July 3 - True Rumor

The "King Creole" rumor appeared to be true; the August release from FTD is a "King Creole" book  with Pictures from Pål Granlund collection. 


John Wilkinson, Elvis Presley's rhythm guitarist - celebrated his 65th Birthday.



Clean Up The King's Backyard

The City of Memphis is finally keeping good on its
promise to spruce up "The King's" boulevard. City council chairman Harold Collins said city engineers are working on blueprints to revamp Elvis Presley Boulevard.

Graceland executives decided back in 2006, the mansion and surrounding area needed a makeover. They estimated it would cost $250M, but the city needed convincing. Now, the councilman who oversees that Whitehaven district said all of his colleagues are on board.

"This is the gateway to Elvis Presley's mansion, but also the gateway to a great
neighborhood and a great community and so at the end of the day, we're going to make sure it reflects that," said Collins.

The total cost for the renovations is expected to cost $46.6M. The city council has set aside $1.8M, and the state threw in $4.5M. The rest of the money comes from the federal government. The enhancements will improve the utility wiring and poles, streets, and sidewalks. Collins said the area will also be lined with trees and streetlights.

"We know that Graceland Enterprises is about ready to make a move, and so we want to be ready," said Collins.

Since 2006, executives at Graceland have talked about revamping the mansion and the area surrounding it. They were expected to spend $250M. Right now, Elvis Presley Enterprises isn't saying much about the project or its progress.

Horton said, "Elvis Presley is a big part of Memphis, and he would do it if he could. I think it's important to keep it going, keep it renovated."






Details FTD Release


King Creole – Label Copy


ORIGINAL ALBUM


01 King Creole – take 13
Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller
Recorded January 23, 1958 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood


02 As Long As I Have You – take 10
Fred Wise/Ben Weisman
Recorded January 16, 1958 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood


03 Hard Headed Woman – take 10
Claude DeMetrius
Recorded January 15, 1958 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood


04 Trouble – take 5
Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller
Recorded January 15, 1958 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood


05 Dixieland Rock – take 14
Claude DeMetrius/Fred Wise
Recorded January 16, 1958 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood


06 Don’t Ask Me Why – take 12
Fred Wise/Ben Weisman
Recorded January 16, 1958 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood


07 Lover Doll - take 7
Sid Wayne/Abner Silver
Recorded January 16, 1958 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood


08 Crawfish – take 7
Fred Wise/Ben Weisman
Recorded January 15, 1958 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood


09 Young Dreams – take 8
Martin Kalmanoff/Aaron Schroeder
Recorded January 23, 1958 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood


10 Steadfast, Loyal And True
Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller
Recorded February 11, 1958 at Paramount Studio Recording Stage


11 New Orleans – take 5
Sid Tepper/Roy C. Bennett
Recorded January 15, 1958 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood


BONUS MATERIAL


12 Danny – take 10
Fred Wise/Ben Weisman
Recorded February 11, 1958 at Paramount Studio Recording Stage


13 As Long As I Have You – (movie version) – take 4
Fred Wise/Ben Weisman
Recorded January 16, 1958 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood


14 Lover Doll (undubbed EP master) – take 7
Sid Wayne/Abner Silver
Recorded January 16, 1958 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood


15 King Creole (1. version) - take 3
Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller
Recorded January 15, 1958 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood


16 Steadfast, Loyal And True (1. version) – take 6
Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller
Recorded January 16, 1958 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood


17 As Long As I Have You (unused movie version) – take 8
Fred Wise/Ben Weisman
Recorded January 16, 1958 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood


18 King Creole (1. version) – take 18
Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller
Recorded January 15, 1958 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood


19 Steadfast, Loyal And True (undubbed version)
Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller
Recorded February 11, 1958 at Paramount Studio Recording Stage


Musicians
January 15, 16 & 23, 1958 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood
Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley; Bass: Bill Black; Bass & Guitar: Neal Matthews; Bass & Tuba: Ray Siegel; Drums: D.J. Fontana, Bernie Mattinson; Piano: Dudley Brooks; Bongos: Gordon Stoker; Cymbals: Hoyt Hawkins; Clarinet: Mahlon Clark; Trumpet: John Ed Buckner; Sax: Justin Gordon; Trombone: Elmer Schneider, Warren D. Smith; Vocals: The Jordanaires, Kitty White (track 08)


February 11, 1958 at Paramount Studio Recording Stage
Guitar: Scotty Moore, Tiny Timbrell; Bass: Bill Black, Ray Siegel;
Drums: D.J. Fontana, Bernie Mattinson; Piano: Dudley Brooks; Vocals: The Jordanaires.


June 19, 1958 RCA Studios, Nasvhville
Vocal overdub on track 7 & 10

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