Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello

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Words & Music: Mike Stoller/ Jerry Leiber
She's sitting right over there
I'd know that face anywhere
I'd run up and embrace her
But I’m ashamed to face her
Just tell her Jim said hello

I'd like to pour out my heart
But I don't know where to start
I'd like to tell her
What I’m really feeling but
Just tell her Jim said hello

Just tell her Jim said hello
Just tell her Jim and she'll know

Don't tell her I’m feeling blue
That's just between me and you
Don't say I’m thinking of her
Don't tell her I still love her
Just tell her Jim said hello

Just tell her Jim said hello
Just tell her Jim said hello
Just tell her Jim said hello
Recorded: 1962/03/19, first released on single


Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 11, 2018report abuse
On the FTD CD "Pot Luck" there is one particular outtake of this song, minus the annoying triangle, and it's my favorite version of this tune. Don't know why they decided to insert that annoying triangle into the song, but it is in fact, very annoying, period. Other than that, a 5-star song for sure.
atomic powered poste (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 11, 2018report abuse
The song is really nothing outstanding. Normally a 2,5 stars song, but at this point in his career elvs was able to turn everything into gold. He was in his prime as a vocalist and this makes this a 4 star recording.
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on May 16, 2017report abuse
Other than the annoying triangle throughout this song, this is definitely a 5-star song. Too bad it was overshadowed by the hit flip side, "She's Not You".
bajo (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 16, 2017report abuse
Great song, good performance, nice flow and rhythm. There were times I actually enjoyed this over the A-side. It was one of those singles, easy to flip to enjoy both sides.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 30, 2013report abuse
Never cared too much for this song. Probably the least satisfying Leiber/Stoller song Elvis recorded. And like Quasimodo said:"Those bells!"
alanfalk (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2013report abuse
Great song, silky voice, showed again that Elvis could do non-rock stuff too.
kink56 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2013report abuse
I got a fever and the cure is MORE TRIANGLE. I have always liked the song. I bought my first very own Elvis LP in 1968, and it was Gold Vol 4. I bought it for Devil In Disguise, but every song is a winner.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2013report abuse
Good song, great melody and well sung with a good feel factor. Must admit that since the 'bell' was pointed out I now tend to focus on it to the slight detriment of my listening pleasure. This is not so evident on the outtakes but nevertheless will give it 4 stars.
Bestoftherest8301 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2013report abuse
Just imagine a live 1970's version of this.....instead of those ONJ ballads...If only he chose just one of his lesser know songs per show...oh well, dream on.
Kev (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2013report abuse
A perfect early 60s pop song. I really wish Elvis had recorded more songs like this one. It would have been brilliant if he had recorded songs written by the Brill Building songwriters - Goffin/King, Sedaka/Greenfield, Mann/Weil, Barry/Greenwich etc etc.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 22, 2013report abuse
This is such a spectacular, overlooked and underrated song and it should be far better known than it actually is. It should've definitely been a big hit for Elvis, but it wasn't a hit for Elvis at all. It's one of 24 songs that Elvis recorded that was written by the brilliant and iconic songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.
LarsG (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 28, 2012report abuse
A truly great song, if it wasn´t for that triangle. If it wasn´t for that triangle...
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 28, 2012report abuse
The song flows nice, with an amazing Elvis vocal performance. I have to agree with the others, those bells, or triangle, is very annoying in the song. I believe when the song was remastered, the bells (or triangle) was brought up in the mix. I wish RCA could remaster the song from the studio master and tone down, the distracting bells.
NONE000000 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 4, 2009report abuse
Always seemed like a forgotten masterpiece to me. It always slips through the cracks whenever great or "classic" Elvis songs get discussed. It is undeniably "middle of the road" or, indeed "soft", but Elvis emotes a lot with the simple lyrics. His vocal really elevates this one and makes me feel it. I forgot Leiber and Stoller wrote it. It doesn't sound anything like their 50s output--but it's infinitely better than "Girls, Girls, Girls" or "Three Corn Patches"!
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 4, 2009report abuse
An absolute masterpiece from 1962. Elvis' voice is as smooth as silk as he glides along effortlessly in this Leiber and Stoller composition. One of the many early 60's B-sides that did not get it's proper due on the charts (along with "It Hurts Me", "They Remind Me Too Much of You", "Anything That's Part of You", "Witchcraft" and "A Mess of Blues").
Great Dane (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 4, 2009report abuse
Always liked this song including the bells.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 4, 2009report abuse
Good song, good perfroamce, good production, annoying bell.
Jim Hoff (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 4, 2009report abuse
Love it - well, my name is in it ... he,he!
Pedro Nuno (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 4, 2009report abuse
I Have a very special relation with this song... a kind of perpetual infatuation with it. No need to say more. Yes, this Is my King: Absolute perfection in the Pop field.
EPFO (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 15, 2008report abuse
Fantastic, one of my favourite. Everything is great. Hear Elvis's voice when he sings the bridge... Incomparable.
My boy, my boy (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 14, 2008report abuse
Elvis's voice makes it special....what I dislike though are those little endless bells !!!
theoldscudder (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 14, 2008report abuse
A really good song.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 14, 2008report abuse
I appreciate this song because it is sung so well but it is not quite classic Leiber/Stoller is it? Pleasant & nice but nothing more. In 1962, Elvis was putting out 'soft' singles. I was waiting for the real Elvis to return.
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 14, 2008report abuse
I discovered this song on "Elvis' Gold Records Vol.4" in the mid seventies. I love it as much now as I did then, a real classic hit that never was.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 14, 2008report abuse
One of those wonderful songs where the unique voice of Elvis is crispy clear to hear. One of my favorites from that time frame and of course all time. Top quality
Jim says hello (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 14, 2008report abuse
Hey that's my song... I've always liked it.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on May 2, 2008report abuse
The other side of She's Not You and equally as good.Elvis was in great voice for this session, which produced quality music from the best songwriters around.

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