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kissmequick
post Jun 13 2006, 03:33 PM
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During the first dozen years at RCA, Elvis recorded primarily new songs. Later in his career, he began to perform and record ("cover") numerous songs that had already been big hits for someone else. The twenty such songs below were recorded by twenty different artists. Name the artists who originally recorded these songs. (The dates in parentheses refer to the years that the songs first appeared as Elvis recordings.)


1. "And I Love You So" (1975)
2. "Are You Sincere" (1973)
3. "Fairytale" (1975)
4. "Gentle On My Mind" (1969)
5. "Hurt" (1976)
6. "I Can Help" (1975)
7. "I Just Can't Help Believin' " (1970)
8. "It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' " (1969)
9. "Love Letters" (1966)
10. "Mary In The Morning" (1970)
11. "Never Been To Spain" (1972)
12. "Only The Strong Survive" (1969)
13. "Polk Salad Annie" (1970)
14. "Put Your Hand In The Hand" (1972)
15. "Runaway" (1970)
16. "Sweet Caroline" (1970)
17. "Walk A Mile In My Shoes" (1970)
18. "The Wonder And You" (1970)
19. "Words" (1969)
20. "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" (1970)

Bonus Question: Name three number-one hits by the Beatles that were later recorded by Elvis. A Fourth number-one hit by the Beatles was sometimes used by Elvis in Concert as a tag to one of his own hits.
What was that Song?


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post Jun 13 2006, 09:28 PM
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The ones i think i know... [img]style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif[/img]

1. "And I Love You So" (1975) DON McLEAN
2. "Are You Sincere" (1973) ANDY WILLIAMS
3. "Fairytale" (1975) POINTER SISTERS
4. "Gentle On My Mind" (1969) GLEN CAMPBELL
5. "Hurt" (1976)
6. "I Can Help" (1975) BILLY SWAN
7. "I Just Can't Help Believin' " (1970)
8. "It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' " (1969)
9. "Love Letters" (1966) KETTY LESTER
10. "Mary In The Morning" (1970)
11. "Never Been To Spain" (1972) THREE DOG NIGHT
12. "Only The Strong Survive" (1969)
13. "Polk Salad Annie" (1970) TONY JOE WHITE
14. "Put Your Hand In The Hand" (1972)
15. "Runaway" (1970) DEL SHANNON
16. "Sweet Caroline" (1970) NEIL DIAMOND
17. "Walk A Mile In My Shoes" (1970) JOE SOUTH
18. "The Wonder And You" (1970)
19. "Words" (1969) BEE GEES
20. "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" (1970) DUSTY SPRINGFIELD


Cool questions Donna...i will leave the rest for someone else.... [img]style_emoticons/default/undecided.gif[/img]


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post Jun 13 2006, 11:22 PM
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QUOTE (NightRider @ Jun 13 2006, 11:28 PM) *
The ones i think i know... [img]style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif[/img]

1. "And I Love You So" (1975) DON McLEAN
2. "Are You Sincere" (1973) ANDY WILLIAMS
3. "Fairytale" (1975) POINTER SISTERS
4. "Gentle On My Mind" (1969) GLEN CAMPBELL
5. "Hurt" (1976)
6. "I Can Help" (1975) BILLY SWAN
7. "I Just Can't Help Believin' " (1970)
8. "It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' " (1969)
9. "Love Letters" (1966) KETTY LESTER
10. "Mary In The Morning" (1970)
11. "Never Been To Spain" (1972) THREE DOG NIGHT
12. "Only The Strong Survive" (1969)
13. "Polk Salad Annie" (1970) TONY JOE WHITE
14. "Put Your Hand In The Hand" (1972)
15. "Runaway" (1970) DEL SHANNON
16. "Sweet Caroline" (1970) NEIL DIAMOND
17. "Walk A Mile In My Shoes" (1970) JOE SOUTH
18. "The Wonder And You" (1970)
19. "Words" (1969) BEE GEES
20. "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" (1970) DUSTY SPRINGFIELD
Cool questions Donna...i will leave the rest for someone else.... [img]style_emoticons/default/undecided.gif[/img]



Hurt Roy Hamilton

I Just Can't Help Believin' B.J. Thomas

It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' Johnny Tillotson I think, not 100% sure...

