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From Memphis To Vegas – From Vegas To Memphis

From Memphis To Vegas – From Vegas To Memphis

Released:Oct. 14, 1969

A strange hybrid double LP combining a second album from the Memphis sessions (just ten tracks of varying quality, not even including the hit version of “Suspicious Minds”) with a live album that, if it was intended to showcase Elvis’ breakthrough Las Vegas performance, could have been more effectively sequenced and more generous in its selection. It did include a seven-and-one-half-minute live version of “Suspicious Minds,” along with strong, occasionally overheated, but undeniably exciting arrangements of songs both new and old (including a driving “Mystery Train/Tiger Man” medley). The double album sold 300,000 copies before it was split up into two individual albums – but there seemed little question that either, or both (particularly a well-selected studio album, with “Suspicious Minds” as its centerpiece), might have been a stronger artistic and commercial entry.

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  • Blue Suede Shoes

    Carl Perkins. Recorded live on stage August 25, 1969, midnight show, at The International Hotel, Las Vegas. Guitar: James Burton, John Wilkinson, Elvis Presley, Charlie Hodge. Bass: Jerry Scheff. Drums: Ronnie Tutt. Piano: Larry Muhoberac The Sweet Inspirations, The Imperials.Orchestra conducted by Bobby Morris
  • Johnny B. Goode

    Chuck Berry. Recorded live on stage August 24, 1969, midnight show, at The International Hotel, Las Vegas. Guitar: James Burton, John Wilkinson, Elvis Presley, Charlie Hodge. Bass: Jerry Scheff. Drums: Ronnie Tutt. Piano: Larry Muhoberac The Sweet Inspirations, The Imperials.Orchestra conducted by Bobby Morris
  • All Shook Up

    Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley. Recorded live on stage August 25, 1969, midnight show, at The International Hotel, Las Vegas. Guitar: James Burton, John Wilkinson, Elvis Presley, Charlie Hodge. Bass: Jerry Scheff. Drums: Ronnie Tutt. Piano: Larry Muhoberac The Sweet Inspirations, The Imperials.Orchestra conducted by Bobby Morris
  • Are You Lonesome Tonight?

    Roy Turk/Lou Handman. Recorded live on stage August 24, 1969, midnight show, at The International Hotel, Las Vegas. Guitar: James Burton, John Wilkinson, Elvis Presley, Charlie Hodge. Bass: Jerry Scheff. Drums: Ronnie Tutt. Piano: Larry Muhoberac The Sweet Inspirations, The Imperials.Orchestra conducted by Bobby Morris
  • Hound Dog

    Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller. Recorded live on stage August 25, 1969, modnight show, at The International Hotel, Las Vegas. Guitar: James Burton, John Wilkinson, Elvis Presley, Charlie Hodge. Bass: Jerry Scheff. Drums: Ronnie Tutt. Piano: Larry Muhoberac The Sweet Inspirations, The Imperials.Orchestra conducted by Bobby Morris
  • I Can't Stop Loving You

    Don Gibson. Recorded live on stage August 25, 1969, midnight show, at The International Hotel, Las Vegas. Guitar: James Burton, John Wilkinson, Elvis Presley, Charlie Hodge. Bass: Jerry Scheff. Drums: Ronnie Tutt. Piano: Larry Muhoberac The Sweet Inspirations, The Imperials.Orchestra conducted by Bobby Morris
  • My Babe

    Willie Dixon. Recorded live on stage August 21-25, 1969, midnight show, at The International Hotel, Las Vegas. Guitar: James Burton, John Wilkinson, Elvis Presley, Charlie Hodge. Bass: Jerry Scheff. Drums: Ronnie Tutt. Piano: Larry Muhoberac The Sweet Inspirations, The Imperials.Orchestra conducted by Bobby Morris
  • Mystery Train/Tiger Man

    Junior Parker/Sam Phillips - Sam Burns/Joe Hill Lewis. Recorded live on stage August 25, 1969 , midnight show, at The International Hotel, Las Vegas. Guitar: James Burton, John Wilkinson, Elvis Presley, Charlie Hodge. Bass: Jerry Scheff. Drums: Ronnie Tutt. Piano: Larry Muhoberac The Sweet Inspirations, The Imperials. Orchestra conducted by Bobby Morris
  • Words

