Randy Starr - Presley Style: Lost Elvis Songwriter Demos Vol. 1 (CD)

SKU: BCD17703

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-Following the great success of P.J. Proby's CD album of demo recordings, Bear Family Records® releases more elaborately produced demos recorded exclusively for Elvis.
-Between 1963 and 1968, Randy Starr wrote and produced around 70 songs in New York City, 35 can be found on this CD, six of which Elvis selected and recorded for the soundtracks of his feature films!
-A sensational number of 34 tracks released for the first time ever, mastered from copies of the original tapes!
-The illustrated and extensive booklet contains detailed liner notes by British Elvis expert and collector Trevor Simpson, based on interviews he recently conducted with Randy Starr.

Randy Starr, born in 1930, successfully completed his dental studies at Columbia College in 1954. Around the same time, he wrote songs that were recorded by Jackie Wilson, Connie Francis, the Kingston Trio and Kay Starr, among others. In 1957 he appeared on the American Bandstand for the first time with his hit After School, and in 1959 he entered the Billboard charts with The Enchanted Sea as the singer of The Islanders.
His greatest successes as a songwriter, however, came with a total of 12 compositions personally selected by Elvis Presley, which became part of the soundtracks of Elvis movies. To give Elvis an accurate picture of the songs, Randy Starr produced highly professional recordings in top studios in NY with hand-picked musicians and often himself as the singer.
Bear Family is releasing around 70 of these recordings on two CD albums, 12 of which were recorded by Elvis. This first of two CDs contains 35 songs, 6 can be heard in Elvis' version in feature films: Kissin' Cousins ('Kissin' Cousins'), The Yellow Rose Of Texas ('Viva Las Vegas'), Look Out, Broadway ('Frankie And Johnny'), Datin' ('Paradise, Hawaiian Style'), Adam And Evil ('Spinout'), and The Girl I Never Loved ('Clambake'). Only 1 of these demo recordings has been released, 34 of these songs appear here for the first time on vinyl or CD!

Track Listing

    • Kissin' Cousins
    • Viva Las Vegas
    • The Yellow Rose Of Texas
    • Lady Luck Is A Gypsy
    • Look Out, Broadway
    • Kissing In The Rain
    • Three Wishes
    • Bring On The Dancing Girls
    • A Thousand And One Nights
    • Polynesian Paradise
    • Datin'
    • Adam And Evil
    • Never Say Forever
    • Easy Come, Easy Go
    • Wheel Of Love
    • I'll Take Love
    • Love On The Rocks
    • Clambake
    • The Girl I Never Loved
    • Let Her Go
    • You Can Do It
    • Handle With Care
    • Better And Better
    • From Riches To Rags
    • Little Girl
    • Big Bright, Beautiful World
    • Head For The Hills
    • Strange Vibrations
    • Come Hell, Come Sundown
    • Charro!
    • The Chautauqua
    • We Can See Him Everywhere
    • Don't Stand Under The Mistletoe
    • My Christmas Won't Be Merry This Year
    • Let's Have A Christmas Party

    Additional Details

    Label: Bear Family Records

    Genre: Pop/Rock

    Run Time: 70:00 mins

    Region: 0

    Release Date: 04/05/24

    UPC: 4000127177032

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