viernes, 29 de abril de 2011

1977 Tour February 12th - 21st

Elvis In Concert 1977

Following his end of 1976 tour, Elvis spent a week in Palm Springs before returning to Memphis, in late January Elvis flew to Nashville for a recording session, after three days, without even setting foot in the studio, Elvis returned to Memphis. Dates for the Session were January 20th - 24th. Songs reported as being down for recording were: - That's What You Do To Me (Bob Morrison); Energy (Bob Morrison); Rainy Night In Georgia (Tony Joe White); Day By Day (Dennis Linde); Let Me On (Layng Martine Jr.); Yes I Do (Alan Rush). A week later RCA turned up at Elvis' home in Memphis, with their equipment for another recording session. But another three days went by without Elvis even coming down stairs to record. This would be the last time RCA or Elvis made an attempt to do some studio work.  Elvis started his first tour of 1977 in Florida, on the 12th. Elvis hired 25 off duty West Palm Beach policemen as extra bodyguards while in South Florida.

Hollywood, FL     February 12th  E/S CD Hot Time In Miami
2001 Theme; C, C Rider; I Got A Woman/Amen; Love Me; If You Love Me Let Me Know; You Gave Me A Mountain; Jailhouse Rock; O Sole Mio/It's Now Or Never; All Shook Up; Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel; My Boy; May Way; Little Sister; Help Me; Polk Salad Annie; Introduction/Early Morning Rain/What'd I Say/Johnny B.Goode/Love Letters/School Days; Hurt; Hound Dog; Funny How Times Slip Away; Wooden Heart; Unchained Melody; Can't Help Falling In Love
Sound ++-
Indian Feather                         
Ca. Sportatorium                   
15,500


West Palm Beach, FL   February 13th  E/SAudio

C, C Rider; I Got A Woman/Amen; Love Me; Little Sister*(part); You Gave Me A Mountain*; Blue Suede Shoes*; O Sole Mio/It's Now Or Never*; My Way*; All Shook Up*; Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel*; And I Love You So*; Fever**; Introductions/What'd I Say/Johnny B.Goode/Blueberry Hill*/ Solos/Love Letters/Hail, Hail Rock'n'Roll; Hurt*; Hound Dog*; Danny Boy/ Walk With Me**(S, Neilsen); Jailhouse Rock*; Can't Help Falling In Love*
Sound ++
Blue Rainbow                                                             
Auditorium
7000

**= On Soundboard A Profile Disc 4
*= On Soundboard "Elvis Coming On Strong"
RCA Officials started to record only parts of Elvis Concerts probably all of Elvis' concerts of 1977 have been recorded by the sound engineers, but only a handful have been recorded in their entirety as recent bootleg CD's have shown, RCA's idea being they knew Elvis repertoire wasn't changing all that much, and didn't want to waist tape, so they recorded segments of the shows hoping Elvis would do an outstanding version of a song that he was known for doing or on the off chance re sang something completely new and could be used on a forth coming RCA record release. 


St, Petersburg, FL  February 14th  E/S Audio
2001 Theme; C, C Rider; I Got A Woman/Amen; Love Me; If You Love Me Let Me Know; You Gave Me A Mountain; O Sole Mio/It's Now Or Never; Guadalajara (Part); All Shook Up; Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel; And I Love You So; Fever; My Way; Introductions/Early Morning Rain/What'd I Say/Blueberry Hill/ Love Letters/Hail Hail Rock'n'Roll; Hurt; Hound Dog; Can't Help Falling In Love.
Sound +++                                                                
Blue Rainbow                           
Bay Front Centre                    
8,335 

NB  "Danny Boy & Walk With Me" were also recorded during this show and are Available on Soundboard (A Profile Disc 4)

Orlando, FL       February 15th  E/S Audio

C, C Rider; I Got A Woman/Amen; Love Me; If You Love Me Let Me Know; You Gave Me A Mountain; O Sole Mio/It's Now Or Never; All Shook Up; Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel; Help Me; Big Boss Man; My Way + reprise; Introductions/Early Morning Rain/What'd I Say/Johnny B. Goode/Solos/Love Letters/ School Days; Hurt + reprise; Hound Dog; Can't Help Falling In Love
Sound +-
Indian Feather
Sports Stadium    
                  
After the show Elvis and his entourage spent four hours at Disney World. The tab came to around $60,000

Montgomery, AL    February 16th  E/S Audio
2001 Theme; C, C Rider; I Got A Woman/Amen; Love Me; If You Love Me Let Me Know; You Gave Me A Mountain*; O Sole Mio/It's Now Or Never*; Little Sister*; Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel*; Polk Salad Annie* - **; Introductions/Early Morning Rain/What'd I Say/Johnny B.Goode/ Solos/Love Letters/School Days; Hurt*; Hound Dog*; Where No One Stands Alone* - **; Unchained Melody* - **; Can't Help Falling In Love* - **
Sound +-                                                                
Blue Rainbow                           
Garretti Coliseum                   
10,928

* = Available on Soundboard "Elvis Coming On Strong"
** =Tracks Available On Soundboard "Moody Blue & Other Great Performances" with luck RCA managed to record "Where No One Stands Alone" but it had to wait for the bootleggers to release it.


