All About Elvis: A Tribute To The King

Various Artists
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FORMAT: Audio CD - 3 Disc
£9.99
Release date: 16 Feb 2015

Compilation Of The Week, February 2015, Lauren Laverne Show, BBC6 Music

"Entertainingly chronicled" Ugly Things

"Many have tried and failed but Fantastic Voyage's new trio of discs does a decent job...celebrates that mighty musical force with finesse" Vintage Rock

"All About Elvis helps paint a clearer picture of the enormous impact that Presley had, and continues to have, on our culture. Any 80th birthday celebration wouldn’t be complete without a copy of this one..." Icon Fetch

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Not only would 2015 have marked Elvis Presley’s 80th birthday (having been born on 8th January 1935), but 2015 also celebrates 60 years since he signed his first major recording contract in November 1955, with the venerable RCA Victor label, embarking on a journey that would lead him to become the world’s first and greatest rock & roll superstar. Even today, almost 38 years since he died, Elvis Presley is an enduringly iconic phenomenon.

It’s that phenomenon that is thoroughly explored on All About Elvis: A Tribute To The King, a 3CD set compiled and annotated by rock & roll authority Dave Penny. Its 97 tracks, dating from 1954 to 1962, were recorded by Elvis’s contemporaries. CD1 Elvis Style rounds up recordings sung in the style of Elvis, including contributions by Conway Twitty, Ral Donner, Roy Orbison and Sleepy LaBeef. CD2 Elvis Songs comprises songs associated with Elvis, featuring the likes of Carl Perkins, Ricky Nelson, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, Wanda Jackson and Eddie Cochran. Bobby Bare aside, CD3 Elvis Adored has the least familiar names, as all manner of artists rushed to sing the praises of The King.

Manager “Colonel” Tom Parker was a prolific licensor of lucrative Elvis merchandise, including badges, combs, dolls and key chains, and he was also a ruthless protector of copyright, so many recordings that traded on brand Presley were quashed or pulled from release at his instigation. But enough reached the public to offer a treasure trove of Presleyana. We hope you enjoy our quirky trawl through the early years of the Cult of Elvis and this idiosyncratic selection of recordings which span the novelty pop, country, rhythm & blues and rock & roll fields. With the Elvis At The O2 exhibition due to run until August 2015, there is no shortage of interest in all things related to Elvis.

Tracklist

CD1

  1. Pepper Hot Baby (Phil Gray)
  2. Baby Come Back (Pat Cupp)
  3. I’m So Lonely (Jay B Loyd)
  4. Long Black Train (Conway Twitty)
  5. Domino (Roy Orbison)
  6. Blue Fire (Don Ellis)
  7. Crazy Love (Dick Glasser)
  8. You’ve Got Me (Where I Wanna Be) (Wayne Walker)
  9. Love Me Baby (Chavis Brothers)
  10. One Of These Days (Tracey Pendarvis)
  11. You Are My Sunshine (Hayden Thompson)
  12. That’s All Right With Me (Ral Donner)
  13. Cool Off Baby (Billy Barrix)
  14. Half A Heart (Billy Eldridge)
  15. Just For You (Curt Jensen)
  16. Make Me Dance Little Ant (Joe Hughes)
  17. I Wanna Know (Why You Love Me So) (Eddie Daniels)
  18. You’re Gonna Treat Me Right (Jimmy Stayton)
  19. I Ain’t Givin’ Up Nothin’ (Ben Hewitt)
  20. Bluest Boy In Town (Phil Gray)
  21. You’re Just My Kind (Jay B Loyd)
  22. Run, Fool, Run (Bobby Lee)
  23. Love My Baby (Hayden Thompson)
  24. First Stage Of The Blues (Johnnie Fuller)
  25. Rock And Roll Fever (Jr Warren)
  26. Lonely, Lonely Heart (Jimmy Reagan)
  27. Nelda Jane (Bill Taylor and The Cyclones)
  28. If You Love My Woman (Jimmy Witter)
  29. Black Cadillac (Sonny Wallace)
  30. It Don’t Pay (Tracey Pendarvis)
  31. Somebody’s Got My Baby (Phil Gray)
  32. Do Me No Wrong (Pat Cupp)
  33. Turn Me Loose (Sleepy LaBeff)

