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  1. #81
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    "Sweet Caroline" and "Something" were recorded by both Elvis and Frank.

    Both of them also recorded a number of Christmas albums, so there are probably some duplications there too.

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    Really?

    I never knew they both recorded 'Are You Lonesome Tonight'?

    I will look out for that.

    Thanks

    Adam
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    Adam

    They recorded the song "Blue Hawaii", too.

    Is a beautiful song, do you know it?

    Lourdes
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    yes

    Yes im familiar with the song!! I Didnt know FS recorded it too, unless, is it on the 'Come Fly With Me' album?? I dont have that yet.

    Wasnt there also a film of the same name by EP?

    Adam
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  5. #85
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    Hi All, I just finally saw this thread for the first time. I just never got to it before now.
    I really enjoyed reading Nancy's reply. I think what has been touched on but not fully articulated is that some people choose to believe that they are not sophisticated enough for Frank's kind of music. The simple fact is that Frank was percieved as a city slicker vs. a country boy. Many of Elvis's fans see themselves as the later. Though these are foolish over simplifications it does kind of sum up the debate. Incidentally one other song that both Frank and Elvis sang is 'What Now My Love'. One of the most beautiful things I ever heard is Elvis singing 'Fame And Fortune'.
    As a karaoke host I have become very familiar with many Elvis tunes. I like 'In The Ghetto' and many others. We have one individual who sings the hell out of 'G.I. Blues'. I had become friends while I lived in Vegas with many Elvis impersonators. I met many at karaoke lounges. I was there to do my
    (as I look back terribble impression of Frank Sinatra) Sorry Francis Albert. Oh I put a sincere effort in, I mean I spent an hour and a half getting all dressed up but I would have to say that my best was not too good!

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    Bret

    This point has been covered earlier on in this thread, but i see what you mean.
    The ridiculous point about 'Intelligence' levels was also mentioned, but like i have said, i dont buy that, neither do i accept the 'City Slicker 'Country Boy' argument, these are just perceptions of these men, and are almost influenced by the changes in the way we think as a society.

    Adam
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  7. #87
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    Hi Adam,
    I think this whole Elvis/Frank thing has been
    pretty well explored. I have never been a big fan of Elvis, though I respect his place in history. I have a fondness for many fans of his I have met.
    I think like Nancy points out, he has an enormous talent. Quincy Jones remarked that we had Frank Sinatra in the 40s and Elvis in the 50s , The Beatles in the 60s and in the 70s he thought it was probably 'Star Wars' the movie...and Michael Jackson in the 80s...I would say maybe N'sync, Backstreet boys in the more recent times. This is very general but it has some validity.
    And of course Frank Sinatra will live well beyond all of them the way Beethoven will.

    Intelligence and sophistication are not the same thing. Forget Elvis and Frank for a minute, why is Country music out selling classical?
    I love a lot of great country music as well as classical...

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    Hi Bret

    I agree, each era has had their own type of music, and have quickly become bored with the past era's artists. However, there are certain artists, that overcome this gap and boredom, and love on forever, as you mention, Beethoven is one. Cant for the life of me think of another

    Adam
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    Wink

    Thanks Adam

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    Thumbs up Adam

    Yes, the song "Blue Hawaii"is in the album "Come Fly with me" and it was the name of the film made by Elvis.

    Regards,

    Lourdes
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    Thanks

    Thanks Lourdes!!

    I will have to go check up on that one.

    Does anyone ever know of any other duets they did apart from the one everyone knows??

    Adam
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    Thumbs up Ok, Adam,

    I know that Frank and Elvis recorded the song"Something" of George Harrison.

    Lourdes

    P.S. - Oh, yeah, the song "White Cristmas" was recorded by both, too.
    LOURDIE
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    Great songs

    Great songs both mentioned there, 'Something' is a beautiful song indeed.

    But, i mean, when they actually dueted on a song, apart from the one mentioned, did it ever happen again??

    Adam
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    Graceland - rumor it was to close - ?

    Rumor hazzit Priscilla was talking of closing it down due to hard economic times and negative cash flow.

    Does anyone have any word of confirmation one way or the other?

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    Adam

    No, I think they never dueted a song again. That was the first and last time they did it.

    Lourdes
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    Really?

    It would be a bad blow for that area of the world if they/she closed down that particular attraction. I couldnt for one minute imagine, it was not at the very least breaking even?

    Thanks Lourdes!! Shame, but hey, thats life.

    Adam
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    Peggy

    Where did you hear that rumour about Graceland?

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    Peggy

    Just bringing this back up top, to see if Peggy answers for me.

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    I'm trying to remember

    I think it was some local radio call-in talk show banter.

    No doubt not a very reliable source. I sure hope it's not true. They closed the Latin Casino before I ever got a chance to go. I even almost missed Palisades Park. I want to make it to Graceland someday.

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    Thanks

    Thanks Peggy. It would be a big mistake, i thought it was a very popular attraction!

    Adam
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