    Robin, Maurice & Barry Gibb. Recorded live on stage August 25, 1969, midnight show, at The International Hotel, Las Vegas. Guitar: James Burton, John Wilkinson, Elvis Presley, Charlie Hodge. Bass: Jerry Scheff. Drums: Ronnie Tutt. Piano: Larry Muhoberac The Sweet Inspirations, The Imperials.Orchestra conducted by Bobby Morris
  • In The Ghetto

    Mac Davis. Recorded live on stage August 25, 1969, dinner show, at The International Hotel, Las Vegas. Guitar: James Burton, John Wilkinson, Elvis Presley, Charlie Hodge. Bass: Jerry Scheff. Drums: Ronnie Tutt. Piano: Larry Muhoberac. Vocals: The Sweet Inspirations, The Imperials. Orchestra conducted by Bobby Morris
  • Suspicious Minds

    Mark James. Recorded live on stage August 26, 1969, dinner show, at The International Hotel, Las Vegas. Guitar: James Burton, John Wilkinson, Elvis Presley, Charlie Hodge. Bass: Jerry Scheff. Drums: Ronnie Tutt. Piano: Larry Muhoberac. Vocals: The Sweet Inspirations, The Imperials.Orchestra conducted by Bobby Morris
  • Can’t Help Falling In Love

    Hugo Peretti/Luigi Creatore/George Weiss. Recorded live on stage August 26, 1969, dinner show, at The International Hotel, Las Vegas. Guitar: James Burton, John Wilkinson, Elvis Presley, Charlie Hodge. Bass: Jerry Scheff. Drums: Ronnie Tutt. Piano: Larry Muhoberac The Sweet Inspirations, The Imperials.Orchestra conducted by Bobby Morris.
  • Inherit The Wind

    Eddie Rabbitt. Recorded January 15, 1969 at American Sound Studio, Memphis. Guitar & Sitar: Reggie Young, Guitar: Elvis Presley.,Bass: Tommy Cogbill, Mike Leech. Drums: Gene Chrisman. Piano: Bobby Wood, Elvis Presley, Ronnie Milsap. Organ: Bobby Emmons. Steel Guitar: John Hughey. Harmonica: Ed Kollis. Trumpet: R.F.Taylor, Wayne Jackson, Dick Steff. Sax & Trombone: Jackie Thomas. Sax: Andrew Lowe, Glen Spreen, J.P.Luper. Trombone: Ed Logan, Jack Hale, Gerald Richardson, French Horn: Tony Cason, Joe D'Gerolamo. Vocals: Mary (Jeannie) Green, Donna Thatcher, Susan Pilkington, Mary Holladay, Dolores Edgin, June Page, Hurshel Wiginton, Joe Babcock, Ginger Holladay, Millie Kirkham, Sandy Posey
  • This Is The Story

    Chris Arnold/Geoff Morrow/David Martin. Recorded January 14, 1969 at American Sound Studio, Memphis. Guitar & Sitar: Reggie Young, Guitar: Elvis Presley.,Bass: Tommy Cogbill, Mike Leech. Drums: Gene Chrisman. Piano: Bobby Wood, Elvis Presley, Ronnie Milsap. Organ: Bobby Emmons. Steel Guitar: John Hughey. Harmonica: Ed Kollis. Trumpet: R.F.Taylor, Wayne Jackson, Dick Steff. Sax & Trombone: Jackie Thomas. Sax: Andrew Lowe, Glen Spreen, J.P.Luper. Trombone: Ed Logan, Jack Hale, Gerald Richardson, French Horn: Tony Cason, Joe D'Gerolamo. Vocals: Mary (Jeannie) Green, Donna Thatcher, Susan Pilkington, Mary Holladay, Dolores Edgin, June Page, Hurshel Wiginton, Joe Babcock, Ginger Holladay, Millie Kirkham, Sandy Posey
  • Stranger In My Own Home Town

