All Shook Up
This single FTD Cd Release is a soundboard recording from Elvis performance at the Hilton International in Las Vegas on 26 August 1969.
This particular one has Elvis in a lighthearted. A number of recordings have been released from this group of some 59 performances previously, these have included:
Elvis ‘In Person’
Elvis ‘Live In Las Vegas’
‘Live At The International’ a previous FTD release.
Whilst in all of these recordings Elvis performed basically the same numbers, each has it’s own fascination. This one shows Elvis at his playful best, laughing and joking all the way through.
Whilst the album details that it contains the laughing version of “Are You Lonesome Tonight?’ Elvis also laughs in a number of other including the title song “All Shook Up’.
Included is a false start to ‘Rubberneckin’, which is quite good, a different lead guitar sound to ‘Mystery Train by James Burton and a very warm introduction by Elvis of Del Shannon to the audience following Elvis’ rendition of ‘Runaway’, Del’s biggest hit.
The band for this show features:
James Burton (Lead Guitar)
John Wilkinson (Rhythm Guitar)
Charlie Hodge (Guitar & Vocals)
Jerry Scheff (Bass)
Ronnie Tutt (Drums)
Larry Muhoberac (Piano & Organ)
Backing Vocals are provided by:
The Sweet Inspirations
Musical Director is Bobby Morris
The songs featured on this album are:
Blue Suede Shoes
I Got A Woman
All Shook Up
Love Me Tender
Jailhouse Rock? Don’t Be Cruel
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Mystery Train? Tiger Man
Monologue (Elvis giving observations of his life)
Baby What You Want Me To Do
Runaway (Plus introduction of Del Shannon)
Are You Lonesome Tonight? (laughing version)
Rubberneckin (including false start)
Yesterday/ Hey Jude (chorus of Hey Jude only)
In The Ghetto
This Is The Story
Can’t Help Falling In Love
My Verdict: ‘All Shook Up’ captures Elvis in a funny and playful mood, for that alone it is worth adding to your collection as it is outstanding. Elvis ‘ laughter is as infectious as always, the keyboard playing of Sydney’s own Larry Muhberac drives the audio mix.