From 1963 until the end of 1968 when his comeback special took the focus away from the movie soundtracks and Elvis found renewed inspiration, he made some of the worst records of his career.
In an earlier post Elvis’ close friend Marty Lacker explained why they were made, but here, in no particular order, are five (and there are many more) recordings Elvis should have passed on.
They aren’t necessarily the worst of the lot, but they are a good representation of what he/Tom Parker were putting out.
Marty Lacker was right.
And we bought it.
Thank God for the ’68 Special that put an end to this – one of the best moments in his career.
1. OLD MACDONALD
2. FORT LAUDERDALE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
3. QUEENIE WAHINE’S PAPAYA
4. HARUM HOLIDAY
5. YOGA IS AS YOGA DOES