Words & Music:
William Robert Emerson
You know what it takes,
You've got it, baby.
You are the only one I chose.
Don't leave me here with all these heartaches,
Only you and heaven knows
About my troubles troubles troubles.
When it rains, it really pours...
You shouldn't have took away my loving
You know you thrill me from head to toe.
I got a feeling for you baby
And you're the only one who knows
About my troubles, troubles, troubles.
When it rains, it really pours...
You know what you did to make me love you
You really opened up my nose.
You got what you wanted, now you left me.
That's the way the story goes.
Well, I got troubles, troubles, troubles.
When it rains, it really pours.
Recordingdate: 1957/02/24, first released on: Elvis for Everyone (album)
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Ridiculous it took so long to release, with poor overdubs. I prefer the plain version, no even better... the Sun version.
One of the highlights of the ridiculously thrown together Elvis For Everyone LP. You knew right away this was the 50's Elvis. He didn't rock like that in 1965.
A good early blues/rock track, but far from one of Elvis' best. The concept of the "Elvis For Everyone" LP was way before its time. This LP was originally going to be entitled "Elvis' 10th Anniversary LP" to celebrate Elvis' 10 years on RCA. RCA and the Colonel collected some great unreleased tracks and on this LP we kind of see the growth and changes of Elvis and his music. We get some silly movie tunes ("Sound Advice", "Santa Lucia"), a sun track and 50's recordings ("Tomorrow Night", this song and "Your Cheatin' Heart"), some recent recordings ("Memphis, Tennessee", "Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers") and a two very nice over-looked ballads from the early 60's ("For The Millionth and the Last Time" and the awesome "I Met Her Today"). True these tracks had been mishandled previously and there was actually more than enough material for a two record set. They just shouldn't have tried to pass this LP off as Elvis' latest new LP in '65 and celebrated the artist with the anniversary LP.
I really like all of Elvis' versions of this hardcore blues song, but I think my favorite is the impromtu '68 special backstaqge jam session when Elvis says, "Goddamn thats high" as he's singing it. Just shows more of his fantastic vocal abilities!!
1 Billion Sold, I think Elvis says, "God d_mn, thats Hot !!" in that 68 backstage jam. Its a great performance.
"...damn, that's high!" Elvis grunts as he belts out this great song in rehearsals for the 68 comeback. He mentioned often in concerts later how much higher his voice was back then. I love every version of this. The Sun version is probably the best, but give Elvis a song like this and you can't miss. Really bluesy rock song. Along with "One Night of Sin" this is one of my favorites of Elvis' gritty rock and blues stuff.
Never took to this song at all. The Sun recording was one of the poorest Sun releases while the 1957 version just lacked that extra sparkle. Gritty performances both but nothing more than average for me.
An awesome guitarsolo by Moore. The sun version & the '68 are also good.
This is such an underrated blues song and I like all of Elvis' renditions of it equally. Elvis' renditions of this gem are always such a joy to listen to. 5 Stars.
This tune and "Is It So Strange", would have been great additional songs for the album "Loving You" released back in 1957 on side 2 of that album. Luv this song.
I can tolerate the version heard on the Elvis For Everyone LP. Don't care for the SUN version at all.
None of the versions sounds finished. Is there another artist out there, that has released so many unfinished songs on regular lps? Not good.
Back in '65 RCA wanted to celebrate Elvis with a 10th Anniversary LP of new material, but he wasn't all that interested. Hence we got the "Elvis For Everyone" grab bag of leftovers, of which this song was a part.
this was his "new" LP at the time.