Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Happy birthday, Elvis . . .

You would have been seventy-nine. Time to get other people to do your work for you. So here are some ideas . . .

The ten best Elvis cover versions (okay, my ten favourites), in alphabetical order

Always On My Mind Pet Shop Boys


Blue Hawaii Willie Nelson


Can’t Help Falling In Love Bono


Jailhouse Rock John Mellencamp


Little Sister Ry Cooder


Mystery Train The Band


Mystery Train Helen Watson

Sorry, there is no YouTube on this so I have posted another Helen Watson cover of another Memphis wonder, Percy Sledge's Out Of Left Field (1967), written by Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham.


Suspicious Minds Candi Staton 


Viva Las Vegas Shawn Colvin


Viva Las Vegas ZZ Top


And the best song about Elvis . . .

Blue Moon Revisited (Song For Elvis) Cowboy Junkies

Now buy the book (Essential Elvis) here

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