Only The Strong Survive Johnny Butler

The Wonder Of You Ray Peterson

Don't know Mary and Put Your Hand In The Hand [img]style_emoticons/default/wallbash.gif[/img]

As for The Beatles, the songs are : Yesterday, Something, Get Back & Hey Jude.
He can also be heard singing parts of Lady Madonna and Let It Be. [img]style_emoticons/default/00000407.gif[/img]


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post Jun 13 2006, 11:34 PM
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QUOTE (robert81 @ Jun 14 2006, 12:22 AM) *
Hurt Roy Hamilton

I Just Can't Help Believin' B.J. Thomas

It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' Johnny Tillotson I think, not 100% sure...

Only The Strong Survive Johnny Butler

The Wonder Of You Ray Peterson

Don't know Mary and Put Your Hand In The Hand [img]style_emoticons/default/wallbash.gif[/img]

As for The Beatles, the songs are : Yesterday, Something, Get Back & Hey Jude.
He can also be heard singing parts of Lady Madonna and Let It Be. [img]style_emoticons/default/00000407.gif[/img]


I think I know the last two, but not 100% sure, here goes:

Mary in the Morning - Al Martino
Put your Hand in the Hand - Lynn Anderson


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post Jun 14 2006, 12:53 AM
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QUOTE (NightRider @ Jun 13 2006, 11:28 PM) *
4. "Gentle On My Mind" (1969) GLEN CAMPBELL
Campbell had the big hit, but I believe writer John Hartford recorded it first.

9. "Love Letters" (1966) KETTY LESTER
No, it's older. It was recorded by Dick Haymes in 1945.

11. "Never Been To Spain" (1972) THREE DOG NIGHT
They had the hit, but writer Hoyt Axton recorded it himself first.


QUOTE (robert81 @ Jun 14 2006, 01:22 AM) *
I Just Can't Help Believin' B.J. Thomas
Although Elvis mention Thomas in TTWII, there were several recordings before his. Writer Barry Mann did it in 1968 and Bob Dileo in 1969.

Only The Strong Survive Johnny Butler
Yes, Jerry Butler.


QUOTE (spanish eyes @ Jun 14 2006, 01:34 AM) *
Put your Hand in the Hand - Lynn Anderson
I'm not sure if the original was by Anne Murray or Beth Moore. Both were released in 1971.


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post Jun 16 2006, 04:19 AM
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Good Correction on the Jerry Butler name!

Ketty Lester, Glen Campbell, Three Dog Night and B.J. Thomas were correct.
The Bonus you've got them...just my question though....what song was Get back used in Conjuction with?

Gotta work on that 1, 5, and 14 though!


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post Jun 16 2006, 08:43 AM
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QUOTE (kissmequick @ Jun 16 2006, 06:19 AM) *
Good Correction on the Jerry Butler name!

Ketty Lester, Glen Campbell, Three Dog Night and B.J. Thomas were correct.
The Bonus you've got them...just my question though....what song was Get back used in Conjuction with?

Gotta work on that 1, 5, and 14 though!


It was used in conjuction with Little Sister [img]style_emoticons/default/wink.gif[/img]


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post Jun 16 2006, 03:38 PM
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QUOTE (robert81 @ Jun 16 2006, 03:43 AM) *
It was used in conjuction with Little Sister [img]style_emoticons/default/wink.gif[/img]



Great save!!! Correct [img]style_emoticons/default/cool2.gif[/img]
Now about those other songs????????????


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post Oct 12 2006, 02:49 PM
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addition:

Mary in the morning was recorded by Ed Ames in 1967 before the recording of Al Martino in the same year.
The version by Ed Ames is the original.


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post Oct 12 2006, 04:34 PM
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" During the first dozen years at RCA, Elvis recorded primarily new songs. Later in his career, he began to perform and record ("cover") numerous songs that had already been big hits for someone else. "

In the fifties Elvis covered songs from other artists too:

A fool such as I - Hank Snow 1952

Ai'nt that lovin' you baby - Eddie Riff 1956

All shook up - David Hill 1956

Apron strings - Billy the kid 1959

Baby let's play house - Arthur Gunter 1954

Blueberry hill - Gene Autry 1940

Blue Christmas - Russ Morgan 1949

Blue moon - Frankie Trumbauer and band 1934 / Connie Boswell 1934

Blue moon of Kentucky - Bill Monroe 1946

these are only two letters from the alphabet; most of the movie songs were written for Elvis.

Did you know the song Stop look and listen was recorded in 1964 by Ricky Nelson?

