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Elvis Presley

#1081: 1957, Elvis Presley, Jailhouse Rock

July 7, 2016

A couple of reasons for my pick today.  Firstly I went to see Elvis & Nixon with Jackie South last Sunday.  A small but entertaining enough film (with a superb performance by Kevin Spacey as Richard Nixon) about the bizarre true story of the King of Rock N Roll turning up announced at the White […]

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#995: 1968, Elvis Presley, Lawdy Miss Clawdy

March 6, 2015

Welcome to the weekend. It has probably been a tough week. So, you deserve a Friday afternoon treat and boy do I have a treat for you. My something for the weekend is Elvis Presley, Lawdy Miss Clawdy taken from his 1968 NBC Comeback Special. This is undoubtably the greatest comeback concert of all time. […]

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#959: 1954, Elvis Presley, That’s All Right

November 23, 2014

Note to self. Time spent in reconnaissance is seldom wasted. To conclude our Great Debut Singles, I drafted a feature on Rocket 88 – generally regarded as the debut song for rock’n’roll. After submitting the article, I found that George East had already posted an earlier feature on this song. Time spent without reconnaissance is […]

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#896: 1954, Elvis Presley, Good Rockin’ Tonight

May 13, 2014

About time for something from the King, I think.    Good Rockin’ Tonight, his second single for Sun Records, is I think the moment that Presley announced himself musically on the world as something far more exciting than anything that had gone before, even if it would take his major label debut (and Songs To Learn […]

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#858: 1979, Glen Campbell, Hound Dog Man

February 22, 2014

I have always had a soft spot for Glen Campbell. In my humble opinion, he is one of the greatest country singers of all time, perhaps only beaten by Johnny Cash. Tonight’s song of choice, Hound Dog Man comes from Glen Campbell’s 1979 album, Highwayman – it is his tribute to Elvis Presley. The video […]

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#818: 1970, Elvis Presley, Tiger Man

December 11, 2013

As a response to George East’s comment that rather disgracefully, Elvis Presley has only been chosen four times on Songs To Learn and Sing – my chosen song for today comes from The King. Elvis can be compartmentalised into different sections, and everyone has a particular favourite version of Elvis – whether that be early […]

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#341: 2004, Drive-By Truckers, Carl Perkins’ Cadillac

December 1, 2011

After a couple of days with no posting as a result of busyness all round from the Allthatsleft team we are back up and blogging.  It is day 5 of songs about other artists week and it sees us back with Alabama’s finest: Drive-By Truckers and a song from the superb, The Dirty South, which […]

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#265: 1956, Elvis Presley, Hound Dog

August 23, 2011

It’s a fatal week for people with the initials JL: first Jack Layton, now Jerry Leiber have passed on (Watch out, John Lydon). Leiber wrote the lyrics, whilst his partner Mike Stoller wrote the tunes, for many of the great hits of the fifties, in particular working with Elvis Presley, for whom they wrote Jailhouse […]

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#260: 1955, Elvis Presley, Mystery Train

August 17, 2011

  If there are seven ages of man, there are, I think, five ages of Elvis. Working backwards: Fat Elvis at the end, Comeback Elvis following the 1968 NBC television special, Movie (or Crap) Elvis, Peak Elvis from his signing for RCA in 1956 until he entered the Army and to start it all off, Sun (or […]

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#169: 1969, Elvis Presley, Suspicious Minds

May 9, 2011

After the first year of the Coalition, the strains are showing. As George East posted at the weekend, Cameron has masterfully manoeuvred the Liberal Democrats into a position where if they try to leave the Coalition they are dead meat, if they stay they are just committing suicide more slowly.  Clegg is caught in a […]

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