Saturday, 05 August 2017 19:47

Elvis Presley's Sunrise: PG Music Podcast

 My review of the just-released three-CD Elvis Presley box set: A Boy From Tupelo, chronicling his first four private recordings done at Sun, the complete Sun recordings, outtakes and a disc's worth of 1954-55 live performances taken from radio.   

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On July 28, Sony releases an unprecedented compilation of Elvis Presley's pre-stardom years (1953-55). A Boy From Tupelo - The Complete 1953-55 Recordings is a boxed package. The three-CD set begins with the four recordings a teenaged Elvis made at the Memphis Recording Service (part of Sun Records) for his personal use. The collection includes a large, lavishly illustrated 120 page book covering his 1954-55 schedule virtually day by day, with amazing photos of him at various Deep South venues with a few in color.

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Friday, 28 June 2013 22:03

Terry Bradshaw Country (Update)

Terry Bradshaw's upcoming show in Vegas is big enough news that it's worth reposting this entry from December 2011, a reminder of the fact that 36 years ago, when he wasn't dazzling everyone on the field, Bradshaw, with two Super Bowls behind him, had a side gig: country singer.

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Friday, 28 June 2013 06:23

Faron Young: Honky-Tonker & Hellraiser

They called him the Young Sheriff, then the Singing Sheriff, and finally just "Sheriff." There was only one Faron Young, a true original even in the often-quirky field of classic country.   A powerful vocalist and masterful interpreter of country's twin-fiddle honky tonk style, he was one of Nashville's true wild men, not unlike his friends, George Jones and Hank Williams Sr. Known for boozing, brawling and a foul mouth, he was also known as compassionate, especially with musicians down on their luck.

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Thursday, 20 June 2013 06:15

Slim Whitman: American Original

slim-whitman-all-my-best-coverCover of the 1979 Collection that revived his career.

It's been a bad week for pop culture icons, with James Gandolfini's death, country singer-yodeler Slim Whitman slipped his mortal coil yesterday in Miami at age 90 of heart failure. He'd released a new album just three years ago.

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