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post Oct 12 2006, 08:39 PM
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addition:
other covers from 50's recordings are:

Danny (not really a cover) - Cliff Richard 1959

Good rockin' tonight - Roy Brown 1947

Harbor light - several artists in 1937

Have I told you lately that I love you - Lulu Belle & Scotty 1945

Hearts of stone - The Jewells / The Champs both 1954

Here comes Santa Claus - Gene Autry 1947

Hot dog - Young Jessie 1956

Hound dog - Willie Mae Thornton 1952

How' s the world treating you - Eddie Arnold 1953

I believe - Jane Froman 1953

I don't care if the sun don't shine - several artists in 1950 but thr first was Toni Martin 1949

I got a woman - Ray Charles 1954

I'll never let you go - Jimmy Wakely 1943 / Gene Autry 1941

I love you because - Leon Payne 1949

I'm gonna sit right down and cry over you - Roy Hamilton 1954

I need you so - Ivory Joe Hunter 1950

It's no secret - Stuart Hamblen 1950

Just because - Nelston Hawaiians 1929

Lawdy Miss Clawdy - Lloyd Price 1952

Long tall Sally - Little Richard 1956

Love me - Willie & Ruth 1954

Milkcow blues boogie - Kokomo Arnold 1934

Money honey - Clyde mc Phatter & the Drifters 1953

My baby left me - Arthur Crudup 1945

Mystery train - Little Junior Parker 1953

Oh little town of Bethlehem - Trinity Choir 1920

Old shep - Red Foley around 1945 and recorded later on

One night - Smiley Lewis 1956

Peace in the valley - 1937 by several artists

Readdy teddy - Little Richard 1956

Rip it up - Little Richard 1956

Silent night - Hans Hoffmann 1902

So glad you're mine - Arthur Crudup 1949

True love - Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly 1956

Trying to get to you - The Eagles 1954

Tutti frutti - Little Richard 1956

When my blue moon turns to gold again - Willey Walker & Gene Sullivan 1941

White Christmas - Bing Crosby 1942

Your cheatin' heart - Hank Williams 1952


this list is not complete; also home recordings are not mentioned
this list gives an impression of the songs that Elvis covered; this not strange because he doesn't write his own songs.

around 480 originals are knowing to exist and it's possible that Elvis never heard an early version.

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post Oct 13 2006, 06:57 AM
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He'll have To Go ----Jim Reeves
Make The World Go Away---Eddie Arnold
SnowBird--Anne Murray

What song didn't he do better than anyone else? [img]style_emoticons/default/smile.gif[/img]


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post Oct 13 2006, 07:40 PM
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I've not mentioned cover versions from the 70's; I did this before on this forum about 6-8 weeks ago.
it's the personal taste to find out what's a better version;

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post Oct 21 2006, 02:13 PM
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I found a list with 70's covers from my post a 6-8 weeks ago:
the list is not complete!!!

A hundred years from now 1957 Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs
Always on my mind 1972 Brenda Lee
Amen 1964 The Impressions with Curtis Mayfield
America 1945 Frank Sinatra
An American Trilogy 1971 Mickey Newbury
And I love you so 1970 Don MacLean
An evening prayer 1958 Don Gibson
Are you sincere? 1958 Andy Williams
A thing called love 1968 Jerry Reed

Bitter they are harder they fall 1974 Larry Gatlin
Blue eyes crying in the rain 1947 Roy Acuff
Bosom of Abraham (Rock my soul) 1938 The Golden Gate Qt
Bridge over troubled water 1970 Simon & Garfunkel
Bringing it back 1975 Brenda Lee
Burning love 1972 Arthur Alexander

Early morning rain 1963 Ian & Sylvia

Faded love 1946 Bob Wills
Fairytale 1974 The Pointer Sisters
Find out whatís happening 1964 The Spidells
Fool 1969 Wayne Newton
Fools rush in 1940 Mildred Bailey
For loviní me 1964 Peter, Paul & Mary
For olí times sake 1973 Tony Joe White
For the good times 1970 Kris Kristofferson
For the heart 1975 Teresa Brewer
Funny how time slips away 1961 Billy Walker

Got my mojo working 1957 Ann Cole

Heíll have to go 1959 Jim Reeves
Help me 1972 Larry Gatlin & Kris Kristofferson
Help me make it through the night 1970 Kris Kristofferson
He touched me 1969 The Imperials
How the web was woven 1969 Jack Lomax
Hurt 1954 Roy Hamilton

