March 17 - Gordon Stoker In Hospital

Gordon Stoker, tenor of the Jordanaires, is in hospice care. He tenor turned 88 this past August 3rd. He and Ray Walker are among the last remaining Presley-era members.


Flesh, Blood & Bone

The Victrola import label announced the release of the set "Flesh, Blood & Bone".

From the Pressrelease:
Flesh, Blood & Bone - Elvis Revisits His Golden Years, 1957-´58 (Victrola)
Our previous release dealt with 1956, arguably the best year of Elvis’ career. It was the year that Elvis shot to stardom, broke numerous industry records, and recorded and released an abundance of sensational music. That year, Elvis was the hottest name in the music business. He was the ‘talk of the town’ and created mass hysteria wherever he went, and controversy with almost everything he did. His television appearances made him a household name in a matter of a few months, and his first movie ‘Love Me Tender’ was a smash hit. That year, he could do no wrong. The girls wanted him, and the guys wanted to be like him. He inspired many to pick up a guitar and have their own go at a career. Many acts inspired by him began to pop up everywhere. The success of Elvis Aaron Presley was like nothing the music industry had experienced before.

This release pays tribute to these magical years by focusing on the songs that Elvis recorded in this timeframe. But instead of presenting you with the regular studio masters, we try to bring you an alternative perspective by using studio outtakes, home recordings, later live versions, alternate masters and one-liners… some unreleased, others rare or unavailable on CD. With these years being so crucial for Elvis’ career, it’s no surprise that he returned to these songs time and again. We have also used relevant dialogue from interviews and from concerts to give the listener additional insight into these songs and the period during which they were originally recorded…. Elvis’ Golden Years.

140 TRACKS FROM THE PERIOD 1956/1977 - ONE-LINERS FROM TOURS, LAKE TAHOE AND LAS VEGAS - DELUXE 3-CD PACKAGE WITH RARE PIX AND INDEPTH LINER-NOTES - RARE OUTTAKES, ALTERNATE MASTERS AND HOMERECORDINGS - MANY RARE VERSIONS FROM SPECIFIC TOURS/ENGAGEMENTS AND INTERVIEWS FOR THE FIRST TIME ON CD (One Night, August ´69 / Young And Beautiful, November ´71 / Ultra-Rare All Shook Up Master with Studio Chat, January ´57 / Jailhouse Rock, April '72 / Loving You, August ´69 / Mean Woman Blues, June ´71 / Young And Beautiful, May ´76 / Trouble, May '77 / Long-Lost Elvis´ Christmas Album 1957 Promo and much more)

Tracklist:

Memorable Alternates:
Jailhouse Rock Trailer - Jailhouse Rock (Master Movie Version) - Young And Beautiful (Recorded 31.03.1972) - A Big Hunk O´ Love (Take 1) - Blueberry Hill (Recorded 04.08.1972) - "I Like Elvis / I Hate Elvis“ Interview Excerpt (31.08.1957; Vancouver, Canada) - Mean Woman Blues (Take 14) - Is It So Strange (Take 7, 11) - Wear My Ring Around Your Neck (Take 22) - „Country Music“ Interview Excerpt (Recorded Juli 1959; Bad Nauheim) - (Now And Then There´s) A Fool Such As I (Take 5) - Ain´t That Loving You Baby (Spliced From Take 1, 8, 9, 10 & 11) - That´s When Your Heartaches Begin (Take 7 - 13) - One Night (Recorded 23.02.1970 - C/S) - All Shook Up (Recorded 28.1..1976) - Young And Beautiful (Take 1, 21) - Blueberry Hill- I Need Your Love Tonight - „Old Spirituals“ Interview Excerpt Recorded 31.08.1957; Vancouver, Canada) - (There´ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) (Take 2 - 3)

