Elvis Presley – King Creole Vol.1
Label: RCA Victor – EPA-4319, RCA Victor – EPA 4319
Format: Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, EP
Cover: VG+ one inch pen mark top centre, minor wear to cover,
Genre: Blues, Rock, Stage & Screen
Style: Soundtrack, Rock & Roll, Theme, Rhythm & Blues
A1 King Creole
Written-By – Jerry Lieber-Mike Stoller
A2 New Orleans
Written-By – Sid Tepper-Roy C. Bennett
B1 As Long As I Have You
Written-By – Fred Wise-Ben Weisman
B2 Lover Doll
Written-By – Abner Silver, Sid Wayne
Backing Vocals – Jordanaires, The
"King Creole" is right up there with "Loving You" Again, watch the movie first, then hear the teriffic music. The main title theme starts off the soundtrack. High-energy tracks. They include "King Creole", "As Long As I Have You",
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.
All classic Elvis rock songs that I would include on any compilation album. There is also some more pop influenced songs which I really dig like "Lover Doll," and "New Orleans." this album holds the '50s Elvis sound, (which in my opinion is Elvis' best work.)
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!
Elvis Presley - King Creole
R.I.P. Jerry Leiber. One of the greatest song writers of all time
He is just divine. Every bit of him is rhythm.
Elvis Presley - New Orleans