Today would have been Elvis Presley’s 84th birthday. So let’s celebrate with some tunes from the King that true fans will recognize and might be new to many who aren’t as ardent followers. I hope you’ll enjoy our selection.
We begin with one of Elvis’ early RCA recordings from the album “Elvis Presley” that was ranked number 56 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Note the great boogie woogie piano. And the cool lyrics.
Birthday cake today at Graceland.
Elvis could do it all. Check out this number mixed with a bluesy, jazzy, rockabilly, country sound.
Again, from those early years.
The King of Rock and Roll could sing a tender ballad like nobody else. The flip side of “Good Luck Charm” …
Presented recently by President Trump. It reads:
Elvis Presley defined American culture to billions of adoring fans around the world. Elvis fused gospel, country, and rhythm and blues to create a sound all his own, selling more than a billion records. Elvis also served nearly 2 years in the United States Army, humbly accepting the call to serve despite his fame. He later starred in 31 films, drew record-breaking audiences to his shows, sent television ratings soaring, and earned 14 Grammy Award nominations. He ultimately won 3 Grammy Awards for his gospel music. Decades after his passing Elvis Presley remains an enduring American icon. The United States is proud to honor this American legend.
Finally, I do believe I detect some cha-cha or tango.