If you have issue with the veracity of Elvis' stage patter and southern story telling, you can take it up with topic author. Apparently, he is really enjoying your posts.James1954 wrote:It was stage patter and Elvis was mistaken, as performers often are when they are in the eye of a hurricane as he was. There is no sense other than than southern story telling, we bend the facts to suit the story we'd like.
We have moved past that, and are pondering, if what Elvis said WAS correct, how could it be. Almost two years ago now, MikeFromHolland went to the trouble of identifying the origins of this topic and listing some enlightened FECCers who were happy to consider the second studio theory. Crazy, huh:
MikeFromHolland on Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:49 am wrote:SOME HISTORY ABOUT The 2nd STUDIO HYPOTHESIS
The origins of this thread: http://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=801822#p801822 (Aug. 24, 2010 by the in this OP or thread uncredited ColinB and billyblues)
On March 5, 2012 George Smith already came up with the hypothesis of another studio which Elvis might have used: "Did he record it for another studio?" (http://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=55284&start=425#p1009448)
No one responded to this. A later remark by rjm: "Agreed. But you missed the most important thing I said. HE NEVER SAID "AT SUN." Or even alluded to it in any way. Not "my second record/song for the guy" -- NOTHING to indicate Sun or Sam Phillips." (http://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=55284&start=475#p1164404)
On May 3, 2013 rpm wrote:So Radio Station WDIA became a second option to investigate. (http://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=55284&start=475#p1164412)"It is IMPROBABLE. But it may be the truth. Or it may not. We must first eliminate "the impossible." Then go on to persue whatever is left, however improbable.
It is quite possible that Elvis was telling the truth. That cannot be eliminated.
It is seeming less possible that he recorded it at Sam Phillips's facility.
How to reconcile?
Here is pretty much what "is left." This makes sense, however improbable.
Billy Emerson, claimed in an interview (I posted one of the quotes a while back, as a scan from a book) that he and Elvis made demos together. "In the back of a radio station." Elsewhere, he identified the station as WDIA.
Elvis knew the Phineas and Calvin Newborn family quite well. According to a Stanley Booth interview (1989, Village Voice), Elvis was a casual visitor to their home. The Newborns made demos back there, hiring singers. They got paid for these demos.
Emerson was unclear as to dates. But HE made demos there. And said Elvis did so with him, on occasion.
As I said, pure speculation. Brainstorming. I don't even care if I hear such a recording. It surely no longer exists, anyway, if ever it did exist.
I would like to pursue the matter further. "
In this topic called "Tiger Man - Did Elvis record it at Sun?" DGRYAN1977 wrote: "This is a complete shot in the dark and I am sure my theory is wrong but, who said it was during any session with Scotty and Bill?
Is it all possible that Elvis recorded a "demo" in between the "my happiness" and "I'll never stand in your way" recordings?
It seems all theories pertaining to SUN lead to a dead end so this was the only thing I could possibly come up with.
Were there any other recording studios or places to record yourself in or around Memphis?
Especially since Elvis said "not too many people know the story". There must be more to it then just a recording session at SUN records with Scotty and Bill." (http://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=88579#p1392771). But again no one responded.