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Re: That's all right

Postby Mister Moon » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:33 pm

colonel snow wrote:
Mister Moon wrote:There's also a myth going around (perpetuated by Wikipedia, for example) that the 1949 red vinyl reissue carried the "That's All Right, Mama" wording on the label, which is totally false, as can be seen in the image I posted in the thread linked above.

In fact, all of the early versions of the song, from the Crudup original, through Elvis, Marty Robbins, etc. used the same wording - "That's All Right" - no "Mama", no "Alright", etc.

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Indeed (see scan).


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The December 1954 version by Marty Robbins includes that "I oughta mind my papa" verse that's absent from the Crudup and Elvis recordings :



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Re: That's all right

Postby Suspicious Minds » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:17 pm

Excerpts from Tony Plews’ essay ‘The Crudup Connection: 5th July 1954 revisted’

According to Tony Plews, Elvis didn’t just perform a cover of Crudup’s ‘That’s All Right’, but turned it into a medley of different Crudup hits. Here’s Tony’s detailed analysis:

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Read the full essay here:
https://www.georgesmithpublications.com/5th-july-1954
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Re: That's all right

Postby mike edwards » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:57 pm

December 1954, a few months after Elvis had, with cocky aplomb, recorded a country-tinged version of Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup's blues song "That's All Right", Marty Robbins brought the same song to his own session and recorded an even more countryfied version, in what some consider, albeit incorrectly, to be the first cover of an Elvis Presley recording. Robbins felt that "That's All Right", which had been a regional hit for Presley, might fare better with him, and on a major label. in January 1953 Marty's record "I'll Go On Alone" had shared the #1 spot on the charts with the then just-departed Hank Williams' aptly and prophetically titled "I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive". After that, Marty's chart successes had stalled somewhat, and he was hoping "That's All Right" might be the song to do the trick. He was right, "That's All Right" catapulted him back onto the charts for 11 weeks, peaking at #7. Marty was so happy, he painted "That's Alright Mama" over the trunk of his new Jaguar convertible . . .

And for those interested in such things, Scotty Moore told of those wild days and more in his excellent book, recommended to all scholars, "That's Alright Elvis". . .


Mister Moon wrote:The December 1954 version by Marty Robbins includes that "I oughta mind my papa" verse that's absent from the Crudup and Elvis recordings

It sure did.
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Re: That's all right

Postby Colin B » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:03 pm

Suspicious Minds wrote:Excerpts from Tony Plews’ essay ‘The Crudup Connection: 5th July 1954 revisted’

According to Tony Plews, Elvis didn’t just perform a cover of Crudup’s ‘That’s All Right’, but turned it into a medley of different Crudup hits...



Arthur Crudup's songs were all pretty similar.

In the absence of any sheet music, I reckon Elvis was singing what he recollected & simply mixed up some lyrics from different ones.

Rather than any sort of 'tribute' to the writer...
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Re: That's all right

Postby Suspicious Minds » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:47 pm

Colin B wrote:
Suspicious Minds wrote:Excerpts from Tony Plews’ essay ‘The Crudup Connection: 5th July 1954 revisted’

According to Tony Plews, Elvis didn’t just perform a cover of Crudup’s ‘That’s All Right’, but turned it into a medley of different Crudup hits...



Arthur Crudup's songs were all pretty similar.

In the absence of any sheet music, I reckon Elvis was singing what he recollected & simply mixed up some lyrics from different ones.

Rather than any sort of 'tribute' to the writer...


That’s how I see it too. Though Elvis must have known Crudup’s repertoire pretty well.
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