This list only includes numbers that were recorded by someone before Elvis's own version: it does include numbers that Elvis recorded first.
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See when the original was recorded and by whom, with interesting historical data. This is the original site of information about original versions of numbers recorded by Elvis Presley, which I began in about 1995.
However, Jackson did not record the number and, indeed, it remained unrecorded until May 1946 when the Flying Clouds Of Detroit picked it up and recorded it as part of their only recording session for Haven.Some listings indicate "(Marie's The Name Of) His Latest Flame" (note the "of"). BMI records state that the "legal title" is simply "His Latest Flame" and that an alternative title is "Marie's The Name Of His Latest Flame" (without parentheses, but with "of").Recorded first by Del Shannon on 21 June 1961 (other sources indicate May), just a few days before Elvis recorded his version during an all-night session, starting at 6PM on the 25th June and continuing until the next morning.Snow's heyday was between 19, but he continued performing regularly until the mid-1990s. Gordon Lightfoot recorded his own version shortly before Peter, Paul and Mary's hit version of 1964, but his recording was not released until 1966.Gordon Lightfoot was born on 17 November 1938 in Orillia, Ontario (Canada).