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  King Oliver
At various times he was a member of several of the marching bands like The Olympia, The Onward Brass Band, The Original Superior and the Eagle Band.
He often worked in Kid Ory's band and in 1917 he was being billed as "King" by the bandleader.
In 1919 he moved to Chicago with Ory and played in Bill Johnson's The Original Creole Orchestra at the Dreamland Ballroom.
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  King Creole - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
King Creole is a 1958 Elvis Presley film and soundtrack based on the 1952 Harold Robbins novel, A Stone for Danny Fisher.
Because the more serious and gritty film strayed from the pretty scenery/pretty girls plotless formula that the legions of Presley fans wanted, it was less than a smash at the box office.
The soundtrack was recorded at Radio Recorders studios and Paramount Studios Scoring Stage in Hollywood, California during January and February of 1958.
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 PBS - JAZZ A Film By Ken Burns: Selected Artist Biography - Joe "King" Oliver
King Oliver is said to have begun music as a trombonist, and from about 1907 he played in brass bands, dance bands, and in various small groups in New Orleans bars and cabarets.
Joe "King" Oliver wrote the tune, but it was Louis Armstrong's 1928 recording that put it in the jazz pantheon.
After 1924 the quality of his recordings declined, partly because of recurrent tooth and gum ailments and partly because his style was at odds with that of his younger sidemen; but with a good orchestra he was capable of coherent and energetic playing even as late as 1930.
www.pbs.org /jazz/biography/artist_id_oliver_joe_king.htm   (780 words)

 King Creole Band "The Best Classic Party Music From the 60's to the 80's"
The members of King Creole have been entertaining North Texas audiences for more than two decades, today performing a special blend of ’60s, ’70s and ’80s classic-rock chart busters, with occasional splashes of ’50s and ’90s hits.
The current members of King Creole have played parts in some of the most popular and recognized groups in the region, lending their talents over the years to Dash Riprock & the Dragons, Vince Vance & the Valiants, the Betty Band, the Wild Mohicans, the J.B. Strut Band, the G-Men, and the Party Crashers.
Oh, and lest anyone forget that King Creole is the only band in the Metroplex with the fabled “Gun of Fun.” (We’ll explain it later.) The band boasts five fabulous vocalists, each distinctively different.
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 Augusta Georgia: Features:King Creole 02/06/02
My simple shrimp creole begins by browning cubed turkey or regular kielbasa in a large skillet until it's nicely browned.
Shrimp creole is a classic dish, but sometimes I'll substitute diced boneless, skinless chicken breasts or cubed pork chops for the shrimp.
Serve your shrimp creole over hot, cooked white rice with some crusty bread and a green salad.
chronicle.augusta.com /stories/020602/fea_karin.shtml   (481 words)

 King Creole - Elvis Movie Database   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Released on the soundtrack LP (1958) and on the EP King Creole Vol.
King Creole Vol 2 was released in September.
RCA in the United Kindom released King Creole and Dixieland Rock as a single in late September.
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 Amazon.co.uk: King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band 1923-1924 [Import]: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is not practicable to comment on all 41 tracks, but the 37 by the Creole Jazz Band demonstrate a most important element in traditional jazz termed "collective improvisation" where all instruments improvise in relation to the melodies and harmonies of the others and blend into an ensemble sound.
King Oliver had built on the playing of Buddy Bolden and Freddie Keppard, just as Louis Armstrong was to go on and build on the playing of King Oliver.
King Oliver on cornet and the Creole Jazz Band were the sensation of this "golden age" playing the authentic jazz sound of New Orleans.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B000005R5L   (811 words)

 King Creole - Paramount 1958 - Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley's most critically acclaimed performance as an actor was in what is considered (rivaled only by 'Jailhouse Rock') the best of all the films he starred in - 'King Creole' (1958).
'King Creole' co-starred Carolyn Jones, who is best known for her work in the TV show 'The Addams Family'.
Hart left her successful film career to become a nun in the cloistered Benedictine Monastery in Bethlehem, Connecticut, where, today, she a Mother Superior and still a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (The Oscars).
www.elvispresley.com.au /elvis/presley/king_creole.shtml   (836 words)

 Elvis Presley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The movies Jailhouse Rock (1957) and King Creole (1958) are regarded as among his best early films.
King said he began to respect Presley after he did Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup material and that after he met him, he thought the singer really was something else and was someone whose music was growing all the time right up to his death.
He was proud of his role in King Creole because the part was originally offered to his idol James Dean.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Elvis_Presley   (9529 words)

