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Originally posted by the_philth
I reckon you may not get many responses here.
Lots of ATS-ers are into that Hippity Hop / Trance / Electronica stuff; me personally, I'm all over the place, meaning, I can go from listening to Tool and NIN, then go right into listening to the Ink Spots or Django.
I really dig the Sun Sessions Elvis era though. I like a few of the James Burton era Elvis tunes, but not as much as I like the Scotty Moore material.
✰ for you!edit on 8/28/2013 by the_philth because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by TFCJay
I love the King of Rock n' Roll! He departed this mortal coil when I was but 2 years old... thankfully his music will live forever!
I WILL see Graceland before I die.
My father is a big Elvis fan too. I once asked my dad where he was when he heard that Elvis had died, he told me that he was in his patrol car at work and he just did not believe what he was listening to on the radio.
Originally posted by mysterioustranger
I noticed you mention a couple of his "older songs". I grew up as well to the "Hound Dog" Elvis....ie: "Jailhouse Rock"..."I cant stop loving you"..."Mystery Train"...and his version of Carl Perkin's "Blues Suede Shoes".
There is some really great older Elvis religious-spiritual stuff thats really good like "How great thou art".
Having recorded "In the Ghetto" in 1969, he had already been recording hits since 1954.
PS As a guitarist in bands in the 60's, I had to learn every one of his "rock-a-billy-Hound-Dog" tunes to play each weekend at the teen clubs, dances, weddings and parties I played.
James Burton was the best!!edit on 2010 by mysterioustranger because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by davethebear
Yeah, Elvis is King, awesome, nobody will ever come close to him.................I remember his death being announced on the radio when I was 12 years old in 1977, I was staying with my cousin during the school holidays ....even though I was so young I remember being quite shocked and just staring out of the kitchen window....but I think that after watching so many Elvis movies as a kid he became part of me....................somebody once said to me that you either love Elvis or you hate him, much in the same way that people think about Marmite........Love Elvis, Elvis Lives................
Originally posted by Astyanax
John Lennon almost got it right: 'Elvis died when he went into the army.'
He didn't quite; there was the Comeback Special and a few other signs of life over the years, but from 1959 or so onwards it really was just bad, sentimental music and too much pork and peanut butter.
His first two or three years were all that mattered. And they were enough.