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A1 Wearin' That Loved On Look 2:41
A2 Only The Strong Survive 2:45
A3 I'll Hold You In My Heart (Till I Can Hold You In My Arms) 4:31
A4 Long Black Limousine 3:41
A5 It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' 2:35
A6 I'm Movin' On 2:50
B1 Power Of My Love 2:35
B2 Gentle On My Mind 3:20
B3 After Loving You 3:05
B4 True Love Travels On A Gravel Road 2:37
B5 Any Day Now 2:55
B6 In The Ghetto 2:44
RCA Victor LSP-4155 From Elvis In Memphis (LP) Release Date: 6/17/1969

O ano de 1969 anunciava novos ventos, o homem pisava na Lua, Richard Nixon era eleito o 37° presidente dos Estados Unidos da América, o Festival de Woodstock traduzia toda uma nova geração. A nossa Miss Brasil era Vera Fisher, a Ford apresenta seu novo modelo de carro o Corcel e o Fusca da Volkswagen sendo o carro mais
vendido do ano.
Todavia o mais importante para nós fãs , era a nova direção que Elvis havia tomado. Após seis meses ter gravado o especial da NBC exibido em 03 de dezembro de 1968 para todos os lares americanos, com um sucesso pressionante e Elvis devolvendo a si próprio o protagonismo que sempre fascinou o mundo. Chegava à hora de dar o passo seguinte a gravação de um novo álbum, a direção não era mais aos estúdios da RCA em Nashville (TN) e sim do lugar que o fez a maior ícone da música popular de todos os tempos, a cidade de Memphis, que depois de 14 anos
Elvis voltaria a gravar , a ultima vez foi em 1955 na Sun Records .
Elvis após conversas entre o produtor Felton Jarvis e com sugestões de seus amigos Marty Lacker, George Klein e Red West, uma vez que o centro criativo da musica norte americana deslocou de Nashville para Memphis, decidem por um estúdio num velho prédio na Street Thomas que já havia sido um cinema e agora se transformara no
American Studios. Esse mesmo estúdio que no período de 1967 a 1972 emplacou umas centenas de singles no Top 100 da Billboard e contava com alguns músicos fenomenais oriundos da Muscle Shoals Sound Studio no Alabama, para produzir hits com Box Tops, Dusty Springfield, Neil Diamond entre outros.
Em 13 de Janeiro Elvis inicia as sessões mais proliferas de sua carreira sob a produção de Chip Moman e Felton Jarvis. Abrindo com “Long Black Limousine” na qual Elvis ficou impressionado com uma letra tão profunda, sobre uma garota do interior que deixa tudo em busca do sucesso na cidade grande e tempos depois volta para casa num
carro funerário. A canção já havia sido gravada por Jody Miller, mas a dramaticidade e profundidade de sua voz imprimiu a música um o significado singular com entrega e paixão.
Assim como em “In the Ghetto”, Elvis se recuperando de uma laringite, deixa uma interpretação memorável e com um significado muito profundo, como o fez em “If I Can Dream” no especial da NBC.
Entre 13 a 22 de fevereiro Elvis gravou mais de 32 novas canções, entre elas “Suspicious Mind” que lançada em single se tornou sucesso absoluto atingido o 1° lugar nas paradas americanas. Elvis estava de volta.
