Various Artists – The Elvis Presley Connection, Vol. 3 – CDD

Band: Various Artists

Label: Bear Family

Format: CDD


Third compilation on Bear Family Records presenting original recordings that
inspired Elvis, plus rare cover versions of famous Elvis tunes ‐ including some
from the UK ‐ and quite a few on CD for the first time.

The third part of our Elvis story
Where did Elvis Presley take his inspirations from? That’ s the main question behind the concept for this now third compilation. Elvis’ music, his live performances, his Hollywood movies: All of this was unique and influenced generations of musicians. Surprisingly, his influence on the music world of the 1960s hardly diminished, despite the Beatles and Rolling Stones. At the same time, Elvis Presley himself was influenced by other musicians, as this compilation shows! The third edition is dedicated to his creative period from 1962 to 1966, cover versions and originals in chronological order, as Elvis recorded them at the time.

Rarities, demos, film songs Some of the often rare recordings appear for the first time on CD! We found rare versions of Elvis songs by Rikki Henderson, Les Carle or Wayne Harris on British and American low budget labels. Famous colleagues from R&B (The Coasters, The Clovers, LaVern Baker and Clyde McPhatter), Country Music (Marty Robbins, The Browns) and Rock ‘n’ Roll (Jerry Lee Lewis, Terry Stafford, The Chavis Brothers and the Elvis‐like vocal wonder Ral Donner) are also featured. In addition to rare cover versions by the likes of Skip Arne and The Dukes, a number of rare demos are included that were recorded exclusively for Elvis at the time and are accordingly revealing. Some of them were written explicitly for the soundtracks of his films and recorded by Don Robertson, Mort Shuman or Otis Blackwell, a.o.

The CD includes a 36‐page full color booklet with many rare pictures and illustrations, as well as an accompanying essay for each song, written by German Elvis Presley expert Helmut Radermacher.

01 Kiss Me Quick ‐ Rikki Henderson
02 Angel ‐ Skip Arne & The Dukes
03 Follow That Dream ‐ Johnny Holiday
04 I Met Her Today (Demo) ‐ Don Robertson
05 King Of The Whole Wide World ‐ Les Carle
06 Home Is Where The Heart Is ‐ Les Carle
07 Riding The Rainbow ‐ Les Carle
08 Suspicion ‐ Terry Stafford
09 Girls! Girls! Girls! ‐Part II ‐ The Coasters
10 One Broken Heart For Sale (Demo) ‐ Otis Blackwell
11 Bossa Nova Baby ‐ Tippie & The Clovers
13 Guadalajara ‐ Irma Vila Y Su Mariachi
14 (You’re The) Devil In Disguise ‐ Wayne Harris
15 Never Ending ‐ Roger Douglass
16 What Now, What Next, Where To (Demo) ‐ Don Robertson
17 Witchcraft ‐ The Spiders
18 Love Me Tonight (Demo) ‐ Don Robertson
19 Memphis Tennessee ‐ The Chavis Brothers
20 Viva Las Vegas (Demo) ‐ Mort Shuman
21 What’d I Say ‐ La Vern Baker & Jimmy Ricks
22 You’re The Boss ‐ LaVern Baker & Jimmy Ricks
23 Kissin’ Cousins ‐ Ray Pilgrim & The Beatmen
24 Little Egypt (Ying‐Yang) ‐ The Coasters
25 Poison Ivy League ‐ Ral Donner
26 My Desert Serenade (Demo) ‐ Kenny Karen
27 How Great Thou Art ‐ The Browns
28 Down In The Alley ‐ The Clovers
29 Love Letters ‐ Ketty Lester
30 Where Could I Go But To The Lord ‐ Marty Robbins
31 Come What May ‐ Clyde McPhatter
32 Fools Fall In Love ‐ The Drifters
33 I’ll Remember You ‐ Kui Lee
34 The Love Machine (Demo) ‐ Gerald Nelson
35 You Don’t Know Me ‐ Patti Page
36 Fun In Acapulco (Demo) – P.J. Proby

GENRE: Rock N Roll/Rockabilly
BARCODE: 5397102176401