Liner Note Author: Colin Escott.
This was Elvis Presley's second album release--but only his first TRUE album, as his debut consisted of the Sun sessions. This album is a blueprint for Elvis's musical career--he would go, in varying degrees, on the pat......more
Liner Note Author: Colin Escott.
This was Elvis Presley's second album release--but only his first TRUE album, as his debut consisted of the Sun sessions. This album is a blueprint for Elvis's musical career--he would go, in varying degrees, on the paths he set upon here. Out-and-out rockers ("Rip It Up," "Long Tall Sally"), country ("How's the World Treating You"), pop ("Don't Be Cruel"), mushy ballads ("Old Shep"), earthy rhythm & blues ("Too Much," "Hound Dog"), along with southern gospel, made up the sort of material Elvis would do all his life. He sings with authority and insolent swagger on the rockers (listen to the angst-ridden, manic "Paralyzed") and heartfelt vulnerability and soulfulness on the ballads (the stark "Love Me Tender"). ELVIS stands as one of the best rock & roll albums of the '50s, and one of the King's best, as well.
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Little Willie John, Hank Snow, Red Foley, Kokomo Arnold, Dean Martin, Hank Williams, Rufus Thomas, Bill Monroe, Junior Parker, Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, Big Mama Thornton, Clyde McPhatter, Ike Turner, Jimmie Rodgers (Country), Roy Brown, The Swan Silvertones, The Mills Brothers, Percy Mayfield, Jimmy Reed, Freddie Bell, Big Joe Turner, The Carter Family, The Ink Spots, Roy Hamilton, Wynonie Harris
The Everly Brothers, Otis Blackwell, Eddie Cochran, Fats Domino, Ronnie Milsap, Roy Orbison, Conway Twitty, James Burton, Johnny Burnette, Charlie Feathers, Dave Edmunds, Dallas Frazier, Warren Smith (Rockabilly), Bill Haley, Carl Perkins (Rockabilly), Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gene Summers, Charlie Rich, Bo Diddley, The Rolling Stones, Joe South, Gene Pitney, Gene Vincent, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, The Beatles, Scotty Moore, Rick Nelson, Ray Charles, Esquerita, Jerry Reed, Little Richard, Brenda Lee
1 Rip It Up
2 Love Me
3 When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again
4 Long Tall Sally
5 First in Line
7 So Glad You're Mine
8 Old Shep
9 Ready Teddy
10 Anyplace Is Paradise
11 How's the World Treating You
12 How Do You Think I Feel
13 Playing for Keeps
14 Too Much
15 Don't Be Cruel
16 Hound Dog
17 Any Way You Want Me (That's How I Will Be)
18 Love Me Tender
Rock 'N' Roll
Ernst Mikael Jorgensen (Reissue); Roger Semon (Reissue)
Number of Discs:
Studio or Live:
45 : 2
Q (4/00, p.112) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...the expected exemplary rock'n'roll, country and blues, with hits tagged on..."
Uncut (p.115) - 5 stars out of 5 - "[A] reverb-sodden paradise featuring guitarist Scotty Moore at his spidery-fingered best..."
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