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post Aug 3 2019, 10:42 AM
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Mi amigo
Duet version submitted for the movie Fun in Acapulco. No more information available.


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post Aug 19 2019, 07:10 PM
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On 12 april 1967 the screenplay written by Philip Shuken for Speedway was still called “Pot Luck”.
Submitted title song for the opening A driving man (selected song for this spot "Road to success"). I’ve no more information about the song.


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post Aug 20 2019, 04:30 PM
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Speedway - rejected songs from 12 april 1967 – song selection (based on the screenplay from 7 april 1967)
sung over the opening credits
The road to success – rejected / no information known;
finally recorded for this scene Speedway
(see previous post)

page 86 - scene Hang out club
Let your self go – finally moved to page 21 scene 99X1)
Close to me – rejected / no information known;
One step at a time – rejected / no information known;

page 98
Suppose - (not used);
Meant good to the whole wide world – rejected / no information known;

page 108
Lollipops and rainbows (Tepper-Bennett)
In the past selected for the movie Harum scarum but not used.

page 126
Suppose - (not used);
My baby is here to stay - rejected / no information known;

On a list with Elvis’ favorites are mentioned:
What are little girls made of (an old nursery rhyme) – not used;
There ain’t nothing like a song – sung in the Hangout Club after the race (P 109 scene 425-426) .
(in the past selected for the movie Spinout but rejected).


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post Sep 5 2019, 08:33 PM
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Mustang wine
The song was written by Stephen Earle.
The song was probably selected for recording on the 20 january 1977 session; however this recording session was cancelled.
The song was recorded in november 1977 by Carl Perkins with producer Felton Jarvis (Jet 117).


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post Sep 5 2019, 08:41 PM
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Miss Misunderstood
The song was written by David Bellamy.
The song was probably selected for recording on the 20 january 1977 session; however this recording session was cancelled.
The song was recorded in september 1978 by The Bellamy Brothers for an album.


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post Sep 6 2019, 10:27 AM
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Disco rider
The song was written by Mark James and Wayne Carson Thompson.
According to the book Writing for the king the song was selected for recording on october 1976 / january 1977 sessions.


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post Sep 6 2019, 10:39 AM
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Please don’t let Lorraine come down
The song was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.
According to a site with Andrew Lloyd Webber facts this song and It’s easy for you were selected for recording at october 1976 sessions. It’s easy for you was recorded and this song was rejected.

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post Sep 7 2019, 04:24 PM
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Ain’t funny
The song was written by Joy Byers in 1962; the demo version was rejected by Hill and Range.
The song was recorded later on november 1962 by Gerri Granger (Big bop 45-3128). For the other side of this single she recorded “Don’t want your letters” = Return the sender with different lyrics.


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post Sep 17 2019, 05:56 PM
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(Down in) Bourbon Street
Composed by ?
There excists a demo version for the movie King Creole; selected but not used.
(source Kevan Budd)


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post Sep 21 2019, 04:25 PM
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Pick up your sorrows
It’s not a real rejected song but during casting / rehearsels for the movie "The trouble with girls" this folk song was played by The Farmband. The song was written by Pauline Marden & Richard Farina.
The original version was recorded in april 1965 by Mimi & Richard Farina (Vanguard VRS 35032).
The song finally wasn't used.

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post Sep 23 2019, 06:01 PM
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Rejected songs in the pre-selection for the movie Viva Las Vegas

The duck, the cat and me (Sid Tepper- Roy Bennett)

That’s how you look to me (Rick Ward- Sid Feller)
(duet version like The lady love me)

Please be mine tonight (Bernie Wayne-Marvin Moore)
(ballad)

Viva Las Vegas - alt. version by Giant-Baum-Kaye(?)

