(Collectables) Collectables ´Back To Back Hit ´series - Original 1956 and 1972 RCA Masters! Juke Box Single!
(2009/JAT) NTSC, Code 0, Color and B&W, ca.60 Mins. - Elvis: Hot Shots And Cool Clips Volume 4 continues the acclaimed JAT series, containing more extraordinary footage of the most fascinating performer in history — Elvis Presley. This engaging DVD presents the following segments in a comprehensive and exceptional presentation all Elvis fans will treasure. You will see the rarely reproduced 1956 curtain call on Milton Berle; the revealing 1956 interview Elvis gave on the Hy Gardner Calling program; the last interviews Elvis gave before returning home from the army in 1960; an interview filmed during Elvis´ 1960 journey to Miami for the Frank Sinatra special; color film taken during the dynamic 1969 American Sound Studio sessions; electric stage footage shot in Roanoke, VA and Dayton, OH, 1976; and finally moving and historic material from August 1977. Beautifully restored, these are the ´hottest shots´ and ´coolest clips´ ever culled from the JAT archive.
(Custom Pressing) 20 Tracks - Seltene American Studios Outtakes!
Taschenbuch - 128 Seiten - Omnibus Press - Englisch I SAID, ´WHAT´D I DO? WHAT´D I DO?´ HE SAID, ´WELL, WHATEVER IT WAS, GO BACK AND DO IT AGAIN!´ An exclusive account of the extraordinary life of Elvis Aron Presley, 1935-1977 The Elvis Archives details the undisputed facts of Elvis´ life and career and is illustrated with over 100 rare and exclusive photographs. Written and compiled by British fan club president Todd Slaughter with international Elvis expert Anne E. Nixon, The Elvis Archives presents the documentary truth about Elvis, a truth that has so often been forgotten amid the deluge of hero-worship, criticism and myth-making of the past 30 years. ... It was very different back in 1935 on that cold January day —the 8th, a Tuesday — when Gladys Love Presley, aged 22, gave Nirth to identical twins in the tiny house on Old Saltillo Road built by Vernon Presley, his father, and his brother Vester. Vernon was four years younger than his wife, and they´d only moved into their new home the previous month. Sadness mingled with joy; the first child, Jessie Garon, was stillborn. Happily, Elvis Aaron survived and was given love in abundance. There may have been dreadful poverty and hardship in East Tupelo in the Depression-hit Thirties, but love cost nothing, and Tupelo´s child grew up secure in the heart of his family, and in a church-minded, close-knit community that sang its heart out in praise of God. The music the boy heard in the First Assembly of God church was to influence and shape his future. A quote in early fanzines, attributed to Gladys, told how the church singing affected her young son: ´´When Elvis was about two years old, he´d slide off my lap, run down the aisle, and stand looking up at the choir and try to sing with them. He was too little to know the words, but he could carry the tune.´´ As he grew older, Elvis sang at church revivals with his parents, a favourite song being, ´I Won´t Have To Cross The Jordan Alone´. ´´Even then,´´ Gladys reportedly said, ´´he couldn´t stand still when he sang.´´ Interestingly, the only Grammys that Elvis ever won were for gospel music (in 1967 for the album How Great Thou Art, in 1972 for the album He Touched Me, and in 1974 for a live performance of `How Great Thou Art´). In 2001, Elvis was inducted posthumously into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, whose previous inductees included Mahalia Jackson and Billy Graham. The pastor of the First Assembly of God church in East Tupelo was Frank Smith, who used a guitar and sang to get his message across to his congregation, and who encouraged young Elvis in his singing. Many years after Elvis became famous, it became known that Vernon Presley had done time in Parchman Penitentiary in Mississippi. With two others, he´d forged a cheque, and in June 1938, began his three-year incarceration, but was released in less than a year. The loss of the main family breadwinner meant that Gladys and Elvis had to leave their home and move in with relatives. On Vernon´s release, the family lived in a succession of homes. Gladys, a skilled needlewoman, did her bit to help the family finances, and Vernon found what work he could. In the autumn of 1941, six-year-old Elvis began to attend East Tupelo Consolidated School on Lake Street, also known as Lawhon Elementary School. One of his classmates was Becky Martin, who recalled that pupils were required to learn the names of the American presidents and the capital cities of each state, as well as the Gettysburg Address, the one that contains the oft-quoted words, ´´... government of the people, for the people, by the people´´, which Abraham Lincoln gave in 1862. Like Elvis, Becky Martin enjoyed singing. Before classes at Lawhon School, Becky said that there´d be a chapel service, and Elvis. would sometimes sing ´God Bless My Daddy´, or say a prayer. It was, some sources say, Elvis´s 5th grade teacher, Mrs Oleta Grimes, who taught Elvis to sing ´Old Shep´, a touching ballad about a boy and his faithful dog. She certainly had plenty of faith in the quiet child, and in 1945, when he was ten years old, it was Mrs Grimes who entered the shy lad into the Children´s Day contest at the annual Mississippi-Alabama fair at the Tupelo Fairgrounds on October 3...