    Percy Mayfield. Recorded February 17, 1969 at American Sound Studios, Memphis. Guitar: Reggie Young, Elvis Presley.,Bass: Tommy Cogbill. Drums: Gene Chrisman. Piano: Bobby Wood, Elvis Presley, Ronnie. Organ: Bobby Emmons. Harmonica: Ed Kollis. Trumpet: R.F.Taylor, Wayne Jackson, Dick Steff. Sax & Trombone: Jackie Thomas. Sax: Glen Spreen, J.P.Luper. Trombone: Jackie Thomas, Jack Hale, Gerald Richardson, French Horn: Tony Cason, Joe D'Gerolamo. Vocals: Mary (Jeannie) Green, Donna Thatcher, Susan Pilkington, Mary Holladay, Dolores Edgin, Hurshel Wiginton, Joe Babcock, Millie Kirkham, Sonja Montgomery
  • A Little Bit Of Green

    Chris Arnold/Geoff Morrow/David Martin. Recorded January 14, 1969 at American Sound Studio, Memphis. Guitar & Sitar: Reggie Young. Guitar & Sitar: Reggie Young, Guitar: Elvis Presley.,Bass: Tommy Cogbill, Mike Leech. Drums: Gene Chrisman. Piano: Bobby Wood, Elvis Presley, Ronnie Milsap. Organ: Bobby Emmons. Steel Guitar: John Hughey. Harmonica: Ed Kollis. Trumpet: R.F.Taylor, Wayne Jackson, Dick Steff. Sax & Trombone: Jackie Thomas. Sax: Andrew Lowe, Glen Spreen, J.P.Luper. Trombone: Ed Logan, Jack Hale, Gerald Richardson, French Horn: Tony Cason, Joe D'Gerolamo. Vocals: Mary (Jeannie) Green, Donna Thatcher, Susan Pilkington, Mary Holladay, Dolores Edgin, June Page, Hurshel Wiginton, Joe Babcock, Ginger Holladay, Millie Kirkham, Sandy Posey
  • And The Grass Won’t Pay No Mind

    Neil Diamond. Recorded February 17, 1969 at American Sound Studio, Memphis. Guitar: Reggie Young, Elvis Presley.,Bass: Tommy Cogbill. Drums: Gene Chrisman. Piano: Bobby Wood, Elvis Presley, Ronnie. Organ: Bobby Emmons. Harmonica: Ed Kollis. Trumpet: R.F.Taylor, Wayne Jackson, Dick Steff. Sax & Trombone: Jackie Thomas. Sax: Glen Spreen, J.P.Luper. Trombone: Jackie Thomas, Jack Hale, Gerald Richardson, French Horn: Tony Cason, Joe D'Gerolamo. Vocals: Mary (Jeannie) Green, Donna Thatcher, Susan Pilkington, Mary Holladay, Dolores Edgin, Hurshel Wiginton, Joe Babcock, Millie Kirkham, Sonja Montgomery
  • Do You Know Who I Am?

    Bobby Russell. Recorded February 21, 1969 at American Sound Studio, Memphis. Guitar: Reggie Young, Elvis Presley.,Bass: Tommy Cogbill. Drums: Gene Chrisman. Piano: Bobby Wood, Elvis Presley, Ronnie. Organ: Bobby Emmons. Harmonica: Ed Kollis. Trumpet: R.F.Taylor, Wayne Jackson, Dick Steff. Sax & Trombone: Jackie Thomas. Sax: Glen Spreen, J.P.Luper. Trombone: Jackie Thomas, Jack Hale, Gerald Richardson, French Horn: Tony Cason, Joe D'Gerolamo. Vocals: Mary (Jeannie) Green, Donna Thatcher, Susan Pilkington, Mary Holladay, Dolores Edgin, Hurshel Wiginton, Joe Babcock, Millie Kirkham, Sonja Montgomery
  • From A Jack To A King

