Unrecorded Elvis Song To Be Recorded By Impersonator

The song "If I'd Only Bought Her Roses", apparently co-written by Elvis Presley, surfaced last month at auction on eBay and was bought by Chris Davidson from the Elvis-A-Rama museum. The song, a bittersweet ballad of lost love and regret, was never recorded by Elvis, according to sources Elvis considered it "too personal and painful," at the time. "We're looking for the world's best Elvis impersonator to record the song," said Davidson. "We hope to consummate an agreement with a production company for a multi-episode reality TV show. The Elvis-A-Rama Museum is in the process of creating an international contest for the impersonators with tryouts likely to be held in Sydney, Frankfurt, Tokyo, London, New York, Los Angeles and Memphis as prime locations. Final selection will take place in Las Vegas.
Source: Google / Updated: Apr 5, 2005 
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elvislady (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 15, 2005report abuse
Elvis never recorded this song for personal reasons, and i hink it should be left alone. no one will ever do a better version. not even an impersonater. i went to see one and they don,t even come close to the reall thing.
jeff (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 13, 2005report abuse
NO ONE will ever come close to Elvis..Most impersonators are an embarrasment ,they have done more harm to Elvis memory than any book written..Its one thing being a fan,but some impersonators need SERIOUS treatment if they imagine they resemble or sing like him..We dont need them.
Ally (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2005report abuse
There is no such thing as a good Elvis Impersonater. End of story.
Mister Cool (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 7, 2005report abuse
If you wamt the Elvis style but NOT an impersonator.If you want rockabilly,rock'n'roll and a unique style go see Number 9 fronted by Mr Paul Ansell.He was lead on the Scotty Moore tour,has just done an album recorded in Sun with Scotty guesting.Sais it all. Oh and Shaky was okish back in the 70's with the sunsets before he went commercial, but for REAL Welsh rock'n'roll Crazy Caven rule ok.
dailyone (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 7, 2005report abuse
who cares dont buy it
Viva (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 7, 2005report abuse
tk10: were you born about ten thousand years ago?
tk10 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 6, 2005report abuse
no one could sing it like elvis did its true. but i bet everyone in the world will get a wake up call when they hear the winning rendition cause ill be coaching and i know how he done it! i was there. i was there on seperate ways too. paul terry king bmi wtr mbr
pasa-ryu (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 6, 2005
Invisible because there were too many capitals in the text
Shaky (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 6, 2005report abuse
Lex Wrote: I do agree with the remark of Viva, about the only good impersonator being a dead one. I wouldn't tell Shakin' or Cliff this otherwise they would get very nervous walking under ladders!
phantom3428 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 6, 2005report abuse
The thing I can see about this so called song is, if Elvis considered it to painful etc etc to record..then why write the damn thing in the first place...surely that shows how much of a hoax this is,let's forget this garbage.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 6, 2005report abuse
Shaky wrote "Shakin' Stevens like the other Elvis clone, CLiff RIchard have spent years claiming their original when it's obvious they owe EVERYTHING to Elvis. P.S. Green Door was a classic long before Shaky did it - Frankie Vaughan had the original hit in the U.K.". IMNSHO this is complete bullsh*t, both give more than enough credit to their great example. Especially Sir Cliff; he says on almost every show I have "wouldn't there be no Elvis, there would not have been Cliff Richard". And yes, I have more than one show of him :-).
And of course Shaky recorded a lot of old songs (gladly!), but his biggest hit "Oh Julie" was written by himself.

I do agree with the remark of Viva, about the only good impersonator being a dead one.