 The Austin Chronicle Screens: Review - King Creole
His singing is at least good enough to sell out the King Creole club every night, and soon young Danny is a local star, attracting good, moral five-and-dime girls like Nellie (Hart) and troubled, violated women like Ronnie (Jones, who acts a shade more lively here than she did as Morticia in The Addams Family).
King Creole was, without a doubt, the pinnacle of Presley's acting career; it's well-documented that after his service in the Army, the King's troubled personal life led to his downward spiral and ultimately to his porcelain resting place.
King Creole was a final artistic gasp for Curtiz, and he gave it his all, most notably through the monochrome look of the film that perfectly evoked the seediness of the story's elements -- love, music, and especially the streets of New Orleans.
www.austinchronicle.com /issues/dispatch/2002-07-12/screens_video.html   (449 words)

 King Creole News
King Creole News continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
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The King is alive and well, and appearing regularly in the Pacific Stars and Stripes Pacific edition, Monday, October 31, 2005 John Franklin Jones Age: Old enough to have retired after 23 years in the Marine...
www.topix.net /movies/king-creole   (629 words)

 King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band Featuring Louis Armstrong
The first ones we’ll explore are probably the most famous and treasured recordings made on the Gennett label, the recordings made by King Oliver and his Creole Jazz Band on April 5th and 6th of 1923.
King Oliver was one of New Orleans best coronetists and a member of the highly regarded Kid Ory Band.
With the early success of Gennett’s recordings with the New Orleans Rhythm Kings, a pipeline was opened up that brought Chicago artists down to Richmond, Indiana to record and soon the Oliver band was on it’s way to record what still stands up today as some of the greatest jazz recordings of all times.
www.allaboutjazz.com /php/article.php?id=643   (928 words)

 Amazon.ca: King Creole: Video   (Site not responding. Last check: )
While talking with an employee in one of the giftshops, she convinced me to give certain films a try, and King Creole was the one she recommended I start with.
King Creole is a quality film that has an actual, and quasi-believable, plot.
I would classify King Creole as a good overall film, and in the Elvis realm, I would consider it a great film.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0792153456   (1082 words)

 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on King Creole   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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 King Creole film movie trailer review at The Z Review
Paramount Pictures are planning to remake one of Elvis Presley's movies King Creole.
The original King Creole was based on the novel "A Stone For Danny Fisher".
This page has no intention to infringe on the rights of the film and intellectual copyright holders of King Creole and hold copyright over the movie, characters, merchandise and storyline.
www.thezreview.co.uk /comingsoon/k/kingcreole.shtm   (234 words)

 IGN: King Creole Review
The thing is, the young Elvis with a mic in his hand was pure electricity, and that is captured accurately in King Creole.
King Creole was shot in fl in white film, and for the most part is a very dark movie.
I have heard that King Creole was Elvis’ favorite of his own movies, and it’s not difficult to see why.
dvd.ign.com /articles/037/037201p1.html   (830 words)

 Current Movie Reviews, Independent Movies - Film Threat
Everyone says that King Creole was Elvis Presley's best film, but what they are really saying is that it doesn't have much competition either.
"King Creole" is shot in a dark and dingy fl and white.
White and Presley often sing simultaneously, with White singing in a traditional Creole fashion while Presley is all over the vocal scales, adding "uhs" and "ums" of hubris, while dressed in official JD gear: white T-shirt and blue jeans.
www.filmthreat.com /index.php?section=reviews&Id=1412   (867 words)

 Barnes & Noble.com - King Creole -- Michael Curtiz - DVD - Wide Screen / Black & White / Dolby 5.1 / Mono
Together with Jailhouse Rock, King Creole is one of the best filmed examples of the untamed, pre-army Elvis Presley.
King Creole has to be one of the best, if not the best of all the flims that Elvis made.
Elvis was only 23 at time King Creole was filmed and his young, good looks allow him to be convincing as a High School student.
video.barnesandnoble.com /search/product.asp?ean=97363766247&pwb=1   (1123 words)

