Elvis Presley – King Creole Vol.2
Label: RCA Victor – EPA 4321
Format: Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, EP
Cover: VG+ VG++ tiny hand writing top right
Original pressing with "dog on top".
Released: Aug 1958
Genre: Blues, Rock, Stage & Screen
Style: Soundtrack, Rock & Roll, Theme, Rhythm & Blues
Written-By – Leiber-Stoller
A2 Young Dreams
Written By – Kalmanoff-Schroeder
Written-By – Wise-Weisman
B2 Dixieland Rock
Written By – Schroeder-Frank
Backing Vocals – Jordanaires, The
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Matrix / Runout: J2PH-4409
Matrix / Runout: J2PH-4410
I heard alot of Elvis soundtracks, but this is a perfect combination. That Dixieland New Orleons sound fronted by the father of rock, Elvis.
Rock was born all over the south and New Orleons is home of Dixieland Jazz, and who better to try it than Elvis, its like he was born for this type of music.
I sometimes wonder why he didn't make at least one upbeat Jazz album, i mean yeah he has a rock voice but listening to this made me realize he also couldve been a Dixieland Jazz Giant. Elvis and Dixieland is the best combo since Chocolate & Peanut Butter.
If you want to watch Elvis' best movie and listen to his best soundtrack, this is the one. "King Creole" was made in 1958 right before Elvis went into hibernation for two years as a soldier in the U.S. Army. I've always felt that if he hadn't gone into the army, this movie would have kick started something even bigger in his Hollywood career. He comes off with a great James Dean image and really showed his acting ability on the stage. But enough about the movie, the soundtrack is just absolutely awesome!
what arguably was the best film role Elvis was ever offerred and accepted, "King Creole" was released in 1958 shortly before Elvis entered the Army, and was directed by Michael Curtiz, who also directed such stellar films as "Casablanca" and "Yankee Doodle Dandy". When the film was originally planned as a straight drama, James Dean was set for the starring role, but as fate would have it, Dean was killed in an automobile accident before accepting the part. "New Orleans" was just one of the great songs Elvis sang in what perhaps was his best overall performance on film.
You've got the rocking track of "Trouble", and "Dixieland Rock".
then add some very solid ballads in the emotional heart tugger "Crawfish", along with the peppy "Young Dreams", and you have one of the Rock era's classic soundtracks ever.
Elvis Presley - Trouble
Song by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Excerpt from Film "King Creole" (1958)
Directed by Michael Curtiz
"He was an instinctive actor... He was quite bright... he was very intelligent... He was not a punk. He was very elegant, sedate, and refined, and sophisticated."
Elvis Presley - Young Dreams
His voice, moves all natural from the soul...not school taught.
a great song by the astonishing voice of elvis..
"Young Dreams" was written by Aaron Schroeder and Martin Kalmanoff for the 1958 film production of "King Creole" starring Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley - Dixieland Rock