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Writing For The King FTD Book + 2 CD's

Writing For The King FTD Book + 2 CD's
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Book Writing For The King is a 400 page Book with more than 140 interviews with songwriters like Paul McCartney, Leiber & Stoller, Pomus & Shuman, Red West, Mark James and Tony Joe White. Included are two CDs, the first contains previously unreleased RCA recordings of Elvis performing live in Las Vegas (1969 through 1972), the second a selection of the original demos submitted to Elvis.

The demo CD takes us from Heartbreak Hotel through classics like Teddy Bear, Trouble, Burning Love and Way Down.

'Writing for the King' by Ken Sharp is a fascinating behind-the-scenes story of politics, money, inspiration and great trivia about Elvis and the songs he turned into classics.

Also see - Red West Remembers Writing For The King

Disc 1 - The Recordings - Elvis Presley

All selections on this disc are live recordings from Elvis concerts at recorded at The International Hotel in Las Vegas, a.k.a. The Las Vegas Hilton.

M = Midnight Show
D = Dinner Show

August 1969:

Blue Suede Shoes (24th/m) 2:51
(Carl Perkins)

I Got A Woman (24th/m) 2:36
(Ray Charles)

All Shook Up (24th/m) 3:06
(Blackwell/Presley)

Love Me Tender (24th/m) 2:46
(Matson/Presley)

Jailhouse Rock / Don't Be Cruel (24th/m) 2:38
(Leiber/stoller) / (Blackwell/Presley)

Heartbreak Hotel (24th/m) 4:05
(Axton/Durden/Presley)

Hound Dog (24th/m) 1:26
(Leiber/Stoller)

Words (25th/d) 2:41
(Barry, Spectacle & Robin Gibb)

Yesterday/hey Jude (25th/d) 4:34
(Lennon/McCartney)

In The Ghetto (25th/m) 2:43
(Mac Davis)

February 1970:

Don't Cry Daddy (16th/d) 2:50
(Mac Davis)

Polk Salad Annie (16th/d) 5:38
(Tony Joe White)

Kentucky Rain (17th/d) 3:16
(Rabbitt/Heard)

Walk A Mile In My Shoes (16th/d) 2:50
(Joe South)

August 1970:

Something (11th/d) 4:45
(George Harrison)

You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (11th/d) 4.45
(mann/weil)

I Just Can't Help Believin' (13th/d) 3:13
(Mann/Weil)

February, 1972:

Never Been To Spain (14th/m) 3:30
(Hoyt Axton)

Love Me (14th/m) 1:55
(Leiber/Stoller)

(let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel (14th/m) 1:52
(Mann/Lowe) / (Blackwell/Presley)

A Big Hunk O' Love (14th/m) 2:04
(Schroeder/Wyche)

August, 1969:

Suspicious Minds (24th/m) 6:56
(Mark James)

Can't Help Falling In Love (24th/m) 2:09
(Peretti/Creatore/Weiss)

Disc 2 - The Demos – Various Artists

Heartbreak Hotel
(AxtonDurden/Presley)
Singer: Glenn Reeves

(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
(Kal MannBernie Lowe)
Singer: Otis Blackwell

Don't Ask Me Why
(Fred Wise/Ben Weisman)
Singer: Jimmy Breedlove

Hard Headed Woman
(Claude Demetrius)
Singer: Jimmy Breedlove

Trouble
(Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)
Singer: Unknown

Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
(Bert Carroll/Russell Moody)
Singer: Gus Coletti

Pocketful Of Rainbows
(Fred Wise/Ben Weisman)
Singer: Jimmy Breedlove

No More
(Don Robertson/Hal Blair)
Singer: Don Robertson

(Marie's The Name Of) His Latest Flame
(Doc Pomus/Mort Shuman)
Singer: Mort Shuman

Good Luck Charm
(Aaron Schroeder/Wally Gold)
Singer: Robert Moseley

Devil In Disguise
(Bill Giant/Bernie Baum/Florence Kaye)
Singer: Bill Giant

Viva Las Vegas
(Doc Pomus/Mort Shuman)
Singer: Mort Shuman

C'mon Everybody
(Joy Byers)
Singer: Bob Johnston

Kissin' Cousins
(Fred Wise/Randy Starr)
Singer: Malcolm Dodd

My Desert Serenade
(Stanley Gelber)
Singer: Kenny Karen

Could I Fall In Love
(Randy Starr)
Singer: Malcolm Dodd

The Love Machine
(G. Nelson/F. Burch/C. Taylor)
Singer: Gerald Nelson

Clambake – Alternate Song
(Winfield Scott)
Singer: Winfield Scott

Wearin' That Loved On Look
(Dallas Frazier/A. L. Owens)
Singer: Dallas Frazier

I've Lost You
(Howard/Blaikley)
Singer: Peter Lee Sterling

The Next Step Is Love
(Evans/Parnes)
Singer: Paul Evans

Mary In The Morning
(Cymbal/Rashkow)
Singer: Johnny Cymbal

Burning Love
Dennis Linde)
Singer: Dennis Linde

T-r-o-u-b-l-e
(Jerry Chesnut)
Singer: Jerry Chesnut

Raised On Rock
(Mark James)
Singer: Mark James

Way Down
(Layng Martine Jr.)
Singer: Layng Martine Jr.

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