Elvis Presley - King of Rock 'n' Roll [Platinum]

Elvis Presley - King of Rock 'n' Roll [Platinum]
Artist:
Release Date:
2002
Styles:
Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, Early Pop/Rock
Album:
King of Rock 'n' Roll [Platinum]
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Duration:
47:08

The Platinum collection, King of Rock 'n' Roll, may commemorate the 25th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death, but the performances within come from a much earlier time in Presley's career. These 18 songs (minus one interview track) come from his 1956 Louisiana Hayride recordings, just as he was becoming a sensation. He's heard on raucous, unhinged performances of all his early hits -- "Heartbreak Hotel," "That's Alright Mama," "Blue Suede Shoes," "Hound Dog" -- with his core trio. The sound quality is atrocious, complicated by hundreds of screaming girls, but big fans of Elvis won't mind the abysmal sound; they'll simply acquire this music in one of the dozen other superior-sounding sets.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
That's Alright Mama / Arthur "Big Boy" CrudupElvis Presley2:37
Blue Moon of Kentucky / Bill MonroeElvis Presley2:40
Heartbreak Hotel / Mae Boren Axton / Tommy Durden / Elvis PresleyElvis Presley2:11
Long Tall Sally / Robert "Bumps" Blackwell / Enotris Johnson / Little RichardElvis Presley1:56
I Was the One / Hal Blair / Claude Demetrius / Bill Peppers / Aaron SchroederElvis Presley2:38
Money Honey / Jesse StoneElvis Presley2:18
I've Got a WomanElvis Presley3:07
Blue Suede Shoes / Carl PerkinsElvis Presley2:51
Hound Dog / Jerry Leiber / Mike StollerElvis Presley2:32
Baby Let's Play House / Arthur Neal GunterElvis Presley2:14
Maybellene / Chuck BerryElvis Presley1:58
There's Good Rockin' Tonight / Roy BrownElvis Presley1:52
Tweedle Dee / Winfield ScottElvis Presley2:08
Blue Moon of Kentucky / Bill MonroeElvis Presley1:31
Baby Let's Play House / Arthur Neal GunterElvis Presley2:09
That's Alright Mama / Arthur "Big Boy" CrudupElvis Presley2:28
Elvis Interview - St. Petersburgh 1956Elvis Presley6:46
Love Me Tender / Vera Matson / Elvis PresleyElvis Presley3:12