Pot Luck

 

Commentaire de Ph.T

Album composé de 5 titres de mars, juin et octobre 1961 ainsi que de 7 titres de mars ' 62. Cependant rien ne rompt l'homogénéité de ce 33 t tant les différentes sessions semblent ne faire qu'une :

- L'équipe (ôh combien talentueuse) entourant Elvis est, à quelques exceptions près, sensiblement la même.

- La voix du king est au top.

- Les chansons enregistrées appartiennent toutes à l'univers du rock ou de la ballade avec pour certaines une ambiance trés latine comme le démontre "Fountain of love" (03-62). Délicate et romantique à souhait. Objectif pleinement atteint grâce aux choristes et à la guitare de Thomas Grady Martin. Avec "Kiss me quick" (06-61) nous passons à un genre "rock and rol-latino" si je puis dire. L'harmonie chanteur/Jordanaires est sublime. Elvis module sa voix avec une aisance déconcertante tout comme il le fait en interprétant "Suspicion" (03-62) (il monte en puissance pour, aussitôt, redescendre en un quasi murmure créant ainsi une ambiance relativement dramatique), ou encore avec "That's someone you never forget" (06-61) ou "I feel that i've known you forever" (03-62) lequels titres sont sublimement soutenus par la soprano Millie Kirkham et les fidèles Jordanaires qui sont omni-présents. Leur brio fait qu'une gentille ballade comme "Such an easy question" (03-62) devienne une ballade de qualité. Mais le king ne serait plus vraiment le king s'il ne nous avait concocté quelques bons petits rocks. Ce sera chose faite avec "Steppin' out of line" (03-61) non retenu pour la B.O du film "Blue Hawaii" ou encore "Night rider" (10-61) où l'on mesure toute l'importance du saxo de Boots Randolph. Démonstration est faite avec "Gonna get back home somehow" que le rock'n'roll n'est pas simplement "du bruit"; Elvis prouve que l'on peut apposer des variations vocales et ainsi obtenir une chanson travaillée, rythmée et mélodieuse. Ce côté sophistiqué est caractéristique des années ' 60. La musique évolue et Elvis avec elle et lui même participe activement à cette évolution de part sa recherche constante à améliorer, peaufiner, perfectionner cet art. Le public apprécie puisque l'album "Pot luck" se classera 4ème au billboard (31 semaines de présence).

 

Album édité en Juin 1962 !


Kiss Me Quick
Just For Old Time Sake
Gonna Get Back Home Somehow
Easy Question
Steppin' Out Of Line
I'm Yours
Something Blue
Suspicion
I Feel That I've Known You Forever
Night Rider
Fountain Of Love
That's Someone You Never Forget

 


Les Paroles

Kiss Me Quick

Kiss me quick while we still have this feeling,
Hold me close and never let me go,
ĎCause tomorrows can be so uncertain,
Love can fly and leave just hurting,
Kiss me quick because I love you so.

Kiss me quick and make my heart go crazy,
Sigh that sigh and whisper oh so low,
Tell me that tonight will last forever,
Say that you will leave me never,
Kiss me quick because I love you so.

Let the band keep playing while we are swaying,
Letís keep on praying that weíll never stop.

Kiss me quick, I just canít stand this waiting
ĎCause your lips are lips I long to know.
For that kiss will open heavenís door
And weíll stay there forevermore,
So kiss me quick because I love you so.

Let the band keep playing while we are swaying,
Letís keep on praying that weíll never stop.

Kiss me quick, I just canít stand this waiting
ĎCause your lips are lips I long to know.
For that kiss will open heavenís door
And weíll stay there forevermore,
So kiss me quick because I love you so.

Kiss me quick because I love you so.
Kiss me quick because I love you so.


Just For Old Time Sake

Just for old time sake
Wonít you give my heart a break,
Letís get together again,
Letís relive the time I was yours and you were mine,
Life was so wonderful then.

I know, now I know the day I let you go
I made my greatest mistake,
If you loved me then
You could love me once again,
Wonít you try just for old time sake.

I know, yes I know the day I let you go
I made my greatest mistake,
If you loved me then
You could love me once again,
Wonít you try just for old time sake.


Gonna Get Back Home Somehow

Hear that old train whistle howling in the night,
If that flyerís southbound everything will be all right,
Iím leaving now, leaving now, leaving now,
Iím gonna get back home somehow.

Donít nobody tell me babyís been untrue,
If sheís been unfaithful,
I donít know what Iíll do,
Iím leaving now, leaving now, leaving now,
Iím gonna get back home somehow.

Never thought that I could miss her so,
I never thought I could, but now I know.

The sound of the old train whistle makes me want to cry,
Reminds me of that lonely feeling when I said goodbye,
Iím leaving now, leaving now, leaving now,
Iím gonna get back home somehow.

Never thought that I could miss her so,
Never thought I could, but now I know.

The sound of the old train whistle makes me want to cry,
Reminds me of that lonely feeling when I said goodbye.
Iím leaving now, leaving now, leaving now
Iím gonna get back home somehow.


Easy Question

Do you or donít you love me,
Such an easy question,
Why canít I get an answer,
Tell me, will you or wonít you need me,
Such an easy question,
Why canít I get an answer.

All you do is give a sigh
And beat around the bush,
Can it be that youíre too shy
To give yourself a little old push.
Can you or canít you tell me yes,
Itís such an easy question,
Why canít I get an answer.

All you do is give a sigh
And beat around the bush,
Can it be that youíre too shy
To give yourself a little old push.
Can you or canít you tell me yes,
Itís such an easy question,
Why canít I get an answer, oh yeah.

