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July 11, 2014
by Egil

July 11: Elvis recorded Mystery Train in 1955

“Mystery Train” is one of Presley’s most haunting songs, a stark blues number that sounds ancient but was actually first cut only two years before by Memphis blues singer Junior Parker. Presley recorded it with the groove from the flip … Continue reading

June 17, 2014
by Egil

Today: Elvis Presley released From Elvis In Memphis in 1969, 45 years ago

“Suddenly, Elvis had to be taken seriously because, suddenly, Elvis was taking the music seriously again. He was expressing his soul, which was plenty deep.” ~Robert Gordon From Wikipedia: From Elvis in Memphis is the ninth studio album by American rock and roll singer Elvis Presley, … Continue reading

June 12, 2014
by Hallgeir Olsen

77 years ago: Chips Moman was born in 1937

Chips Moman, now semi-retired and living in LaGrange, Ga., still writes songs occasionally. “I write ‘em,” he says, “but I just leave ‘em laying there.” (- The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, 2008) One of the most important characters in the Memphis … Continue reading

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