 King Creole Trailer, Reviews and Schedule for King Creole | TVGuide.com
Whatever the reason, the film will be remembered for the many facets of Elvis that emerged in his portrayal...
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King Creole Movie Review, Pictures, Cast, News and More at Starpulse.com.
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 King Creole Lyrics - by ELVIS PRESLEY from album King Creole (1958) : Lyrics And Songs
You are viewing lyrics of King Creole by ELVIS PRESLEY from the album King Creole (1958) at LyricsAndSongs.COM
The Lyrics above are to King Creole and are (Mostly correct, Yet...
The Lyrics seem to be the lyrics to King Creole But they are (Wrong)
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 ToxicUniverse.com - Michael Curtiz - 1958 - King Creole Movies Review
Intending to be serious, the real fun of King Creole rests with laughing at the implausible formula plot devices and enjoying the music.
Of course the King will join that number before long, credible since he grew up with the blues and gospel sounds of the Delta region, bringing “fl music” to crossover white audiences.
The stint at the King Creole makes it easy to work in musical numbers, and Elvis shines along with the excellent four-man backup group, The Jordanaires.
www.culturedose.net /review.php?rid=10003608   (979 words)

 King Creole (1958)
Young Nellie is the kind of naive, wholesome gal who has an early curfew, doesn't care when Danny forgets her name on their first date, and gets all dewy-eyed watching Danny upstage the stripper at King Creole.
    King Creole is another Elvis film presented on DVD with a smashing anamorphic transfer, framed at 1.78:1, which is close to its 1.85:1 theatrical ratio.
Apparently, Elvis himself said that King Creole was his favourite of all the movies he made.
www.michaeldvd.com.au /Reviews/Reviews.asp?ReviewID=2287   (1534 words)

 Idol King Music - Favorite Songs - Lyrics From
Idol King Not Be Might music CD of songs, review official album cover art, music sound samples, theme, tour info and so...
Foster may be the king of the adult-contemporary ballad, but even he thinks that...
He did it all with music." King was a respected and feared figure in his children's lives; he was the boss...
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 Elvis Presley - World Wide Elvis - The Premier Source For Elvis Presley
King Of The Whole Wide World / King Creole
Please click on the photo for a larger version of the picture cover (actually this shows the other side of the cover) and the colored vinyl record.
Please click on the photo for a larger version of the picture cover and the colored vinyl record.
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 Mirago : Arts: Movies: Titles: K: King Creole
Destination Hollywood - King Creole - Synopsis, user comments, cast, photographs, trivia, and forum.
IMDb: King Creole (1958) - Cast details, synopsis, user comments, and related links.
King Creole - Review and rating from the Apollo Movie Guide.
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 The DVD Journal | Quick Reviews: King Creole   (Site not responding. Last check: )
While trying to do the right thing, and avoid a group of small-time hoods lead by Shark (Vic Morrow), Fisher also is drawn between two women — young, innocent Nellie (Dolores Hart), and former nightclub singer Ronnie (Carolyn Jones), who is under Maxie's thumb.
But don't think the folks at Paramount were going to green-light a movie from the phenomenal singer without a few tunes, and King Creole's most rewarding moments come when Presley drops the method acting and belts out a song.
The memorable numbers here include "Hard-Headed Woman," "Lover Doll," the title tune "King Creole," and especially the sneering "Trouble," most all done in cabaret performances and with backing vocals by The Jordanaires, who appeared on The King's early records.
www.dvdjournal.com /quickreviews/k/kingcreole.q.shtml   (258 words)

 King Creole (Movie) - Elvis Facts
Elvis' movie "King Creole" co-starred Carolyn Jones, who is best known for her work in the TV show "The Addams Family".
She also appeared in the 1966 Elvis movie "Paradise, Hawaiian Style" as Betty Kohana.
John Indrisano played an uncredited role as a collector in "King Creole".
www.elvisoncd.com /EIGENECD_a-z/facts/kingcreolemovie.htm   (780 words)

 Amazon.ca: King Creole: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A more serious-minded Elvis Presley picture than most, King Creole was originally intended to be a non-musical with James Dean in the starring role.
Directed by skilled studio veteran Michael Curtiz (Casablanca, Mildred Pierce), Elvis displays an acting ability that had only been hinted at in previous roles.
Presley always said that Creole was his favorite film; it and the previous year's Jailhouse Rock are most likely his best features.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/6305837821   (1193 words)

 YouTube - Elvis Presley ( king creole ) djf
"King Creole" was also Elvis' favorite movie of the movies that he was in.
Elvis Presley - As Long As I Have You (King Creole 1958)
Elvis Presley - Crawfish - King Creole (1958)
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