Elvis News delivered by email daily Elvis Presley News: delivered by email * Elvis Australia News Feed News Feed * SMS

Snoopin' Round My Door (1955-1977) : Elvis revisits his best year 1956 3-CD Set

By: Elvis Australia
Source: www.elvis.com.au
November 22, 2012 - 10:20:55 PM
Elvis Presley Bootleg CDs & DVDs, Elvis CD News

Snoopin' Round My Door (1955-1977) : Elvis revisits his best year 1956 3-CD Set : Almost 120 songs over three CDs spaning 1955 to 1977. 1956 is without any doubt the most crucial year of Elvis' career. The Hillbilly Cat became the King of Rock 'N' Roll during that year. His television appearances rocked the nation, and his recordings redefined popular culture. Elvis was the first true rock star, and 1956 is the year where the whole thing just exploded for him. With a fresh RCA Victor recording contract in his pocket, an ambitious new manager named Thomas A. Parker promoting him, and nationwide television exposure to look forward to, the year looked very promising right from the outset. Even though some of the RCA Victor execs expressed concern about the quality of the material recorded at the January 1956 session in Nashville, the first single from that session, 'Heartbreak Hotel', became a huge hit thanks to his appearances on the Dorsey Brothers 'Stage Show'. From that point onwards, Elvis could do no wrong. He recorded so many great, classic songs that year, that it's quite a task to list them all: 'I Was The One', 'Blue Suede Shoes', 'My Baby Left Me', 'Lawdy Miss Clawdy', 'I Want You, I Need You, I Love You', 'Hound Dog', 'Don't Be Cruel', 'Love Me Tender', 'Too Much', 'Love Me', 'Paralyzed' ... the list goes on and on. These recordings define Elvis' greatness: they are the reason why we still listen to him today, more than 35 years after his death.

Snoopin' Round My Door (1955-1977) : Elvis revisits his best year 1956 3-CD Set

With this release we want to pay tribute to that remarkable year. But instead of using the regular versions, we wanted to dig a little deeper. So we searched out alternate versions from jam sessions, rehearsals, live shows, and in one instance, a re-recording. Most are complete versions, some are fragments, a few are mere one-liners – but they all help in explaining the importance that these songs had on the remainder of Elvis' career. These songs were so crucial to him that, like it or not, he had to do them on stage. Much has been made of the sloppiness with which he performed some of them in his final years, which is undeniably true, but there are also numerous examples where he did very credible versions of these songs or where he tried to reinvent them. Of course, his problem ultimately always being, how can you improve on a classic? You can't. Until now, these alternate versions have been nothing more than interesting footnotes in Elvis history, but we decided to gather them all in one place where they make sense and where they now get a chance to shine.

Instead of telling you what to listen out for and what to enjoy, we felt it would be more funto make you do the exploring. The fun of releases like this is the surprise of hearing something that you weren't expecting.

For The First Time On CD:

I Want You I Need You I Love You, July 1971 Lake Tahoe – Old Shep, May 1973 Lake Tahoe – Don't Be Cruel, February 1971 Las Vegas – Hound Dog (original lyrics), August 1971 Las Vegas – When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again, March 1975 Las Vegas - Love Me, February 1971 Las Vegas and many more.

