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Following the great success of P.J. Proby's CD album of demo recordings, Bear Family Recordsr releases more elaborately produced demos recorded exclusively for Elvis. -Between 1963 and 1968, Randy Starr wrote and produced around 70 songs in New York City, 35 can be found on this CD, six of which Elvis selected and recorded for the soundtracks of his feature films! -A sensational number of 34 tracks released for the first time ever, mastered from copies of the original tapes! -The illustrated and extensive booklet contains detailed liner notes by British Elvis expert and collector Trevor Simpson, based on interviews he recently conducted with Randy Starr. Randy Starr, born in 1930, successfully completed his dental studies at Columbia College in 1954. Around the same time, he wrote songs that were recorded by Jackie Wilson, Connie Francis, the Kingston Trio and Kay Starr, among others. In 1957 he appeared on the American Bandstand for the first time with his hit After School, and in 1959 he entered the Billboard charts with The Enchanted Sea as the singer of The Islanders. His greatest successes as a songwriter, however, came with a total of 12 compositions personally selected by Elvis Presley, which became part of the soundtracks of Elvis movies. To give Elvis an accurate picture of the songs, Randy Starr produced highly professional recordings in top studios in NY with hand-picked musicians and often himself as the singer.
Following the great success of P.J. Proby's CD album of demo recordings, Bear Family Recordsr releases more elaborately produced demos recorded exclusively for Elvis. -Between 1963 and 1968, Randy Starr wrote and produced around 70 songs in New York City, 35 can be found on this CD, six of which Elvis selected and recorded for the soundtracks of his feature films! -A sensational number of 34 tracks released for the first time ever, mastered from copies of the original tapes! -The illustrated and extensive booklet contains detailed liner notes by British Elvis expert and collector Trevor Simpson, based on interviews he recently conducted with Randy Starr. Randy Starr, born in 1930, successfully completed his dental studies at Columbia College in 1954. Around the same time, he wrote songs that were recorded by Jackie Wilson, Connie Francis, the Kingston Trio and Kay Starr, among others. In 1957 he appeared on the American Bandstand for the first time with his hit After School, and in 1959 he entered the Billboard charts with The Enchanted Sea as the singer of The Islanders. His greatest successes as a songwriter, however, came with a total of 12 compositions personally selected by Elvis Presley, which became part of the soundtracks of Elvis movies. To give Elvis an accurate picture of the songs, Randy Starr produced highly professional recordings in top studios in NY with hand-picked musicians and often himself as the singer.
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Randy Starr - Presley Style: Lost Elvis Songwriter Demos Vol. 1

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Format: CD
Label: BEAR FAMILY
Rel. Date: 04/05/2024
UPC: 4000127177032

Presley Style: Lost Elvis Songwriter Demos Vol. 1
Artist: Randy Starr
Format: CD
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Following the great success of P.J. Proby's CD album of demo recordings, Bear Family Recordsr releases more elaborately produced demos recorded exclusively for Elvis. -Between 1963 and 1968, Randy Starr wrote and produced around 70 songs in New York City, 35 can be found on this CD, six of which Elvis selected and recorded for the soundtracks of his feature films! -A sensational number of 34 tracks released for the first time ever, mastered from copies of the original tapes! -The illustrated and extensive booklet contains detailed liner notes by British Elvis expert and collector Trevor Simpson, based on interviews he recently conducted with Randy Starr. Randy Starr, born in 1930, successfully completed his dental studies at Columbia College in 1954. Around the same time, he wrote songs that were recorded by Jackie Wilson, Connie Francis, the Kingston Trio and Kay Starr, among others. In 1957 he appeared on the American Bandstand for the first time with his hit After School, and in 1959 he entered the Billboard charts with The Enchanted Sea as the singer of The Islanders. His greatest successes as a songwriter, however, came with a total of 12 compositions personally selected by Elvis Presley, which became part of the soundtracks of Elvis movies. To give Elvis an accurate picture of the songs, Randy Starr produced highly professional recordings in top studios in NY with hand-picked musicians and often himself as the singer.
        
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