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Just for Old Time Sake

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Words & Music: Sid Tepper/ Roy C. Bennett
Just for old time sake
Won’t you give my heart a break
Let's get together again
Let's relive the time
I was yours and you were mine
Life was so wonderful then

I know, I know the day I let you go
I made my greatest mistake
If you loved me then
You could love me once again
Won't you try just for old time sake
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Recorded: 1962/03/18, first released on Pot Luck

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sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 30, 2013report abuse
Not a great track, but his singing is awesome.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 3, 2012report abuse
Something about the tune reminds me of Old Shep but sung in a more mature and controlled voice.
From one of my favourite albums, a definite 4 star performance all round.
TCB1974 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 5, 2011report abuse
Beautiful delivery of a pretty boring ballad, one of my least favorite songs of the Pot Luck album but three stars nevertheless, which says something about the overall quality of the Pot Luck album. After this one, Elvis fans had to wait till the NBC TV Special for the next decent album. It must have been quite a wait!
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 5, 2011
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dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 5, 2011report abuse
Sounds like a run of the mill movie ballad to me(look at the wrtiers). Elvis was now more crooner than anything else. Even the uptempo songs had lost their edge. I'm afraid Lennon was right to some extent. That the pre-Army Elvis voice was gone and replaced by a mellow crooner who only rocked once in a while.
Elvis Rimes (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 5, 2011report abuse
Elvis is in fine voice not only for this catchy ballad but also the very enjoyable album.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 28, 2010report abuse
"Just For Old Times Sake" 3 and a half stars. Pot Luck" 4 and a half stars. I deducted a half a star because they included "Steppin' Out Of Line" instead of any one of a number of better ballads they had in the can. Ballad heavy? Yes, but that's fine to my ears. Ballad Elvis is my fave Elvis.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 28, 2010report abuse
I guess I'm one of the few who likes the songs "Kiss Me Quick" and "Just for old times sake" from the "Pot Luck" album. On both songs, Elvis' sounds great. In the early 60s, Elvis, could sing anything, and do it well. His ballad voice had developed and he sang some great ballads (Are you Lonesome tonight, Can't help falling in love, among many) And, he still had the "edge" to his voice to sing "Rock-N-Roll" (LIttle Sister, I Feel so bad, His Latest Flame and more). Elvis could have sang the phone book and I would have enjoyed it.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 19, 2010report abuse
The second song on the LP "Pot Luck" and another step down. "Kiss Me Quick", a mediocre song lead off the LP and then comes this rather dull ballad. It just is not a very interesting or memorable track. 2 1/2 stars.
Ruthie (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 10, 2008report abuse
Although I don't care for the song, it goes to show how well he could sing about anything. As much as he loved rock & roll, his goal was to become the consumate singer. And he did. A lot of rockers can rock but can't sing ballads. This particular song displays both his charm & genius at adapting to a song.
Jesse Garon Presley (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 10, 2008report abuse
i have nothing negative to say about this ballad. this ballad shows that Elvis could do everything with his voice. his voice sounds so incredible on this ballad.. one of my favorite songs. i dont think this song is mellow whtasoever, it is simply a awesome performance
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 10, 2008report abuse
Decent ballad, nothing special. The whole LP was too mellow for me even at 11 years old.
Rob Wanders (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 10, 2008report abuse
pretty ballad; not te best song on Pot Luck but still a nice song. Elvis' voice was at his best in these years.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 10, 2008report abuse
Perhaps not the best track from Pot Luck but a decent enough song with shades of Dean Martin towards the end of it.Elvis voice was at its best around this time and therefore he could carry off the most mundane song.
JimmyCool (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 10, 2008report abuse
I don't like it very much... not bad at all, but nothing special. I preffer that 1973 song with a similar name: "For Ol' Times Sake."
My boy, my boy (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 10, 2008report abuse
By 1962, Elvis the King of Rock was definitely gone, Elvis the crooner was taking all the place ! Beautiful song for a crooner...but the Beatles and some new rock music were about to break out !
sitdown68 (profilecontact) wrote on May 17, 2008report abuse
this is one of those fine ballads done by the man with a mature voice, which is touching hearts forever. an outstanding performance, unfortunately often overshadowed by other numbers from that period.

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