Best track on "King Creole" LP 1958

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Best track on "King Creole" LP 1958

Poll ended at Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:47 am

King Creole
4
12%
As Long As I Have You
4
12%
Hard Headed Woman
5
15%
Trouble
13
38%
Dixieland Rock
2
6%
Don`t Ask Me Why
1
3%
Lover Doll
2
6%
Crawfish
2
6%
Young Dreams
0
No votes
New Orleans
1
3%
 
Total votes: 34


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Best track on "King Creole" LP 1958

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Hello again!

We´re going further with the second soundtrack album. A mixed affair with excellent tracks mixed with lesser good tracks. Crawfish is not bad but a bit odd for Elvis. Doesn´t sound like anything else he recorded.
The original album has just 11 tracks, which must have a bit stingy in 1958. The good news is that I just have to exclude one track, and it must be "Steadfast, loyal and true". Just a school-song, nothing more.

My two favourites are Trouble and Hard headed woman. I chose Hard headed woman, because I prefer the 1968 versions of the first one. My overall feeling is that the music is a bit overproduced, but of course it´s the "New Orleans-feeling" that makes it.

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dreambear wrote: The good news is that I just have to exclude one track, and it must be "Steadfast, loyal and true". Just a school-song, nothing more.
Guess what? I agree!



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Kuenzer wrote:
dreambear wrote: The good news is that I just have to exclude one track, and it must be "Steadfast, loyal and true". Just a school-song, nothing more.
Guess what? I agree!
That makes me very happy! :D

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There's some good ones here. I like them all except 'Don't Ask Me Why' ..... don't ask me why!


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The Purple Gang wrote:There's some good ones here. I like them all except 'Don't Ask Me Why' ..... don't ask me why!
Why ?


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ColinB wrote:
The Purple Gang wrote:There's some good ones here. I like them all except 'Don't Ask Me Why' ..... don't ask me why!
Why ?
I said "don't ask me why" .... oh never mind!

To me, it's a totally forgettable song and I can never remember how it goes until I hear it. Even Elvis fails to make it memorable.


:| Now, what song were we discussing?


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Don`t ask me ........why :!: , I actually voted for that song and you may Ask me why, just because I like the song :D
But of cause I like most of them, it`s always dificult to say just wich one is THE best :?



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And sometimes it depends on which day it is, or what mood you are in. So this is really difficult. King Creole is a good song, but I think the arrangement could have been better. Perhaps a little bit more straight forward like "Little sister"

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all songs from king creole are good -
i like all of them especially - Dont Ask Me Why .
also love - Dixieland rock



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karlos wrote:all songs from king creole are good -
i like all of them especially - Dont Ask Me Why .
also love - Dixieland rock



GREAT FILM AND GOOD SONGS
Have you voted on the other albums? If not, do it! :wink:

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dreambear wrote:
karlos wrote:all songs from king creole are good -
i like all of them especially - Dont Ask Me Why .
also love - Dixieland rock



GREAT FILM AND GOOD SONGS
Have you voted on the other albums? If not, do it! :wink:

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i have just have dreambear




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It’s "Trouble" for me. A right-in-your-face kind of song. Great lyrics, fantastic delivery. The 1968 version is better, but it’s still the best track from that LP. Of course, ask me another day and I might say something else. That’s the beauty of Elvis, isn’t it, and one of the reasons we keep going back for more?

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Karlos wrote:
i like all of them especially - Dont Ask Me Why .

Karlos, howcome "Don`t ask me why" only has one vote then?



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Post by Hammer »

Trouble....mainly because it kicks off the 68 comeback in such a fantastic way, that makes this one of my alltime favourites




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thekingisalive wrote:It’s "Trouble" for me. A right-in-your-face kind of song. Great lyrics, fantastic delivery. The 1968 version is better, but it’s still the best track from that LP.
I agree with that.
It is also my favorite song.




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It appears that everyone likes SIDE 1, better than SIDE 2 :!: :wink:


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Trouble
No hesitation here


He's the King. No matter what you think.


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Dixieland Rock for me.



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No "trouble" with the winner here. A true Elvis classic!

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Post by Cryogenic »

"New Orleans" is utterly superb. WAY better than "Viva Las Vegas" (though VLV is still excellent) -- so that should tell you something! I think it needs better attention.




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Cryogenic wrote:"New Orleans" is utterly superb.
I wholeheartedly agree ...

What an awesome, underrated and underappreciated, lil track ...

At the time, I was shocked, and enlightened, to see the tune included in the 1997 box set, PLATINUM.


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trouble

but i do love hard headed woman.
too bad we didnt get a scene in this movie performing this hit.
we hear it....but too bad we dont see it.
anyway.
great movie.
great record.


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