Saturday, 21 March 2009

Elvis was a country boy

Most biogs of Elvis go on about how he was a black man in a white man's body. He was steeped in the blues and his music and clothes said owed more to Kokoma Arnold than Eddy Arnold. Well, all that might be true, but there was plenty about Elvis that had a country tinge. Take a listen to Just Call Me Lonesome and tell me that ain't the countryish song you've heard by anyone. Even ol' Hank hisself couldn't have been more redneck. And what's more country thatn rollin' a girl in the hayloft. Take a look at Elvis and Dolores Hart and then imagine how cool their kid would've looked like if she'd hadn't seen the Light.

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