I can help 1974 Billie Swan
If thatís not love 1971 The Rambos
If you donít come back 1963 The Drifters
If you love me 1974 Olivia Newton
I John 1926 Arizona Dranes
I just canít help believiní 1968 Barry Mann
Iíll never fall in love again 1962 Lonnie Donegan
Iíll take you home again Kathleen 1912 W. van Brunt
Iím so lonesome I could cry 1949 Hank Williams
I really donít want to know 1953 Eddy Arnold
It ainít no big thing 1970 The Mills Brothers
Itís different now 1970 Cilla Black
(The way of love) Itís impossible 1965 Kathy Kirby
Itís only love 1969 B.J. Thomas
Itís over 1966 Jimmie Rodgers
Iíve got a thing about you baby 1971 Bill Riley
Iíve got confidence 1971 Andrea Crouch & The Disciples
Iíve lost you 1969 Matthews Southern Comfort
I washed my hands in muddy water 1965 Stonewall Jackson
Just a little bit 1959 Tiny Topsy

Kentucky rain 1968 Eddie Rabbitt

Let it be me 1957 Jill Corey & Jimmie Carol
Let me be there 1973 Olivia Newton John
Life 1969 Shirl Milete
Little cabin on the hill 1947 Bill Monroe
Little darliní 1956 The Gladiolas
Loveís coming down 1975 George Jones
Loving arms 1973 Dobie Gray

Make the world go away 1963 Ray Price
Mary in the morning 1967 Ed Ames
Merry Christmas baby 1947 Charles Brown & Jimmy Moore
Miracle of the rosary 1960 Lee Denson
My way 1969 Paul Anka
Never been to Spain 1971 Hoyt Axton & Three Dog Night

Padre 1956 Gloria Lasso
Pieces of my life 1973 Troy Seals
Pledging my love 1954 Johnny Ace
Polk salad Annie 1969 Tony Joe White
Portrait of my love 1960 Matt Monro
Promised land 1964 Chuck Berry
Proud Mary 1969 Creedence Clearwater Revival
Put your hand in the hand 1970 Ann Murray

Rags to riches 1953 Tony Bennett
Release me 1950 Eddie Miller
Runaway 1961 Del Shannon


See see rider 1922 Big Bill Broonzy
Shake a hand 1953 Faye Adams
She wears my ring 1960 Jimmy Bell
Silver bells 1950 Jimmy Wakely & Margaret Whiting
Snowbird 1970 Ann Murray
Softly as I leave you 1962 Matt Monro
Solitaire 1972 Neil Sedaka
Something 1969 Joe Cocker
Spanish eyes 1965 Freddy Quinn
Steamroller blues 1970 James Taylor
Susan when she tried 1974 The Statler Brothers
Sweet Caroline 1969 Neil Diamond

Take good care of her 1961 Adam Wade
Talk about the good times 1970 Jerry Reed
The first Noel 1918 The Invincible Male Qt
The first time I ever saw your face 1958 Peggy Seeger
The impossible dream 1965 Richard Kiley
The last farewell 1975 Roger Whittaker
There goes my everything 1965 Jack Greene
Thereís a honky tonk angel 1973 Troy Seals
The twelfth of never 1956 Johnny Mathis
The wonder of you 1959 Ray Petersen
Three corn patches 1973 T-Bone Walker
Tiger man 1952 Joe Hill Louis
Tomorrow never comes 1944 Ernest Tubb

Unchained melody 1955 Al Hibbler
Until itís time for you to go 1965 Buffie Sainte Marie

Walk a mile in my shoes 1969 Joe South
Welcome to my world 1963 Jim Reeves
What Ďd I say 1959 Ray Charles
What now my love 1965 Shirley Bassey
Where do I go from here 1972 Paul Williams
Whole lotta shakiní goiní on 1955 Big Maybelle
Why me Lord 1973 Kris Kristofferson
Winter wonderland 1934 Guy Lombardo
Woman without love 1968 Bob Luman
Woman without love 1968 Johnny Darell

You asked me to 1973 Waylon Jennings
You can have her 1961 Roy Hamilton
You donít have to say you love me 1965 Dusty Springfield
You gave me a mountain 1966 Marty Robbins
Youíve lost that loviní feeliní 1964 The Righteous Brothers

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What about these versions:

A thing called love 196x Johnny Cash

Fools rush in 1940 Frank Sinatra, 1964 Dean Martin
For the good times 1970 Dean Martin

Iím so lonesome I could cry 1963 Dean Martin; Johnny Cash

Make the world go away 196x Dean Martin

Silver bells 1967 Dean Martin
Something 196x Frank Sinatra (yeah Frank, the greatest Lennon/McCartney song ever (IMG:style_emoticons/default/winking0001.gif) )

Take good care of her 196x Dean Martin

Welcome to my world 1965 Dean Martin
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You might be interested in my site, Elvis Presley: The Originals. It provides information for almost 500 Elvis titles that were recorded previously by someone else, including date of recording by Elvis, original recording artist, when recorded, plus other details of interest.
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