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Before Elvis, there was Glen - Of songs they sang by Mike Morgan


I thought it was interesting Glen & Elvis recorded a lot of the same songs. We know Glen played guitar on the Viva Las Vegas soundtrack in '64. Glen also listed as a credit for playing guitar on a '95 cd box set titled Elvis-His Life and Music. Another small piece of trivia, he played rhythm guitar on Shelley Fabares #1 hit "Johnny Angel". That song hit it's peak around 4/62.

I know I didn't catch all of the recordings, but this is what I briefly came across in regards to the songs they recorded. Unless designated as a single, songs are listed on the represented albums.

Long Black Limousine
Glen's release-'63 Too Late To Worry, Too Blue To Cry
Elvis' release - '69 From Elvis In Memphis

Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
Glen's release - 2/64 instrumental album with Leon Russell (also sang it on the Goodtime Hour)
Elvis' release - 7/73 Fool

Tomorrow Never Comes
Glen's release-'63 Too Late To Worry, Too Blue To Cry
Elvis' release - '71 Elvis Country (I'm 10,000 Years Old)

Gentle On My Mind
Glen's release - '67 as a single
Elvis' release - '69 From Elvis In Memphis

Mary In The Morning
Glen's release - '67 Gentle On My Mind
Elvis' release - '70 That's The Way It Is

You'll Never Walk Alone
Elvis' release - '68 as a single
Glen's release - '70 Oh Happy Day

Until It's Time For You To Go
Glen's release - 8/69 Live - New Jersey
Elvis' release - 1/72 as a single

The Impossible Dream
Glen's release - 8/69 Live - New Jersey
Elvis' release - 6/72 Elvis As Recorded At Madison Square Garden

My Way
Glen's release - '70 Goodtime Album
Elvis' release - '77 as a single

Help Me Make It Through the Night
Glen's release - '71 Last Time I Saw Her
Elvis' release - '72 Elvis Now

American Trilogy
Elvis' release - '72 as a single
Glen's release - '84 Letter to Home album

I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

Elvis' release - 1/73 Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite
Glen's release - '73 I Remember Hank Williams

There Goes My Everything
Elvis' release - 12/70 as a single
Glen's release - '75 Ernie Sings & Glen Picks

Some other songs that both have recorded:

Your Cheatin' Heart
And I Love You So
Words
I Believe
Oh Happy Day
Put Your Hand in the Hand
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Oh Little Town of Bethlehem
O Come, All Ye Faithful
First Noel
Silver Bells
Tomorrow Never Comes
White Christmas
I'll Be Home for Christmas
Blue Christmas
Silent Night

In concert, Glen sang (among other Elvis songs):

Blue Suede Shoes
Love Me Tender
Can't Help Falling In Love
(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
Loving You
You Gave Me a Mountain

Mike Morgan