Drums Of The Islands
Words & Music by Polynesian Cultural Centre - Sid Tepper / Roy C. Bennett
Drums of the islands you're beating in my heart
You're with me no matter where I roam
If ever I wander if ever we're apart
I know that you will lead me home
If I should journey across the deep blue sea
I'll never forget these coral shores
Drums of the islands I hear you calling me
And I'll return forever yours
I love each valley each grain of sand each hill
The flowers the music of the isles
These are the things I love and always will
Though I may roam ten thousand miles
Recorded: 1965/07/26, first released on Paradise, Hawaiian Style
From the movie Paradise, Hawaiian Style
July 26, 1965 Radio Recorders - Hollywood, California
July 27, 1965 Radio Recorders - Hollywood, California
Stop Where You Are (Track) ____-09
A Dogs Life (Track) ____-05
This Is My Heaven (Track) ____-05
Paradise Hawaiian Style (Track) ____-08
House Of Sand (Track) ____-07
House Of Sand (Track - Part) ____-02
House Of Sand (Track - Part) ____-02
House Of Sand (Track - Composite) ____-SP
Queenie Wahinie's Papaya (Track) ____-03
August 2, 1965 Radio Recorders - Hollywood, California
Drums Of The Islands (Vocal Overdub) ____-06
Drums Of The Islands (Tag Ending - Vocal Overdub) ____-03
Drums Of The Islands (Composite) TPA3 3837-SP
This Is My Heaven (Vocal Overdub) TPA3 3838-SP
Sand Castles ____-10
August 3, 1965 Radio Recorders - Hollywood, California
Sand Castles (Vocal Overdub) ____-01
Sand Castles (Choral Overdub) TPA3 3839-02
Scratch My Back (Vocal Overdub) TPA3 3840-02
Stop Where You Are (Vocal Overdub) ____-03
Stop Where You Are (Tag - Vocal Overdub) ____-09
Stop Where You Are (Composite) TPA3 3841-SP
House Of Sand (Vocal Overdub) TPA3 3842-01
August 4, 1965 Radio Recorders - Hollywood, California
House Of Sand (Movie Opening) ____-07
House Of Sand (Part) ____-01
House Of Sand (Movie Version - Composite) ____-SP
A Dogs Life (Vocal Overdub) ____-06
Datin' (Vocal Overdub) TPA3 3843-14
Queenie Wahinie's Papaya (Vocal Overdub) ____-06
Queenie Wahinie's Papaya (Open - Vocal Overdub) ____-02
Queenie Wahinie's Papaya (Composite) TPA3 3834-SP
Queenie Wahinie's Papaya (Vocal Overdub) TPA3 3835-SP
A Dogs Life (Vocal Overdub) TPA3 3836-09
|Elvis Presley Hawaii 1965|
August. 5, Elvis flew to Hawaii for location shooting for teh movie 'Paradise Hawaiian Style'. Much of the shooting for this film was done on location.
While there, Elvis, his father Vernon Presley and manager Colonel Tom Parker visited the U.S.S.. Arizona Memorial, which Elvis' benefit concert in 1961 had helped to build. Together they laid a bell-saped wreath with 1,177 carnations - one for each serviceman lost there in December 1945 during the attack on Pearl Harbor. A party was given on August 18, 1965 at the Polynesian Cultural Center in honor of the film. Singer Peter Noone of the group Herman's Hermits interviewed Elvis there.
Production on the film moved back to the mainland and a few days later on August 27, Elvis meets The Beatles at his house on Perugia Way in Bel Air. Elvis looked so phenomenal that night. He used to wear these bolero shirts and had them in every colour, expect brown. He hated brown! He wearing a blue shirt that night. We all went to the den and all of a sudden we heard screaming, like thunder, as if a bomb went off. The front door opened and outside there were thousands of fans everywhere. The word had got out. What we heard was the front door open as The Beatles walked in! The Beatles came in with Brian Epstein, their manager. They walked up to Elvis and were introduced, and Elvis sits down on the chair. The Beatles all sit down on the floor right in front of Elvis, in a semi-circle, and they look up and they are just gaping & staring at him. There's this dead silence in the room until Elvis says, 'Well, what-the-hell, if you guys aren’t going to talk to me I’m going to my bedroom'. And then everyone started to laugh and that broke the ice.
October 11, 1965 RCA Studio B - New York, New York
Elvis Presley on a go cart racing up the driveway of Graceland October 12, 1965.
Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don't Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever. + Plus Bonus DVD Audio.
This is an excellent release no fan should be without it.
The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people. Highly recommended.
Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD Video with Sound.