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Frankie And Johnny / Paradise, Hawaiian Style


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Audio CD, June 14, 1994
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  • Audio CD (June 14, 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: RCA / BMG
  • ASIN: B000002WPT
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #353,548 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 1, 2003
Format: Audio CD
If you are a hard core Elvis fan, this double feature albun could bring you back a lot of good memories from Elvis in the sixties.
Forget about the Elvis with sideburns and blue suede shoes; forget about the white jumpsuits. Here is Elvis with a touch of Dixieland and the South Pacific.
I wonder why RCA has not reissue all the double feature Elvis soundtracks. I'm sure there are a lot of Elvis fans out there who missed the first outting of these CD's and would like to get a copy at a reasonable price.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Phil S. on September 18, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Here are two albums of 1965 recordings for a couple of atypical and typical Elvis movies of the sixties. Atypical - FRANKIE AND JOHNNY - in that it's a costume picture set in the 1900s and based upon an old folk-blues tune. Typical - PARADISE... - a return to the site of past successes like BLUE HAWAII and GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS! (Not the Motley Crue number..JK).
FRANKIE AND JOHNNY was a better movie with better songs; the title number, though perhaps not in the best sound balance, is a swingin' number which deserved to reach higher on the charts. It's something one of Presley's reported favorites, Bobby Darin, would have enthused over. Elvis really gets into it. And except for "Shout It Out", it's about the only one he seems excited about. There are some very strong, though slight, love ballads, the best of which is the film single B-side, "Please Don't Stop Loving Me", followed very closely by "Beginner's Luck"; both are sensitively sung by a true master of the soft ballad. It's a little strange that EP did not do a better job on the medley "When The Saints Go Marching In"/"Down By The Riverside" - it's interesting to compare these mid-60s treatments to informal performances from the '50s. "Come Along" and "Everybody Come Aboard" are Broadway quality songs - well, maybe they needed a bit more development for that. Good tunes...but it's sad that Elvis sounded just a little bored at this stage in his (at the time) going nowhere [but "to the bank"]? career. Add a tinny, flat sound and a real chance to produce a great album went by the boards.
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By Jan Rask on December 6, 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Johnny Heering on August 15, 2006
Format: Audio CD
This CD features the soundtracks to two Elvis movies which were released in 1966.

Frankie and Johnny takes place in the 19th Century, so the music tries to emulate the style of music from that time period. But the electric guitar wasn't invented until the 1930s, so why is it featured in these songs? I know, silly question. The soundtrack has a total of two good songs, the minor hit "Frankie and Johnny" and the almost hit "Please Don't Stop Loving Me". The rest of the songs are pretty boring.

Paradise, Hawaiian Style was the last, and least, movie that Elvis filmed in Hawaii. So, the songs have a vaguely Hawaiian flavor to them. Which is not to say that they are good. In fact, this soundtrack has no good songs on it. There are dull ballads like "Paradise, Hawaiian Style", "Drums of the Island" and "Sand Castles". And there are silly novelty songs like "Queenie Wahine's Papaya", "Scratch My Back", "Datin'" and "A Dog's Life". Which I guess would be okay, if they were good novelty songs, but they are not.

There you go, two lousy soundtracks for the price of one.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By 2303 on December 28, 2012
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I REALLY LIKED THIS COLLECTION BECAUSE MY HUSBAND WAS LOOKING FOR BOTH OF THESE CDS TOGETHER. THANK YOU SO MUCH, VERY WELL DESCRIBED, WELL WRAPPED, CAME BEFORE THE ACTUAL DATE. CAME QUICKLY THANK YOU;
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