Monday, February 17, 2014

Elvis in Memphis - 45 yrs ago

Forty-five years ago, Elvis Presley made the most important recording session of his career at Chips Moman’s American Studios. He hadn’t had a top five record since 1965 when he walked into Chip’s studio. He recorded the classics “In the Ghetto”, “Suspicious Minds” (his last #1 hit), “Don’t Cry Daddy” and “Kentucky Rain”.  All of them were substantial hits and three of them became “gold” records. The library can help you get an extraordinary insight into Elvis Presley, rediscovering his musical roots with the music cds “Memphis Sessions” and “Made in Memphis”. These songs stand as a personal triumph for Elvis, a performer at the turning point, an artist who that winter in Memphis was again sharp, eager and alive. The music he created there will always prove it.  This time period also comes alive in the book “Memphis Boys” by Roben Jones. The Memphis Boys played an impact in music with not only Elvis, but Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, the Box Tops, B.J. Thomas, Neil Diamond and many others.

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