Lisa Marie And Elvis Presley Duet On Oprah

Fans in the USA should tune into Oprah on Monday, September 10, for the show's season premiere. The show will feature a performance from Lisa Marie Presley singing the 'In The Ghetto' duet with Elvis Presley.
Source: ElvisMatters / Updated: Sep 9, 2007 
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mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 24, 2007report abuse
No one is gonna always agree with everything you say bryan,thats just the way it is,i dont care for her singing and dont care much for this duet,but i dont consider that bashing,its a respectful oppion,just because i like Elvis doesnt mean i have to like music from lisa,i personally dont understand all the hype over this,and just because someone doesnt care for someones singing doesnt mean that think they can do better,it's just a oppion,and if Elvis were here and he couldnt take comments made on his daughter's singing then he would be out of line himself,she simply doesnt have a great voice!
Bryan (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 23, 2007report abuse
what makes me ill, is that alot of fans on this site are always that negative about lisa. if elvis was alive i would like to see the negative people tell him that they didn't like lisa, well i wouldn't be surprised that he would slap u right into ur face. This duet between her father and her just great...and alot of people on this website agree on to the negative people..stop trashing down this videoclip and duet,cause u r just a minority on the whole world and internet complaining about this duet.. a whole lot greater deal off fans like this duet and videoclip,and the fans who don't like much the poll on this website has proven just that... and Lisa can sing!! u can sing better? i don't think so.. she's elvis daughter..if u don't like her? keep ur opinion to yourself..enough said..
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 21, 2007report abuse
Dear Ruthie, that's my observation too. Critical notes (i.e. released cds) are one thing, sometimes useful. To have preferences is one thing, to be negative about the things that do not adher to one's taste is another. Therefore I usually read only the news and skip the strands of negative comments.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 19, 2007report abuse
Were all never gonna agree on everything,so im afraid your dream of everyone not complaining as u call it,will never come true,as long as comments and oppions are given in a repsectful way(which there not always)i dont see anything wrong with it,as for this song,it does show me that lisa does not have the best voice around by a long shot,always good to give money to chraity though,just remember that there are many people and places who need help not just new orleans!
Ruthie (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 19, 2007report abuse
I have been off of this site for a while but decided to check to see if there are really true Elvis fans on this site & if possibly I'd see more positive than negatives comments. I guess not! Glad I haven't missed anything.
Viva (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 17, 2007report abuse
I haven't heard it or seen it yet, but I hate it already.
tracytcb (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 16, 2007report abuse
I think this video was a great idea by Lisa. It IS for charity and for a very good cause at that. To those who say she should just give money from her own pocket...well okay if you want her to lose Graceland!! The amount of visitors to Graceland each year isn't enough to pay for everything! To those who say Lisa is doing this for her own gain...think again!! If this was so, why didn't she release the 'Don't Cry Daddy' duet?? Because she is true to her was just for the fans on THAT night in 1997. She could have made a fortune on that if it had been released. She does not cash in on her father. Even her own music is so far removed from his, she has her OWN fanbase. She won't sing Elvis covers for this very reason. As Lisa said at the concert, she is carrying on her dad's work. He started out in a housing project (Lauderdale Courts) when the family moved to Memphis, like Presley Place, which is what Lisa is setting up in New Orleans with the proceeds from 'In The Ghetto'. She is not cashing in and does not need the attention - she is doing it with a purpose! And I have never heard anything so ridiculous as the accusations of racism!! Some people have an opinion of Lisa without even bothing to find out who she really is and what she is all about. Please go to iTunes and buy 'In The Ghetto'!!
byebye (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 10, 2007report abuse
Good to hear about that Ged! That important advice could have come from Oprah herself, or from EPE that might have listened to fans reactions. Anyway, it reduces the damage considerably as I see it.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 10, 2007report abuse
Is that true about a article being oprah's magazine? if so why hasnt lise said something about it,although it wouldt surprise me,she never opened her mouth when howard stern made the comments he made and she sat there and said nothing,a finaly thing about new orleans,i think alot of people's aggervation is that when all the people were there trying to help, people were attacking others looting from stores and not just food, but tv's etc,miss on the other hand always got mentioned as a after thought!
