Of all the songs that he chose in this Concert, he would include five songs to add to the special that was going to be broadcast on April 4, 1973 in the USA.
A song composed by Lee Robin and Ralph Rainger, which Elvis recorded initially on March 22, 1961. It would be included in the soundtrack of the movie "Blue Hawaii", where it was played by Elvis. In addition to this LP "Blue Hawaii" has appeared on "Elvis in Hollywood", "Mahalo From Elvis", "Command Performances", "Elvis Movies" and "Elvis at the Movies".
It was a song that had already been successful with the voices of Bing Crosby, Gene Autry or Billy Vaughn. Elvis logically included it in his repertoire during the recording of "Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite" in 1973, even though it was not recorded on his own concert. This version did not make it onto the concert album, but has been included on "Elvis: A Legendary Performer Vol. 2", on "The Alternate Aloha". The 1997 "Blue Hawaii" re-release album features an alternate take on the 1961 studio session.
There is also a 1966 home recording that Elvis made at Graceland and was included on the FTD "In A Private Moment" . Elvis's voice in this new version is logically much more mature, but it has the same air as the original recording. Although after the concert Elvis looks tired and performing these songs after it would mean one more effort he went through . The calm, slow voice, but a correct interpretation, with an instrumentation that would change for this interpretation and that had nothing to do with the original. Even the vocal accompaniment it would have varied from the first version.
Elvis - Blue Hawaii ( special edit) honolulu Hawaii january 12 1973 - YouTube
A laid back composition by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and Georg Weiss that Elvis sang in also in the same movie "Blue Hawaii" recorded at Radio Recorders in Hollywood on March 21, 1961 and included on the album of the film. Alternate takes from this studio session were included on the LP, "Elvis: Close Up". The song had another name "Hawaiian Sweetheart". Like the theme of the film, it was also recorded on January 14, 1973 to include in the special that was going to be broadcast on a delayed basis in the US, on April 4. It was included on the "Mahalo From Elvis" LP and subsequent album releases "Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite", "The Alternate Aloha" and bootlegs. it would suppose no vocal difficulty and would interpret in the same line.
Ku-U-I-Po - Complete recordings - YouTube
An English adaptation by Don Robertson and Hal Blair, of the original Spanish song "La Paloma" by Sebastian de Iradier y Salaverri in the 19th century. It became very popular and has been performed in several languages and is one of the most listened to in the history of music. Elvis recorded on March 21, 1961 on Radio Recorders his version in English, with a certain Latin flavor and also included it on the soundtrack of "Blue Hawaii", It is included in "Burning Love and Hits from His Movies". Alternate takes from the 1961 session have appeared on the "Blue Hawaii" reissue CD and on "Elvis: Close Up." Elvis decided to include it in the '70s at one of his concerts. Elvis recorded a live version of the song on January 14, 1973, immediately after recording his "Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite" performance, from this second recording it was included on the "Mahalo From Elvis" album. Also on the reissue of "Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite" and an alternative from that night is on "Today Tomorrow & Forever." This wonderful song in this version is interpreted by Elvis without any problem, but without assuming a great interpretation unlike the first one that was masterful. The implication in the first one was total, a pity that they didn't decide to make these recordings before the concert so that Elvis would have recorded it with another, more dedicated spirit. Also the accompaniment varies from the first version.
Elvis Presley - No More [1973 - New Edit] - YouTube
"Hawaiian Wedding Song"
This song from the movie Blue Hawaii is a traditional Hawaiian tune with English words, adapted by Charles King, Al Hoffman and Dick Manning. Elvis recorded this song on Radio Recorders on March 22, 1961 for the finale of the film and soundtrack LP that same song had recently been a hit for Andy Williams, and also for Bing Crosby. Since then, it has been included in the track listing for the albums of "Elvis Command Performances", "Elvis By The Presleys" and "Love Elvis". An alternate take from the first original Elvis session was included, on the FTD "Silver Screen Stereo". A curiosity is that Elvis sang it to Priscilla, who was his girlfriend, until May 1967, when he married her, while he took her in his arms to cross the threshold of his house in Palm Springs. He would record it again in Hawaii in 1973 as a companion to his Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite performance. The song was re-recorded in the early hours of January 15, 1973, immediately after its satellite broadcast from Hawaii, for insertion on the US tape delay version on April 4, 1973. The recording was not included on the soundtrack, but and it was not released until 1978 on the posthumous album "Mahalo from Elvis". There is also a dress rehearsal version of him, which came out on the album "The Alternate Aloha". I had included it in several concerts in the early 70's, later live versions made in 1974 and 1975 have appeared over the years on bootleg copies and on official "Live in Las Vegas" releases and on FTD editions." It's Midnight", "Dragonheart", "Big Boss Man" and "Southern Night"s. He sang it in 1976 and also in 1977; The song also appears on Elvis's final concert album recorded for release in his lifetime, "Elvis in Concert." Like all Hawaiian songs, Elvis always sang them endearingly, lovingly and as if they were intimate songs, that something great linked him to Hawaii. The second version recorded in 1973, is far from the first in the instrumental and vocal accompaniment and obviously in the more mature interpretation of Elvis's voice.
