Big Boss Man In Trouble

The new import label EPB76 records announce its first release entitled titled "Big Boss Man In Trouble". This release features Elvis June 6, 1976 show as recorded from the audience in Atlanta. The CD is due for release early November and runs for 80 minutes. From the press release: This release is taken directly from original master tape and professional remastered with a great audio-quality. Its a full length show , the best of the June tour. It's a very good performance with Elvis in good mood and strong voice, the highlights of the concert are surely the rare last live version of “Shake A Hand” and an outstanding performances of “America", "Hurt" and "Big Boss Man”. The CD contains a de-luxe 16-page full color booklet with 16 rare photos mostly unreleased taken from the original concert in a very professional layout. Extract from the inside note: Atlanta, June 6th and the end of a tour of 13 shows where the last four were just in Atlanta. In spite of a passable tour with Elvis often not in good condition, slow in his movements and lacking concentration in some songs. Despite this the tour was completely sold out and with the public full of enthusiasm. The last show, presented here lasts 80 minutes. We decided to leave out the solos because the audio quality was very bad in respect to the rest of the tape and overall to keep the concert to one CD of purely Elvis.The Show is good the repertoire result very interesting without doubt is no the classic boring concert of the last period of Elvis' live activity. Elvis sings 19 songs with a great mood with a great public reaction, here is almost possible to breath the atmosphere of the Elvis' performance. The electricity that Elvis generates in the attendance is possible to touch with our hands what mostly considering the limitation of the audience tape here is the winner element… Tracklist: 01. Also Sprach Zarathustra- 02. C.C. Rider- 03. I Got A Woman/Amen- 04. Love Me- 05. If You Love Me- 06. You Gave Me A Mountain- 07. All Shook Up-08. Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel- 09. Help Me- 10. Jailhouse Rock- 11. Fever- 12. America The Beautiful- 13. Band Introductions- 14. Love Letters- 15. School Days/Hurt #1- 16. Hurt #2- 17. Burning Love- 18. Big Boss Man- 19. Shake A Hand- 20. Funny How Time Slips Away- 21. Mystery Train- 22. Tiger Man- 23. Can't Help Falling In Love- 24. Closing Vamp/Announcements.
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theoldscudder (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 30, 2007report abuse
Greg, Just to show how these movies all ran into each other being similar in nature I meant Live A little, Love a Little not Easy Come Easy Go.
theoldscudder (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 29, 2007report abuse
Greg, I humbly must say I am not as articulate as you. That must be the reason you misunderstood my comments. I wholeheartly agree with you his was a career 2nd to none. That is a given. My position is that it should have & could have been even greater. As for Aloha, given the scope of the event, I thought he should have put in more effort than he did. Yes he sang the majority of the songs well. He did rush his old hits which he must have hated singing. Why then not just do a quick medly. Listen him drop the words on Hound Dog. Overall he did a good enough job although in a somewhat workman like effort. He didn't entertain as much as he could have. Bobby Darin is one that comes into mind. Not as good a singer as Elvis but he gave 100% entertainment value in all of his concerts. Elvis hardly talked to the audience in Aloha. Overall I didn't feel any enjoyment coming through. Could have been medication, who knows. I didn't only like the 68 Comeback as you seem to refer. I loved the early 60's. Too many good songs to mention. Little Sister is a great record to name one. I loved the Memphis sessions . Just didn't list everything I liked for fear I would have been typing all night. The 70's had highlights too eg: Elvis Country, & Burning Love being a few of the highlights. As for the movies yes they were commercial successes & made money. Making money however has no correlation to making art. Most of the movies with a very few exceptions were universally panned or dismissed by the cridics. I wish they didn't make money. Had they not maybe the logical course would have been to make intelligent(not intellictual) growup movies. Why he did not do The Rainmaker I'll never know. That & films like it should have been the choice. One last thing, you started off saying Scudder(my, you seem familiar). Please enlighten me as to exactly what you are referring to. I'd really like to know. By the way how was Easy Come, Easy Go, Greg err Nolan.
PS The Jocko fund never took off. I am sorry to say the Little B- - - - - d was euthanized over the weekend.
Greg Nolan (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 29, 2007report abuse
'Scudder (my, you seem familiar): I'm glad we have some agreement and even concede that some of your darker accessments have a kernal of truth. Being as big as Elvis was (dwarfing even Sinatra and the Beatles), however, he has always engendered a certain antipathy in direct proportion to his larger-than-life persona and legacy, and much of this then and now is unfair. I don't think you should give it such credence.