Moments Of Greatness:
„Jailhouse Rock Out Soon“ Interview Excerpt; Recorded 31.08.1957) - Jailhouse Rock (Recorded 05.08.1972 - M/S) - „The Hard Way“ Next Movie Interview Excerpt; 31.03.1957) - One Night (Recorded 25.03.1961; Bloch Arena, Honolulu) - Blue Christmas (Recorded 25.06.1968) - „King Creole In London“ Interview Excerpt; Recorded 22.09.1958; Library At U.S.S. Randall) - King Creole (Alternate Master) - King Creole Trailer - Danny (Alternatet Take) - „Nobody Takes A Swing At Me“ Interview Excerpt; Recorded 31.08.1957; Vancouver, Canada) - Trouble (Master) - Hard Headed Woman (Master) - „Best Acting Job“ Interview Excerpt; Recorded 25.02.1961) - Young And Beautiful (Recorded 19.08.1975 - M/S) - All Shook Up (Recorded 08.06.1975 - A/S) - Is It So Strange - Don´t (Master Take 7 Inclusive Count-In) - I Need Your Love Tonight (Recorded 25.03.1961; Bloch Arena, Honolulu) - One Night (Master) - All Shook Up (Master Take 10 Inclusive Count-In) - „Fabulous Collection“ Interview Excerpt; Recorded 31.08.1957; Vancouver, Canada) - „282 Teddy Bears“ Interview Excerpt (Recorded 06.01.1957; CBS Studios) - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear (- „Gold Record“ Interview Excerpt; Recorded August 1959; Bad Nauheim) - A Big Hunk O´ Love (Recorded 14.04.1972) - My Wish Came True - Blue Christmas (15.06.1968; Dressing Room At NBC) - One Night (Recorded 25.06.1968; Dressing Room At NBC) - Santa Claus Is Back In Town - Mean Woman Blues (Movie Version) - (Now And Then There´s) A Fool Such As I (Recorded 25.03.1961; Bloch Arena) - One Night (Recorded 01.08.1971 - M/S) - (There´ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) - „Elvis´ Christmas Album“ TV Promo - Blue Christmas

Redefining The Masters:
All Shook Up (Recorded 03.08.1969 - D/S) - Loving You Trailer - Loving You (Take 2, 3) - „What Type Of Role Do You Enjoy“ Interview Excerpt; Recorded 25.02.1961) - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear (Recorded 28.01.1971 - M/S) - „Karate Promotion 4th Degree“ Telephone Conversation Excerpt; April 1971) - Trouble (Recorded 03.09.1973 - D/S) - „Bad Temper“ Interview Excerpt(Recorded August 1962; Hollywood) - One Night (Recorded 27.01.1971 - M/S) - One Night Of Sin - Santa Claus Is Back In Town (Recorded 04.08.1970) - A Big Hunk O´ Love (Recorded 03.09.1972 - M/S) - I Beg Of You (Take 1) - Trouble (Oneliner; Recorded 27.06.1968; NBC Studios) - Jailhouse Rock (Recorded 01.08.1971 - M/S) - All Shook Up (Recorded 25.03.1961; Bloch Arena)

Back With A Bang:
(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear (Recorded 29.01.1971 - D/S) - Blueberry Hill (Recorded 14.08.1970 - M/S) - "Best Song I´ve Ever Sang“ Interview Excerpt; Recorded 19.06.1959; M√ľnchen) - Don´t (Recorded 29.07.1970; MGM Soundstage) - (Now And Then There´s) A Fool Such As I (Recorded 29.07.1970; MGM Soundstage) - Santa Claus Is Back In Town (Oneliner; Recorded 25.06.1968; Dressing Room At NBC) - Jailhouse Rock / Don´t Be Cruel (Recorded 24.08.1969 - M/S) - All Shook Up (Recorded 26.01.1970 - 0/S) - Loving You (Recorded 27.08.1969 - D/S) - One Night (Recorded 27.08.1969 - D/S) - Jailhouse Rock (Recorded 09.04.1972 - A/S) - Blueberry Hill (Oneliner; Recorded 17.02.1970 - M/S) - Blueberry Hill (Recorded 23.02.1970 - C/S) - Blue Christmas (Oneliner; Recorded 16.11.1970; State Fair Ground Arena, Oklahoma City) - Loving You (Oneliner; Recorded 19.02.1971 - M/S) - „Biggest Hit“ Interview Excerpt; Recorded 02.09.1957; Portland) - Teddy Bear / Don´t Be Cruel (Recorded 26.01.1970 - 0/S) - Jailhouse Rock (Recorded 21.02.1971 - M/S) - All Shook Up (Recorded 10.04.1972; Richmond Coliseum - One Night (Recorded 11.08.1972 - D/S)