Elvis Hawaiian Wedding Song 1973 - YouTube
"Early Morning Rain"
On March 15, 1971, Elvis would record 4 songs at RCA Studio B in Nashville. A hit by author Gordon Lightfoot that had been a hit in 1965 would be recorded. It was a song that Elvis had heard many times played by his guitarist John Wilkinson, who had played on the original recording of the song. Elvis liked it so much that he would ask him to play it from time to time even in later years. He finally included it in his repertoire and decided to record it. The Canadian singer and songwriter of this song, Gordon Lightfoot, sometimes felt nostalgic for his origins and would go out to Los Angeles International Airport on rainy days to see the plane how he approached. He imagined taking care of his five-month-old son, the image of flights taking off into the cloudy sky, when the lyrics of this endearing song came to him. The lyrics suggest that someone has been unlucky, standing by the fence of an airport and watching a plane take off... A song that would be performed by many well-known artists such as Peter, Paul and Mary, Bob Dylan, Rank Strangers , Jerry Reed, etc. In folk, country folk style, Elvis' interpretation would not be far from those recorded at the time. A pleasant and simple interpretation of a simple theme. At this time he was very interested in the pop style and the intention of recording this style could be the possibility in a future album, but not enough songs would be collected to make a thematic LP. The song would be included in the LP release " Elvis Now". The tune was the last song after Elvis' performance in Hawaii on January 14, 1973, for "Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite", recorded after the audience left the building, when the concert had finished, for So it wasn't live recording. It was added for later US broadcast. It was included on "Mahalo From Elvis". Elvis added the song to his live repertoire in 1974, and sang it regularly in his last period. It was also included in the "Elvis in Concert" documentary and album. Other live versions have appeared in bootleg concerts and on the FTD albums "It's Midnight", "Tucson '76" and "New Year's Eve". The studio version has since appeared on "Elvis Aron Presley" "Forever" and "Elvis in Nashville". An understudy from the Nashville studio session appeared on FTD's 2007 "I Sing All Kinds." A heartfelt, easy-listening song.
Early Morning Rain- Elvis Presley -Best Version DJF- HQ audio - YouTube
An excellent composition by George Harrison, when he was still part of the Beatles in 1969 and that would sell a million copies. George was a composer, singer-songwriter, music producer, film producer, actor, philanthropist, peace activist, environmentalist, guitarist, he would be part of the most famous group in history, The Beatles, until their separation in 1970 and from then on his life as an artist would open new fields. Among his best known songs apart from "Something", "I Me Mine", "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", "Here Comes the Sun, etc. Elvis sang it in his concerts on occasion from 1970 to 1975 a couple of dozen times. In the recordings of the film "That's The Way it is", it was included in the repertoire for his engagement in Las Vegas in 1970. Images of the rehearsals before the engagement were included in the 2000 "That's The Way It Is" . special edition and on the FTD release "The Way It Was" and later on the "Walk A Mile In My Shoes" LP. Elvis also included on the January 1973 "Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite" Lp, both on the official album and on "The Alternate Aloha". Live versions from 1970 are also on "Live in Las Vegas" and on the FTD releases "One Night In Vegas" and "Writing For The King". "The Impossible Dream" presents a performance from 1971. A version along the same lines as the original, without making almost any changes, only the voice of Elvis that he would like from this theme, but with a more serious or heavier arrangement than the original. composer. A version along the same lines as the original, without making almost any changes, only the voice of Elvis that you would like from this song. Elvis had included it and fortunately it was not a sad song, but a love song, which he would know how to transmit with his interpretation. As expected, in his own way. With the particular vocal response of his soprano Kathie Westmoreland to which Elvis smiled every time he heard her reply.
Elvis Presley - Something (Aloha From Hawaii, Live in Honolulu, 1973) - YouTube
"I'm so Lonesome I could Cry"
Composed by Hank Williams that took it to number 1 in his voice, in 1949. A theme that he decided to include in his repertoire in his Live Concert, "Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite", where Elvis announces it as the song that is perhaps the most sad that he had heard. A song that has also been covered in the voice of B.J Thomas in 1966, Charlie McCoy who had worked with Elvis as a musician. A sad and melancholy song that Elvis performed in this same line on stage, but it was not a very lucid song for him. Elvis sang "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" at Sam Thompson's house in November 1973, it was included on the FTD 2000 release "Made in Memphis" and on bootleg albums. In addition to the "Aloha From Hawaii" album release, Elvis' 1973 live recordings of "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" have appeared on "The Alternate Aloha," "Welcome to My World," "Walk A Mile In My Shoes", "The Country Side of Elvis", "Elvis By The Presleys" and the 2006 album "Elvis Country".