CD 1

'Embrionic' Versions 1) '50's Era' interview excerpt, Recorded June 9, 1972; New York Hilton, NY 2) Shake, Rattle And Roll (Charles Calhoun), Recorded January 6, 1955; Lubbock, TX 3) Money Honey (Jesse Stone), Recorded January 22, 1955; Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA 4) Long Tall Sally (Johnson/Penniman/Blackwell), Recorded May 6, 1956; New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 5) Hound Dog (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller), Recorded May 16, 1956; Little Rock, AR Alternate Masters 6) 'Old Shep' interview excerpt, Recorded August 29, Hollywood, CA 7) Old Shep (Red Foley), alt. take 5, Recorded September 2, 1956; Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA 8) Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins), Recorded April 28, 1960; RCA Studios, Hollywood, CA Rockin' On Television 9) Shake, Rattle And Roll / Flip, Flop And Fly (Charles Calhoun), Recorded January 28, 1956; CBS Studios, New York, NY 10) Was The One (Schroeder/DeMetrius/Blair/Peppers), Recorded February 18, 1956; CBS Studios, New York, NY 11) Tutti Frutti (Dorothy LaBostrie/Richard Penniman), Recorded February 18, 1956; CBS Studios, New York, NY, 12) Heartbreak Hotel (Axton/Durden/Presley), Recorded March 24, 1956; CBS Studios, New York, NY 13) Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins), Recorded April 3, 1956; The U.S.S. Hancock, San Diego Naval Station 14) I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (Maurice Mysels/Ira Kosloff), Recorded July 1, 1956; The Hudson Theatre, New York, NY 15) Love Me Tender (Vera Matson/Elvis Presley), Recorded September 9, 1956; CBS Studios, Los Angeles, CA 16) Ready Teddy (Robert Blackwell/John Marascalco), Recorded September 9, 1956; CBS Studios, Los Angeles, CA 17)'Ed Sullivan Show' monologue excerpt, Recorded August 24, 1969 (DS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 18) Don't Be Cruel (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley), Recorded January 6, 1957; CBS Studios, New York, NY 19) When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again (Wiley Walker/Gene Sullivan), Recorded January 6, 1957; CBS Studios, New York, NY 20) Too Much (Lee Rosenberg/Bernard Weinman), Recorded January 6, 1957; CBS Studios, New York, NY 21) 'TV Appearances' monologue excerpt, Recorded August 26, 1969 (DS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV Moments Of Greatness 22) Heartbreak Hotel (Axton/Durden/Presley), Recorded September 26, 1956 (AS); Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show, Tupelo, MS 23) Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Lloyd Price), alt. take 1, Recorded February 3, 1956; RCA Studios, New York, NY 24) Don't Be Cruel (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley), Recorded December 16, 1956; Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA 25) I Was The One (Schroeder/DeMetrius/Blair/Peppers), fragment, Recorded August 31, 1957; Empire Stadium, Vancouver, Canada 26) Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins), Recorded September 26, 1956 (ES); Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show, Tupelo, MS 27) Heartbreak Hotel (Axton/Durden/Presley), fragments, Recorded April 2, 1957; Maple Leaf Garden, Toronto, Canada 28) Love Me (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller), Recorded December 16, 1956; Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA 29) Money Honey (Jesse Stone), Recorded May 16, 1956; Little Rock, AR 30) Hound Dog (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller), Recorded March, 25, 1961; Bloch Arena, Honolulu, HA 31) Rip It Up (Robert Blackwell/John Marascalco), alt. take 15, Recorded September 3, 1956; Radio Recorders, Hollywood 32) Don't Be Cruel (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley) Recorded September 26, 1956 (AS); Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show, Tupelo, MS 33) Long Tall Sally (Johnson/Penniman/Blackwell), Recorded December 16, 1956; Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA 34) Love Me (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller), Recorded March, 25, 1961; Bloch Arena, Honolulu, HA 35) When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again (Wiley Walker/Gene Sullivan), Recorded December 16, 1956; Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA 36) Heartbreak Hotel (Axton/Durden/Presley), Recorded March, 25, 1961; Bloch Arena, Honolulu, HA 37) Paralyzed (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley), Recorded December 16, 1956; Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA 38) Ready Teddy (Robert Blackwell/John Marascalco), Recorded September 26, 1956 (AS); Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show, Tupelo, MS 39) Don't Be Cruel (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley), Recorded March, 25, 1961; Bloch Arena, Honolulu, HA 40) Shake, Rattle And Roll (Charles Calhoun), alt. take 7, Recorded February 3, 1956; RCA Studios, New York, NY 41) I Was The One Schroeder/DeMetrius/Blair/Peppers), Recorded December 16, 1956; Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA

