ELVIS Week begins today!

 

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Throughout ELVIS Week this Elvis fan will post a new blog daily about the King.

You do understand he’s been dead, dead for 40 years.

Do you also understand that Elvis Presley is still cranking out records?

It’s true.

It’s true.

In the fall of 2015 the album, If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra” was released.

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“This is the album I think he always would have wanted to do,” Priscilla Presley, the singer’s former wife, caretaker of Presley’s estate and an executive producer on the album said. “The label would have never allowed him to have an orchestra. And if it was up to [manager] Colonel Parker, he would have had Elvis just singing — no background, no nothing. I think we have given him the freedom here to experiment with all the orchestras he would have loved in the pieces.”

Priscilla said Elvis was actually a big classical music and opera fan.

“When he’d see a band on television, he’d get up and imitate the maestro and get serious. When you hear ‘It’s Now or Never,’ that’s Mario Lanza.”

The album was a deliberate effort to keep Elvis relevant.

“I’m confused about where the music industry is,” Priscilla said.

“We are losing our labels. Social media has come in, YouTube, iTunes; it’s all very confusing. Years ago, you didn’t mess with an artist’s music. You didn’t touch it. You left it alone. But now DJs are blending music, blending artists, blending songs. We have to keep Elvis current.”

The effort to keep Elvis current sold 1.5 million copies.

In November of 2016 there would be a sequel, “The Wonder Of You: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.”

Executive producer Priscilla Presley said, “This achievement is something I know Elvis would have been so thankful for. I am incredibly proud of all he has accomplished.”

The Associated Press reported the new album “offers one more chance to enjoy Presley’s voice in a different context, deliciously backed by a world-class orchestra geared toward the nuances of his delivery. It’s a new twist on a very familiar, and treasured, body of work. The opening rocker, ‘A Big Hunk O’ Love,’ sounds totally fresh in an orchestral mode.”

Enjoy.

They do not write them like they used to.

Hey baby, I ain’t askin’ much of you
No no no no no no no no
Baby, I ain’t askin’ much of you
Just a big a big a big a hunk o’ love will do

Don’t be a stingy little mama
You’re ’bout to starve me half to death
Now you can spare a kiss or two
And still have plenty left

Oh no no baby
I ain’t askin’ much of you
Just a big a big a big a hunk o’ love will do
That’s right

You’re just a natural born beehive
Filled with honey to the top
But I ain’t greedy baby
All I want is all you got

Oh no no
Baby, I ain’t askin’ much of you
Just a big a big a big a hunk o’ love will do
That’s right

I got a wishbone in my pocket
I got a rabbit foot around my wrist
I’d have all of the things my lucky charms could bring
If you give me just a one sweet kiss

Oh no no no no no no no no
Baby, I ain’t askin’ much of you
Just a big a hunk o’ hunk o’ hunk o’ love will do
Just a big a big a big a hunk o’ love will do
Just a big a big a big a hunk o’ love will do

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