(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame
|"(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame"|
|Single by Elvis Presley|
|Released||August 8, 1961|
|Recorded||June 25, 1961|
|Genre||Rock and roll, pop|
|Writer(s)||Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman|
|Elvis Presley singles chronology|
"(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame" is a song recorded in a hit version by Elvis Presley and published by Elvis Presley Music in 1961. It was written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman and originally recorded by Del Shannon on the album "Runaway With Del Shannon" which was released in June 1961. The more famous and successful recording by Elvis Presley was released in August 1961. The relatively intense tune, featuring a Bo Diddley beat, performed well on both pop and easy listening stations, reaching #4 on the Billboard Top 100, and #2 on the Easy Listening chart, based (at the time) on the Top 100. The single (a double A-side with "Little Sister") made #1 in the UK.
It was covered by alternative-rock band The Smiths (as part of a live medley with their song "Rusholme Ruffians"), punk band The Misfits, the heavy-metal band Scorpions and Italian alternative-rock band Verdena, as well as Brian May. El Vez released a single version of the song, changing it slightly to "Maria's the Name (of His Latest Flame)".
It was also covered by home-recording artist R. Stevie Moore on his 1984 album Everything. In 1987 Marco T released a Spanish version of the song in Colombia. Also covered by underground L.A. band "easter", featuring members of the early punk scene with Danny Dean and Mike Ness on guitar, Chad Carrier on bass and Korky on drums, and featured on their “Greatest Hits” CD released in 2008, but changing the song title to "Latest Flame".
Country/Americana artist JD Myers recorded a version featuring former Elvis TCB Band leader James Burton on guitar in 1997 on the Asylum Records album "Like A Train". The album never was officially released but the song appears on the compilation album "JD MYERS" only available on the artist's website. DJ and promo copies of the original album featuring Burton can also be found on that website and also in extremely inflated prices on amazon.com or sometimes ebay as it is very reminiscent of the Presley version which Burton did not play on in 1961.
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- "Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman". www.history-of-rock.com. Archived from the original on 14 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-26.
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