Elvis Presley Recorded Live At The Fontainebleau - Memphis Mansion Label
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We mainly know the Memphis Mansion label for its great vinyl releases. With this release 'Elvis Presley Recorded Live At The Fontainebleau' the label is releasing another CD. On this CD the soundtrack of the 1960 Frank Sinatra Special. Also known as the Timex Special. Not just the songs in which Elvis can be heard, but just about the entire show. The label announces that these recordings will be heard in astonishing sound quality.
Elvis entered studio B in Nashville on March 20 and 21, 1960 and already recorded Stuck On You and Fame And Fortune so that RCA could start pressing a new single because the fans were really waiting for new recordings of their idol. This Timex Special was recorded a few days later. On March 26, 1960 at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami, Florida, and broadcasted on TV for the first time in the States on May 12, 1960. After two years of driving tanks in Germany, Elvis was back where he belonged : on a stage for his fans! On April 3 and 4, 1960, Elvis returned to Nashville to record a few more songs and in this way have enough songs for the album Elvis Is Back. At the end of April, Elvis already started recordings for the movie GI Blues. Elvis was back in business !!
So on this CD release the complete Frank Sinatra Timex Special to make our collection a bit more complete.
1. Paul Barnett - WMPS interview
2. Introduction / Stuck On You (Aaron Schröder / J. Leslie McFarland) (Studio master recorded March
21, 1960 at RCA's Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee - A side of first post-army single)
3. Fame And Fortune (Fred Wise / Ben Weisman) (Studio master recorded March 21, 1960 at RCA's Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee - B side of first post-army single)
4. Elvis interviewed by Morris McLemore (Recorded March 22, 1960 at the Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami, Florida) Recorded live at the Fontainebleau Miami March 26, 1960
5. It's Nice To Go Trav'ling (Opening) (Sammy Cahn / Jimmy Van Heusen) Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Joey Bishop, Sammy Davis Jr. & Elvis Presley
6. Frank's Time Machine Frank Sinatra & Joey Bishop
7. Witchcraft Frank Sinatra (Pearl King / Dave Bartholomew)
8. There's A Boat Dat's Leavin 'Soon For New York Sammy Davis Jr. (Gershwin Ira / Gershwin George / Heyward Du Bose)
9. Japanese wedding celebration dance sequence The Nelson Riddle Orchestra with Leona Irwin & The Tom Hansen dancers
10. Gone With The Wind Frank Sinatra (Allie Wrubel / Herbert Magidson)
11. Uh! Oh! The Tom Hansen dancers sequence (The Nutty Squirrels)
12. Recall the Oscars / All The Way (Impersonations) Sammy Davis, Jr. (Sammy Cahn / James Van Heusen)
13. Shall We Dance Sammy Davis, Jr. & Peter Lawford (Richard Rodgers / Oscar Hammerstein)
14. Frank Sinatra talks
15. Fame And Fortune Elvis Presley (Fred Wise / Ben Weisman)
16. Stuck On You Elvis Presley (Aaron Schröder / J. Leslie McFarland)
17. Love Me Tender / Witchcraft and reprise Frank Sinatra & Elvis Presley (Vera Matson / Ken Darby / Elvis Presley) / (Cy Coleman / Carolyn Leigh)
18. You Make Me Feel So Young / Let's Dance Frank Sinatra & Nancy Sinatra (Josef Myrow / Mack Gordon) / (Josef Myrow)
19. It's Nice To Go Trav'ling (Closing) Frank Sinatra (Sammy Cahn / Jimmy Van Heusen)