Thursday, August 05, 2010

ELVIS Month 2010: There's A Man In New Orleans . . .

King Creole is what many (including myself) consider Elvis' greatest acting role. He is perfect as the lost soul, Danny Fisher. One of his acting role models was James Dean and it shows here. A little bit of trivia - James Dean was at one point in the running for the role. Kind of interesting, don't you think?!? In addition to the great job of acting, the soundtrack also ranks high in the "best" category. As a kid, there was nothing I got into more than putting the soundtrack on the turntable and hearing those opening guitar slides. To this day, there is nothing like it. The digital age brought the CD version but for some reason it doesn't have the same sound or greatness to me as the original vinyl. What's even cooler, is hearing that album come together. That brings us to today's post. Here is the King, building song after song in "The King Creole Sessions". Enjoy!

Elvis Presley-The King Creole Sessions

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