Moreover, Elvis' musical legacy extends even beyond rock'n'roll and this, unfortunately, is what many fans of his "rockin' rebel" 1950s persona continue to have a hard time with. While some of this just personal taste in action, I also see it as a limitation in understanding his impact.

That is, his very eclectic tastes in music and resulting diversity in his catalog is one of his achievements, which can be found even amidst his movies you so much lament, and right up to and including his final year alive. His "Aloha" special (that you earlier dismissed )in some ways ebodies his evolution as a singer, as he does tremendous versions of "It's Over" and "American Trilogy," to name two that apparently mean little to you. Also, artistically, it wasn't just his '68 comeback, but his great Memphis sessions and return to serious recording and touring in the early '70s that marked his return to form. Only the slide in his personal life and the degree to which was too often playing Vegas (as opposed to Europe, Asia, etc.) should be lamented. Otherwise, he rather admirably was a touring warhorse across the US for much of the '70s -right where his fans were and that is itself no shame outside of the toll it took on him.

Also about "Aloha" : he looked tremendous during this career milestone and yes, in a jumpsuit. Only his extra weight (most notably in '76-'77) should have spelled the end of his jumpsuits. And why carp on that? It was part of his identity and it was hardly his biggest problem.

Also, his movies were in fact commercial successes. We can goof on them today and perhaps did the same in the '60s, but they all made money and in fact continued to introduce new fans to him in the '70s and beyond in spite of their faults. And quite a few of them stand out as light but entertaining flicks of the sort that were made in those days: "Blue Hawaii," "Follow That Dream," "G.I. Blues," "Viva Las Vegas," and others. We can snicker and say they're not rock'n'roll enough (surely he did too many of them and some were total turkeys) but taken as a whole, Elvis career was not a failure, as you seem to conclude, despite your fandom.

Ernst Jorgensen and Peter Guralnick are two notables that have allowed us to begin to see the best of Elvis Presley's life and career as perspective is very much necessary when considering both. This is not to sugar-coat the "what if's" but to emphasize that in sum total, his career was second to none or at least on par in total with any other legendary act.
theoldscudder (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 23, 2007report abuse
Greg... We agree on one thing Elvis was the greatest artist of the 20th centuary. Certaintly in R&R. What makes me upset is this guy with all his god given talent he wasted a lot of it. His legacy could have been so much greater. He threw it all away made bad movies( his manager obviously cared mote about the $ then the art). It was also his fault for not bucking his manager & listening to his own instincts (one of the few times he did we got the great 68 Comeback). Wore jumpsuits long after they should have been dropped for something more flattering. Elvis was considered a joke to much of the public & ridiculed in a way that other artists eg. Frank Sinatra, Beatles were not. This all could have been avoided. One last point Elvis is & will always be my favorite artist.
Greg Nolan (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 23, 2007report abuse
I agree that such releases are for hard core ("obsessive") fans only, but why is this so hard to grasp for such interloping nasties like "TheOldScudder" (is that your only name here? I rather doubt it) and even the otherwise more positive Steve V?Most of us agree that this was *the* greatest artist of the century, and failing that, surely in the top five, which at that level is an apples and oranges thing. So more importantly, everything the man recorded rightly should be *documented*, that is, preserved for posterity, preferably with the curiously derided 16-page booklet of photos and notes, if at all possible.

