Archive for the 'Elvis Presley' Category

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

The latter part of Elvis Presley’s career is, in part, defined by the legendary singer’s fall from grace – the gaudy stage outfits, the peanut butter and banana sandwiches, drug use and paranoid nationalism. But he was, and remains, the King. So it is with some rightful hesitance that casual fans might approach Elvis at […]

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

One on my favorite Elvis records, even though it’s a bootleg, is Cut Me & I Bleed released on Double G Records in 1999. The album is a collection of alternate studio, home, and live rehearsal recordings that present “another side” of Elvis. Pedestal removed, Cut Me & I Bleed presents “The King” in a […]

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Ah, yes. I’ve always had a perverse love for some of the King’s most trite work — case in point the beach-party-ready “Do The Clam,” a song that clearly belongs on any dis-respectable Labor Day soundtrack. MP3: Elvis Presley :: Do The Clam ———————— _____________________________________________________________________________________

Monday, April 18th, 2011

One on my favorite Elvis albums, even though it’s a bootleg, is Cut Me & I Bleed released on Double G Records. The album is a collection of alternate studio, home, and live rehearsal recordings that present “another side” of Elvis. Pedestal removed, Cut Me & I Bleed chooses to present “The King” in a […]

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

“I was thinking that night about Elvis, the day he died. Just a country boy that combed his hair, and put on a shirt his mother made and went on the air.  And he shook it like a chorus girl. And he shook it like a Harlem queen. He shook it like a midnight rambler, […]

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

A honey-throated god—mere months away from death—Presley, solo at the piano, performs a spellbinding rendition of “Unchained Melody.” Ladies and gentlemen, this was showmanship. A king indeed. + Download Elvis via eMusic’s 25 free MP3 no risk trial offer ____________________________________________________________________________________

Monday, February 4th, 2008

Part II of II of my Memphis Sunday post from December. Graceland, the King’s once home, and final resting place, did exactly what I had hoped: it blew me away. Note that I am speaking of the actual estate, and property, immediately surrounding it, and not the bogus tourist trap “museums” across the street (although […]

Monday, December 17th, 2007

Download: MP3: Elvis Presley :: Santa Claus Is Back In Town MP3: Elvis Presley :: Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) ——— Amazon: Elvis Presley – White Christmas + Download Holiday tunes via eMusic’s no risk 25 Free MP3 trial offer. —————————————————————————————————————— + Visit The Hype Machine for additional Holiday MP3s.

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

Download: MP3: Elvis Presley :: Blue Christmas ——— Amazon: Elvis Presley – White Christmas + Download Holiday tunes via eMusic’s no risk 25 Free MP3 trial offer. ——————————————————————————————————————– + Visit The Hype Machine for additional Holiday MP3s.