Ged (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 10, 2007report abuse
Just watched it, they changed the video - no babies with guns and more Elvis, and a it finished with Lisa singing live with the Harlem Gospel Choir. Much better. At last EP enterprises have listened to the fans and Elvis' memory is not tarnished by people who have no idea what Elvis stood for and believed in. All power to Elvisnews and it's members.
My boy, my boy (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 10, 2007report abuse
Even if I'm not an Oprah fan either, don't forget that Lisa and Oprah have been "buddies" for some time now. Especially since Oprah got that private and exclusive visit to Graceland with Pricilla and Lisa as her hosts. That's an event that was well reported in the news a few months ago. So Lisa's appearance on the Oprah show goes beyond any racist comment. It's rather just a friend doing a favor to another big deal !
Sean Ryan (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 10, 2007report abuse
Colonel, your spot on.Oprah is very ignorant and an obvious hypocrite.A few years ago it was in a mag owned by her about how 'Elvis stole black music'.Which has to be the most racist thing to say.In other words, cause Elvis was white, he shouldnt be allowed to sing 'black music', a type of music of which Elvis was brought up on.About as ignorant as saying 'Tiger Woods shouldnt be allowed to play golf'.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 10, 2007report abuse
I am very surprised that your blatant racist remarks have not been removed from this site" colonel". Too brand all black people as lazy is incredulous and I wonder what your true motives are? There is no room for people like you in a decent multi racial society.
the colonel (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 10, 2007
Invisible because there was bad language used
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 10, 2007report abuse
Great to see Elvis get a high profile on such a prestigious show which can't do Lisa much harm either.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 10, 2007report abuse
Greg while i agree that new orlleans was hit very hard,from the day the storm hit,new orleans seemed to be the only city with destruction,in my oppion its because new orleans is a party town and a town were the wealthy go,im sure there were blacks in need in miss,a tragedy is a tragedy no matter were it hits,new orleans also made them istake of giving a idiot a second go as mayor,that hasnt helped veyr much either, as for this lisa thing,its great that she raises money,but why not write a check? why do rich people have to sell something to raise money while getting a pat on the back?
joemin (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 10, 2007report abuse
I think the video is excellent and hope it does well. I think Lisa's voice compliments Elvis very well. Obviously the message in the video is blunt, but whoever wants to can always "look the other way"... Disappointing that sometimes people see skin colour in everything.....
Brian Quinn (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 10, 2007report abuse
Personally I think the video is first rate and sung beautifully by Elvis and Lisa. The proof of the pudding will be its success. It has already been Top 5 in the i-Tunes Download Charts Worldwide and No.1 in about 5 countries including the U.S.A., UK and New Zealand and that was before there was any advertising. Following the Oprah show I expect it to re-enter the Bilboard Charts. We should not be thinking about colour or race in today's world. We are no longer in the 1950's and should all learn to get on with each other by showing a little tolerance. The main objective of this video is to make money for a worthwhile cause so let's all get behind it.
Greg Nolan (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 10, 2007report abuse
There are some very pointed but interesting comments here, people and I commend you for saying them, as even if may disagree a bit, it needs to be said on occasion... I really wanted to like the duet and video, but I have that "Mona Lisa with a moustache added" feeling about it, and I hope it doesn't backfire on Oprah. The "in-your-face" guns-in-the-crib is way too over the top politically and sort of ruins an already vaguely-political song that knows enough not to get into policy discussions but only to bring out the cyclical nature of poverty and violence. It comes off preachy here and exploitative. I have to give Lisa the benefit of the doubt on motives, etc. but this song and video is a bit of a bummer.Cross your fingers that she doesn't make it worse on "Oprah."

