Elvis_Notes,_Test_3 - 02/65 Elviss next film is H arum...

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02/65: Elvis’s next film is Harum Scarum o “Harem Holiday” o - up tempo syncopated feel - walking bass line is almost jazzy - blues song form - blues melody by Elvis - vocal pads at bridge o Frankie and Johnny next film – o - features Donna Douglas (Beverly Hillbillies) o “Frankie and Johnny” o - title song from film - Dixieland feel & bluesy piano - standard jazz tune - lyrics are basis for film - modulates several times, gaining energy - Dixieland horn jam 04/65: next film: Paradise Hawaiian Style o “Paradise Hawaiian Style” o - title song from film - pedal steel guitar - tom toms drums & percussion - marimba & shakers 08/65: The Beatles visit Elvis in L.A. o - spontaneous jam session NOT recorded! o - Elvis plays bass and some piano o - Col. Parker and Beatles manager play pool 02/66: Another Elvis film! – Spinout o “Spinout” o - title song from film - Funky Rock feel (Boogaloo sound) - phased elec. guitar sound- more modern - harder rocking bridge- vocal pads 05/66: Elvis records Gospel album – How Great Thou Art o “How Great Thou Art” o
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- thick vocal intro - slow tempo, almost no motion - rich Elvis Gospel-style vocal - harp-like piano Dramatic ending - Grammy winning song - Jordanaires and female quartet sing backup “Down in the Alley” o - raunchy blues o - heavy backbeat o - block vocal style o - organ and distorted elec. guitar o - wailing sax o - harmonica at end “Beyond the Reef” o - pedal steel guitar gives Hawaiian feel o - vocal quartet: Elvis, Charlie Hodge, Red West and Jordanaires o - block style harmony o - Elvis on piano o - unreleased version 06/66: next film: Double Trouble o “Long Legged Girl (With the Short Dress On)” o - from film Double Trouble - up tempo R&R feel - heavily distorted elec. guitar sound - blues melody by Elvis 09/66: o “Easy Come, Easy Go” o - title song from next film - up tempo Country Blues - tambourine & horns - Scotty Moore- elec. guitar solo 02/67: o “Clambake” o - title song from film - up tempo R&R - melody based on “Shortnin’ Bread” - horn riffs - Elvis verbalizes during guitar solo
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5/1/67: Elvis and Priscilla get married in Vegas 06/67: o “Let Yourself Go” o - from Speedway film - med. slow Blues/Rock groove - handclap intro, vocal pads
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