Savannah, GA      February 17th  E/S CD Savannah 77

2001 Theme; C, C Rider; I Got A Woman/Amen; Love Me; Fairytale; Jailhouse Rock; You Gave Me A Mountain; O Sole Mio/It's Now Or Never; Little Sister; Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel; Trying To Get To You; My Way; Polk Salad Annie; Introductions/Early Morning Rain/What'd I Say/Johnny B.Goode/Solos/Love Letters/School Days; Hurt; Hound Dog; Unchained Melody; Can't Help Falling In Love
Sound ++-
Sundial                               
Civic Centre                        
8,052

 
Columbia, SC      February 18th  E/S CD Release Me
2001 Theme; C, C Rider; I Got A Woman/Amen; Love Me; Fairytale; You Gave Me A Mountain; Jailhouse Rock; O Sole Mio/It's Now Or Never; Trying To Get To you; Little Sister; Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel; Are You Lonesome Tonight; That's All Right; My Way; Release Me; Introductions/Early Morning Rain/What'd I Say/Johnny B.Goode/ Solos/Love Letters/School Days; Hurt; Can't Help Falling In Love
Sound +-
Indian Feather                         
Carolina Stadium
20,000

Johnson City, TN  February 19th  E/S Audio

2001 Theme; C, C Rider; I Got A Woman/Amen; Love Me; If You Love Me Let Me Know; You Gave Me A Mountain; Jailhouse Rock; O Sole Mio/It's Now Or Never; Little Sister; Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel; My Way; Introductions/Early Morning Rain/ What'd I Say/Johnny B.Goode/Solos/Love Letters; Hurt + reprise; Danny Boy/Walk With Me (Nielson); Polk Salad Annie; Elvis Introduces the new Miss Tennessee; Can't Help Falling In Love
Sound ++ +-
King Of Spades
Civic Centre Freedom Hall      
7,000

Charlotte, NC     February 20th  E/S Audio
                             
2001 Theme; C, C Rider; I Got A Woman/Amen; Love Me; Fairytale; You Gave Me A Mountain; Jailhouse Rock; O Sole Mio/It's Now Or Never; Dialogue; Little Sister; Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel; My Way; Moody Blue (ATTEMPED); How Great Thou Art; Introductions/ Solos/ Early Morning Rain/ What'd I Say/ Johnny B.Goode/Solos/Love Letters/School Days; Hurt + Reprise; Hound Dog; Unchained Melody with false start; Can't Help Falling In Love...
Sound +-
Sundial                                
Coliseum                            
12,000

RCA were on hand to record the two Charlotte shows, this could be one of the reasons Elvis tried to do "Moody Blue" on the 20th Elvis attempted it but failed, Elvis blamed the band. The following night Elvis tried again, with a little more success. But their was no rehearsals done knowing RCA were going to record the show, as the concert on the 20th also shows, Elvis forgot a few of the words. Most of the 20th has been released on Soundboard, but the beginning of the tape was reported as being damaged.    

Charlotte, NC     February 21st  E/S CD Riot In Charlotte
2001 Theme; C, C Rider; I Got A Woman/Amen; *Are You Lonesome Tonight; *Reconsider Baby; That's All Right; *Love Me; *Moody Blue; *You Gave Me A Mountain; *Jailhouse Rock; *O Sole Mio/It's Now Or Never; *Little Sister; *Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel; *My Way; *Release Me; Early Morning Rain/What'd I Say/Johnny B.Goode/Love Letters/School Days; *Hurt; *Why Me Lord; Can' t Help Falling In Love
Sound +++-                                                              
Indian Feather
Coliseum                            
12,000

* = Available On Soundboard "Moody Blue & Other Great Performances"
Following the Concert Elvis returned to Memphis. During his four weeks off Elvis and about three dozen friends spent nine days in Hawaii. But before going Elvis rewrote his will leaving his father as executor and trustee. On the 4th of March Elvis and his party arrived in Hawaii. And departed on the 13th.