Great Elvis Presley content January 2016 Edition

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This new, and exciting, content includes but is not limited to:

 

COLLECTING ELVIS & MORE:

Article about 5 recent things of Elvis memorabilia people tried to sell. Here is the link: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/weird-pieces-elvis-memorabilia-people-article-1.2490322

 

ELVIS PHOTO & FAMILY:

BIO rare photograph of Gladys, Vernon & Minnie Mae 1956

BIO rare photograph of Vernon smoking and Gladys circa 1956

RARE Crown Electric sign (where Elvis worked in his teens)

 

ARMY rare photograph of Elvis in snow with 2 other soldiers

ARMY rare color photograph of Elvis in uniform and orange-ish scarf

ARMY Elvis signing an autograph with a very funny look on his face

 

1955 May 6 Elvis sitting on hood of his pink Cadillac. Rare color (true and not colorized) photograph.

1957 candid of Elvis with costars of Loving You

1957 candid of Elvis holding up a little blonde haired girl

 

1960s candid of Elvis with the Clara Ward singers. Very rare.

1969 candid of Elvis shaking hands at Nancy Sinatra concert. Exceptional.

1969 candid of Elvis while on vacation rowing boat

 

1970 onstage photograph of red jumpsuit with long sleeves

1975 onstage with white scarf and a WEIRD look on his face

1970 Elvis shaking hands with fans while at Houston Astrodome (the largest venue Elvis ever played)

 

1967 candid of Elvis with Priscilla cutting cake

MOVING Gif of Elvis and Priscilla circa 1967 at Circle G Ranch

Wedding intimate photo of Priscilla feeding Elvis wedding cake

 

Rare and unique – actual key to the city awarded to Elvis by Las Vegas

White monkey sculpture with black eyes that Elvis owned and was part of his home décor

Photograph of 3 of Elvis’ automobiles parked at Graceland including infamous pink Cadillac

 

 

ELVIS NEWS & POLLS:

Elvis’ longtime friend, and member of the Imperials, Joe Moscheo has died January 11, 2016. Here is the link: http://www.cmt.com/news/1761724/joe-moscheo-gospel-singer-who-backed-elvis-presley-dead-at-78/

 

Happy 81st birthday Elvis (January 8, 2016) original article authored by Jeff Schrembs and includes some interesting photos. Here is the link: http://theelvisexpert.com/2016/01/05/happy-81st-birthday-elvis-presley/

 

David Bowie, who died this week (1/12/2016), article about meeting Elvis. Here is the link: http://www.nytimes.com/live/david-bowie-in-memoriam/black-star-david-bowies-connection-to-elvis-presley/

 

 

 

ELVIS YOUTUBE & AUDO:

Elvis If I Can Dream album documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2U9RqQMm7o

 

Elvis Presley My Way with Elvis’ home movies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NnCD0ibppo

 

 

ELVIS TV, ONSTAGE & MOVIES

Elvis Presley onstage video via YouTube in 1974 in Ohama https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FmteCYbPY4

 

MEMPHIS MAFIA:

Rare photo of Charlie Hodge playing Elvis’ acoustic guitar with is name in pearl (note: Elvis played this guitar in Las Vegas as seen in TTWII)

Extremely rare photograph of Elvis with Charlie Hodge while in the US Army

 

ELVIS PRESLEY FAN FORUM

Video entitled Gates of Graceland Hidden Graceland Part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhnExKsnkeE

 

FROM JEFF SCHREMBS

Elvis Presley was “lighting in a bottle” original article authored by Jeff Schrembs http://elvispresleyexpertblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/elvis-aron-presley-was-lighting-in.html

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And here are SEVEN rare photographs as well:

 

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Elvis Presley & Christmas (by Jeffrey Schrembs)

The photograph above is a very rare Christmas card from Elvis and his infamous home…Graceland. This Christmas card is one of many that I have but it is among my favorite(s). There is no doubt that Elvis was proud of Graceland and loved spending Christmas there.

Christmas, and the weeks leading up to, was Elvis’ favorite time of the year. He loved the decorations, the smiles on others faces, the gracious acts of people during this time of year, buying presents for others, reflecting back on the year and looking forward to the next, and most of all having; friends, loved ones, relatives, etc. with him to share memories – love – time and more.

To those who were able to look upon Graceland, especially from the years of 1966 through 1973, the tasteful decorations – the lights – and the beauty would literally cause cars passing by to brake and the passengers look in wonder. It was a beautiful sight to behold and Elvis took great pride in illuminating Graceland and he never grew tired of driving through the gates of Graceland winding up towards his home looking at the spectacle of lights.

Even during the saddest Christmas of his life, which was Christmas of 1958 as his mother had died a few months earlier on August 14, 1958, Elvis still found the time to think about others and try to make it a special time…for others.

Interestingly, though Elvis is the most successful recording artist ever (note: in many categories including pertaining to Christmas songs (i.e. total album sales, total single sales, number of hits on Billboard, etc.) the music playing at Elvis’ home were those of other artists such as; Dean Martin, Gene Autry, Bing Crosby, and others.

Here is a summary of Elvis’ Christmas Songs:

Elvis recorded his first Christmas album in sessions of September 5 – 7, 1957 at Radio Recorders in Hollywood entitled “Elvis’ Christmas Album” and was released in October 1957. Content included Christmas hymns, secular Christmas songs and non-holiday gospel numbers. It initially hit #1 for 4 weeks on Billboard’s pop album chart and revisited the chart due to strong sales in subsequent holiday seasons through 1962.

It was repackaged with a new cover in 1958. There were other reissues with altered content and cover later on.

Working the sessions with Elvis were Scotty Moore (guitar), Bill Black (bass), D. J. Fontana (drums), Dudley Brooks (piano), and backing vocalists The Jordanaires and Millie Kirkham. These sessions were Millie’s first work with Elvis, who, ever the gentleman, took special care to see to her comfort because she was seven months pregnant at the time.

Millie performed a soprano obbligato (in a “winter wind” sort of effect) behind Elvis’ lead on the song “Blue Christmas”, a song that over the years would become synonymous with Elvis and Christmas. During the session, song writers Leiber and Stoller wrote for Elvis a song called “Christmas Blues”.

 By the end of the session it was renamed “Santa Claus Is Back In Town” and it became another famous Elvis Christmas song. Material unrelated to the Christmas album was also recorded at these sessions.

Elvis recorded a second Christmas album called “Elvis Sings The Wonderful World of Christmas” in sessions of May 15 -21, 1971 at RCA Studio B in Nashville. It was released October of 1971. Players were James Burton (guitar), Chip Young (guitar), Charlie Hodge (guitar), Norbert Putnam (bass), Jerry Carrigan (drums), Larry Londin (drums), Kenneth Buttrey (drums), David Briggs (piano), Imperials member Joe Moscheo (piano), Elvis Presley (piano), Glen Spreen (organ), and Charlie McCoy (organ, harmonica and percussion).

Backing vocalists were The Imperials, June Page, Millie Kirkham, Ginger Holiday and Temple Riser. For this album producer Felton Jarvis attempted to set the Christmas mood in May by having the studio decorated with a tree and empty boxes beautifully wrapped. Elvis even brought gifts for everyone, presenting each with engraved gold bracelets that said “Elvis ’71″.

I hope that you enjoyed this article and may God bless you all.

Jeff Schrembs
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