Do you know Elvis songs? How about these?


To so many when they think about Elvis they have their own favorite list of Elvis Presley songs. Some were from the 1950’s when they saw Elvis on TV or the movies. Some were Gospel songs which were dear, and near, to Elvis heart all his life. Some were related to soundtracks of his movies in the 1960’s with an emphasis on his 1968 Singer TV special entitled “Elvis”. Others think about Elvis’ return to live appearances, after (approximately) nine years, in 1969 followed by a string of hits in the beginning to mid 1970’s. Just like we are all unique, with our own life lessons and memories, depending on the day we chose different songs, including Elvis’, and we enjoy the beat – the vocal inflections – the arrangements – musicians among the best in the world, and the backup singers who helped to breathe life into Elvis’ songs onstage and off.

If you go to http://www.ElvisCollector.info among the rare, and unique, content you will find a list of every song Elvis recorded/sang along with other pertinent facts. But among the lesser known songs there are plenty of gems hence this post.

* Note each of these songs were recorded in the 1960’s. All videos courtesy of YouTube.

 

 

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Take care and may God bless you and yours…always.

Elvis Collector Worldwide Fan Club officially recognized by EPE/Graceland October 2015


We are so pleased to announce that Elvis Collector Worldwide Fan Club, our affiliated international fan club, has been officially recognized by Elvis Presley Enterprise/Graceland as an “official Elvis Presley Fan Club”!

This honor allow us to (including but not limited to); hold fan club events, meetings, or other functions not only in our area but around the world.

Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland formally acknowledged our fan club with the hopes that we are able to spread the life, legacy, and music of Elvis Presley and the positive effects he has had on each individual. We will make these hopes an everyday reality as we have for (approximately) six decades now.

THANK YOU to Elvis Presley Enterprises and to Graceland.

Jeff Schrembs

Jeff Schrembs shares 10 of his favorite Elvis Presley songs


Being limited (self implemented) to choosing only (10) ten favorite Elvis Presley songs is subject to; moods, memories, and mentality.

In no specific order they are:

 

Portrait of my love

How the web was woven

You’re so square…baby I don’t care

Always on my mind

500 miles

Suspicious minds

I was the one (rehearsal version circa 1970)

Earth angel (YES Elvis sang this song)

Peace in the valley

If everyday was like Christmas

 

By the way if you haven’t heard some of these songs please visit my YouTube page and…enjoy.  The direct link is: https://www.youtube.com/user/JeffSchrembs

 

Alanna Nash talks about newly found teenage Elvis photograph


Disclaimer:  I am a diehard Alanna Nash fan based upon (including but not limited to); her talents as an author, her consistently excellent works, her insightful revelations, her (truly) being “one of a kind”, her exceptional books about Elvis Presley (and others which I encourage everyone to obtain for they are, individually and collectively, treasures) , and her sharing her passions. I am blessed to count her as a dear friend and I cherish our relationship not only about Elvis but other aspects as well.

With that said here is the direct link to the Vanity Fair article: http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2014/01/elvis-teen-photo-tupelo

And here is the direct link to comments by Alanna Nash: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/earshot/mystery-photo-teenage-elvis-presley-670001

And here is the Amazon link for the works of Alanna Nash: http://www.amazon.com/Alanna-Nash/e/B000ARBFRA

Note: There is NO doubt that this is Elvis as a teenager. I have my own thoughts about this photograph which I, as I do 99.9% of the time, but I am appreciative of the article and the comments by Alanna Nash

 

Elvis Presley died 36 years ago today (i.e. August 16, 1977)


Here we are 36 years sadly and those of us who mourned those heated August days in 1977 will never forget them and we questioned “how could this be”?

Even though he was over 40, and in declining health, there were times during 75, 76 and even 77 when he was not over bloated and still had that…magic. His incredible voice caused you to look past the weight, the paleness, the tiresome burdens he was carrying and as we hung on his voice we were transported back to a better time – when lasting memories were formed – and we embraced his live performances never thinking that 1977 would be his last.

My heart goes out to Elvis family members, the Memphis Mafia (i.e. Marty Lacker, Billy Smith, Red West, Sonny West, Jerry Schilling, Joe Esposito) and their family members, Kathy Westmoreland, Sandi Pichon, Sandie Stevens, and others as this day (not to minimize others) truly must be…hard.

When you peel back the sideburns, the hair, the elaborate suits, the screaming fans, the worldwide fame, you are left with an exceptional man (though imperfect in many ways) who made mistakes – had a temper – and yet was the American Dream personified. However, he failed at what meant the most to him and that was being a husband, raising his daughter together as man and wife, and to grow old with his mother. He failed because he was human and as humans events are “out of our hands”. He carried on, after these life changing events, and held his head high – put on a brave face – and sang to the world. I applaud him for doing so.

August 16th is just a day.

August 16th, 1977 was the final day in a life of a man who is deserving of our remembrance and respect.

Hence, the reason for this article.

Take care and may God bless you all.

Jeff Schrembs

http://www.ElvisCollector.info

 

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