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Essential Elvis, Volume 5 - Rhythm And Country

Essential Elvis, Volume 5 - Rhythm And Country (cover)
Released: 1998/08 by BMG 07863 67672 2
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MEMPHISMUSIC (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 19, 2010report abuse
5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 StarsI wish we had more albums like this with carefully selected tracks to make great releases. Bring back Essential Elvis
Gan (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2009report abuse
5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 StarsTruely amazing!!! another must have.
Sirbalkan (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 13, 2009report abuse
5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 StarsFind it, BUY IT before it's too late. This cd is magnificent, Oh my God... !
MJB63 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 17, 2009report abuse
4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 StarsThe best of these sessions for me are 'thing about you baby,good time charlie and the la la la's goin' crazy before if you dont come back.
OtisBlue22 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 14, 2008report abuse
5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 StarsIt would have been great if Elvis had incorporated this material into his live act, or toured night clubs with a small band, the same musicians he had here, and the same organ player, just playing these songs. Pity he didn't have the courage, or the ambition. 'I've Got a Thing About You Baby' really anticipated the disco craze. It's one of the man's best.
OtisBlue22 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 5, 2007report abuse
5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 StarsA great release. All of these tracks were recorded at Stax in Memphis in 1973, not at Elvis' Palm Springs home. Promised Land, here, isn't as effective without the horns which were dubbed on later, for the master. Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues is one of Elvis' greatest studio efforts, showcasing a mature, sombre, softer side...a real gem. Between the summer & winter sessions, his voice is a lot fuller, his attention more focused. By this time, Elvis' voice wasn't really suited to out-and-out rock 'n' roll; it wasn't as ferocious, just bigger.
Jumpin Jehosaphat (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 22, 2007report abuse
5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Starsi love the three corn patches.
Greg Nolan (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2007report abuse
5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 StarsAn under-rated, sometimes nearly forgotten release ...! There have been so many since it came out but it remains a favorite of mine. And it has to be considered a proto-FTD, as the "essential" series was definitely that. It basically was the collector / rarity "line," before they realized they could make a mint by selling them in smaller batches at $30 a pop!
pasa-ryu (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 7, 2005report abuse
5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Starsone of my all-time fav cd's ever released, contains some excellant tracks from the legendary stax studio sessions and one or two from elvis' palm springs home sesssions in 1973. was a little disapointed to see that 'raised on rock' or 'sweet angiline' wasn't inlcuded on the cd. it would have been intresting to hear an outtake of these underrated elvis songs. still,a very good cd and captured. the real studio feeling of elvis in the recording studio and loved the 'studio banter' betwwen elvis and his buddies..disproving the myth that elvis was deppressd in the 1970's.