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Elvis - The Songs That Inspired The King

August 16, 2006 | Music
The CD "Elvis - The Songs That Inspired The King" has been re-released by Hustlerz, Inc. Recordings on August 4, 2006 (catalogue No: HUST1001).

Over one hour of the great early hits of Elvis Presley back-to-back with the original artists that inspired his work and their songs that he covered. Including Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Chuck Berry, The Drifters, Dean Martin, Bill Haley, Arthur Crudup, Junior Parker, Big Joe Turner, Lavern Baker and many more. Take an educational journey of a young Elvis Presley and a generation of performers and songs that have inspired the work of the King.

Track listing:

Introducing The King Of Rock'n'roll - That's All Right (Elvis Presley) - That's All Right (Arthur Crudup) - Mystery Train (Elvis Presley) - Mystery Train (Little Junior's Blue Flames) - Shake Rattle And Roll (Elvis Presley) - Shake Rattle And Roll (Big Joe Turner) - I'll Never Let You Go (Elvis Presley) - I'll Never Let You Go (Gene Autry) - Good Rockin' Tonight (Elvis Presley) - Good Rockin' Tonight (Wynonie Harris) - I Got A Woman (Elvis Presley) - I Got A Woman (Ray Charles) - That's When Your Heartaches Begin (Elvis Presley) - That's When Your Heartaches Begin (The Ink Spots) - Tweedle Dee (Elvis Presley) - Tweedle Dee (Lavern Baker) - Shake Rattle And Roll / Flip Flop And Fly (Live) (Elvis Presley - Shake Rattle And Roll (Bill Haley) - Flip Flop And Fly (Big Joe Turner) - Money Honey (Live) (Elvis Presley) - Money Honey (Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters) - Blue Moon Of Kentucky (Elvis Presley) - Blue Moon Of Kentucky (Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys) - Milkcow Blue Boogie (Elvis Presley) - Milkcow Blues Boogie (Kokomo Arnold) - I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine (Elvis Presley) - I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine (Dean Martin) - Maybelline (Elvis Presley) - Maybelline (Chuck Berry) - Hearts Of Stone (Live) (Elvis Presley) - Hearts Of Stone (The Charms)
PTCJones wrote on August 17, 2006
A great CD for the price at only 7.99 from amazon. It complements an earlier CD strangely enough with a similar title released last year at around the same price (although I can't remember a recording of Elvis singing "High Noon"). Both these CD's will set you back around 10 pounds, which will no doubt will be a lot cheaper than the upcoming FTD songwriter's CD.
JimmyCool wrote on August 17, 2006
PJones, Elvis sing a snippet of "High Noon" before an alternate take of "Guitar Man" (Released on Platinum: A Life In Music, 1997)
Narek wrote on August 17, 2006
This release is a great idea. Unfortunately I don't have it though I have all those songs separately. However I thnik taht releasing suchkind compilation with later material would be interesting too
Carl wrote on August 17, 2006
I think these types of albums are a very bad idea. They are really not "tributes" to Elvis at all. They are like the overweight Elvis impersonators in their tacky white jumpsuits doing a "tribute" to Elvis. It is a parody and an insult, a caricature of Elvis. And they never focus on the music. They perpetuate stereotypes of Elvis. It reminds me of what they do with Edgar Allan Poe, one of the greatest and most original American writers. He invented the detective story that Agatha Christie and Conan Doyle ripped off. But they never focus on his originality and creativity, but on his supposed sources. But they never do this with Herman Melville whose Moby Dick is a rip-off of Mocha Dick from 1839 by Jeremiah Reynolds and Poe's own Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym. The whole concept of attributing human characteristics to animals was developed by Poe with The Raven and the color imagery is from Pym. But they never explore Melville's plagiarism and sources. This type of "tribute" is a bad idea. It takes away from Elvis' originality and creativity. That is why I thought Barry Manilow should have covered a song Elvis wrote like "That's Someone You Never Forget" and not "Can't Helpt Falling in Love", which is a cliche and is old and stale by now. And "That's Someone You Never Forget" may actually be a better song. Why not cover that one, Barry? The people who put these albums together are not really Elvis fans. They, at best, have an ambiguous sense of Elvis' originality. It just perpetuates the stereotype that Elvis was just a cover act. I really can't understand why these people put out these albums. One motivation may be that in Europe the copyrights expire and they can release these old recordings. It may be about greed after all. Personally, listening to such an album proves that John Lennon was correct: "Before Elvis, there was nothing." Only nice Rythm and Blues records. But there was always great music. Bill Haley and the Comets were the only other artists who were creating rock and roll. But without Elvis, there would never have been a revolution. Give me a break! Dean Martin and Wynonie Harris and The Ink Spots???