    Ned Miller. Recorded January 21, 1969 at American Sound Studio, Memphis. Guitar & Sitar: Reggie Young, Guitar: Elvis Presley.,Bass: Tommy Cogbill, Mike Leech. Drums: Gene Chrisman. Piano: Bobby Wood, Elvis Presley, Ronnie Milsap. Organ: Bobby Emmons. Steel Guitar: John Hughey. Harmonica: Ed Kollis. Trumpet: R.F.Taylor, Wayne Jackson, Dick Steff. Sax & Trombone: Jackie Thomas. Sax: Andrew Lowe, Glen Spreen, J.P.Luper. Trombone: Ed Logan, Jack Hale, Gerald Richardson, French Horn: Tony Cason, Joe D'Gerolamo. Vocals: Mary (Jeannie) Green, Donna Thatcher, Susan Pilkington, Mary Holladay, Dolores Edgin, June Page, Hurshel Wiginton, Joe Babcock, Ginger Holladay, Millie Kirkham, Sandy Posey
  • The Fair Is Moving On

    Guy Fletcher/Doug Flett. Recorded February 21, 1969 at American Sound Studio, Memphis. Guitar: Reggie Young, Elvis Presley.,Bass: Tommy Cogbill. Drums: Gene Chrisman. Piano: Bobby Wood, Elvis Presley, Ronnie. Organ: Bobby Emmons. Harmonica: Ed Kollis. Trumpet: R.F.Taylor, Wayne Jackson, Dick Steff. Sax & Trombone: Jackie Thomas. Sax: Glen Spreen, J.P.Luper. Trombone: Jackie Thomas, Jack Hale, Gerald Richardson, French Horn: Tony Cason, Joe D'Gerolamo. Vocals: Mary (Jeannie) Green, Donna Thatcher, Susan Pilkington, Mary Holladay, Dolores Edgin, Hurshel Wiginton, Joe Babcock, Millie Kirkham, Sonja Montgomery
  • You’ll Think Of Me

    Mort Shuman. Recorded January 14, 1969 at American Sound Studio, Memphis. Guitar & Sitar: Reggie Young, Guitar: Elvis Presley.,Bass: Tommy Cogbill, Mike Leech. Drums: Gene Chrisman. Piano: Bobby Wood, Elvis Presley, Ronnie Milsap. Organ: Bobby Emmons. Steel Guitar: John Hughey. Harmonica: Ed Kollis. Trumpet: R.F.Taylor, Wayne Jackson, Dick Steff. Sax & Trombone: Jackie Thomas. Sax: Andrew Lowe, Glen Spreen, J.P.Luper. Trombone: Ed Logan, Jack Hale, Gerald Richardson, French Horn: Tony Cason, Joe D'Gerolamo. Vocals: Mary (Jeannie) Green, Donna Thatcher, Susan Pilkington, Mary Holladay, Dolores Edgin, June Page, Hurshel Wiginton, Joe Babcock, Ginger Holladay, Millie Kirkham, Sandy Posey
  • Without Love (There Is Nothing)

    Danny Small. Recorded January 22, 1969 at American Sound Studio, Memphis. Guitar & Sitar: Reggie Young, Guitar: Elvis Presley.,Bass: Tommy Cogbill, Mike Leech. Drums: Gene Chrisman. Piano: Bobby Wood, Elvis Presley, Ronnie Milsap. Organ: Bobby Emmons. Steel Guitar: John Hughey. Harmonica: Ed Kollis. Trumpet: R.F.Taylor, Wayne Jackson, Dick Steff. Sax & Trombone: Jackie Thomas. Sax: Andrew Lowe, Glen Spreen, J.P.Luper. Trombone: Ed Logan, Jack Hale, Gerald Richardson, French Horn: Tony Cason, Joe D'Gerolamo. Vocals: Mary (Jeannie) Green, Donna Thatcher, Susan Pilkington, Mary Holladay, Dolores Edgin, June Page, Hurshel Wiginton, Joe Babcock, Ginger Holladay, Millie Kirkham, Sandy Posey

Credits

Artist
Credit
  • Elvis Presley
    vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • James Burton
    electric guitar
  • John Wilkinson
    electric guitar
  • Charlie Hodge
    guitar, backing vocals
  • Larry Muhoberac
    keyboards
  • Jerry Scheff
    bass
  • Ronnie Tutt
    drums
  • Millie Kirkham
    backing vocals
  • The Imperials
    backing vocals
  • The Sweet Inspirations
    backing vocals
  • Bobby Morris and his Orchestra
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