Roger Semon talks about Memphis Tennessee

By: Tony
Source: Elvis Presley Scrapbook
July 11, 2009 - 9:14:57 PM
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Above - Roger Semon talks about Memphis Tennessee and the Johnny Rivers story. Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee (The Lost Album) is a 2 CD release in the FTD Classic Album Series (7 inch digipack with booklet) and has just been released by FTD along with Love Letters From Elvis a 2 CD Special Edition, again in the Classic Album Series (7 inch digipack with booklet) and America, a concert soundboard recorded April 22, 1976.

Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee: Disc 1 - The Album:

01 Witchcraft 2:24 - 02 Please Don't Drag That String Around 1:57 - 03 Love Me Tonight 2:03 - 04 Slowly But Surely 2:15 - 05 It Hurts Me 2:30 - 06 Echoes Of Love 2:42 - 07 (It’s A) Long Lonely Highway 2:23 - 08 (You’re The) Devil In Disguise 2:22 - 09 Never Ending 2:02 - 10 Ask Me 2:09 - 11 Memphis, Tennessee 2:11 - 12 Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers 1:53 - 13 Western Union 2:14 - 14 Blue River 2:11 - 15 What Now, What Next , Where To 2:01

Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee FTD CD

Rejected masters:

16 Memphis, Tennessee 2:16 - 17 Ask Me 2:10

First takes:

18 Witchcraft – take 1 2:40 - 19 Please Don’t Drag That String Around – take 1 2:09 - 20 Love Me Tonight – take 1 2:12 - 21 Slowly But Surely – take 1 2:32 - 22 It Hurts Me – take 1 2:41 - 23 Echoes Of Love – take 1 2:52 - 24 (It’s A) Long Lonely Highway - take 1 2:58 - 25 (You’re The) Devil In Disguise -take 3 2:39 - 26 Never Ending – take 1 2:06 - 27 Ask me – takes 1 & 2 2:40 - 28 Memphis Tennessee – take 1 2:47 - 29 Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers – take 1 2:05 - 30 Western Union – take 1 2:09 - 31 Ask Me (1963 version) – take 1 2:30

Disc 2 - May 1963 sessions:

01 Echoes Of Love – takes 2,4,5,3 5:51 - 02 Please Don’t Drag That String Around – take 2 2:10 - 03 Please Don’t Drag That String Around – takes 3,4,5 3:55 - 04 (You’re The) Devil In Disguise – takes 1,2,4,5,6(M) 5:07 - 05 Never Ending – take 2 & 3(M) 3:20 - 06 Witchcraft – take 2 2:33 - 07 Finder Keepers, Losers Weepers – takes 2 &3M 3:14 - 08 Love Me Tonight – takes 2,3,4 3:00 - 09 Love Me Tonight – takes 6 & 5 2:59 - 10 Memphis, Tennessee (‘63 version)– take 1 2:34 - 11 Western Union – takes 2 & 3 3:29 - 12 Slowly But Surely – takes 2,3,4 2:53 - 13 Blue River – takes 1 & 2 2:29 - 14 Ask Me – takes 3 & 4 3:25 - 15 Ask Me – takes 5 & 6 (alt. master) 3:43 - 16 Echoes Of Love – takes 6 & 7 2:01 - 17 Echoes Of Love – takes 9 & 8 (alt. master) 3:25

January 1964 sessions:

18 Memphis, Tennessee – takes 2,3,4,5 4:28 - 19 Ask Me – take 3 2:29 - 20 Ask Me – takes 4,5,6,7 3:54 - 21 Ask Me – takes 8,10,9 2:53 - 22 It Hurts Me – takes 2,3,4,5(M) 4:14

Love Letters From Elvis: Disc 1 - The Original Album:

01 Love Letters - 02 When I’m Over You - 03 If I Were You - 04 Got My Mojo Working / Keep Your Hands Off Of It - 05 Heart Of Rome -06 Only Believe - 07 This Is Our Dance - 08 Cindy, Cindy - 09 I’ll Never Know - 10 It Ain’t No Big Thing (But It’s Growing) - 11 Life

Love Letters From Elvis FTD CD

New Bonus Songs:

12 The Sound Of Your Cry - 13 Sylvia - 14 Rags To Riches - 15 Something

First takes:

16 The Sound Of Your Cry – takes 1, 2, 3 - 17 Cindy, Cindy – take 1 - 18 I’ll Never Know – take 1 - 19 It Ain’t No Big Thing (But It’s Growing) – takes 1, 2 - 20 Life – take 1, 2 - 21 Heart Of Rome – take 1 - 22 If I Were You – take 1- 23 Rags To Riches – rehearsal, take 2

Disc 2 - Session outtakes and undubbed masters:

01 Radio Commercial - 02 The Sound Of Your Cry – takes 4, 5, 6 - 03 Cindy, Cindy – takes 2, 3 (undubbed master) - 04 Got My Mojo Working / Keep Your Hands Off Of It – take 1 (undubbed master) - 05 I’ll Never Know – takes 2, 3 - 06 It Ain’t No Big Thing (But It’s Growing) – takes 3, 4, 5, 6 - 07 This Is Our Dance – takes 6, 7, 9,11 (undubbed master) - 08 Life – take10 - 09 Heart of Rome – take 2 (undubbed master) - 10 Love Letters – takes 3, 1 - 11 If I were you - takes 2, 3, 4, 5 - 12 Only Believe - takes 1, 2, 3, 4 (undubbed master) - 13 Sylvia - takes 1, 2, 3, 4, 9 - 14 Rags To Riches - take 3

America (April 22, 1976):

America is a concert soundboard featuring the complete show from Omaha, April 22, 1976. This CD will also contain two tracks recorded during the last show of the tour in Spokane.

America FTD CD

2001 Theme / See See Rider / I Got A Woman - Amen / Love Me / If You Love Me (Let Me Know) / You Gave Me A Mountain /Trying to get to You/ All Shook Up / Teddy Bear - Dont Be Cruel / Heartbreak Hotel / America The Beautiful / Polk Salad Annie / Introductions / Hurt / Hound Dog / Help Me / How Great Thou Art / Little Darlin'/Its Now Or Never/Funny How Time Slips Away / Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp. Bonus songs from Spokane, WA 27.4.76 : Burning Love/My Way.

Buy Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee (originally 'The Lost Album')
Buy Love Letters From Elvis in the Classic Albums re-issue series
Buy America, a soundboard concert release from April 22, 1976.

- Direct link to all titles on FTD page.


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