Nov 23, 2021
Justin is joined this week by special guest co-host Bec Wyles! They talk a little bit about her history and perspective as an international Elvis fan, then jump right into the deep end with a look back at the Nashville 1971 sessions, as featured in the recently released "Back in Nashville" set by Sony Legacy. (We STRONGLY recommend picking up or listening to this collection on your platform of choice!)
These sessions resulted in Elvis's Grammy-award winning "He Touched Me" album, the perennial holiday favorite "The Wonderful World of Christmas," a substantial portion of the 1973 album "Elvis," and a number of singles. In context, the sessions also reveal Elvis hard at work on a folk/country album concept that never quite materialized.
Then, for Song of the Week, Bec dips back in the previous Nashville sessions from 1970 with Dallas Frazier & Doodle Owens's sweeping country belter "Where Did They Go, Lord?" Justin, with some pep and a double step, goes all in on "Plantation Rock," the infamous song deleted from 1962's "Girls! Girls! Girls!" - but is there more nuance to be uncovered behind its history than expected at face value?
Let us know what you think of Bec on the show!
A MINOR CORRECTION: "Plantation Rock" was first officially released on A Legendary Performer, Volume 4 in 1983. Thanks to Gurdip and Tony Plews for this correction.
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