Itís such an easy answer,
To such an easy question,
Why canít I get an answer,
To such an easy question.


Steppin' Out Of Line

Listen, little lady, youíre steppiní out of line,
Whatís your hurry baby, you got a lot of time,
Well thatís not love you feel, itís only make believe,
Watch out, youíll break the heart youíre wearing on you sleeve.

Cheating with your kisses,
You think you know it all,
Old worry gonna get you, youíre riding for a fall
Better slow it down, I see a danger sign,
ĎCause the way youíre steppiní around
Youíre steppiní out of line,
Youíre steppiní out of line.

Youíre cheating with your kisses,
You think you know it all,
Old worry gonna get you, youíre riding for a fall
Better slow it down, I see a danger sign,
ĎCause the way youíre steppiní around
Youíre steppiní out of line,
Youíre steppiní out of line.
Youíre steppiní out of line,
Well, youíre steppiní out of line.


I'm Yours

My love I offer you now,
My heart and all it can give,
For just as long as I live Iím yours.
No arms but yours dear will do.
My lips will always be true,
My eyes can see only you, Iím yours.

And as the years roll along
Your joy and tears Iíll gladly share,
And when things go wrong dear
Just hold out your hand and Iíll be there,
With every beat of my heart,
With every breath that I take,
Now and forever, sweetheart, Iím yours.

And as the years roll along
Your joy and tears Iíll gladly share,
And when things go wrong dear
Just hold out your hand and Iíll be there,
With every beat of my heart,
With every breath that I take,
Now and forever, sweetheart, Iím yours.


Something Blue

Something old, the times gone by,
Something new, these tears I cry,
Something borrowed were those lips my lips knew
And thatís why Iím something blue.
Something old, the vows we made,
Something new, the price I paid,
Something borrowed, love was tried but not true.
Now my life is something blue.
I guess that I had better smile
Walking behind you down the aisle,
I feel Iím walking to my doom,
Iím really not the best man in this room.

Something old, the dreams we planned,
Something new, his wedding band,
Something borrowed was the heart I gave you,
You returned it torn in two.

Something old, the dreams we planned,
Something new, his wedding band,
Something borrowed was the heart I gave you,
You returned it torn in two.

And thatís why,
And thatís why Iím something blue.


Suspicion

Every time you kiss me Iím still not certain that you love me,
Every time you hold me Iím still not certain that you care
Though you keep on saying you really, really, really love me
Do you speak the same words to someone else when Iím not there.

Suspicion torments my heart,
Suspicion keeps us apart,
Suspicion why torture me.

Every time you call me and tell me we should meet tomorrow
I canít help but think that youíre meeting someone else tonight,
Why should our romance just keep on causing me such sorrow?
Why am I so doubtful whenever youíre out of sight?

Suspicion torments my heart,
Suspicion keeps us apart,
Suspicion why torture me.

Darling, if you love me, I beg you wait a little longer,
Wait until I drive all these foolish fears out of my mind,
How I hope and pray that our love will keep on growing stronger,
Maybe Iím suspicious Ďcause true love is so hard to find.

Suspicion torments my heart,
Suspicion keeps us apart,
Suspicion why torture me.


I Feel That I've Known You Forever

Your lips, your eyes, your soft sweet sighs,
I feel that Iíve known you forever,
Your style, your touch, youíre just too much,
I feel that Iíve known you forever.
I know that this never happened to me,
Donít have to see anymore than I see,
Your face so rare, beyond compare,
I feel that Iíve known you forever
And ever and ever.


Night Rider

Night rider, night rider,
You may think that itís the breeze
Whispering through the lonely trees,
But itís only him aíflying round the bend
As the day comes to that end.

Night rider, night rider,
He came riding into town
As the sun was going down,
Saw my baby and he smiled her heart away,
Now what will I do today.

Cautioned my baby to stay at home,
Not to leave mamaís side,
She laughed when I told her take care, take care,
Or youíll share in his midnight ride.

Night rider, night rider,
Since he stole around the side
I ainít had a peaceful night,
Night rider, wonít you let my baby be,
Come on, send her back to me.

Cautioned my baby to stay at home,
Not to leave mamaís side,
She laughed when I told her take care, take care,
Or youíll share in his midnight ride.

Night rider, night rider,
Since he stole around the side
I ainít had a peaceful night,
Night rider, wonít you let my baby be,
Come on, send her back to me.


Fountain Of Love

One thought of you, my heart begins churning,
I feel RETURNED to a fountain of love,
My lips and eyes, they ache to be near you,
To hold you here in my fountain of love.
Never be blue should your world start sinking,
Just come and drink from my fountain of love,
Weíll build a new world off on a high mountain,
Weíll live on our fountain of love.

One thought of you, my heart begins churning,
I feel RETURNED to a fountain of love,
My lips and eyes, they ache to be near you,
To hold you here in my fountain of love.
Never be blue should your world start sinking,
Just come and drink from my fountain of love,
Weíll build a new world off on a high mountain,
Weíll live on our fountain of love.

Weíll live on our fountain of love.
Weíll live on our fountain of love.
Weíll live on our fountain of love.


That's Someone You Never Forget

The way she held your hand,
The little things you planned,
Her memory is with you yet,
Thatís someone you never forget.

When she is far away
Youíll think of her each day,
And you know sheíll wait for you,
Thatís someone youíll never forget.

Others may pass your way
And let you think their love is true,
But you know that theyíll never replace
The one that waits for you.

The way she held your hand,
The little things you planned,
Her memory is with you yet,
Thatís someone youíll never forget.
Thatís someone youíll never forget.