Elvis Presley - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (Aloha From Hawaii, Live in Honolulu, 1973) - YouTube
"Welcome to my word"
Elvis sang this song during his "Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite" performance on January 14, 1973. The song was written by Ray Winkler and John Hathcock, and had been a #2 country chart hit for Jim Reeves in 1963." Elvis' "Welcome To My World" appeared on the linked Aloha LP and appeared as the title track on the "Welcome to My World" album in 1977. It has since been reissued on "Elvis Aron Presley", "The Country Side of Elvis" and "Elvis by the Presleys." A version of the song that Elvis recorded during rehearsals on January 12, 1973 for the Aloha show appeared on "The Alternate Aloha." comfortable song to interpret in Concert that would not suppose any effort for Elvis.
Elvis Presley - Welcome to My World - Concert in Hawaii January 14, 1973 - YouTube
"I'll Remember You "
A song composed by Kuy Lee, which Elvis recorded in Nashville on June 12, 1966, after Red West and Charlie Hodge made a vocal recording while Elvis stayed away from the studio. Elvis first heard the song in a version sung by Don Ho, connected with his soulful version of it, and the song became one of his most performed concert staples of the 1970s. That Nashville recording was initially released as a bonus track on the "Spinout" soundtrack LP (in 1999, it came out on "Tomorrow Is A Long Time"). An alternate take from the 1966 studio session is found on the FTD album So High. In the 1990s, the unreleased maestro appeared on the box set "From Nashville to Memphis" and on "Platinum: A Life In Music." Live 1970s recordings of his Madison Square Garden engagement in June 1972 have been released (not the show recorded for the live album, and not until "Elvis: A Legendary Performer Vol. 4" in 1983). . The song was on the "Aloha From Hawaiji Via Satellite" album and concert playlist, and is on a number of live bootlegs from the 1970s. Additionally, live performances have been released on "The Alternate Aloha" and "Elvis Aron Presley", and on the FTD albums "An American Trilogy", "Big Boss Man", "Dixieland Rocks" and "Southern Nights". A wonderful song that Elvis would always sing in an endearing way, with a special feeling, reaching his audience very closely. A score that was perfectly adapted to his voice and in which Elvis always poured his heart out. It is one of the songs that the audience would most applaud during these two concerts. But it is true that Elvis did a good performance in both concerts.
17 Elvis Presley - I'll Remember You - Rehearsal Concert in Hawaii January 12, 1973 - YouTube
"Long tall Sally/ Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On"
"LONG TALL SALLY"
Song composed by Little Richard, Enotris Johnson and Robert Blackwell. A heavily covered song that Elvis began singing in Las Vegas in May 1956. Later at Ellis Auditorium on May 15, 1956, which appeared on the "Elvis Aron Presley" album, "The King Of Rock 'n' Roll ", "Live in Las Vegas" and "Today, Tomorrow & Forever". A live version from Tupelo in September of that year is on "A Golden Celebration". At last he officially recorded it on Radio Recorders on September 2, 1956. And it would come out on his second LP "Elvis" and on the EP "Strictly Elvis". The song was his second million-seller, reaching the top 10 of Billboard's overall chart in early 1956. "Long Tall Sally" was perfect material when Elvis wanted to get back into the swing of his live shows in the 1970s. . Covers are on "Live in Las Vegas" and the FTD albums "Polk Salad Annie" and "Closing Night." Elvis paired the song with "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" for his 1973 "Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite" concert. He also sang it in Memphis in 1974 on record, the medley spanning most of his early career, including " Your Mama Don't Dance", "Flip, Flop And Fly", "Jailhouse Rock" and "Hound Dog". The FTD album "I Found My Thrill" features an alternative medley from early 1974's "Long Tall Sally"
A great song that Elvis would sing differently over time, albeit to give the show a lot of energy and rhythm. The lyrics sound faster, compared to the version he did years ago, it's as if he wanted to go from one song to another running. But it is true that seeing him sing, you can see that he has fun interpreting these more accelerated songs, although he improved when he attacked "Whole lotta shakin' goin on".
"WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN' GOIN ON"
A song composed by Dave "Curly" Williams and Sunny David. The song has always been identified as a Jerry Lee Lewis song, due to its success in 1957, reaching number 3 on the Billboard charts, topping the country and Rhythm and Blues charts, although it has also been covered with moderate success for Big Maybelle in 1955. Elvis recorded a country rock version of this song on September 22, 1970, in Nashville. It was included on the "Elvis Country" LP. Also included in "Walk A Mile In My Shoes". He performed the song live as early as his first season in Las Vegas. By the summer of 1971, he was using it to remix with other oldies. Also on the 1973 "Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite" broadcast and the LP of it. A year later, the song made it to "Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis." It was included on the FTD version of "Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis", and the FTD live releases "Takin' Tahoe Tonight!", "Closing Night" and "I Found My Thrill", "Essential Elvis Vol, 4 ", etc. But Elvis always sang the song as if it wasn't entirely to his liking, we think it was to get the show going. Whenever it was necessary to change the air and wake up the public from the slowest songs or wanting to advance the show over time.
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (Aloha From Hawaii, Live in Honolulu, 1973) - YouTube
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