About this article, again IMNSHO... I wouldn't be surprised if it is a complete hoax set up by that Elvis-a-rama thingie. Make up a song, put it for sale on eBay, buy it yourself... and you get a lot of attention.
Tigerman-GB (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 6, 2005report abuse
All you British Shaky fans should watch Hit Me Baby One More Time on ITV1 this coming Saturday.
CD King (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 6, 2005report abuse
Give ELIERT PILARM a try - you ain't heard nothin' yet believe me.
elvinpelvin (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 6, 2005report abuse
Too personal and too painful?! Oh come on. The person who wrongfully quoted Elvis on that obviously forgot about songs like, "Seperate Ways", "Always On My Mind", and "Hurt". Elvis was no stranger to sentimental songs pertaining to his personal life. Sorry, but no Elvis impersonator can bring to the table the hurt, the pain, loneliness, and frustration that Elvis would have put into the song. No sale in my book.
Viva (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 5, 2005report abuse
The only good impersonator I ever saw was a dead one. The fact that the owners of this alleged song are looking for an impersonator to sing it merely goes to prove how little they actually care for Elvis's image and how much they love to make money out of naive "fans". As for whoever suggested that Elvis thought the song "Too personal and painful" - No one who understands the way Elvis recorded would say anything so stupid. What's more I am amazed that some so called "fans" believe this load of b/s.
elvispresley1 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 5, 2005report abuse
maybe EDDIE MILES.
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 5, 2005report abuse
I agree with TCB. Did anyone catch Jerry Springer on the ITV show "Stars In Their Eye's",this was another reason I hate impersonaters. Jerry has to be the worst of all on this planet he should be shot for portraying Elvis like that. Shaky, Shakin' Stevens or to give him his real name Mike Barret,was / is the best portrayal of Elvis I have ever seen.
bossanovababy (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 5, 2005report abuse
not sure what i pressed there! anyway, basically impersonataors should be gathered together and shored away on a distant island all by themselves-no offence! TCB
bossanovababy (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 5, 2005report abuse
Hello, my opinion for what it`s worth is that if it is an Elvis original then he would`ve recorded it himself. Regarding impersonantors, i think if it`s a young `Elvis` and he doesn`t try too hard, and doesn`t try to too Elvis himself (you know, over the top nonsense, ONLY Elvis sounds
scarlet o hara (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 5, 2005report abuse
Elvis obviously had good reason not to have it released. I think we should respect his wishes and let it rest in peace. As for impersonators, they just make me recoil in horror. Elvis was a one off and that's why so many people love him.
Shaky (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 5, 2005report abuse
Shakin' Stevens like the other Elvis clone, CLiff RIchard have spent years claiming their original when it's obvious they owe EVERYTHING to Elvis. P.S. Green Door was a classic long before Shaky did it - Frankie Vaughan had the original hit in the U.K.
Elvos (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 5, 2005report abuse
HAha NOBODY can even come close t o how Elvis would have sung it? It's not just that voice, How much more emotion would there be in that song IF Elvis wrote it himself and would have sung it himself! But at least maybe we can get a small impression of how it could've been! IF ONLY! So I'll keep singing a song..
peter t (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 5, 2005report abuse
you guys ever hear of Helmut Lotti. his verison of Crying in the Chapel is so close to Elvis, you could fool most people. he got his start impersonating Elvis winning contests. like Elvis he can sing anything and does.
Celvis (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 5, 2005report abuse
you should try and contact Jamie Aaron Kelley he is not an impersonator , but a very talented singer.Jamie did a cd titled 'Unfinished Business" once you hear this cd you will know what I mean. He is an Elvis fan and knows all the words to all the songs that Elvis recorded, Jamie is is very very good, I dont think you would be sorry.
Jen74 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 5, 2005report abuse
Evry one of us know at list one bes ETA or impersonator. My idea of best impersonator is ERAN LEVRON from Israel. That is whay they will have to go a had and make an international contest to decied who is the best of them all. I think it's a great idea.
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 5, 2005report abuse
Oh no, not again about impersonators. Tell me this story is not true, please.
Sean Ryan (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 5, 2005report abuse
Firstly, this song supposedly written by Elvis is a hoax. If Elvis ever wanted to write songs like this, there wouldnt be just turn up. My guess is that it was written for Elvis. I still dont understand why they would want a impersonator to record this? It would sound awful.
Shaky has always hated being compared to Elvis so he would turn this down if he was offered it anyway.
BigKen (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 5, 2005report abuse
As far as the found Elvis song what about an entertainer from Milwaukee,WI by the name of Tom Green,what a voice he has and he is also a life long Evis fan.
mikem (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 5, 2005report abuse
can you say--- doug church
CD King (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 5, 2005report abuse
The best Elvis Impersonator in the world has got to be the one and only Eliert Pilarm of Sweden. If he sings this song, it will surely be the ultimate version.
asd123 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 5, 2005report abuse
Please no impersonator... -.-
Priscilla (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 5, 2005report abuse
Yes Kevin K i like Shaky...i went to see him at the Cambridge Corn Exchange around 1990 he was excellent, put alot into the show so who better to record this song hey!
boris (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 5, 2005report abuse
I don't believe Elvis ever co-wrote this song... It's just not the way E used to work... and what about this statement Elvis wouldn't cut a record that's "too close and painful"? what about "always on my mind", "you gave me a mountain", "pieces of my life", "i'm so lonesome i could cry", "mama liked the roses" to mention only a few? It truly sounds like a hoax... impersonators you said?
bossanovababy (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 5, 2005report abuse
Hey, shaky is on Hit Me Baby One More Time this weekend, singing Green Door i think. I thought i read on ElvisNews a while back that the above song was actually meant to be MLTR? I assume now it is different then?! TCB
Kevin K (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 5, 2005report abuse
Wow.. Other people who appreciate Shakin' Stevens!! I thought I was the only one..
bossanovababy (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 5, 2005report abuse
Morning guys. Shaky was the reason i got into Elvis in about `82 or something! It would be cool to hear this song full stop.TCB
johnlennon (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 5, 2005report abuse
Shaky who?
Priscilla (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 5, 2005report abuse
Elvis girl that is a very good idea....Shaky would do a brilliant job of recording it and would do Elvis proud!Now we just need someone to put the idea to Shaky himself!
Elvis girl (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 5, 2005report abuse
I think they should ask Shaky to record this song as he is the closest to being able to sing like our man Elvis.

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