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Roots & Influences - World of Elvis Presley

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Dean Martin  Memories Are Made of This   buy on itunes
Golden Gate Quartet  Rock My Soul   buy on itunes
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup  Mean Old Frisco Blues   buy on itunes
Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys  Little Cabin on the Hill   buy on itunes
Big Joe Turner  Bump Miss Susie   buy on itunes
Hank Williams  I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry   buy on itunes
Hank Snow  I Don't Hurt Anymore   buy on itunes
The Platters  Only You (And You Alone)   buy on itunes
The Drifters  Honey Love   buy on itunes
B.B. King  Three O'Clock Blues   buy on itunes
Furry Lewis  John Henry   buy on itunes
Sister Rosetta Tharpe  This Train   buy on itunes
Mahalia Jackson  Take My Hand, Precious Lord   buy on itunes
Rufus Thomas  Tiger Man (King of the Jungle)   buy on itunes
His Delta Cats & Jackie Brenston  Rocket 88   buy on itunes
Mario Lanza  Torna a Surriento (Come Back to Sorrento)   buy on itunes
Bing Crosby  Blue Hawaii   buy on itunes
Stamps-Baxter Quartet  When We Sing Around the Throne Eternal   buy on itunes
Statesman Quartet  Somebody Bigger   buy on itunes
Blackwood Brothers  Lord Build Me a Cabin In Glory   buy on itunes
The Harmonizing Four  I Shall Not Be Moved   buy on itunes
Red Foley  Old Shep   buy on itunes
Roy Acuff  Wabash Cannonball   buy on itunes
Eddy Arnold  It's a Sin   buy on itunes
The Ames Brothers  Sentimental Me   buy on itunes
Dean Martin  Memories Are Made of This   buy on itunes
Golden Gate Quartet  Rock My Soul   buy on itunes
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup  Mean Old Frisco Blues   buy on itunes
Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys  Little Cabin on the Hill   buy on itunes
Big Joe Turner  Bump Miss Susie   buy on itunes
Hank Williams  I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry   buy on itunes
Hank Snow  I Don't Hurt Anymore   buy on itunes
The Platters  Only You (And You Alone)   buy on itunes
The Drifters  Honey Love   buy on itunes
B.B. King  Three O'Clock Blues   buy on itunes
Furry Lewis  John Henry   buy on itunes
Sister Rosetta Tharpe  This Train   buy on itunes
Mahalia Jackson  Take My Hand, Precious Lord   buy on itunes
Rufus Thomas  Tiger Man (King of the Jungle)   buy on itunes
His Delta Cats & Jackie Brenston  Rocket 88   buy on itunes
Mario Lanza  Torna a Surriento (Come Back to Sorrento)   buy on itunes
Bing Crosby  Blue Hawaii   buy on itunes
Stamps-Baxter Quartet  When We Sing Around the Throne Eternal   buy on itunes
Statesman Quartet  Somebody Bigger   buy on itunes
Blackwood Brothers  Lord Build Me a Cabin In Glory   buy on itunes
The Harmonizing Four  I Shall Not Be Moved   buy on itunes
Red Foley  Old Shep   buy on itunes
Roy Acuff  Wabash Cannonball   buy on itunes
Eddy Arnold  It's a Sin   buy on itunes
The Ames Brothers  Sentimental Me   buy on itunes

Comment:

Virtually anything played on the radio, from the rawest blues to the slickest pop — even the grandest opera — got fed into the hopper of Elvis’ music-making machine for processing, coming out as rock. Much like Presley, Sister Rosetta Tharpe horrified purists by planting one foot under the gospel tent flap and the other in the Arkansas Delta mud, as her “This Train” smashed the stained-glass window separating gospel and blues. Canadian country star Hank Snow’s high-lonesome, heart-scarred ballad “I Don’t Hurt Anymore” closed the set that opened with Elvis’ one-time-only Grand Ole Opry appearance. And Dean Martin’s highball-soaked baritone glides around “Memories Are Made of This” with tipsy nonchalance while the Easy Riders vocal trio anchors the tune — much like the Jordanaires did on countless Elvis sides. But there’s more: Elvis’ roots extend from the Delta to the Drifters to divas — and we have ’em all.
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