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Elvis Presley - G.I. Blues

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Item #: 12580487
    The 1997 reissue of G.I. BLUES is remixed from the original three-track master tapes, and includes extra tracks. This limited edition of the reissue includes a deluxe 28-page booklet. This is the soundtrack to Elvis' fifth movie, made in early 1960. Th......more

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Artist: Presley, Elvis
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The 1997 reissue of G.I. BLUES is remixed from the original three-track master tapes, and includes extra tracks. This limited edition of the reissue includes a deluxe 28-page booklet. This is the soundtrack to Elvis' fifth movie, made in early 1960. The version of "Blue Suede Shoes" on this soundtrack was recorded in 1960 and is different from the 1956 single version. Personnel: Elvis Presley (vocals, guitar); Scotty Moore, Tiny Timbrell, Neal Matthews Jr. (guitar); Jimmie Haskell (accordion); Dudley Brooks (piano); Ray Siegel (bass); D. J. Fontana, Frank Bode, Bernie Mattinson (drums); The Jordanaires (background vocals). Reissue producers: Ernst Mikael Jorgensen, Roger Semon. Recorded at RCA Studios and Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California between April and May 1960. Personnel: Elvis Presley (vocals); Neal Matthews, Jr., Scotty Moore, Tiny Timbrell (guitar); Jimmie Haskell (accordion); Dudley Brooks (piano); Frank Bode, Bernie Mattinson (drums); The Jordanaires (background vocals). Recording information: Radio Recorders, Hollywood (04/1960-05/1960); RCA Studios (04/1960-05/1960). G.I. BLUES, Presley's first movie following his return from military service was, like most of his '60s movies, a light romantic comedy with plenty of musical numbers. As the decade progressed and the Presley movie formula ossified, Hollywood and Colonel Tom expended less effort finding suitable musical material for Presley to sing. Presley's earliest '60s movies, however, usually boasted strong soundtracks, and G.I. BLUES is among the best of them. None of the songs are embarrassing--no "Yoga Is As Yoga Does" or "Queenie Wahini's Papaya" here--and, in fact, nearly all are very good. Best, of course, is the Carl Perkins classic "Blue Suede Shoes," but also excellent are a "Such A Night"-like boogie entitled "Tonight Is So Right For Love," the title track, and several lovely ballads, among them "Pocket Full Of Rainbows," "Wooden Heart," and the lullaby "Big Boots." Overall, G.I. BLUES...
See Also:
Suspicious Minds: The Memphis 1969 Anthology, Memories: The '68 Comeback Special, An Afternoon in the Garden, The King of Rock 'n' Roll: The Complete 50s Masters, From Elvis in Memphis, Elvis 56, Elvis Presley [1956], The Sun Sessions, Sunrise, Elv1s: 30 #1 Hits
See Influences:
The Swan Silvertones, Little Willie John, Kokomo Arnold, Roy Hamilton, Big Joe Turner, Freddie Bell, Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, The Ink Spots, Junior Parker, Hank Snow, Wynonie Harris, Jimmy Reed, The Carter Family, The Mills Brothers, Hank Williams, Ike Turner, Big Mama Thornton, Red Foley, Jimmie Rodgers (Country), Clyde McPhatter, Dean Martin, Roy Brown, Percy Mayfield, Rufus Thomas, Bill Monroe
See Contemporaries:
Scotty Moore, Joe South, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Rolling Stones, Carl Perkins (Rockabilly), Eddie Cochran, Otis Blackwell, Chuck Berry, Gene Vincent, Charlie Feathers, Johnny Burnette, The Everly Brothers, Brenda Lee, Fats Domino, Ronnie Milsap, Rick Nelson, Dallas Frazier, Conway Twitty, Ray Charles, Warren Smith (Rockabilly), Little Richard, Gene Pitney, Bo Diddley, Bill Haley, Esquerita, Jerry Reed, Charlie Rich, Gene Summers, James Burton, The Beatles, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Dave Edmunds
Track Listing:
Disc 1:
  1. 1 Tonight is So Right For Love - (featuring The Jordanaires)
  2. 2 What's She Really Like
  3. 3 Frankfort Special - (featuring The Jordanaires)
  4. 4 Wooden Heart
  5. 5 G.I. Blues - (featuring The Jordanaires)
  6. 6 Pocketful of Rainbows
  7. 7 Shoppin' Around
  8. 8 Big Boots
  9. 9 Didja' Ever - (featuring The Jordanaires)
  10. 10 Blue Suede Shoes
  11. 11 Doin' the Best I Can - (featuring The Jordanaires)
Type:
Performer
Genre:
Oldies
Subgenre:
Rock 'N' Roll
Label:
Sony Custom Marketing Group
Number of Discs:
1
Format:
Compact Disc
Studio or Live:
Studio
Mono or Stereo:
Stereo
SPARS Coding:
n/a
Runtime:
26 : 48
Guest Artist:
Scotty Moore; The Jordanaires
UPC:
886976155827
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Is this a cd with songs on it? terrbear4 on Jul 28, 2013
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Hello, terrbear4. Hope your day is going well. Yes, it is. The songs are listed in the detail section on the page. Thank you for shopping with us and please feel free to contact us again with any further questions. overstockcustomercare1 on Aug 5, 2013
 
 

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