Elvis presley - king creole vol.1


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Presley, who received no formal music training and could not read music, studied and played by ear. He also frequented record stores that provided jukeboxes and listening booths to customers. He knew all of Hank Snow 's songs, [42] and he loved records by other country singers such as Roy Acuff , Ernest Tubb , Ted Daffan , Jimmie Rodgers , Jimmie Davis , and Bob Wills . [43] The Southern gospel singer Jake Hess , one of his favorite performers, was a significant influence on his ballad-singing style. [44] [45] He was a regular audience member at the monthly All-Night Singings downtown, where many of the white gospel groups that performed reflected the influence of African-American spiritual music . [46] He adored the music of black gospel singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe . [43] Like some of his peers, he may have attended blues venues—of necessity, in the segregated South , on only the nights designated for exclusively white audiences. [47] He certainly listened to the regional radio stations, such as WDIA-AM, that played "race records": spirituals, blues, and the modern, backbeat -heavy sound of rhythm and blues . [48] Many of his future recordings were inspired by local African-American musicians such as Arthur Crudup and Rufus Thomas . [49] [50] . King recalled that he had known Presley before he was popular, when they both used to frequent Beale Street. [51] By the time he graduated from high school in June 1953, Presley had already singled out music as his future. [52] [53]

Worried that rock and roll music was a passing "fad", Presley wanted to make King Creole the best role he had ever acted. [3] He knew that two years out of the limelight would mean hard work when he returned, and so he gave his all in that film to show the world that he had the potential to return as a serious, dramatic actor. Author Alanna Nash described it as "the performance that would forever define his potential". [3]

Elvis Presley's songs are unforgettable - they have stood the test of time, especially his singles of the 1950s, a decade in which he had a song at No. 1. for 59 weeks and 4 No. 1 albums ('56-'59). Read More .

Elvis & Priscilla getting Married
Priscilla Tells All : August, 1973
Interview with Priscilla 1978
Good Morning America 1979
Interview with Priscilla 1980
Priscilla / Barbara Walters 1985
Priscilla 'First Person' 1991
Priscilla on Larry King 2007


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