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Danny

Elvis Presley Lyrics Words & Music by Fred Wise / Ben Weisman Elvis Presley Lyrics

Ben Weisman: 'I was so into Elvis that I was always looking forward to the next assignment. The project that came next was a movie called Danny based on Harold Robbins' book, A Stone For Danny Fisher. The story took place in New Orleans, so I immediately did research on the street cries and sounds of that city.

'The first song I submitted was 'Danny' the title song. It was approved by the producer and recorded by Elvis. However, after the film was completed they decided to change the title to King Creole, and 'Danny' was eliminated from the film and putin the 'can' (recordings of unreleased material).

As fate would have it, I changed the title of the tune to 'Lonely Blue Boy' and, to my delight, Conway Twitty recorded it and made it the #1 hit in the country. It sold over a million records.

'Later, fate stepped in again, and the original version of 'Danny' sung by Elvis was released in his Legendary Album #3. To this day, my songs in King Creole are among my favorites'.

Elvis Presleys Movies From the movie King Creole

January 13, 1958 - Elvis arrives in California to begin pre production on his fourth movie, King Creole.

January 15, 1958 Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California

Elvis works on the soundtrack for 'King Creole' at Radio Recorders. Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller who have written several songs for the movie are in charge and Elvis appreciates their input.

Hard Headed Woman J2PB 3603-10
Trouble J2PB 3604-05
New Orleans J2PB 3605-05
King Creole (Alternate Master) J2PB 3606-18
Crawfish J2PB 3607-07

January 16, 1958 Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California

Elvis continues recording from 9.00am to 5.30pm.

Dixieland Rock J2PB 3608-14
Lover Doll J2PB 3609-07
Don't Ask Me Why J2PB 3610-12
As Long As I Have You J2PB 3611-10
Steadfast, Loyal And True (Movie Version) WPA5 2586-06

January 23, 1958 Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California

Elvis re-records Leiber and Stoller's 'King Creole' now being strongly considered as the title track for the movie.

King Creole (Revised) J2PB 3612-13
Young Dreams J2PB 3613-08
King Creole (Main Title - Instrumental) ____-08
My Wish Came True J2PB 0178-NA
Doncha' Think It's Time J2PB 0179-NA

Elvis wants Leiber and Stoller present at his next session and tells Tom Diskin he is prepared to reschedule if necessary. Tom Diskin informs Steve Sholes in two separate letters dated January 24 and 29 of Elvis' wishes.

RCA was desperate to get Elvis into the recording studio before he was inducted so RCA could be assured of a steady stream of new releases available during his two year tour of duty.

February 1, 1958 Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California

Elvis begins his last scheduled recording session prior to induction

Elvis works from 10.00am to 7.00pm but gets nowhere with 'My Wish Came True' then spend forty-eight takes on 'Doncha Think It's Time' trying to get a satisfactory take. Dissatisfied with that he then tried Hank William's classic 'Your Cheatin' Heart' but again he is not satisfied with the result. The last song of the day is 'Wear My Ring Around Your Neck', but Elvis struggles to cut what is intended to be the A side of his next single.

My Wish Came True (Remake) J2WB 0178-NM
Doncha' Think It's Time J2WB 0179-SP
Your Cheatin' Heart J2WB 0180-10
Wear My Ring Around Your Neck J2WB 0181-22

Sophia Loren and Elvis Elvis Presley Photos met each other once - in February of 1958 at Paramount Studios while Elvis was filming King Creole. Sophia flipped over Elvis!

February 11, 1958 Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California

Elvis records soundtrack material on Paramount's sound stage. he re-records 'Steadfast, Loyal and True' and works on the Ben Weisman song 'Danny' which remains under consideration for the film's title song.

Danny WPKM 8123-10
Steadfast, Loyal And True (Solo) J2PB 4226-NA

March 3, 'King Creole' Filming begins in New Orleans'.

Danny

My name should be trouble
My name should be woe
For trouble and heartache
Is all that I know
But Danny, yes, Danny is my name

My life has been empty
My heart has been torn
It must have been rainy, oh yeah,
The night I was born
Oh Danny, oh Danny is my name

I'm so afraid of tomorrow
So tired of today
They say that love is the answer
But love never came my way

I'm writing a letter
To someone I know
So if you should find it
And if you're alone
Oh Danny, yes, Danny is my name

Oh Danny, yes, Danny is my name
Oh-oh-oh-oh

Recorded: 1958/02/11, first released on A Legendary Performer, Vol. 3

Elvis Presleys Movies Recorded for the movie King Creole but not used.

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King Creole CD

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