Aug 25, 2020
We wrap up our coverage of Elvis' 1950s non-soundtrack studio sessions with the last session Elvis had before shipping out to Germany. Backed by an A-team of Nashville players, Elvis worked no less hard turning out single material than he did with Scotty & Bill. And unlike several prior sessions, RCA kept the tapes, so we get to hear the artistic process in motion as Private Presley pushes for distinct sounds and hard-hitting rockers, although "Ain't That Loving You Baby" trips them all up.
Then, for Song of the Week, Gurdip selects the optimistic "What A Wonderful Life" from the 1961 film "Follow That Dream." Justin, meanwhile, takes a listener request to cover "That's Someone You Never Forget," penned by Red West and none other than Elvis Presley himself. But does the urban legend that Elvis wrote this for his mother have any historical basis? We deep dive on the source for this oft-repeated story and see what can be uncovered!
Featured Songs of the Week:
Gurdip: What A Wonderful Life
Justin: That's Someone You Never Forget