Canções como “Wearing That Loved on Look” carregada de muito soul, “Only The Strong Survive” e “Power Of My
Love” com uma pegada roqueira, o country de “I´m Movin´on” e “Gently On My Mind”, a memoria afetiva dos tempos do exercito quando cantava nos dias de folga em sua casa como “After Loving You”, tudo compondo um álbum insuperável e extraordinário chamado “FROM ELVIS IN MEMPHIS” e logo em seguida o ábum “BACK IN MEMPHIS”
Matéria: José Carlos Barros Dopaso
DATE SESSIONS
American Sound - Memphis, Tennessee
January 13 / 14 1969
Long Black Limousine
This Is The Story
Come Out Come Out (Wherever You Are) (track)
Wearin' That Loved On Look
January 14 / 15 1969
You'll Think Of Me
I'm Movin' On
A Little Bit Of Green
Gentle On My Mind
January 15 / 16 1969
Don't Cry Daddy (track)
Poor Man's Gold (track)
Inherit The Wind (track)
Mama Liked The Roses (track)
January 16 1969
My Little Friend (track)
January 19 1969
I'm Movin' On (overdub)
January 20 / 21 1969
In The Ghetto
Gentle On My Mind (track replacement / vocal repair)
Gentle On My Mind (harmony vocal overdub)
Rubberneckin'
January 21 / 22 1969
Hey Jude
My Little Friend (vocal overdub)
Inherit The Wind (vocal overdub)
Mama Liked The Roses (vocal overdub)
Mama Liked The Roses (harmony vocal overdub)
Wearin' That Loved On Look (vocal replacement)
You'll Think Of Me (vocal replacement)
This Is The Story (vocal replacement)
In The Ghetto (vocal replacement)
I'm Movin' On (vocal replacement)
Long Black Limousine (vocal repair)
Don't Cry Daddy (vocal overdub)
Don't Cry Daddy (harmony vocal overdub)
Poor Man's Gold (vocal overdub)
From A Jack To A King
January 22 1969
Wearin' That Loved On Look (overdub)
Long Black Limousine (overdub)
January 22 / 23 1969
Without Love (There Is Nothing)
I'll Hold You In My Heart ('Till I Can Hold You In My Arms)
I'll Be There
Suspicious Minds
Suspicious Minds (harmony vocal overdub)
January 23 / 24 1969
In The Ghetto (overdub)
Long Black Limousine (overdub)
This Is The Story (overdub)
Wearin' That Loved On Look (overdub)
You'll Think Of Me (overdub)
I'm Movin' On (overdub)
Inherit The Wind (overdub)
Rubberneckin' (overdub)
Hey Jude (overdub)
From A Jack To A King (overdub)
I'll Be There (overdub)
Suspicious Minds (overdub)
February 17 / 18 1969
Stranger In My Own Home Town
True Love Travels On A Gravel Road
It's My Way (Of Loving You) / This Time / I Can't Stop Loving You (jam)
True Love Travels On A Gravel Road
And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind
February 18 / 19 1969
Power Of My Love
After Loving You
Do You Know Who I Am?
February 19 / 20 1969
Kentucky Rain
Kentucky Rain (remake)
Only The Strong Survive
February 20 / 21 1969
It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'
Any Day Now
If I'm A Fool (For Loving You)
February 21 1969
The Fair's Moving On
Memory Revival (track)
February 22 1969
Any Day Now (vocal repair)
True Love Travels On A Gravel Road (Harmony vocal overdub)
And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind (vocal replacement) (?)
Power Of My Love (harmony vocal overdub)
Do You Know Who I Am? (vocal repair) (?)
Do You Know Who I Am? (harmony vocal overdub) (?)
Only The Strong Survive (vocal replacement) (?)
The Fair's Moving On (vocal replacement) (?)
Who Am I?

RECORDING SESSION
American Sound Studios, Memphis Tenn.
Jan.13-23, Feb.17-22,1969
MUSICIANS; Reggie Young(guitar),Tommy Cogbill(guitar,base),Mike Leech(guitar),Bobby Emmons(organ),Bobby
Wood(piano),Gene Chrisman(drums),John Hughly(steel guitar),Ed Kollis(harmonica)
Ronnie Millsap(Piano or back-up vocal)
Strings and Horns were overdubbed later.
LONG BLACK LIMOUSINE(Bobby George,Vern Stovall)
Written in 1962. Recorded by O.C.Smith(1967),Jody Miller(1968)
THIS IS A STORY(Chris Arnold,Geffrey Morrow,David Martin)
Written for Elvis
COME OUT,COME OUT(Don Thomas,Mike Millius)
(track only, Elvis'voice not recorded)
WEARIN' THAT LOVED ON LOOK(Dallas Frazier,Al Owens)
Written for Elvis?
