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Blue Suede Shoes

Elvis Presley Lyrics Words & Music by Carl Perkins Elvis Presley Lyrics

After making his first appearance on National TV on the Dorsey Brothers Stage Show, Elvis stayed in town.

Around 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 30, he and the band headed for the RCA Studio, 155 E. 24th St. They recorded for seven hours that day, then three hours on Jan. 31 and another several hours on Feb. 3.

These New York Sessions yielded 'Blue Suede Shoes' and seven other tunes:

'My Baby Left Me', One-Sided Love Affair', So Glad You're Mine', I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry Over You', Tutti Fruitti', Lawdy Miss Clawdy' and 'Shake, Rattle and Roll'.

'Blue Suede Shoes' was the only hit single in the bunch, but the sessions were crucial in Elvis history because they marked the point at which he started moving away from his raw, pure Sun sound to the more commercial and mainstream sound RCA envisioned for him. Read more about the New York Sessions.

January 30 1956 RCA Studio's - New York

Blue Suede Shoes G2WB 1230-10
My Baby Left Me G2WB 1231-09
One Sided Love Affair G2WB 1232-08
So Glad You're Mine G2WB 1233-10

January 31 1956 RCA Studio's - New York

I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You) G2WB 1254-18
Tutti Frutti G2WB 1255-10

February 1956, As 'Heartbreak Hotel' makes its climb up the charts on its way to number one', I Forgot to Remember to Forget' b/w 'Mystery Train', Elvis' fifth and last single to be released on the Sun label, hits number one on Billboard's national country singles chart. His first number one hit on a national chart.

February 1956, As 'Heartbreak Hotel' makes its climb up the charts on its way to number one',I Forgot to Remember to Forget' b/w 'Mystery Train', Elvis' fifth and last single to be released on the Sun label, hits number one on Billboard's national country singles chart. His first number one hit on a national chart.

February 3, Elvis returns to New York for a second recording session at RCA's New York Studio, prior to his second appearance on the 'Dorsey Brothers Stage Show', the following day.

These New York Sessions yielded 'Lawdy Miss Clawdy' and 'Shake, Rattle and Roll'.

February 3 1956 RCA Studio's - New York

Lawdy Miss Clawdy G2WB 1293-10
Shake, Rattle And Roll G2WB 1294-12
Shake, Rattle And Roll (Backup Vocal Overdub) G2WB 1294

February 4, Elvis makes his second Stage Show appearance performing 'Baby Let's Play House' and 'Tutti Frutti'. After the show at the Dorsey brothers invitation, Elvis goes to Roseland, a popular dance club.

G.I. Blues

Elvis Presleys Movies From the movie G.I. Blues

Late April, 1960 - Elvis begins filming and recording for his first post-army movie, his fifth film, GI Blues for Paramount, the first of nine to be produced (not consecutively) by Hal Wallis'.

April 27, 1960 RCA Studio's - Hollywood, California

Shoppin' Around WPA5 2542-11
Didja' Ever L2PB 3686-02
Doin' The Best I Can L2PB 3688-13
G.I. Blues ____-07
G.I. Blues (Work Part) ____-10
G.I. Blues (Composite) L2PB 3682-SP
Frankfurt Special (Fast Tempo) WPA5 2543-13
Tonight Is So Right For Love L2PB 3678-11

April 28, 1960 RCA Studio's - Hollywood, California

Big Boots (Fast Tempo) WPA5 2514-07
Big Boots (Slow Tempo) L2PB 3685-04
What's She Really Like ____-19
What's She Really Like (Insert) ____-22
What's She Really Like (Composite) L2PB 3679-SP
Blue Suede Shoes L2PB 3687-01
Wooden Heart L2PB 3681-04
Pocketful Of Rainbows WPA5 2544-28

May 6, 1960 Radio Recorders - Hollywood, California

Big Boots (Medium Tempo) WPA5 2545-02
Shoppin' Around L2PB 3684-07
Pocketful Of Rainbows L2PB 3683-02
Frankfurt Special (Medium Tempo) L2PB 3680-10
Tonight's All Right For Love WPA1 8124-11
Tonight's All Right For Love (Insert) ____-02
Tonight's All Right For Love (Composite) L2PB 3975-SP
Big Boots (Slow Tempo 2) ____-06
Big Boots (Slow Tempo - Insert) ____-04
Big Boots (Slow Tempo - Composite) L2PB 3685-SP
Tonight's All Right For Love (Music & Chorus) WPA1 8125-05

On May 12, The Frank Sinatra-Timex Special Elvis Presley Photos, also known as Welcome Home Elvis is broadcast on the ABC network from 9.30 to 10.30 pm and attracts phenomenal ratings, giving ABC-TV a 41.5 share for that evening. Elvis was paid a staggering $125,000 for a total of six minutes on the air.