Taschenbuch - 250 Seiten - Omnibus Press ´´Before there was Elvis, there was nothing:´´ — John Lennon In Elvis, the definitive work on the man and his career, noted music critic Dave Marsh delves into every_ aspect of Presley´s life and art. Presley embodies the heart of American pop culture and Marsh looks at the music — from its roots in gospel and country to its revitalization of those forms. With compassion and penetrating insight, Marsh examines Elvis´s trajectory—from poor country boy to superstar, from faded has-been to his triumphant comeback, and to his ultimate decline and tragic end. Elvis is a richly illustrated tribute to the legend that Presley´s life became and the heroism of the man who lived it. ´´Handsome...an intelligent and generous appreciation...critical and sympathetic´´ —New York Times Book Review ´´A beautiful book...exceptionally well written´´ — Philadelphia Inquirer ´´Opens new avenues of thought on Elvis´s work...should not be missed.´´ — Baltimore Sun
English, Paperback, 15x22.5 cm, 200 pages, b&w illustrations - It may sound crazy, but Elvis Presley - that most Christian icon of American pop culture - was Jewish. Maverick journalists Max Wallace and Jonathan Goldstein have proven it, and SCHMELVIS: IN SEARCH OF ELVIS PRESLEY´S JEWISH ROOTS is the behind-the-scenes account of their irreverent and offbeat film documentary that offers up the proof. With the help of a Hasidic Jewish Elvis impersonator who performs at seniors´ homes under the stage name Schmelvis and an eccentric Orthodox Rabbi, they trace Elvis´s Jewish roots all the way to Israel. Then they bring the good news to Graceland, piloting their ´Winnebagel´ on a pilgrimage down America´s legendary Highway 61 to the home of the King. Along the way they share the startling truth with Elvis´ own disciples: rednecks, truckers, white trash, and plain old unsuspecting Americans.
Taschenbuch - 200 Seiten - Creation Books - 1999 Top American psychic Jay Gould, extensively consulted by Elvis Presley during the last year of the singer´s life, has been receiving spirit communications from The King for the past ten years. With the millennium impending, Elvis has now delivered a series of prophetic warnings and messianic imperatives to our planet. CONTAINS: Elvis himself will return in the year 2000. ´The location of his reincarnation. The real truth behind his last 24 hours. Elvis is in contact with extra-terrestrials. Life on Mars. Angels on Earth identified. Confessions concerning the White House. Elvis´ new mission. The music he will sing in 2001. Details of hidden recordings. Elvis´ illegitimate children. And much more! This is the book that will stun the world, the book that every true Elvis fan has been waiting for: the return of the King!
