloha From Hawaii" and watch it every time it's on.

"Surely The Presence" is a great song.  Elvis shoulda done more Gospel.  You could see that's where his heart was.
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« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2007, 09:40:52 PM »

My favorite movie is "G.I. Blues".  He sings "Wooden Heart" in English and then in German. 

My dad used to sing that song to me.

I love "Aloha From Hawaii" and watch it every time it's on.

"Surely The Presence" is a great song.  Elvis shoulda done more Gospel.  You could see that's where his heart was.

The song in the Ghetto used to make me cry as a little kid (2nd grade)....but he was so cool... in the LHJ for August they did some stories from ppl that knew him ... he was a complete contridiction, like most of us I guess...

I loved any and all of his movies!
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« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2007, 09:24:03 PM »

My first time posting on the music thread and of course I had to talk Elvis. He can sing just about any type of music.  Here's some of my favorites.


Kentucky Rain ( Elvis is better than Eddie Rabbit)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRT19Gy4BhA


You Gave Me A Mountain
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8wRLHU8PZw

American Trilogy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRkBH10Ad

As you can tell I love his Hawaii concert.  Actually the rehearsal concert was better in a lot of ways.  He seemed more relaxed.  Talk about a velvet voice...am I blushing? 
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« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2007, 09:46:28 PM »

A few more...I loved his Comeback Special...here are two of my faves from it...

If I Could Dream
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtUTPhCSkLg

Memories
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCNhAU4zGrA

I think I was only a babe...well about 11 or 12. I loved him even then..

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« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2007, 11:20:25 PM »

A few more...I loved his Comeback Special...here are two of my faves from it...

If I Could Dream
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtUTPhCSkLg

Memories
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCNhAU4zGrA

I think I was only a babe...well about 11 or 12. I loved him even then..



Hey, easy on the comeback if it was in 1968....some of us may have been a couple years older Wink...just kidding, of course.  I just watched part of an ABC show and found out that Elvis was Barbra Streisand's 1st choice for A Star is Born...Kris Kristoferson (sp?) got the role & a Globe award....seems to have added to Elvis's spiral since Parker nixed his involvement....a shame...

Lovely to listen to and look at...no doubt about it.
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« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2007, 10:46:01 PM »

I loved GI Blues. When I saw it, I had already spent summers in Germany, not to mention that I studied German for four years.

Muss I Denn

Canít you see
I love you
Please donít break my heart in two
Thatís not hard to do
ícause I donít have a wooden heart
And if you say goodbye
Then I know that I would cry
Maybe I would die
ícause I donít have a wooden heart
Thereís no strings upon this love of mine
It was always you from the start
Treat me nice
Treat me good
Treat me like you really should
ícause Iím not made of wood
And I donít have a wooden heart

Muss I denn, muss I denn
Zum Staedt'le hinaus
Staedt'le hinaus
Und du, mein Schatz, bleibst hier?

(Translation)
Must I leave the small town while you, my darling, remain here?

Thereís no strings upon this love of mine
It was always you from the start
Sei mir gut
Sei mir gut
Sei mir wie du wirklich sollst
Wie du wirklich sollst
Cause I donít have a wooden heart

(Translation)
Be good to me, be good to me as you really should because I don't have a wooden heart.
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« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2007, 10:52:30 PM »

And my favorites:

I'll Remember You

I'll remember you
Long after this endless summer is gone
I'll be lonely oh so lonely
Living only to remember you

I'll remember you
Your voice as soft as the warm summer breeze
Your sweet laughter, mornings after
Ever after, Ooooh, I'll remember you

To your arms someday I'll return to stay
Till then...

I will remember too
Every bright star we made wishes upon
Love me always, promise always
Ooooh, you'll remember too

I'll remember you.

Memories

Memories, pressed between the pages of my mind
Memories, sweetened thru the ages just like wine

Quiet thought come floating down
And settle softly to the ground
Like golden autumn leaves around my feet
I touched them and they burst apart with sweet memories,
Sweet memories

Of holding hands and red bouquets
And twilight trimmed in purple haze
And laughing eyes and simple ways
And quiet nights and gentle days with you

Memories, pressed between the pages of my mind
Memories, sweetened thru the ages just like wine,
Memories, memories, sweet memories
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« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2007, 09:48:28 AM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05ZgyoZvhgI

Look what I found!  It's Elvis and the puppets doing "Wooden Heart".

I love "I'll Remember You" as well.  What a wonderful song.
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« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2007, 12:38:17 AM »

I loved everything about Elvis!  My mom was a fan of his when I was little so I got introduced to his music early.  I got to see him perform about a year before he died and it hardly resembled him in the old days but I loved it anyway.  I still remember where I was when I heard the news that he had died.  I was totally devastated!  I had friends coming over to check on me!
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« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2007, 10:47:07 AM »

I loved everything about Elvis!  My mom was a fan of his when I was little so I got introduced to his music early.  I got to see him perform about a year before he died and it hardly resembled him in the old days but I loved it anyway.  I still remember where I was when I heard the news that he had died.  I was totally devastated!  I had friends coming over to check on me!

LOL Casa...I still remember my Mum in the kitchen singing Wooden Heart,thanks for the memories. IIRC we have Brown Eyed girl in common too!

Peaches..thanks for bringing that over!
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« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2009, 12:27:23 AM »

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« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2009, 12:34:50 AM »

WOOOOOO HOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    we can talk all about Elvis..............look at Elvis pictures.........................listen to Elvis music..............................


                     Thanks Klaas................Im all shook up!!!!!!!!!
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