Aug 4, 2020
This week, Justin & Gurdip return to their coverage of Elvis' non-movie recording sessions. First up are the sessions that not only produced his first Christmas album but also the smash hit "Don't" but also led to a rift between Elvis and his band members. Skipping ahead a few months (and a draft notice), the guys also explore the final sessions with Scotty & Bill in early 1958.
With a couple Frankenstein'd masters, tracks that remained unreleased for years, and failed attempts to capture the broad pop style Elvis would only begin to master upon his return, do these sessions bear out that theory that Elvis was ready to step beyond the rock sound (and country players) that skyrocketed him to fame?
Then, for Song of the Week, Gurdip takes us to the fair with his fluffy pick from a 1962 Elvis flick, while Justin goes for Elvis' cover of the hard-hitting Little Walter rocker, "My Babe."
Featured Songs of the Week:
Gurdip: Take Me To the Fair
Justin: My Babe