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March 18th 1961 - Elvis Salutes the USS Arizona
A preview radio broadcast, paid for by Col Tom Parker, of Elvis singing songs of faith and devotion in preparation for the benefit USS Arizona memorial fund concert. Features include special announcements, appeals and interviews.
This release documents Elvis' benefit concert recorded at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, to aid of the USS Arizona Memorial Fund.
Elvis' obvious enjoyment is apparent as he is once again on stage, performing just his 3rd show since 1957. With Elvis unleashed and like a livewire, he spontaneously delivers an extraordinary musical experience, hailed as one of the most thrilling and exciting of any Presley show ever!
Also included for the first time ever, is the 30 minute promotional radio broadcast from before Elvis' arrival.
Elvis Presley, wearing a gold lame' silver sequin lapelled sport coat and thumping a mother of pearl-inlaid guitar, sang up a storm at Pearl Harbor's Bloch Arena last night for a crowd of 5,500, mostly teen-agers.
It was a storm of cash for the Arizona Memorial, which is taking shape about a mile from where Presley wowed 'em.
... There can be no mistake about the waves of enthusiasm that were set off less by sub-navel quaking and shaking than by just plain talent.
This report was prepared from one of the $100 seats - it's true nobody got in free - in which I felt like a man taking notes with his back to a heavy surf.
Each time tumultuous applause and shrieking subsided after each number, I was almost surprised to find I hadn't been washed away. This acclaim saluted more than his performance. The applause also was for a man helping build a monument the best way he knows how.
The cracking band features Boots Randolph, Floyd Cramer on piano, Hank Garland on guitar, Bob Moore on double-bass as well as Elvis’ usual band Scotty Moore & DJ Fontana and The Jordanaires - "The Unwashables" as Elvis calls them.
01 - Elvis Arrives In Pearl Harbor Hawaii
02 - Elvis Receives Honorary Award Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
8.30pm - USS Arizona Memorial Show
03 - Intro
04 - Heartbreak Hotel
05 - All Shook Up
06 - (Now and Then There's) A Fool Such As I
07 - I Got A Woman
08 - Love Me
09 - Introductions
10 - Such A Night
11 - Reconsider Baby
12 - I Need Your Love Tonight
13 - That's All Right
14 - Don't Be Cruel
15 - One Night
16 - Are You Lonesome Tonight
17 - It's Now or Never
18 - Swing Down Sweet Chariot
19 - Hound Dog
20 - Part 1 - Featuring 'Take My Hand Precious Lord'
21 - Part 2 - Featuring 'I Believe in the Man in the Sky'
22 - Part 3 - Featuring 'It is No Secret'
23 - Part 4 - Featuring 'Milky White Way'
24 - Part 5 - Featuring 'He Knows Just What I Need'
25 - Part 6 - Featuring 'I Believe'
26 - Part 7 - Featuring '(There'll Be) Peace in the Valley (For Me)'
After this concert Elvis would leave the stage and not return again until July 1969!
Channel THE KING TCB - TLC