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Writing For The King

Writing For The King: Here is the cover art for the upcoming Follow That Dream release ”Writing For The King” by Ken Sharp. This book includes more than 140 interviews with songwriters like John Fogerty, Paul McCartney, Leiber & Stoller, Pomus & Shuman, Phil Spector, Tommy Durden, Red West, Mark James, Tony Joe White and publisher Freddy Bienstock. ”Writing for the King” is a fascinating behind-the-scenes story of politics, money, inspiration and great trivia about Elvis and the songs he turned into classics. Included is a CD of previously unreleased RCA recordings of Elvis performing live in Las Vegas (1969 through 1972) plus a second CD with 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.” Don’t miss this 400-Page Book and 2 CDs! Out on December 1, 2006.

Track Listing:

Disc 1 – The Recordings by Elvis Presley: Blue Suede Shoes (24th/M, Aug.’69), I Got A Woman (24th/M, Aug.’69), All Shook Up (24th/M, Aug.’69), Love Me Tender (24th/M, Aug.’69), Jailhouse Rock / Don’t Be Cruel (24th/M, Aug.’69), Heartbreak Hotel (24th/M, Aug.’69), Hound Dog (24th/M, Aug.’69), Words (25th/D, Aug.’69), Yesterday / Hey Jude (25th/D, Aug.’69), In The Ghetto (25th/M, Aug.’69), Don’ Cry Daddy (16th/D, Feb.’70), Polk Salad Annie (16th/D, Feb.’70), Kentucky Rain (17th/D, Feb.’70), Walk A Mile In My Shoes (16th/D, Feb.’70), Something (11th/D, Aug.’70), You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling (11th/D, Aug.’70), I Just Can’t Help Believin’ (13th/D, Aug.’70), Never Been To Spain (14th/M, Feb.’72), Love Me (14th/M, Feb.’72), Teddy Bear / Don’ Be Cruel (14th/M, Feb.’72), A Big Hunk O’ Love (14th/M, Feb.’72), Suspicious Minds (24th/M, Aug.’69), Can’t Help Falling In Love (24th/M, Aug.’69)

Disc 2 – The Demos by Various Artists : Heartbreak Hotel (Singer: Glenn Reeves), Teddy Bear (Singer: Otis Blackwell) , Don’t Ask Me Why (Singer: Jimmy Breedlove), Hard Headed Woman (Singer: Jimmy Breedlove), Trouble (Singer: Unknown), Wear My Ring Around Your Neck (Singer: Gus Coletti), Pocketful Of Rainbow (Singer: Jimmy Breedlove), No More (Singer: Don Robertson), His Latest Flame (Singer: Mort Shuman), Good Luck Charm (Singer: Robert Moseley), Devil In Disguise (Singer: Bill Giant), Viva Las Vegas (Singer: Mort Shuman) , C’mon Everybody (Singer: Bob Johnston), Kissin’ Cousins (Singer: Malcolm Dodd), My Desert Serenade (Singer: Kenny Karen) , Could I Fallin In Love (Singer: Malcolm Dodd), The Love Machine (Singer: Gerald Nelson), Clambake – alternate song (Singer: Winfield Scott), Wearin’ That Loved On Look (Singer: Dallas Frazier), I’ve Lost You (Singer: Peter Lee Sterling), The Next Step Is Love (Singer: Paul Evans), Mary In The Morning (Singer: Johnny Cymbal), Burning Love (Singer: Dennis Linde), T.R.O.U.B.L.E. (Singer: Jerry Chesnut), Raised On Rock (Singer: Mark James), Way Down (Singer: Layng Martine Jr.)

Source: Elvis Matters

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