CD 2

Redefining the masters 1) 'Rock'n'Roll' interview excerpt, Recorded September 22, 1958; Library at U.S.S. Randall, Brooklyn, New York, NY 2) Que Sera Sera /Hound Dog (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller), Recorded April, 1959; Goethestrasse, Bad Nauheim, Germany 3) Don't Be Cruel (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley), 1st version, Recorded December 4, 1956; Sun Records, Memphis, TN 4) Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Lloyd Price), Recorded June 25, 1968; Dressing Room at NBC, Burbank, CA 5) Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Lloyd Price), Recorded March 27, 1977; Taylor County Coliseum, Abilene, TX 6) Hound Dog (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller), Recorded April 10, 1972; Coliseum, Richmond, VA 7) Don't Be Cruel (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley), 2nd version, Recorded December 4, 1956; Sun Records, Memphis, TN 8) 'Heartbreak Hotel' interview excerpt, Recorded September 1956; NBC's Monitor 9) Heartbreak Hotel (Axton/Durden/Presley), Recorded April 10, 1972; Coliseum, Richmond, VA 10) Hound Dog (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller), Recorded August 30, 1971 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 11) Paralyzed (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley), Recorded December 4, 1956; Sun Records, Memphis, TN 12) Don't Be Cruel (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley), 3rd version, Recorded December 4, 1956; Sun Records, Memphis, TN 13) Hound Dog (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller), Recorded August 31, 1971 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV Having Fun With Classics 14) Heartbreak Hotel (Axton/Durden/Presley), fragment, Recorded January 15, 1968; RCA's Studio B, Nashville, TN 15) Rip It Up (Robert Blackwell/John Marascalco), fragment, Recorded December 4, 1956; Sun Records, Memphis, TN 16) Money Honey (Jesse Stone), Recorded July 29, 1970; MGM Studios, Culver City, CA 17) Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Lloyd Price), Recorded at fall 1960; Monovale Drive, Hollywood 18) I Was The One Schroeder/DeMetrius/Blair/Peppers), Recorded July 29, 1970; MGM Studios, Culver City, CA 19) Old Shep (Red Foley), request, Recorded May 6, 1973 (MS); Lake Tahoe, NV 20) Love Me (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller), Recorded June 24, 1968; Dressing Room at NBC, Burbank, CA 21) 'I Was The One' interview excerpt, Recorded May 16, 1956; Robinson Auditorium, Little Rock, AR 22) I Was The One Schroeder/DeMetrius/Blair/Peppers), Recorded August 12, 1970 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 23) Old Shep (Red Foley), request, Recorded August 12, 1973 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 24) Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Lloyd Price), instrumental, Recorded March-May, 1969, Universal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 25) When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again (Wiley Walker/Gene Sullivan), Recorded February 9, 1974 (DS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 26) I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (Maurice Mysels/Ira Kosloff), oneliner, Recorded July 31, 1971 (MS); Lake Tahoe, NV 27) Hound Dog (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller), Recorded August 23, 1972 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 28) 'Love Me Tender' interview excerpt, Recorded October 14, 1956; Country Coliseum, San Antonio, TX 29) Love Me Tender (Vera Matson/Elvis Presley), fragment, Recorded December 4, 1956; Sun Records, Memphis, TN 30) Love Me (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller), Recorded June 25, 1968; Dressing Room at NBC, Burbank, CA 31) When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again (Wiley Walker/Gene Sullivan), Recorded December 10, 1975; International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 32) Old Shep (Red Foley), request, Recorded June 24, 1977; Dane County Coliseum, Madison, WI 33) Rip It Up (Robert Blackwell/John Marascalco), oneliner, Recorded March 29, 1975 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 34) Hound Dog (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller), Recorded September 28, 1974; College Park – University, MD 35) Rip It Up (Robert Blackwell/John Marascalco), oneliner, Recorded April 29, 1977; Arena, Duluth, MN 36) 'I Want You, I Need You, I Love You' interview excerpt, Recorded May 16, 1956; Robinson Auditorium, Little Rock, AR 37) I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (Maurice Mysels/Ira Kosloff), fragment, Recorded March 15, 1971; RCA's Studio B, Nashville, TN

