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Elvis Presley - From Elvis In Memphis

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Item #: 12099765
    Personnel: Elvis Presley (vocals, guitar, piano); Reggie Young (guitar); John Hughey (steel guitar); The Memphis Horns (horns); Bobby Wood (piano); Bobby Emmons (organ); Ed Hollis (harmonica); Mike Leech, Tom Cogbill (bass); Gene Chrisman (drums); Mary......more

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Artist: Presley, Elvis
Personnel: Elvis Presley (vocals, guitar, piano); Reggie Young (guitar); John Hughey (steel guitar); The Memphis Horns (horns); Bobby Wood (piano); Bobby Emmons (organ); Ed Hollis (harmonica); Mike Leech, Tom Cogbill (bass); Gene Chrisman (drums); Mary Greene, Donna Thatcher, Susan Pilkington, Sonja Montgomery, Mildred Kirkham, Dolores Edgin, Joe Babcock, Hurschel Wiginton (background vocals). Recorded at American Studios, Memphis, Tennessee in January & February 1969. Includes liner notes by Peter Guralnick, Colin Escott. Personnel: Elvis Presley (guitar, piano); Reggie Young (guitar, sitar); John Hughey (steel guitar); Ed Kollis (harmonica); Jackie Thomas (saxophone, trombone); Andrew Lowe , Glen Spreen, J.P. Luper (saxophone); R.F. Taylor, Dick Steff, Wayne Jackson (trumpet); Tony Cason (French horn); Gerald Richardson , Ed Logan, Jack Hale (trombone); Bobby Wood (piano); Bobby Emmons (organ); Gene Chrisman (drums). Liner Note Author: Tara McAdams. Recording information: 01/13/1969-02/22/1969. One month after Elvis' 1968 Comeback Special aired on national television, Presley made the most artistically successful recordings of his later career. In January and February of 1969, he held sessions at American Studios in Memphis. Presley was reportedly worried that his recording career was finished, that he had been displaced by newcomers such as the Beatles. Perhaps goaded on by this perception, Presley reached new heights during the American sessions. The material he chose was impassioned, gritty, and bluesy, the complete opposite of the movie songs he had sung for most of the previous decade. A slight case of laryngitis actually improved his performances, lending his voice an appropriate roughness. Many of the best recordings from these sessions appear on FROM ELVIS IN MEMPHIS, including the hit "In the Ghetto." FROM ELVIS IN MEMPHIS demonstrates how thoroughly Presley could remake a song to suit his talents, especially on the country standards "Long Black Limousine" and "I'll Hold You In My Heart," which he transforms into R&B screamers. This is intense, heartfelt, adult music, much like the blues Presley loved as a kid on Beale Street.
See Also:
Elvis 56, Elvis Presley [1956], Memories: The '68 Comeback Special, Elv1s: 30 #1 Hits, The King of Rock 'n' Roll: The Complete 50s Masters, From Elvis in Memphis, An Afternoon in the Garden, The Sun Sessions, Suspicious Minds: The Memphis 1969 Anthology, Sunrise
See Influences:
Roy Hamilton, Kokomo Arnold, Big Mama Thornton, Ike Turner, Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, Rufus Thomas, Hank Snow, The Carter Family, Wynonie Harris, Roy Brown, Little Willie John, Hank Williams, Percy Mayfield, The Ink Spots, The Mills Brothers, Jimmie Rodgers (Country), Clyde McPhatter, Jimmy Reed, Big Joe Turner, Junior Parker, Bill Monroe, Dean Martin, The Swan Silvertones, Red Foley, Freddie Bell
See Contemporaries:
Dave Edmunds, Johnny Cash, Eddie Cochran, Otis Blackwell, Carl Perkins (Rockabilly), Gene Vincent, Bo Diddley, The Beatles, Roy Orbison, Chuck Berry, Dallas Frazier, James Burton, Johnny Burnette, Charlie Rich, Buddy Holly, Warren Smith (Rockabilly), Conway Twitty, Rick Nelson, The Rolling Stones, Esquerita, Ray Charles, Bill Haley, Ronnie Milsap, Jerry Reed, Brenda Lee, Joe South, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Everly Brothers, Scotty Moore, Little Richard, Gene Summers, Gene Pitney, Charlie Feathers, Fats Domino
Track Listing:
Disc 1:
  1. 1 Wearin' That Loved on Look
  2. 2 Only the Strong Survive
  3. 3 I'll Hold You in My Heart (Till I Can Hold You in My Arms)
  4. 4 Long Black Limousine
  5. 5 It Keeps Right on A-Hurtin'
  6. 6 I'm Movin' On
  7. 7 Power of My Love
  8. 8 Gentle on My Mind
  9. 9 After Loving You
  10. 10 True Love Travels on a Gravel Road
  11. 11 Any Day Now
  12. 12 In the Ghetto
  13. 13 I'll Be There
  14. 14 Hey Jude
  15. 15 If I'm a Fool (For Loving You)
  16. 16 Who Am I?
Disc 2:
  1. 1 Inherit the Wind
  2. 2 This Is the Story
  3. 3 Stranger in My Own Home Town
  4. 4 Little Bit of Green, A
  5. 5 And the Grass Won't Pay No Mind
  6. 6 Do You Know Who I Am?
  7. 7 From a Jack to a King
  8. 8 Fair's Moving On, The
  9. 9 You'll Think of Me
  10. 10 Without Love (There Is Nothing)
  11. 11 In the Ghetto
  12. 12 Any Day Now
  13. 13 Fair's Moving On, The
  14. 14 Suspicious Minds
  15. 15 You'll Think of Me
  16. 16 Don't Cry Daddy
  17. 17 Rubberneckin'
  18. 18 Kentucky Rain
  19. 19 My Little Friend
  20. 20 Mama Liked the Roses
Rock 'N' Roll
RCA Records
Number of Discs:
Compact Disc
Studio or Live:
SPARS Coding:
113 : 57
Editorial Reviews:
Rolling Stone (p.82) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "What makes these sessions remarkable: the newfound maturity and soulfulness in Elvis' vocals, and producer Chips Moman's warm, distinctly Southern musical backing." Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.136) - Ranked #190 in Rolling Stone's "The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" Rolling Stone (8/2/01, p.66) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...The studio sine qua non of his late-Sixties comeback period: new as polyester yet old as leather, religiously involved yet flashy as neon, refined like pop yet savage like rock & roll..." Q (Magazine) (p.125) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he results were the closest he came to realising his all-embracing vision of American music." Record Collector (magazine) (p.91) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] portrait of a mature, richer-voiced talent that had the relocated the ability to leave listeners awestruck."
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