Feb 9, 2021
Justin & Gurdip explore the life and music of pianist Dudley Brooks, the jazz pianist who came into Elvis' life through his feature films, and put his own distinctive stamp on Elvis' sound in the 50s and early 60s. We also explore Dudley's a few non-Elvis cuts from his career as a songwriter, most famously the holiday hit "Everybody's Waiting for the Man with the Bag."
Then, for Song of the Week, Justin shines a light on "Up Above My Head" from the 68 Special, and the unique influence of Sister Rosetta Tharpe on rock and roll. Gurdip selects "Any Way You Want Me," the ballad recorded at the same session that produced "Hound Dog" and "Don't Be Cruel." We take a detour when Gurdip discovers a remix of the song somehow connected to the official Elvis YouTube Channel (we'll dive more into that in the news next week; upon further post-show investigation, it's actually from an unofficial European remix album from 2012).
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