söndag 15 januari 2012

Elvis - january 15


Elvis performed in Schreveport. Louisiana Hayride. He sings "Hearts Of Stone",
"That`s All Right" and "Tweedle Dee". Kolonel Tom Parker and Tom Diskin are in Shreveport.


Elvis arrives by RCA studio in McGavock street. He works from 2.00-10.00 PM


Elvis went to the studio where soundtrack recording for his new picture began, at 10.00 a.m.
ending at 5.00 p.m. Like Elvis had promised, The Jordanaires, Scotty, Bill and DJ were all hired. The 2 musicians who were regulars in the Paramount studio, Hilmer "Tiny" Timbrell on guitar and Dudley Brooks on piano, were playing along and became regulars on Elvis' Hollywood sessions in the sixties.


Elvis worked on the soundtrack at Radio Recorders from 9.00 a.m. to 5.40 p.m. Leiber and Stoller, who had written several songs for the picture, were in charge with the usual Hollywood band. The bassist Ray Siegel was present too as well as a 4 man horn section to create a Dixieland Rock feeling.


Pat Biggs, husband of Vernon's sister, Delta, dies, prompting Elvis to invite Delta to live at Graceland.
She will do so until her death in 1993.


Elvis flew to Nashville to record 2 new tracks for Stay Away Joe, as well as some additional material for RCA. He was accompanied by all the Nashville regulars, along with Jerry Reed once again on guitar.
The session ran until 5.00 a.m. The first song was a real good version of Too Much Monkey Business, but the next movie song Elvis had to do, drained all the energy out of the session. Elvis fought himself through 30 takes of Goin' Home. Later he went home himself in his rented Lincoln to the Jack Spencer
Motor Hotel.


Elvis traveled to Memphis with Priscilla and arrived at 11.30 p.m. and then Elvis spent several hours in the study next to his bedroom where he worked on his speech for the JCC awards dinner.


Elvis returned to Los Angeles, after the Aloha show.


Elvis was picked up at 7.45 p.m. at his Monovale home and driven to the RCA studio on Sunset to rehearse for his upcoming Vegas opening. He returned home at 1.45 a.m. and this schedule was maintained the next 3 nights. Among the new songs Elvis rehearsed were some of the recordings from his recent Stax session, as well as The Twelfth Of Never, Born To Lose and I'm Leavin' It Up To You. However in the end only Let Me Be There, Why Me Lord and Help Me were introduced in the show."

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