“Blue Hawaii” by Elvis Presley - album review

TJR says

The tenth Elvis Presley new music album cannot be saved from a lowly Rebel rating, despite the greatness of “Rock-a-Hula Baby”. But heck, what do I know? The Blue Hawaii soundtrack was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1961 in the category of “Best Sound Track Album or Recording of Original Cast from a Motion Picture or Television”. This was bad news for fans of Elvis as a genuine and credible Rock n Roller, as Wikipedia tells: “The success of this soundtrack and its predecessor “G. I. Blues”, both of which sold in much greater quantity than Presley's two regular releases of the time, “Elvis Is Back!” and “Something for Everybody”, set the pace for the rest of the decade. Colonel Parker and Presley would focus on Elvis' film career, non-soundtrack albums taking a back seat with only six during the 1960s against sixteen full-length soundtrack albums among 27 movies and the comeback special.”

The Jukebox Rebel
15-Aug-2008

A1 [02:36] 4.8.png Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires - Blue Hawaii (Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger) Pop Ballad
A2 [02:25] 3.8.png Elvis Presley - Almost Always True (Ben Weisman, Fred Wise) Pop
A3 [01:53] 3.4.png Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires - Aloha Oe (Queen Lili’uokalani) Native Americas
A4 [02:22] 2.8.png Elvis Presley - No More (Don Robertson, Hal Blair) Pop
A5 [03:01] 4.4.png Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires - Can’t Help Falling In Love (George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore) Pop Ballad
A6 [01:59] 7.9.png Elvis Presley - Rock-A-Hula Baby [movie version] (Ben Weisman, Fred Wise, Dolores Fuller) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
A7 [02:20] 2.3.png Elvis Presley - Moonlight Swim (Ben Weisman, Sylvia Dee) Pop
B1 [02:22] 1.5.png Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires - Ku-U-I-Po (Hawaiian Sweetheart) (George Weiss, Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore) Pop Ballad
B2 [01:23] 1.2.png Elvis Presley - Ito Eats (Sid Tepper, Roy C. Bennett) Pop
B3 [01:35] 4.0.png Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires - Slicin’ Sand (Sid Tepper, Roy C. Bennett) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B4 [02:32] 2.4.png Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires - Hawaiian Sunset (Sid Tepper, Roy C. Bennett) Pop Ballad
B5 [02:03] 5.2.png Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires - Beach Boy Blues (Sid Tepper, Roy C. Bennett) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B6 [02:41] 2.6.png Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires - Island Of Love (Sid Tepper, Roy C. Bennett) Pop Ballad
B7 [02:50] 2.8.png Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires - Hawaiian Wedding Song (Al Hoffman, Dick Manning, Charles King) Pop Ballad




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