CD2

  1. That’s All Right (Carl Perkins)
  2. Blue Moon Of Kentucky (Phil Gulley)
  3. There’s Good Rockin’ Tonight (Ricky Nelson)
  4. I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine (Curtis Johnson)
  5. Milk Cow Blues (Ricky Nelson)
  6. Baby, Let’s Play House (Buddy Holly)
  7. Mystery Train (Vernon Taylor)
  8. I Forgot To Remember To Forget (Johnny Cash)
  9. Heartbreak Hotel (Thumper Jones)
  10. My Baby Left Me (Leon Payne)
  11. Don’t Be Cruel (Jerry Lee Lewis)
  12. Money Honey (Jimmy Bowen)
  13. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Billy Rocka)
  14. Trying To Get You (aka Trying To Get To You) (The Teen Kings featuring Roy Orbison)
  15. Just Because (Conway Twitty)
  16. So Glad You’re Mine (Mackey Hargett)
  17. Too Much (Rex Masters)
  18. All Shook Up (Otis Blackwell)
  19. Mean Woman Blues (Jerry Lee Lewis)
  20. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You (Eddie Cochran)
  21. Let’s Have A Party (Wanda Jackson)
  22. Jailhouse Rock (Frankie Lymon)
  23. You’re So Square (Baby I Don’t Care) (Buddy Holly)
  24. Treat Me Nice (Earl Robbins)
  25. Hard Headed Woman (Wanda Jackson)
  26. Lonely Blue Boy (Conway Twitty)
  27. I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine (Roger LaRue)
  28. Baby, Let’s Play House (Sleepy LaBeff)
  29. Tryin’ To Get To You (Johnny Carroll)
  30. Good Rockin’ Tonight (Carl Perkins)
  31. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry Over You (Andy Anderson)
  32. Heartbreak Hotel (Stan Freberg)
  33. Hey, Memphis (LaVern Baker)

CD3

  1. I Want Elvis For Christmas (Holly Twins)
  2. Trucker From Tennessee (Link Davis)
  3. Rock-A-Billy Gal (Jonathan Craig)
  4. All About Elvis, Parts 1 and 2 (PQ Rock ’n’ Roll)
  5. I Dreamed I Was Elvis (Sonny Cole)
  6. The Elvis Blues (Otto Bash)
  7. My Baby’s Crazy ’Bout Elvis (Billy Boyle)
  8. My Boy Elvis (Janis Martin)
  9. The All American Boy (Bill Parsons)
  10. Elvis And Me (The Kids)
  11. Elvis Presley For President (Lou Monte)
  12. Sweet Talk (Bunny Paul)
  13. Presley On Her Mind (Don Hart)
  14. I’m In Love With Elvis Presley (Virginia Lowe)
  15. Oh Elvis (Reed Harper)
  16. Hey, Mr Presley (Pete De Bree)
  17. I Wanna Spend Xmas With Elvis (Little Lambsie Penn)
  18. Oh! It Was Elvis (Carmela Rosella)
  19. Bye Bye Elvis (Genee Harris)
  20. My Baby’s Crazy ’Bout Elvis (Mike Sarne)
  21. Rock-A-Billy Gal (Hayden Thompson)
  22. Elvis Stole My Gal (Huey Long)
  23. Uncle Sam’s Call (Jimmy Woodall)
  24. Elvis Presley Blues (Arlin and Earl)
  25. Elvis In The Army (Jaybee Wasden)
  26. The King Is Coming Back (Billy and Eddie)
  27. I’m Hangin’ Up My Rifle (Bobby Bare)
  28. Elvis Is Rocking Again (The Hunt Sisters and Mark)
  29. The Sock (The Valentines)
  30. I Want To Spend Christmas With Elvis (Marlene Paula)
  31. Dear Elvis, Pages 1 and 2 (Audrey)