CD 3

Back With Bang 1) 'Vitality' interview excerpt, Recorded June 9, 1972; New York Hilton, NY 2) Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins), Recorded January 27, 1971 (DS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 3) Love Me (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller), Recorded February 23, 1971 (CS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 4) Heartbreak Hotel (Axton/Durden/Presley), Recorded August 24, 1969 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 5) My Baby Left Me (Arthur Crudup), Recorded July 29, 1970; MGM Studios, Culver City, CA 6) Don't Be Cruel (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley), Recorded February 23, 1971 (CS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 7) Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Lloyd Price), Recorded August 14, 1971 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 8) Old Shep (Red Foley), oneliner, Recorded February 19, 1971 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 9) Don't Be Cruel (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley), Recorded August 11, 1970 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 10) Love Me Tender (Vera Matson/Elvis Presley), Recorded August 3, 1969 (DS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 11) Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Lloyd Price), Recorded February 23, 1970 (CS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 12) Love Me (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller), Recorded July 15, 1970; MGM Studios, Culver City, CA 13) 'Don't Be Cruel' interview excerpt, Recorded August 9, 1956; Daytona, FL 14) Don't Be Cruel (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley), Recorded February 21, 1971 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 15) When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again (Wiley Walker/Gene Sullivan), Recorded June 24, 1968; Dressing Room at NBC, Burbank, CA 16) When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again (Wiley Walker/Gene Sullivan), Recorded June 25, 1968; Dressing Room at NBC, Burbank, CA 17) Love Me (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller), Recorded February 5, 1970 (DS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 18) Long Tall Sally (Johnson/Penniman/Blackwell), Recorded February 23, 1970 (CS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 19) Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins), Recorded August 12, 1970 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV Nostalgia Ride 20) 'Tired Of Old Songs' interview excerpt, Recorded June 9, 1972; New York Hilton, NY 21) Heartbreak Hotel (Axton/Durden/Presley), Recorded July 19, 1975; Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY 22) Love Me Tender (Vera Matson/Elvis Presley), Recorded April 14, 1972; Coliseum, Greensboro, NC 23) Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Lloyd Price), Recorded October 6, 1974; University, Dayton, OH 24) My Baby Left Me (Arthur Crudup), Recorded January 28, 1974 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 25) Long Tall Sally (Johnson/Penniman/Blackwell)/Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (David Williams/Sunny David), Recorded April 27, 1973; Coliseum, Portland, OR 26) Don't Be Cruel (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley), Recorded April 1, 1975 (CS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 27) Heartbreak Hotel (Axton/Durden/Presley), Recorded April 14, 1972; Coliseum, Greensboro, NC 28) 'Blue Suede Shoes' interview excerpt, Recorded May 14, 1956; Sawyer Auditorium, Lacrosse, WI 29) Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins), Recorded June 30, 1976; Coliseum, Greensboro, NC 30) Love Me (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller), Recorded January 26, 1972 (OS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 31) My Baby Left Me (Arthur Crudup), Recorded August 19, 1974 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 32) Love Me Tender (Vera Matson/Elvis Presley), Recorded March 3, 1974; The Astrodome, Houston, TX 33) Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Lloyd Price), Recorded December 4, 1976 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 34) When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again (Wiley Walker/Gene Sullivan), oneliner, Recorded March 21, 1975 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 35) Don't Be Cruel (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley), Recorded June 23, 1973; Nassau Veteran Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY 36) Love Me Tender (Vera Matson/Elvis Presley), Recorded May 7, 1975; Mid-Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 37) Heartbreak Hotel (Axton/Durden/Presley), Recorded March 21, 1976; Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, OH 38) Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins), Recorded March 26, 1977; University Of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 39) Love Me Tender (Vera Matson/Elvis Presley), Recorded June 24, 1977; Dane County Coliseum, Madison, WI 40) Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Lloyd Price), Recorded April 9, 1972; Coliseum, Hampton Roads, VA 41) 'Personal Change' interview excerpt, Recorded August 1962, Hollywood, CA

Complete List of all FTD CD Releases at Complete Elvis Presley. Complete list of all FTD Releases, currently available and deleted.


-

This article © Copyright Elvis Australia : No part of this article maybe re-printed for public display without permission.

[Home] [Elvis Shop Home] [] [Top]

Elvis News delivered by email daily Elvis Presley News: delivered by email * Elvis Australia News Feed News Feed * SMS

Elvis Presley Video Video Preview: Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD

Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD + 16 page booklet. Never before have we seen an Elvis concert from the 50's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered Unreleased Film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don’t Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever. This is an excellent release no fan should be without it. The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people.

[Home] [Elvis Shop Home] [] [Top]

Elvis News delivered by email daily Elvis Presley News: delivered by email * Elvis Australia News Feed News Feed * SMS
Elvis Australia : Official Elvis Presley Fan Club