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Free thoughts from a rock ‘n’ roll philosopher

A few weeks ago, during a free promotional period, I downloaded a new eBook by Grant Maxwell called How Does It Feel? Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Bob Dylan and the Philosophy of Rock and Roll. I have been looking forward to checking it out, once I find time to finish at least some of the …

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To the top of a mountain: Singer/songwriter Joe South dies at 72

Joe South, the singer/songwriter behind numerous 1960s and 1970s hits, including “Walk A Mile In My Shoes” (performed live by Elvis in 1970), “Games People Play,” and “Don’t It Make You Want To Go Home,” died yesterday in Buford, Georgia. He was 72. South also penned hits for other artists, including “Rose Garden” (Lynn Anderson), …

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REVIEW: Elvis Sings Guitar Man 2-CD set (2011 FTD edition)

I’ve reviewed the main album masters from Elvis Sings Guitar Man in the past, so today’s review will focus on the alternate and bonus tracks that complete this latest release from Follow That Dream Records. I should note that I don’t  have the FTD albums So High or Long Lonely Highway, so some of these tracks …

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Elvis 1967: The Once And Future Album

There are infinite universes, beyond that which is known to man. Imagine, if you will, one such alternate dimension in which a king named Elvis Aaron Presley set a slightly different course for his life. In that universe, one of the king’s subjects was also born thirty years sooner. This allowed him to document what …

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Spanning the Elvis globe: Christmas memories, Myrna Smith, movie compilations, and Andy Warhol

I hope all of you had a nice Christmas. We had a beautiful, white Christmas here in Richmond, Virginia. We made lots of new memories spending time with our families. Right now, I’m listening to The Complete Million Dollar Quartet, which one of my sisters gave me. In fact, “White Christmas” just finished playing. “Reconsider …

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