Elvis Section 4

Elvis Section 4 - SOMETHING 08/70 Elvis is back in Las...

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SOMETHING 08/70: Elvis is back in Las Vegas filmed live for documentary: Elvis - That’s the Way It Is “Something” - George Harrison song from Beatle days - Elvis introduces song - wah-wah elec. guitar is ‘70s sound - tambourine, vocal pads - more Millie K.! - full orchestra + Elvis’s rhythm section “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ ” - Righteous Brothers hit - bass intro, simple ac. guitar - strong Elvis vocal - thick texture at chorus - dynamic arrangement - blatty bass trombone! - free Elvis and backup vocals at end ‘Men With Broken Hearts’ - Hank Williams lyrics - quoted by Elvis as poem - no vocals or accompaniment “Heartbreak Hotel” - more relaxed version than ’56 hit - bluesy feel, great ac. piano fills - electric guitar solo - organ with vibrato 09/70: Elvis starts next tour in Phoenix 09/70: Elvis records in Nashville “Snowbird” - Anne Murray hit - Country & Western Pop song - thick texture- vocals & strings “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” - Jerry Lee Lewis ’57 hit - blues song form - driving drums, up tempo R&R - low Elvis vocal at end, builds to a frenzy 12/70: Elvis flies to Washington, D.C.- - visits F.B.I. headquarters and President Nixon - gets official D.E.A. badge
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Lady Madonna 03/71: Elvis records in Nashville “Amazing Grace” - Gospel hymn, redone with blues tinge - waltz tempo, medium slow - vocal pads & organ- churchy sound - bluesy piano fills “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” - Roberta Flack ’72 #1 hit - Elvis phrases freely - medium tempo Pop ballad - strings & vocal pads wordless vocal middle section 05/71: Elvis back in studio “Lady Madonna” - Beatles hit - informal Elvis recording - unreleased version - Elvis ad libs vocals - harmonica fills “I Shall Be Released” - Bob Dylan song - short, informal recording - Elvis’s vocals are upfront in mix - Elvis talks at the end “I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen” - traditional Irish ballad - Elvis on piano & vocal - no others perform - unreleased version - dynamic Elvis vocal with vibrato
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My Way 06/71: Elvis records in Nashville “My Way”
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