July 24, 2015

Elvis Presley was not the only Southern white boy playing with the blues in the mid-1950s.


In Texas, for example, Bob Luman knew there was more to music than c&w songs, however good and powerful they may be. But it was only when he actually saw Elvis perform in the sum...

July 20, 2015


Mae Boren Axton's full birth name was Nannie Mae Boren which is exactly and precisely the same name as her mother.  She was the penultimate child of nine, and the only daughter.


In letters to her brother Lyle, Mae conifrmed that their family was not overly...

July 20, 2015


During the 1940s, Tom Parker assembled a team around Eddy Arnold that he would eventually use with Elvis Presley in the 1950s. In order to better understand how Elvis' career progreesed, one might simply look at what Parker did with his first substantial client, The...

July 20, 2015

Here is a wonderful example of the young Elvis Presley working at the limits of his considerable talent.

The multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, piano) here accompanies himself on Scotty Moore's Gibson L5 CESN guitar on a 1957 recording that he initially rejected bec...

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