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5 dic 2022

Elvis - "The Latin Flavor and La Golondrina"


Elvis - The Latin Flavor and La Golondrina



We say goodbye to the year 1973 and Stax Studios, with the last two songs recorded on December 16: "Spanish Eyes" and "She Wears My Ring"

"Spanish Eyes" by B. Kaempfert, C. Singleton, and E. Snyder.

Like all songs that become well known and are widely covered, it is always a pleasure to hear the difference in Elvis Presley's voice and in a performance that makes him famous as an artist deserve. Elvis really liked this song that he would perform on many occasions and that he would often sing at gatherings of his friends. He would also perform it before audiences as a soloist and a duet with Sherill Nielsen. A wonderful song that leaves a special flavor when you hear it in the voice of Elvis.

The song was recorded by Freddy Quinn in 1965, it would originally be written as an instrumental piece by "Moon Over Naples" Bert Kaempfert, before Charles Singleton and Eddie Snyder added the lyrics and gave it the name "Spanish eyes".

Al Martino took it to #15 on the Hot 100 in 1966.

Elvis recorded it at Stax on December 16, 1973, for publication on the "Good Times" album. Home recordings of the song made earlier that year by Sam Thompson have appeared on bootlegs such as "Elvis, Live & Unplugged" and on the FTD release "Made In Memphis'. Alternate takes of the Stax session have appeared on " Our Memories of Elvis" and later compilations such as "Essential Elvis, vol.5". The song also appeared on the 2000 reissue of the "Promised Land" LP, etc. Elvis performed the song live in 1974, it was included on "It's Midnight", "I Found my Thrill", in which he duets with Sherill Nielsen, etc.

Although it has been recorded by many artists Elvis always has something new to offer in the feeling of him singing this song. Only his voice already reaches us with pleasure because it was a subject of his choice and it was noticeable.

"Following the Path of the King..."

"She Wears My Ring" by Boudleaux and Felice Bryant

Elvis recorded this track on the album "Good Times" at Stax Studios on December 16, 1973.

This song was sung by Elvis very often at his house, since the 60's. From then there is a home recording that can be heard on the album "In a Private Moment".

The song is an English version of the original name, "La Golondrina" by Boudleaux and Felice Bryant.

A version without overdubs was included on "Our Memories of Elvis", the 2000 expanded reissue of "Promised Land", and the 2006 "Elvis Country", an alternate take on "Essential Elvis Vol.5", etc, etc.

Felice Bryant and Boudleaux Bryant both married, signed a country and pop music songwriting team. They were best known for songs like "Rocky Top", "We Could", "Love Hurts", and numerous Everly Brothers hits, including "All I Have to Do Is Dream", "Bye Bye Love", "Wake Up Little Susie ", etc

A slower version of the original "La Golondrina". Elvis loved this song that he interprets with a clear vintage flavor, without changing the intention or modernizing this classic, which clearly reminds us of Elvis from the 60's. It is another well-known song that in the voice of Elvis wins with its own magic the melody that stays with his interpretation.


"Following the Path of the King..."

Information provided by De Tupelo a Memphis


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