The vega dance of chance (Sid Tepper-Roy Bennett)
(source Kevan Budd)

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post Sep 26 2019, 03:44 PM
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The city’s awake (Giant-Baum-Kaye).
Originally selected for the movie Viva Las Vegas (?).
Later on selected for the movie Double trouble but rejected.
We know the song with re-written lyrics as City by night.
(source Kevan Budd)


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post Sep 27 2019, 08:11 AM
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Viva Las Vegas
Another rejected version was written by Luigi Creatore and Hugo Peretti.
This version is registered at ASCAP.


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post Oct 7 2019, 01:57 PM
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Take me to the fair
For the movie "Take me to the fair" aka "It happened at the world's fair" - opening (scene 4) were selected the next songs:

1. Take me to fair - written by Robertson - Blair = rejected
2. Take me to fair - written by Wise - Weisman = Elvis' favorite but not recorded
3. Take me to fair - written by Tepper - Bennett = producer's favorite and recorded later on 22 september 1962 titled Take me to the fair # 2


Additional versions submitted (source Kevan Budd)

4. Take me to the fair - Singleton and Ott.
5. Take me to the fair - Doc Pomus and Alan Jefferies
6. Take me to the fair (different song) - Wise and Weisman (They submitted at least two different songs for this title)

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post Oct 10 2019, 06:48 PM
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Seventeen mile drive
The song is mentioned for the movie Easy come easy go in the first scripts from 18 march 1966 for song spot 2 during car driving; no information availabe.


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post Dec 3 2019, 11:35 AM
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According to this tape legend Glen Campbell recorded these dmo version written by Ben Weisman

Bitter sweet – recorded 9 november 1965 - no information linked to Elvis;

Sweet november - recorded 9 january 1966 - no information linked to Elvis;

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post Dec 3 2019, 03:40 PM
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Tape legend
According to the tapelegend the next demo-songs written by Ben Weisman were recorded on 1 february 1966 for the movie Spinout.

Spinout *
Any old time **
Anyone can play **
Magic fire
I’ll be back *
I’ll never know

* recorded by Elvis for the movie Spinout
** not used but selected again for the movie Clambake
*** selected again for 22-23 august 1967 (cancelled) recording session.

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post Dec 11 2019, 08:09 PM
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According to the Hal Wallis papers in the Margaret Herrick Library he got outside the recorded tracks the next demo acetates for the movie Paradise Hawaiian style:

(It’s) a dog life (Tepper-Bennett) = rejected (see above);

All of you (beautiful princess) = no information known;

Bah-zoom = no information known;

Don‘t fool a fool in love = no information known;

(My) Hawaiian paradise (Owens) = rejected (see above);

Hook line and sinker (Haley-Khoury-Bonner).
The song was recorded on 23 march 1956 by Bill Haley & The Comets (Decca 30214).
It’s possible the demo version could be another song.

Kamehemeha (Wayne-Weisman- Fuller) = rejected;

Knock knock = no information known. There are a few hundred songs registered both at ASCAP and BMI with this songtitle.

Legend of the island (Giant-Baum-Kaye) = rejected;

Loki lani (Rose of heaven) = no information known;

Love me as I am = no information known;

Mine (Tepper-Bennett)
Replaced for that scene by This is my heaven. The song was recorded later on 11 september 1967 in a non-movie recording session.

My kinda island = no information known;

Polynesian paradise = no information known;
acetate 1 with note “Love song # 1”;
acetate 2 with note “Love song # 2”;
acetate 3 with note “Title song”;
acetate 4 with note “M.T.”.

Princess papoola papaya = recorded with re-written lyrics as Queenie wahine’s papaya.

Song of Hawaii = no information known;

South sea paradise = no information known;

Sweet dream baby = no information known;


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post Jan 22 2020, 11:46 AM
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Any town is home to me
The song is written by Bennie Benjamin and Sol Marcus. Both also wrote Anyone (Kissin’ cousins) and Lonely man (Wild in the country) for Elvis.
I’ve not found a connection with a recording session or movie in the 60’s. The song is not registered at ASCAP.

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