Elvis Section 2

Elvis Section 2 - Valentines Day of 1957-Elvis returned to...

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Valentines Day of 1957 -Elvis returned to the studio on to record “One Night” * A slow blues song * No back up vocals * Vocals are rough edged * Thin electric guitar sounds March : Elvis sold 12.5 million singles, and 2.7 million LP’s March 19 th : Purchased Graceland mansion for $100,000 *Lived here with his family for the rest of his life April : Performs in Buffalo *Grosses $40,000 *Concerts in Canada bring $300,000 * David Stanley Says, “Elvis is a money machine” April 2 nd : Elvis gets the gold suit made by Nudi *Heavy outfit *Would wear mostly the jacket May of 1957 : Jailhouse Rock” , *title song from the film rhythm section of piano, bass, drums and guitar grooving, including the electric guitar *#1 for 7 weeks *Dudley Brooks, Plays Piano *Piano and guitar driving * song was a success for Elvis *D.J Fontana on drums, “tried to think of someone in a chain gang smashing rocks” Mike Stoller and Jerry Lieber wrote and helped record Jailhouse Rock *also wrote *Mike Stoller said, for elvis their was no clock when recording the would hangout Drink orange pop and ate peanut butter sandwiches *also said, “Elvis was a perfectionist, insecure but comfterable in the studio.”
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Film: “Jailhouse Rock” * Elvis played a man in jail for killing a women‘s attacker that becomes a recording star when he gets out *Film grossed 14 million –budget of $400,000 *paid $250,000 plus 50% profit *Elvis played Vince Everet *Judy Taylor Love Interest *#3 of variety‘s list *On Box “worting through a party in county jail, essential elvis film, young man in jail for kiiling a womens attacker, learned to play guitar from fellow inmates, became recording star when got out.” Your so square baby I don‘t care” *song recently popularized *special moment for Elvis b/c Elvis played the bass and plays the riff b/c Bill Black walked out after being frustrated when he couldn‘t get the intro. *Elvis proudest moment in his music career * Overdubs lead vocals July 8 1957: * Elvis takes Anita Wood to the premiere of “Loving You” along with his parents. *Introduced by Cliff Gleeves *His parents like her and wedding bells turning *Colonel Parker discourages the relationship as a business move September 5 th -7 th sessions: “Don‘t” *Jerry and Mike wrote it over a weekend and helped record it *Jerry said, “Elvis was the greatest balad singer of history, it was one of his strenghts.” *Col. Mad b/c he did not receive the song before it was released. *number 1 hit for 5 weeks in 1958 *Classic, slow ballad *Jordanaires were there *Gold record, huge success for Elvis, *response vocals, Elvis sings “Don’t” and jordanairs respond with “Don’t” *Elvis gets around from the bottom to the top of his range *Very slow drawn out son
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“My Wish Came True” * bad song according to Shellans and most critics *May be the problem is the female vocalists and production *slow balad
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