Blue Suede Shoes

Well, it's one for the money,
Two for the show,
Three to get ready,
Now go, cat, go.

But don't you step on my blue suede shoes.
You can do anything but lay off of my Blue suede shoes.

Well, you can knock me down,
Step in my face,
Slander my name
All over the place.

Do anything that you want to do, but uh-uh,
Honey, lay off of my shoes
Don't you step on my Blue suede shoes.
You can do anything but lay off of my blue suede shoes.

You can burn my house,
Steal my car,
Drink my liquor
From an old fruitjar.

Do anything that you want to do, but uh-uh,
Honey, lay off of my shoes
Don't you step on my blue suede shoes.
You can do anything but lay off of my blue suede shoes.

Recorded: 1956/01/30, first released on Elvis Presley

Also re-recorded for the movie Elvis Presleys Movies G.I. Blues

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Elvis Presley makes television and entertainment history with his Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii - Via Satellite special. Performed at the Honolulu International Center Arena on January 14, 1973, broadcast live at 12:30 AM Hawaiian time, beamed via Globecam Satellite to Australia, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, the Philippines, South Vietnam and other countries. It is seen on a delayed basis in around thirty European countries. A tape of the show will be seen in America on April 4th on NBC. The live broadcast in January attracts 37.8% of the viewers in Japan, 91.8% in the Philippines, 70% in Hong Kong, and 70-80% of the viewers in Korea. The April showing in America will attract 51% of the television viewing audience, and will be seen in more American households than man’s first walk on the moon. In all, it will be seen in about forty countries by one billion to 1.5 billion people. Elvis commissions an American Eagle design for his jumpsuit for this show, his patriotic message to his worldwide audience. Never has one performer held the world’s attention in such a way. Elvis is in top form physically and vocally. This is probably the pinnacle of his superstardom, one of the all-time great moments of his career. Elvis was very, very nervous at first. Nobody else had ever done a satellite show before.

He was the very first entertainer, ever, to do a satellite show.

It was very expansive to rent the satellite for one hour, so Colonel Parker Elvis Presley Video went to NBC, because they owned the satellite, actually it was their recording company. So they cut the deal and it was the first one ever.

Elvis was a nervous wreck. But as he went along rehearsing, and enjoying Hawaii, he became very comfortable with it. The thing about it, when you go on a satellite show, you go on stage at a certain time and you got to get off at a certain time, otherwise they will just cut you off, the satellite will cut you off after one hour. So the hardest part that Elvis was worried about, was to time it right.

But as we all know it went along perfectly. Joe Esposito was at the side of the stage while Elvis was performing with a flashlight and about ten minutes before the end time, he flashed the light to let Elvis know he had ten minutes left. It was an unbelievable performance, it was all for charity, and he was very comfortable when he walked on stage. He did a great job, looked fabulous. Can we ask for more?

A great singer, in a great location, great music and its now part of history.

12 Jan 8.30pm International Centre, Honolulu, Hi
14 Jan 0.30am International Centre, Honolulu, Hi

Audience tickets for the January 14 concert and its January 12 pre-broadcast rehearsal show carry no price. Each audience member is asked to pay whatever he or she can. The performances and concert merchandise sales are a benefit raising $75,000 for the Kui Lee Cancer Fund in Hawaii. (Kui Lee was a Hawaiian composer who had died of cancer while still in his thirties.)

Read more about the Aloha Special, including an interview with show director, Marty Pasetta Elvis Presley Video.

Also Sprach Zarathrusta - See See Rider - Burning Love - Something - You Gave Me A Mountain - Steamroller Blues - My Way - Love Me - Johnny B. Goode - It's Over - Blue Suede Shoes - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - I Can't Stop Loving You - Hound Dog - What Now My Love - Fever - Welcome To My World - Suspicious Minds - Introductions by Elvis - I'll Remember You - Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On - An American Trilogy - A Big Hunk O' Love - Can't Help Falling In Love

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