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Jailhouse Rock

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(Leiber / Stoller)

 

Informação:
Jerry Leiber e Mike Stoller escreveram Jailhouse Rock para o grande número de produção do filme de Elvis de 1957 com o mesmo título. Dudley Brooks tocou piano na gravação, que foi feita em 30 de Abril de 1957, no Radio Recorders. No entanto, Mike Stoller, afirma que tocou piano na canção. Na realidade, ele apareceu no filme enquanto pianista de Vince Everett (Elvis). Jailhouse Rock entrou no Top 100 da Billboard para a 15ª posição. Três semanas depois era número um, substituindo a canção Wake Up Little Susie, dos Everly Brothers. Depois de sete semanas na primeira posição, Jailhouse Rock foi substituída pela canção You Send Me, de Sam Cooke. A gravação de Elvis passou um total de 27 semanas na tabela. O disco também foi número um na tabela Country Best-Seller (durante uma semana) e na tabela de rhythm & blues (durante cinco semanas). Na Inglaterra, Jailhouse Rock entrou para a tabela logo para a primeira posição – o primeiro single na história das tabelas britânicas a conseguir fazê-lo. No mundo inteiro, o disco vendeu vários milhões de exemplares. O take 6 foi o escolhido para lançar em disco.

 

Elvis cantou Jailhouse Rock em dois dos seus especiais televisivos, Elvis e Elvis in Concert.


Letra:

The warden threw a party in the county jail

The prison band was there and they began to wail
The band was jumpin' and the joint began to swing
You should've heard those knocked out jailbirds sing
Let's rock, everybody, let's rock
Everybody in the whole cell block was dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock

Spider Murphy played the tenor saxophone
Little Joe was blowin' on the slide trombone
The drummer boy from Illinois went crash, boom, bang
the whole rhythm section was the Purple Gang
Let's rock, everybody, let's rock
Everybody in the whole cell block was dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock

Number forty-seven said to number three:
"You're the cutest jailbird I ever did see
I sure would be delighted with your company,
come on and do the Jailhouse Rock with me."
Let's rock, everybody, let's rock
Everybody in the whole cell block was dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock

The Sad Sack was a sittin' on a block of stone
Way over in the corner weepin' all alone
The warden said, "Hey, buddy, don't you be no square,
If you can't find a partner use a wooden chair."
Let's rock, everybody, let's rock
Everybody in the whole cell block was dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock

Shifty Henry said to Bugs, "For Heaven's sake,
No one's lookin', now's our chance to make a break."
Bugsy turned to Shifty and he said, "Nix, nix,
I wanna stick around a while and get my kicks."
Let's rock, everybody, let's rock
Everybody in the whole cell block
was dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock


Dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock

Dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock

Dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock

Dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock...


Onde foi lançada
:
Lançada pela primeira vez em single »

 

Singles:

- Jailhouse Rock / Treat Me Nice (RCA 20-7035) Setembro de 1957. Lançamento normal de 78 RPM »

- Jailhouse Rock / Treat Me Nice (RCA 47-7035) Setembro de 1957. Lançamento normal de 45 RPM. Para que o disco fosse analisado pelos críticos, em 10 de Outubro de 1957 a MGM relançou exemplares promocionais com capas especiais em torno das capas habituais »

- Jailhouse Rock / Treat Me Nice (RCA 447-0619) 1961. Relançamento normal da série ouro.
- Jailhouse Rock / Treat Me Nice (RCA PB-11101) Outubro de 1977. Um dos 15 singles da caixa 15 Golden Records – 30 Golden Hits
(RCA PP-11301).

- The Elvis Medley / Always On My Mind (RCA PB-13351). Outubro de 1982. Jailhouse Rock faz parte de um medley com Teddy Bear, Hound Dog, Don’t Be Cruel, Burning Love e Suspicious Minds.

- The Elvis Medley / The Elvis Medley (Versão Curta) (RCA JB-13351) Outubro de 1982. Lançamento promocional para disc jockeys.

- Heartbreak Hotel / Jailhouse Rock (RCA PB-13892) Outubro de 1984. Um de seis singles da caixa Elvis’ Greatest Hits – Golden Singles, Volume 2. Todos os singles foram impressos em vinil dourado.

- Jailhouse Rock / She’s Not You (Collectables DPE1-10114511) Dezembro de 1986.
 