Also, as a side note, the reason for the attention on New Orleans is that it's one of our great CITIES in U.S. history, both miltarily, politically and culturally, not a region of somewhat lesser renown. But as has been said, the ass-backwards politics of the city and state means that just as they squandered money and warnings before Katrina hit, afterwards, Mississippi at least has been much more successful using it's Republican connections (as has been much reported) to help rebuild, while "N'awlins" lost huge numbers of its (much poorer - and blacker) population, now dispersed to cities like Atlanta and Dallas..So when a CITY is wiped out, expect more attention than any region. And "New Orleans" is short-hand for the whole Katrina episode.... Whether remixing 38-year old song will make a difference is anyone's guess.
byebye (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 10, 2007report abuse
Mature, it´s due to Lisas conceited conduct and the fact that she´s a stranger to reality. The coice of song and the blurr message in the video is a disaster, and I truly feel that you gotta be more sensitive and carefull to what you release if your goal is not make people fed up with the name of Elvis and his music. Michael Jackson is a good example of a huge star who´s been trying to cover up his self-righteousness and vanity with the excuse of charity, and he is a joke today. Everyone knows he´s not sincere, and I´m afraid Elvis´name is risking on ending up the same way in the future if you dont have a more intellectual approach than "charity". I dont wanna be cynical either, but as I said earlier, the musical quality itself is also unacceptable in my opinion. I mean you had that Celine Dion duet as well, and allready there you got a feeling on how hard and delicate it is to make a decent duet with Elvis. You need a more proffesional line up with both credibility and talent such as "Jagger" "BB King" Mc Cartney" Dylan" to make something really good, or they should not try at all.
Dixieland Rock (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 9, 2007report abuse
mature_elvis_fan75 . Hats off to you for bringing up Mississisppi because people seem to forget. Mississippi took a DIRECT hit from Hurricane Katrena & yet the fund raisers & media seems to only focus on New Orleans. No matter where the hurricane actually hit, it was no doubt a tradgedy. I think anyone affected should not be forgotten. But I'm so thankful that people like "mature" understand that MISSISSIPPI seems to always get forgotten when it comes to Katrina even though it got the direct hit, not New Orleans. It's wonderful that there is a fund raiser for those in New Orleans, I think that is great. But how about extending that fundraiser to the victims in Mississippi that like "mature" said the best "the forgotten state of Mississippi"?
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 9, 2007report abuse
Jesper why is it a slap in the face to black people?you know everything is not about race no matter what al sharpon says!
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 9, 2007report abuse
back on its feet by therself!no video or single just cold hard cash from there deep pockets!
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 9, 2007report abuse
Are you kidding white woman are the ones who probally support oprah more than anyone,i dont find lisa to be that geniune,same for oprah,but if u enjoy this kind of thing,have fun with it,in my humble oppion lisa and oprah could probally get new orleans as well as the forgotten state of missisippi!
wayup (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 9, 2007report abuse
glynalone: you mean that fans are obliged to applaud any piece of crap, any awful pathetic kitsch, only because it's non profitable, for charity ?
byebye (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 9, 2007report abuse
Charity for Lisa´s career you mean?! She´s inherit a double dose of vanity, not generousity. Ok, she tries, I´ll give her that, but the result is awful and the video is a slap in the face of the black community in my opinion. The poor judgement is blocked by her vanity, just like the significance of the "emperors new clothes". It´s better if she just gave away 25% of her fortune to charity, so she can leave the EP catalog alone. "In the ghetto" is also to much of a classic to be covered by anyone, and especially by someone who cant sing. Elvis daughter or not (!) I wish her all the best, but this is my opinion based on the musical result of this version and the video. "Dont cry daddy" was better, and felt more sincere.
glynalone (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 9, 2007report abuse
You don't have to be "black" to live in the ghetto, or watch Oprah, and if you look at the video you'll see more white babies than black. This is a charity single to help the victims in New Orleans, Lisa should be applauded not criticised. Maybe generousity of spirit in helping those less fortunate doesn't skip a generation?
byebye (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 9, 2007report abuse
Talent has a habit of skipping a generation. It seems the ability for self critisism follows that trend... Must be a wonderful experience for the black audience to witness such a sincere white spokesman as Lisa Marie singing ;) about the ghetto issue. I bet they´ll love the video, and especially the black babies lying in the crib with guns.

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