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Essential Elvis, Volume 5 - Rhythm And Country


Essential Elvis, Volume 5 - Rhythm And Country
4.9 / 5
Released: 1998/08 by BMG


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pasa-ryu wrote on July 07, 2005
one of my all-time fav cd's ever released, contains some excellant tracks from the legendary stax studio sessions and one or two from elvis' palm springs home sesssions in 1973. was a little disapointed to see that 'raised on rock' or 'sweet angiline' wasn't inlcuded on the cd. it would have been intresting to hear an outtake of these underrated elvis songs. still,a very good cd and captured. the real studio feeling of elvis in the recording studio and loved the 'studio banter' betwwen elvis and his buddies..disproving the myth that elvis was deppressd in the 1970's.
Rating: 5 / 5
Greg Nolan wrote on April 12, 2007
An under-rated, sometimes nearly forgotten release ...! There have been so many since it came out but it remains a favorite of mine. And it has to be considered a proto-FTD, as the "essential" series was definitely that. It basically was the collector / rarity "line," before they realized they could make a mint by selling them in smaller batches at $30 a pop!
Rating: 5 / 5
Jumpin Jehosaphat wrote on August 22, 2007
i love the three corn patches.
Rating: 5 / 5
OtisBlue22 wrote on December 05, 2007
A great release. All of these tracks were recorded at Stax in Memphis in 1973, not at Elvis' Palm Springs home. Promised Land, here, isn't as effective without the horns which were dubbed on later, for the master. Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues is one of Elvis' greatest studio efforts, showcasing a mature, sombre, softer side...a real gem. Between the summer & winter sessions, his voice is a lot fuller, his attention more focused. By this time, Elvis' voice wasn't really suited to out-and-out rock 'n' roll; it wasn't as ferocious, just bigger.
OtisBlue22 wrote on June 14, 2008
It would have been great if Elvis had incorporated this material into his live act, or toured night clubs with a small band, the same musicians he had here, and the same organ player, just playing these songs. Pity he didn't have the courage, or the ambition. 'I've Got a Thing About You Baby' really anticipated the disco craze. It's one of the man's best.
MJB63 wrote on March 17, 2009
The best of these sessions for me are 'thing about you baby,good time charlie and the la la la's goin' crazy before if you dont come back.
Rating: 4 / 5
Sirbalkan wrote on April 13, 2009
Find it, BUY IT before it's too late. This cd is magnificent, Oh my God... !
Rating: 5 / 5
Gan wrote on April 26, 2009
Truely amazing!!! another must have.
Rating: 5 / 5
MEMPHISMUSIC wrote on December 19, 2010
I wish we had more albums like this with carefully selected tracks to make great releases. Bring back Essential Elvis
Rating: 5 / 5