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The [[Pet Shop Boys]] also did a cover of this classic song, but a number of people claim that it was the Willie Nelson version in 1983 that melted hearts.
 
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==Blue Moon of Kentucky==  
 
==Blue Moon of Kentucky==  

Latest revision as of 04:01, 14 January 2020

Elvis Presley

Rhythm and Blues inspired artist, plus Rock n Roll vocalist from the 1950s, Elvis Presley.

Thought of by many as "The King of Rock n Roll, but Elvis has had his fair share of Plagiarism accusations, everything from Plagiarism to sterilisation to making his sound a racism inspired cleaned up version of an incredible original sound.

Hound Dog

On August 13, 1952 in Los Angeles, California, Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton recorded “Hound Dog” a Blues tune that made an undeniable mark on musical history. It was released to the World a year later during the February of 1953, it spent 14 weeks on the Rhythm and Blues charts, becoming Thornton’s only hit record.

“Hound Dog” is listed as one of the “500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll” by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

In 1956 Elvis Presley recorded his own version of the song, it turned out to be one of the best selling singles of all time, over ten million copies were sold. It held the position of number one on the Pop, Country, and Rhythm and Blues charts, all at the same damn time.

Hound Dog is just one of many songs that was originally recorded by black artists which were re-recorded, re-packaged, and debatably made "safer" and "more sterile", by white artists, to wide commercial and critical acclaim.

Are You Lonesome Tonight

“Are You Lonesome Tonight” was probably one of Elvis's most well known songs, there was, of course, the Al Jolson version as well, but the first recording of the song was in 1927, by a performer called Charles Hart, shortly followed by a version by Vaughn DeLeath, who was a vocalist for The Colonial Club Orchestra.

Crying in the Chapel

Darrell Glenn recorded Crying in the Chapel in 1953, the Elvis interpretation didn’t happen until 1960.

Elvis produced this for his Gospel album "His Hand in Mine". Prior to the Elvis version the song had also been covered by Ella Fitzgerald and The Orioles, to name but two.

Here at Altopedia we think it's sad that the original versions don't get as much credit as they deserve, although we would never try to claim that Elvis Presley didn't produce a great version, we mostly believe that the original versions have more of that "undefined quality", and that "vibe" that the originality give a piece of music.

You Were Always on my Mind

This astonishing Country hit was first recorded in 1971 by Brenda Lee, it won Grammys for Song of the Year, as well as Best Country Song.

It was only a year later that Elvis debuted his version of the song written by Mark James along with Johnny Christopher and Wayne Carson Thompson.

The Pet Shop Boys also did a cover of this classic song, but a number of people claim that it was the Willie Nelson version in 1983 that melted hearts.

One Night with You

Smile Lewis recorded “One Night of Sin” in 1958, although when Elvis covered this song, it got changed from “One Night of Sin,” to “One Night with You”.

This does appear to be another case of great tunes being made more "sterile".

Burning Love

Arthur Alexander released “Burning Love” on his self-titled 1972 album, a song written by Dennis Linde.

The Elvis Presley version of “Burning Love” (released that same year) was a huge success and undoubtedly more popular than Alexanders, was this due to the Elvis version having a more Pop inspired make over?

I Really Don’t Want to Know

Les Paul and Mary Ford released “I Really Don’t Want to Know” was recorded in 1953 and turned out to be one of the top 100 songs of the following year.

Elvis recorded his cover in 1970, although the 1960 cover by Tommy Edwards was also highly popular.

In The Ghetto

Mac Davis explained that his song, “In The Ghetto,” was inspired by his Childhood.

During an interview he commented - “I grew up with a little kid whose daddy worked with my daddy, and he was a black kid. We were good buddies, 5 or 6 years old. I remember him being one of my best buddies. But he lived in a part of town, and I couldn’t figure out why they had to live where they lived, and we got to live where we lived. We didn’t have a lot of money, but we didn’t have broken bottles every six inches”.

In reference to the Elvis version, he said, "I heard it on the radio, driving down the street. I remember going, ‘I wish he hadn’t said ‘Ghet-to.’ I wish he had just said ‘In the Ghetto' That’s a typical, songwriter, you know. But that lasted about maybe five seconds, and then I realized that I had a huge hit”.

All Shook Up

All Shook Up (1957) was another hit for Elvis, but was originally recorded by David Hill (1956).

Baby Let's Play House

Baby Let's Play House from 1955, was a cover of the 1954 Baby Let's Play House by Arthur Gunter

Suspicious Minds

The 1969 classic Suspicious Minds, one of Elvis's biggest songs, is yet another cover of a song released only a year before Mark James.

I Got a Woman

In 1956, Elvis gave the world his version of "I Got a Woman", sadly, not enough people realise that it was originally a song by Ray Charles who released "I Got a Woman" only two years prior in 1954.

That's All Right

This song was done in 1954 by Elvis, but it was no more than a cover of a classic by Arthur Crudup dating back to 1946.

(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame

This song from 1961 was originally recorded by Del Shannon earlier that same year.

Blue Suede Shoes

This highly famous Elvis song, is believed to be a cover of an earlier version by Carl Perkins, although there has been a certain amount of debate over which version was done first, bothversions were put out during 1956.

Blue Christmas

Another that's considered to be an Elvis classic, released in 1957, but this is also not his originally, it was first done by Ernest Tubb in 1948.

Blue Moon of Kentucky

Even this 1954 classic wasn't Elvis's tune originally, it's actually a cover of Blue Moon of Kentucky by Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys from 1947.

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