(2000/BMG) 18 Tracks - The original 1969 album plus 6 bonus tracks! - ALL MUSIC GUIDE ***** ´Presley returned to Memphis, recording 30-odd songs in Chips Moman´s American Studios in 1969, leading to his artistic and commercial surgence and what may be his single greatest album. A brilliant selection of material, Elvis sings like his life depended on it.´ M. Schlüter in stereoplay 9.2000: ´Fein, dass das fraglos beste ´späte´ Presley-Album um sechs Titel erweitert (darunter ´Suspicious Minds´ und ´Don´t Cry Daddy´) neu gemastert wieder vorliegt.´
English, Hardbound/Gebunden mit Schutzumschlag, 22.5x28 cm, 608 Seiten/pages, 2.8 kg ! über 600 Fotos aus den Graceland Archiven mit kurzen Kommentaren - Ein Monster Elvis is the greatest cultural force in the 20th century. He introduced the beat to everything, music, language, clothes, it´s a whole new social revolution´´ - Leonard Bernstein OK, so that was going too far. The man who conducted the New York Philharmonic and composed the music for West Side Story should have known better. Elvis simply didn´t ´introduce the beat to everything: but he was the first to acknowledge the roots of his music in blues, gospel, country, and all the other rhythmically based popular music that America had created through the first half of the 20th century. Likewise, the jive-talk language and sharp clothes that were adopted by Elvis and other early rock´n´rollers - and soon taken up by the newly identified generation of ´´teenagers´´ - weren´t invented overnight, but had their basis in the be-bop slang and zoot-suit fashions of big city jazz musicians in the 1940s. Having said that, Bernstein was right about Elvis being an incalculable cultural force. It´s hard now to appreciate the total impact Elvis had on what we loosely call popular culture, that melting pot of music, art, literature, attitudes, and manners that found its most vital catalyst and instigator for change in the America of the last century. And, like Louis Armstrong, Jackson Pollock, Scott Fitzgerald, cowboy films and boogie woogie, Elvis and his music were uniquely American; it just wouldn´t have happened, couldn´t have happened, anywhere else. In that media-driven century that has so recently come to a close, the century of the photograph, motion pictures, and television as well as records and radio, image was all important. The visual record of people and events that burned onto the mass consciousness was more potent than newsprint, more memorable even than the intimate voices of radio pioneers who gave us history as it happened over the airwaves. When his music exploded on an unsuspecting world in the early weeks of 1956, the first impression most people got of Elvis Presley, other than the almost hypnotic atmosphere of ´´Heartbreak Hotel´´, were the black-and-white photographs of the ´´Hillbilly Cat´´ in action. And in many ways the still camera, creating innumerable images frozen for all time, was the medium that defined Elvis as icon throughout the rest of his life. From the image that for millions was the first glimpse of Elvis, mouth open, legs apart it was clear that here was something different. Was he playing that guitar, or making love to it? Those trousers looked like they were going to split at any moment! Was he singing, or shouting? Was this a musical performance or some act of defiant celebration? Actually it was both — when that picture swiftly found its way around the world, the lines were drawn. Things were never going to be the same again. The early television appearances, beamed coast to coast across a stunned-into-silence America, certainly upset a lot of adult folk, and got the youngters on their toes, but these were mere flickering box-in-the-corner images compared to the real thing. Curiously, the combination of the records themselves and an increasing flood of photographs was far more potent propaganda for the rock´n´roll revolution. RCA Records soon caught on to this. Every new signing to the label would have the obligatory picture session for publicity purposes, but from the start they sensed that this kid from Tennessee looked different. The first time he hit their studios in New York City, there was a photoshoot that revealed the strange beauty of the guy, looking into that big black microphone like a million females would want him to look at them. From Arkansas to Australia. bedroom walls were soon covered with that look. Wallpaper manufacturers, along with big band crooners, righteous preachers, teachers, and parents, held up their hands in horror. Compared to TV, still in its infancy, the films were a different matter. Here was a chance for the mass of people, in and outside the US, to see him move for the first time. But his first film, Love Me Tender, was in truth something of an anti-climax as far as seeing the real Elvis was concerned. He played his part convincingly, and brought tears to the eyes of fans when he died at the end, but it was a never-ending chronicle of photographs that recorded the phenomenon that was