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Elvis - Legends

April 22, 2007 | Music
Here is another free Elvis CD which comes with the April 22, 2007 edition on the U.K. newspaper "Sunday Mirror". It contains 10 tracks.

1 Heartbreak Hotel: This was Elvis's debut single on RCA. The song went to No 2 in the UK in 1956 and was a US No 1 in the same year. One of the many artists to cover it was Whitney Houston, whose mother had sung backing vocals on various versions with Elvis.

2 Hound Dog: Elvis's fourth UK single which went straight into the Top 10 in September 1956. Penned by the writers of Stand By Me and Jailhouse Rock, it is widely considered to be one of the most influential songs in the history of pop music.

3 Love Me Tender: This much-loved ballad was originally the theme tune to the movie. Set to the tune of Aura Lee, it reached No 11 in December 1956 in the UK. In the States it was the first time a single by the same artist took over the top spot.

4 Don't Be Cruel: Credits for this track also go to Otis Blackwell, a songwriter from New York who had previous smash hits with songs such as Great Balls of Fire and Fever.

5 Lawdy Miss Clawdy: This rock 'n' roll classic was first a hit for Lloyd Price in 1952. Elvis's cover reached No 15 in the UK in November 1957. Artists as diverse as Little Richard and Paul McCartney have covered it.

6 Shake, Rattle And Roll: Big Joe Turner first recorded this pioneering tune, often referred to as the first rock and roll record. The provocative lyrics were given a clean-up by the time Bill Haley and his Comets took it to the Top 10 in 1954.

7. Tutti Frutti: Elvis used Little Richard's toe-tapping anthem as a B-side to Blue Suede Shoes, which he released in 1956. The song was No 43 on magazine Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

8 Blue Suede Shoes: This was Elvis's second hit, and went in at No 9 in the UK charts in 1956. Originally a hit for Carl Perkins, this song is one of Elvis's most celebrated cover versions.

9 Paralyzed: Another tune penned with the help of Otis Blackwell which hit No 8 in the UK in August 1957. It was never released in the States as a single though, amid fear the title would be considered too controversial.

10 Ready Teddy: Elvis sang this on his now legendary first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1956, which was viewed by a then record-breaking 60 million people. It also featured on Little Richard's debut album which was released a year later in 1957.
Source:For Elvis CD Collectors Forum
Jerome wrote on April 24, 2007
Nice gesture