YOU'LL THINK OF ME(Mort Shuman)
Written for Elvis.
I'M MOVIN' ON(Hank Snow)
Hank Snow's 1950 big hit(#1 for 21 weeks on Country)
A LITTLE BIT OF GREEN(Chris Arnold,Geffrey Morrow,David Martin)
Written for Elvis
DON'T CRY DADDY(Mac Davis)
Elvis' #6(Hot 100)hit was written by Mac Davis.
POOR MAN'S GOLD(Mac Davis)
(track only, Elvis'voice not recorded)
Mac Davis later recorded it himself.
INHERIT THE WIND(Eddy Rabbitt)
Original recorded by Elvis.
MAMA LIKED THE ROSES(Johnny Christpher)
Johnny Christpher sung it for Elvis during sessions and Elvis liked it.
MY LITTLE FRIEND(Shirl Milete)
Song written for Elvis
IN THE GHETTO(the Vicious Circle)(Mac Davis)
Recorded first by Elvis and released on single(#3 on Hot 100)
Grammy nominations to Mac Davis for "Best Contemporary Song"
GENTLE ON MY MIND(John Hartford)
Glen Campbell's Grammy Award Winning song was recorded first by John Hartford himself in 1967(#60 on Country
chart)
RUBBERNECKIN'(Dory Jones,Bunny Warren) Written for Elvis.(Later it was used in 1969 film "Change of Habit")
HEY JUDE(John Lennon,Paul McCartney)
The Beatles' 1968 #1 hit(9 weeks on #1 spot)
FROM A JACK TO A KING(Ned Miller)
Ned Miller's 1957 composed song was a 1962 hit(#6 on Hot 100)
WITHOUT LOVE (THERE IS NOTHING)(Danny Small)
Clyde McPhatter's 1955 hit(#3 on R&B) was also a hit for Tom Jones in 1969 when Elvis' version was released on an
album. Ray Charles also relesed it in 1963.
I'LL HOLD YOU IN MY HEART(TILL I CAN HOLD YOU IN MY ARMS)(Eddy Arnold, Hal Horton, Tommy
Dilbeck)
1947 big hit(#1 for 21 weeks on Country)for Eddy Arnold
I'LL BE THERE (IF YOU EVER WANT ME)(Bobby Darin)
Bobby Darin recorded it in 1960(#79 on Hot 100). Jackson 5's "I'll Be There" is a fifferent song.
SUSPICIOUS MINDS(Mark James)
#1 hit for Elvis was original recorded by Mark James in 1968.
TRUE LOVE TRAVELS ON A GRAVEL ROAD(Dallas Frazier,Al Owens)
Duan Dee(#58 on Country)in 1968, Percy Sledge also recorded it
STRANGER IN MY OWN HOME TOWN(Percy Mayfield)
Written and recorded by P.Mayfield in 1963. Also recorded by Jr.Parker
AND THE GRASS WON'T PAY NO MIND(Niel Diamond)
Niel Diamond recorded it for his 1968 album.
POWER OF MY LOVE(Bill Giant,Bernie Baum,Florence Kaye)
Written for Elvis. Later in 1974 recorded by Jerry Butler
AFTER LOVING YOU(Eddy Miller,Johnny Lanz)
Originally recorded by Eddy Arnold in 1962. Also recorded by Jim Reeves and Joe Henderson
DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM(Bobby Russell)
Original recorded by Elvis
KENTUCKY RAIN(Eddy Rabbitt,Dick Heard)
One of songs Eddy Rabbitt wrote for Elvis. Eddy himself recorded it in 1978.
ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE(Jerry Butler,Kenny Gamble,Leon Huff)
Written in 1968.Jerry Butler's big hit in 1969(#4 on Hot 100,R&B #1)
IT KEEPS RIGHT ON A-HURTIN'(Johnny Tillotson)
Johnny Tillotson's 1962 hit(#3 on Hot 100),Margaret Whiting(1968)
ANY DAY NOW(Bob Billiard,Burt Bacharach)
Other recordings; Chuck Jackson in 1962(#23 on Hot 100.#2 on R&B), Percy Sledge in 1968,Ronnie Milsap in
1982(#14 Hot 100,#1 on Country) Ronnie Milsap was a back up vocalist in this Jam session
IF I'M A FOOL (FOR LOVING YOU)(Stan Kesler)
Jimmy Clanton's 1964 recordings. Dottie West 1976 hit.
THE FAIR IS MOVING ON(Doug Flett, Guy Fletcher)
Written for Elvis? Also recorded by Allan Chase
MEMORY REVIVAL(Dallas Frazier,Al Owens)
(track only, Elvis'voice not recorded)
WHO AM I(Charles Goodman)
Recorded by Happy Goodman Family in 1965
Quando Elvis estava gravando no American Studio, um dos admiradores de Elvis, ROY HAMILTON também estava gravando . Elvis deu a ele uma canção intitulada "Angelica", que Elvis possivelmente iria gravar. Elvis gostava do estilo de cantar de Roy, então Elvis cantou ""You'll Never Walk Alone" assim como Roy já havia gravado em um de
seus discos.

1954 You'll Never Walk alone / I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry(#1 on R&B,#21 on Hot 100)
1954 Hurt(#8 on R&B chart)
1955 Unchained Melody(#1 on R&B,#6 on Hot 100)
1955 Without A Song(#77 on Hot 100)
1958 Pledging My Love
1961 You Can Have Her(#6 on R&B,#12 on Hot 100)
Elvis cantou "You Can Have Her" no concerto de Los Angeles em Maio,11,1974.
DISCOGRAFIA OFICIAL
Elvis From In Memphis
1969 LP LSP-4155
1977 LP AFL1-4155
1982 LP MFSL-1-059(Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab)
1991 CD 07863-51456-2
2000 CD 07863-67932-2
2009 CD 88697 – 51497-2 (Legacy Edition)
The Memphis is Recording
1987 LP 6221-1-R
1987 CD 6221-2-R
FROM NASHVILLE TO MEMPHIS, THE ESSENTIAL 60'S MASTERS I
1993 CD 07863-66160-2
SUSPICIOUS MIND – THE MEMPHIS 1969 ANTHOLOGY
1999 CD 07863-67677-2
"FOLLOW THAT DREAM" LABEL
MEMPHIS SESSIONS ´69
2001 CD 074321-89293-2
MADE IN MEMPHIS
2006 CD 82876 769652-2
ELVIS BACK IN MEMPHIS
2012 CD 506020-975050
FROM ELVIS IN MEMPHIS
2013 CD 506020-975047
FROM ELVIS AT AMERICAN SOUND STUDIOS
2013 CD 506020-975064
Elvis SINGLE Records' Highest Positions On BILLBOARD's Hit Charts HOT 100,COUNTRY,R & B
and EASY LISTENING
SUSPICIOUS MINDS / YOU'LL THINK OF ME
SUSPICIOUS MINDS; Hot 100;#1(1 week at #1),15 weeks stay on Hot 100 chart.
SUSPICIOUS MINDS; Easy Listning charts;#4.
DON'T CRY DADDY / RUBBERNECKIN' Both Sides; Hot 100;#6,13 weeks stay on Hot 100 chart.
DON'T CRY DADDY; Country Chart;#13,11 weeks stay on Country chart.
DON'T CRY DADDY; Easy Listning charts;#3.
Fontes Pesquisadas:
Elvis Presley A vida na Música – Ernest Jorgensen – Ed. Larousse – 1°Edição 2010.
www.elvisoncd.com
www.biwa.ne.jp/~presley
www.keithflynn.com