I read your story twice, focusing on “Any Day Now”.
(1) I realized I was beaming listening to the Memphis Boys performance of that song. It’s superb (though my imaginary “producer’s ear” wanted to slow it down the tiniest bit around 1:35–1:50).
(2) I wish Glen Campbell had recorded it.
(3) I realize that I have SO many thoughts about this song that I know I’m going to have to write my own story at some point to capture everything that’s percolating in my mind.
For now, I will say…
In my teens I was partial to “Can’t Help Falling in Love”, but fast-forward many years to my 40s and I’m all about “Suspicious Minds”, “Kentucky Rain”, and “In the Ghetto”-era Elvis.
In fact, a few years ago I realized that my favorite Elvis song was “Any Day Now”. Of course, it’s pretty rare that I don’t dig a song with an undercurrent of melancholy.
I have to thank you for this story because I just started digging deeper into “Any Day Now” and am shocked/embarrassed to acknowledge that I had no idea that Chuck Jackson was the original performer. And I didn’t know it was a Bacharach-Hilliard tune!