EPs:

- Jailhouse Rock (1957) »

- Dealer’s Prevue (RCA SDS-57-39) (1957)

- Extended Play Sampler (RCA SPA-7-61) (1957)

 

LPs/CDs:

- Elvis' Golden Records (1958) »

- Elvis NBC TV Special (1968) »

- Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits, Volume 1 (1970) »

- Elvis (1973) »

- Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis (1974) »

- Pure Gold (1975) »

- Elvis – A Legendary Performer, Volume 2 (1976) »
- Elvis in Hollywood (1976) »

- Elvis - A Collectors Edition (1976) »

- Elvis in Concert (1977) »
– Elvis' Golden Records (1977) »

- Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis (1977) »

- The Elvis Presley Story (1977) »

– Elvis - A Canadian Tribute (1978) »

- Elvis: Memories (1978) »

- Elvis Commemorative Album (1978) »

- Elvis! His Greatest Hits (1979) »

- Elvis Aron Presley (1980) »
- Pure Gold (1980) »

- The Legendary Magic of Elvis Presley (1980) »

– This Is Elvis (1981) »

– Elvis NBC TV Special (1981) »

– Rock'n'Roll Forever (1981) - Candlelite »

- The Elvis Medley (1982)

- Essential Elvis (1986)

- The Collection, Volume 2 (1986)

- The Number One Hits (1987)

- The Top Ten Hits (1987)

- Essential Elvis – The First Movies (1988)

- The Great Performances (1990)

- Collectors Gold (1991)

- The King of Rock’n’Roll – The Complete 50’s Masters (1992)

- The Essential Collection (1994)

- Gold – The Very Best of the King (1995)

- Always Elvis – The Dutch Album (1997)

- Platinum – A Life in Music (1997)

- Jailhouse Rock (1997)

- Elvis’ Greatest Jukebox Hits (1997)

- All Time Greatest Hits (1997)

- A Touch of Platinum, Volume 1 (1998)

- Memories of the ’68 Comeback Special (1998)

- Elvis Aron Presley (1998)

- Artist of the Century (1999)

- Rock’n’Roll (1999)

- A Canadian Tribute (1999)

- Burbank '68 (1999) – FTD »

- Can’t Help Falling In Love (1999)

- All The Best (1999)

- Best of Artist of the Century (2000)

- Tucson '76 (2000) - FTD »

- The Swedish Hit Collection (2000)

- Elvis 2000: Best of the King (2000)

- The 50 Greatest Hits (2000)

- Elvis 50’s (2001)

- Elvis; Jailhouse Rock (2001)

- The Live Greatest Hits (2001)

- Live in Las Vegas (2001)

- Silver Screen Stereo (2001) - FTD »

- Greatest Hits (2001)

- Spring Tours ’77 (2002) - FTD »

- Elvis 30 #1 Hits (2002)

- Elvis at the International (2002) - FTD »

- Can’t Help Fallin In Love – The Hollywood Hits (2003)

- New Year’s Eve (2003) - FTD »

- Close Up (2003)

- Elvis 30 #1 Hits (2003) – Deluxe edition

- Elvis As Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis (2004) – FTD »

- Elvis Forever (2004)

- Rockin' Across Texas (2005) - FTD »

- All Shook Up (2005) FTD »

- Elvis by the Presley (2005)

- Hitstory (2005)

- Elvis NBC TV Special – The Vinyl Classics Edition (2005)

- I Found My Thrill (2006) - FTD »

- Writing For the King (2006) - FTD »

- Unchained Melody (2007) - FTD »

- Elvis In Person at the International Hotel, Las Vegas (2008) - FTD »

- Jailhouse Rock (2009) - FTD »

- New Haven '76 (2009) - FTD »

- Rockin' Across Texas (2009) - FTD »

- A Minnesota Moment (2010) - FTD »

- Showtime! Birmingham/Dallas '76 (2010) - FTD »

- Chicago Stadium (2010) - FTD »

- Jailhouse Rock Volume 2 (2010) - FTD »

- Live in Las Vegas (2011) - FTD »

– Amarillo '77 (2011) - FTD »

48 Hours to Memphis (2011) - FTD »

- Hot August Night (2013) - FTD »

- The Return to Vegas (2014) - FTD »

- The Best of British - The RCA Years 1957-1958 (2014) »

- This Is Elvis (2015) - FTD »

- Elvis' Golden Records (2015) - FTD »

- Elvis in West Texas (2015) - FTD »

- Elvis in Alabama (2015) - FTD »

- NBC-TV Special (2016) - FTD »

Spirit of Jackson, MS (2016) - FTD »

– The Bicentennial Show (2017) - FTD »

– Murfreesboro '74 (2018) - FTD »

 

Lançamentos Pirata:

- Please Release Me (1970) – First Records

- The Monologue L.P. (1973) – Bullett Records

- Sold Out (1974) – E.P. Records

- Got a Lot O’ Livin’ To Do! (1976) – Private Records

- The Last Farewell (1977) – E.P. Records

- The Burbank Sessions, Volume 2 (1979) – Audifon Records

- Loving You Recording Sessions (1982) – Vik EPP

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