“Elvis has come out with a record which gives us some of the very finest and most affecting music since he first recorded for Sun almost 17 years ago”- Peter Guralnick (Rolling Stone Magazine 1971)
“…Elvis was at his peak when he cut Elvis Country. Actually, Elvis Presley was positively on a roll at the time. A decade after the end of what were thought to be his prime years, he was singing an ever-widening repertory of songs with more passion and involvement than he’d shown since the end of the 1950s…”
~Bruce Eder (allmusic.com)
“So this is Christmas…” Here are collection of Videos that hopefully will set you in nice Christmas mood.
Bob Dylan recites the Clement Clarke Moore poem “Twas The Night Before Christmas”
|Recorded||December 19, 1955|
|Studio||Memphis Recording Service, Memphis, Tennessee|
|Genre||Rockabilly, rock and roll|
“Blue Suede Shoes” is a rock-and-roll standard written and first recorded by Carl Perkins in 1955. It is considered one of the first rockabilly records, incorporating elements of blues, country and pop music of the time. Perkins’ original version of the song was on the Cashbox Best Selling Singles list for 16 weeks and spent two weeks at the number two position.
I want everyone to know what I can really do
~Elvis Presley (to producer Bob Finkel)
Elvis delivered an incredible performance throughout the television special. His vocal performances were loose and gutsy…
~John Bush (allmusic.com)
Medley: Heartbreak Hotel / Hound Dog / All Shook Up:
Mathis James Reed (September 6, 1925 – August 29, 1976) was an American blues musician and songwriter. His particular style of electric blues was popular with blues as well as non-blues audiences. Reed’s songs such as “Honest I Do” (1957), “Baby What You Want Me to Do” (1960), “Big Boss Man” (1961), and “Bright Lights, Big City” (1961) appeared on both Billboard magazine’s rhythm and blues and Hot 100 singles charts.
Here some great cover versions of the 3 songs mentioned above.
Baby What You Want Me to Do
Universal Studios, Los Angeles, California – September 19, 1985
Farm Aid Rehearsals
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‘I really thought I’d be seeing Elvis soon.’
– Bob Dylan (1997)
Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977). Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as “the King of Rock and Roll”, or simply, “the King”.
Bob Dylan and Elvis clearly love/loved the same kind of music, blues, rock’n roll, country and gospel.
Elvis has done a few Bob Dylan songs.
Tomorrow Is A Long Time
RCA’s Studio B, Nashville – May 25, 1966
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