The legend's recordings are finite and by definition, you'll begin to weary of the songlist if you are to get each each release of every single show, which were never intended for release. It's probably even beyond me to own every such release, but I thank the importers who keep putting their best foot foward and letting us see and know what our hero did in as many shows as possible. I have some of such recordings and most of all, I'm glad they are out there. "Aloha" is some kind of let-down? Please. Denigrating his '70s work *and* his movies? Haven't we heard that enough? If it's too much information and beyond your fandom, why come on here and pollute the site with your carping? One Albert Goldman was enough.
theoldscudder (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 22, 2007report abuse
Correction. I ment to say "& NOT go the extra mile".
theoldscudder (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 22, 2007report abuse
I have to agree with Steve V. in most part. However I will go a little further & say Aloha was a big dissapointment. For an artist to go literaly before a world audience & to do basically the same show & go the extra mile is a shame. He rushed through a number of the songs. No comparison in relation to this & An Afternoon At The Garden Cd. His versions were much superior At THe NY show.
As for Jasper's comments He did something unique & special even in the movies. The only thing he did special was to stop making those cheesey CHILDISH pieces ot s_ _ t.
Jumpin Jehosaphat (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 22, 2007report abuse
what you gotta own is the real stuff, so today i go to a record show in Long Island NY, and i buy Get this RCA touch of Gold Vol 1 and the real Elvis both gold standard with maroon labels in mint perfect condition for 20.00 each . The Guy was a beatles collector and hated Elvis. Thats why you gotta love elvis, i stuck gold. thats a big boss man.
Elvisnites (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 20, 2007report abuse
Jesper, my hero.
byebye (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 19, 2007report abuse
Is´nt that the stereo type kliché version Steve? I believe you confuse biology with art. A true artist transforms any type of energy or state he/ her is in, into some sort of art. The result is a reflection of that mood either it´s positive or negative. There is no prime really of nothing, just a matter of differences in terms of what one as a observer prefer, visually and soundwise. The way I see it, is that Elvis made anything he did into something unique and special (even the movies he did ;) and depending on what mood I myself is in, I cherry pick whatever suits me for the moment. I also think his 2 last albums were the best from the "70s, so he sure was in his prime to put that kind of material on tape, just as he got a different type of energy on Hound dog in the "50s. The same goes for looks, -Beauty lies on the eyes of the beholder.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 19, 2007report abuse
Jesper - The range is really 35-42. Best of health, looking & feeling his best, established career-wise and settled family-wise. Maybe not 100% prime but certainly not going downhill rapidly in all those areas.
byebye (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 19, 2007report abuse
What do you mean by prime Steve, can you expound that?
theoldscudder (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 19, 2007report abuse
From the comments below it seems some of the fans are finally getting it. Maybe these redundant releases will finally dry up.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 19, 2007report abuse
A man is supposed to be in the prime of life at 41. Elvis what happened, indeed. The story is so sad. Aloha was the last great triumph (and he even phoned in a few songs in that show). He was on auto-pilot after 1972.
Harvey Alexander (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 18, 2007report abuse
What a crappy title for a crappy release. No thanks.
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 18, 2007report abuse
To be sincere Elvis sounds tired and is slurring the words. Shake a Hand is the only highlight. Elvis gave 13 shows during this tour. 10 we can listen to on import or CDR. We already have Tuscon 76, El Goes El Paso, Holding Down The Fort on SB and the AR One Night At The Omni from June 5..the day before. So there`s no need at all for this show in the first place and they are cheating the fans by saying that missing material sounds bad. in realiy it wasn´t recorded at all and the announcement is strongly exaggeratetd. I also wrote this on FECC board..
theoldscudder (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 18, 2007report abuse
These shows are all the same. Mostly done in the same old tired song order with a few exceptions. They are sung in the same tired old way( never given a different interpertation), so everything sounds alike. They have become as boring as the lousey movies of the 60's. And yet this dribble keeps coming out. Can anyone tell me why? What's different in this show from the countless number of previous performances that have been released? I just don't get it.
Lefty (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 18, 2007report abuse
How very sad to see such rubbish. I could hardly make it through the butchering of the English language in the "extract from the inside note." God forbid that I would actually buy such a thing. If Elvis gives such a great performance, why is this titled Big Boss Man In Trouble? There are some fantastic soundboards from this era. Goodbye Memphis comes to mind. I'd much rather see a re-issue of the shows that have stood the test of time instead of junk like this.
Jerome (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 18, 2007report abuse
"The electricity that Elvis generates in the attendance is possible to touch with our hands what mostly considering the limitation of the audience tape here is the winner element…" In other words there's a lot of screaming of fans on the tape, very well phrased..
You Dont Know Me (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 18, 2007report abuse
Yes i too have the good sounding audience incomplete show and Elvis is very variable in his performance! I'm not quite as upset as 'way up' is but needless to say i have Zero need to buy this release!
wayup (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 17, 2007report abuse
I am not upset that much but I dislike all this crap around. You can be pretty sure that I will not buy it.... having better version in my collection for years ;-)
Jumpin Jehosaphat (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 17, 2007report abuse
to wayup, why are you so upset? calm down take a breather, and say to your self, I'm not in Kansas anymore, the then click your heals together and wake up. everybodys out to make a money, just dont buy it.
wayup (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 17, 2007report abuse
Bullshit. Band solos are not there because the tape do not contain them, they were not taped. A FACT. This CD is no way from original tape. This is something that I know for sure. This show is not 80 minutes long. Seems every fu*king audience tape is profesinally remastered nowadays and every bad CD contain 16 page booklet? Oh boy. How I love this hyping....

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