Nostalgia Ride:
Blueberry Hill (Recorded 13.02.1977; The Auditorium, West Palm Beach) - Blue Christmas (Recorded 31.08.1976; Macon Coliseum) - „Loving You“ Monologue (Recorded 26.08.1969 - D/S) - Loving You (Recorded 19.08.1975 - D/S) - Young And Beautiful (Recorded 09.05.1976 - C/S) - Jailhouse Rock (Recorded 25.05.1977; Community War Mememoril, Rochester) - Teddy Bear / Don´t Be Cruel (Recorded 07.05.1975; Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro) - One Night (Recorded 31.12.1975; Pontiac Silverdome) - A Big Hunk O´ Love (Recorded 26.01.1974 - 0/S) - All Shook Up (Recorded 15.02.1977; Sports Stadium, Orlando) - Blueberry Hill (Recorded 14.02.1977; Bay Front Center, St. Petersburg) - Jailhouse Rock (Recorded 30.04.1976 - M/S) - „I´ll Whoop His Ass“ Monologue (Recorded 18.02.1973 - M/S) - Trouble (Recorded 06.08.1973 - O/S) - Loving You (Recorded 06.05.1976 - D/S) - Teddy Bear / Don´t Be Cruel (Recorded 06.02.1970 - D/S) - One Night (Recorded 05.07.1976; Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis) - Blue Christmas (Recorded 29.06.1974; Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City) - All Shook Up (Recorded 28.01.1973 - M/S) - Jailhouse Rock (Recorded 24.07.1975; Asheville Civic Center) - A Big Hunk O´ Love (Recorded 07.05.1973 - M/S) - Blueberry Hill (Recorded 22.05.1977; Capital Center, Largo) - Young And Beautiful (Recorded 06.05.1976 - D/S) - Blue Christmas (Recorded 15.10.1976; Chicago Stadium) - Jailhouse Rock (Recorded 03.07.1976; Tarrant County, Fort Worth) - Teddy Bear / Don´t Be Cruel (Recorded 24.04.1977; Crisler Arena, Ann Arbor) - All Shook Up (Recorded 06.10.1974 - E/S) - One Night (Recorded 24.06.1977; Dane County Coliseum, Madison) - „Karate Promotion 8th Degree“ Monologue (Recorded 02.09.1974 - C/S) - Trouble (Recorded 31.05.1975 - A/S) - Blue Christmas (Recorded 13.12.1975 - D/S) - A Big Hunk O´ Love (Recorded 03.09.1973 - C/S)

Having Fun With The Classics:
Loving You (Recorded April 1959; Goethestrasse, Bad Nauheim) - Blueberry Hill (Recorded 05.07.1976; Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis) - Blueberry Hill (Recorded 11.11.1970; Memorial Coliseum, Portland) - My Wish Came True (Oneliner; Recorded 20.02.1977; Coliseum, Charlotte) - All Shook Up (Recorded 01.08.1971 - M/S) - Trouble (Oneliner; Recorded 03.05.1977; Saginaw Center) - Mean Woman Blues (Oneliner; Recorded 09.06.1971; RCA´s Studio B) - Loving You (Recorded 23.08.1969 - M/S) - Young And Beautiful (Recorded 12.11.1971; Hofheinz Pavillon, Houston) - Blue Christmas (Recorded 24.06.1968; Dressing Room At NBC) - My Wish Came True (Instrumental - Elvis On Piano; Recorded 15.07.1970; MGM Soundstage) - „One Night“ Dialogue (Recorded 18.04.1972; Convention Center Arena, San Antonio) - One Night (Recorded 15.07.MGM Soundstage) - Hard Headed Woman (Oneliner; Recorded 29.07.MGM Soundstage) - Santa Claus Is Back In Town (Oneliner; Recorded 18.11.1972 - E/S - The H.I.C., Honolulu) - Blueberry Hill (Recorded 06.02.1974 - M/S) - „No Jailhouse Rock“ Monologue (Recorded 17.02.1970 - M/S)


(Source: ElvisMatters / FECC)

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