Feb 24, 2021
This week we're joined by Elvis researcher Giacomo "Jay" Viviano to discuss his and his colleagues' work uncovering stories, interviews and other research relating to Elvis's connections with people of color.
For Song of the Week, Justin takes Mark Potter's Patreon request song "I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water" and tries to show how Elvis and others slowly moved it from its fairly restrictive country roots into the rock genre, while Gurdip would rather be out on a "Moonlight Swim."
Featured Songs of the Week:
Justin: I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water
Gurdip: Moonlight Swim
Note: this discussion is meant to simply explore research surrounding documentation of Elvis' historical interactions with his friends, fellow musicians, and prominent political figures, not represent the many varied and valued perspectives within the Black community.