25% off Elv1s Gold album - a must have for all Elvis fans and an ultra classic for new Elvis lovers
Elvis is the greatest-selling, most influential single performer of all time. Originally released on 24 September 2002, this incredible anthology showcases The King at his very best. It has all his number ones including Hound Dog, Are You Lonesome Tonight?, Can’t Help Falling in Love, Love Me Tender, Heartbreak Hotel, Suspicious Minds, Wonder of You, and more. In this article you will get an overview of Elvis.
- Heartbreak Hotel, Don't be Cruel, Hound Dog, Love Me Tender, Too Much, All Shook Up (Let me Be Your) Teddy Bear, Jailhouse Rock
- Side Two - Don't, Hard headed woman, One Night, (Now and Then There's) A Fool such as I, A big hunk O' Love, Stuck on you, It's Now or Never
- Are You Lonesome Tonight?
- Wooden Heart
- (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame
- Can't Help Falling In Love
- Good Luck Charm
- She's Not You
- Return To Sender
- (You're The) Devil In Disguise
- Crying In The Chapel
- In The Ghetto
- Suspicious Minds
- The Wonder Of You (Live)
- Burning Love
- Way Down
- A Little Less Conversation (JXL Radio Edit Remix)
Format: Vinyl / 12” Album
Elvis, the full story...
Elvis Presley, in full Elvis Aaron Presley or Elvis Aron Presley , (born January 8, 1935, Tupelo, Mississipi, U.S.—died August 16, 1977, Memphis, Tennessee), American popular singer widely known as the “King of Rock and Roll” and one of rock music's dominant performers from the mid-1950s until his death.
Presley grew up dirt-poor in Tupelo, moved to Memphis as a teenager, and, with his family, was off welfare only a few weeks when producer Sam Phillips at Sun Records, a local blues label, responded to his audition tape with a phone call. Several weeks worth of recording sessions ensued with a band consisting of Presley, guitarist Scotty Moore, and bassist Bill Black. Their repotorie consisted of the kind of material for which Presley would become famous: blues and country songs, Tin Pan Alley Ballads, and gospel hymns. Presley knew some of this music from the radio, some of it from his parents’ Pentecostal church and the group sings he attended at the Rev. H.W. Brewster’s Black Memphis church, and some of it from the Beale Street blues clubs he began frequenting as a teenager.
Presley was already a flambuoyant personality, with relatively long greased-back hair and wild-coloured clothing combinations, but his full musical personality did not emerge until he and the band began playing with blues singer Arthur Crudup's song “That’s All Right Mama” in July 1954. They arrived at a startling synthesis, eventually dubbed rockabilly, retaining many of the original’s blues inflections but with Presley’s high tenor voice adding a lighter touch and with the basic rhythm striking a much more supple groove. This sound was the hallmark of the five singles Presley released on Sun over the next year. Although none of them became a national hit, by August 1955, when he released the fifth, “Mystery Train,” arguably his greatest record ever, he had attracted a substantial Southern following for his recordings, his live appearances in regional roadhouses and clubs, and his radio performances on the nationally aired Louisana Hayride. (A key musical change came when drummer D J Fontanna was added, first for the Hayride shows but also on records beginning with “Mystery Train.”)