Tuesday, August 16, 2011

elvis presley

Presley was called the king for a reason. As a shy youth, he transformed popular music and played a vital role in creating rock and roll. His early music was hip, sexy, cutting edge and electrifying. He tore up the billboard charts with almost every song he put out regardless if it was rockabilly, torch songs, rock and roll, country, ballads, gospel, black, white it didn’t matter. There was no distinction.

For me, his best music was some of his earliest, from 1954-1958. Everything recorded before he was drafted. The music that came when he returned home in the 1960′s and 70′s were just missing something. If you follow his early records you can hear his voice mature as he becomes more confident and self assured until he is style is a mix of cockiness and sheer exuberance.
elvis presley

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