Monday, March 29, 2010

"Elvis 75: Good Rockin' Tonight"

Copy at Case Memorial Library
Contents: 4 discs, 100 tracks, including: My happiness — That's all right — Blue moon of Kentucky — Good rockin' tonight — Baby let's play house — Mystery train — I forgot to remember to forget — I got a woman — Heartbreak Hotel — I was the one — Blue suede shoes — My baby left me — One-sided love affair — I'm gonna sit right down and cry — I want you, I need you, I love you — Hound dog — Don't be cruel — Love me tender — Paralyzed — All shook up — Mean woman blues — Teddy bear — Jailhouse rock — Blue Christmas — Don't — Hard headed woman — Trouble — King Creole — Wear my ring around your neck — A big hunk o' love — A fool such as I — Stuck on you — A mess of blues — It's now or never (to name just a few personal favorites).
"The King is dead (isn't he?); long live the King. This four-disc, 100-song collection, marking Presley's 75th birthday, has a big hunk o' gold — with tracks ranging from a 1953 record for his mother to tunes from his years in Hollywood and Vegas. That's all right!" ("The Short List of Things to Do," Time, 1/18/10).


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