Gone But Not Forgotten — Elvis Presley

Today, it’s been 41 years since Elvis Presley died.

I have been an Elvis fan for as long as I was able to watch his movies and listen to his songs. I remember where I was when Elvis died on August 16, 1977. I was sitting in front of my parent’s console TV playing with the radio dial (I wasn’t supposed to playing with the radio dial). I remember sitting there and hearing the news that Elvis died. I don’t think I cried, I just sat there in shock.

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Here is one of my all-time favorite Elvis’ songs — “Suspicious Minds” Live in Las Vegas.

 

 

I had to post another one of my favorites — “Polk Salad Annie” Live in Las Vegas (1970).

 

In case you want to sing along.

Polk Salad Annie
Live in Las Vegas 1970

Some of you all never been down South too much…
I’ gonna tell you a little story, so you’ll understand where I’m talking about
Down there we have a plant that grows out in the woods and the fields,
and it looks something like a turnip green.
Everybody calls it Polk salad. Now that’s Polk salad.
Used to know a girl that lived down there and
she’d go out in the evenings to pick a mess of it…
Carry it home and cook it for supper, ’cause that’s about all they had to eat,
But they did all right.

Down in Louisiana
Where the alligators grow so mean
Lived a girl that I swear to the world
Made the alligators look tame

Polk salad Annie
‘Gators got your granny
Everybody said it was a shame
For the mama was working on the chain-gang
What a mean, vicious woman

Everyday before suppertime
She’d go down by the truck patch
And pick her a mess of Polk salad
And carry it home in a tote sack

Polk salad Annie
‘Gators got you granny
Everybody said it was a shame
‘Cause the mama was working on the chain-gang
Whoo, how wretched, dispiteful, straight-razor totin’ woman,
Lord have mercy.

Sock a little Polk salad to him
Yeah, you know what, yeah, yeah

But daddy was a lazy and a no-count
Claimed he had a bad back
All her brothers were fit for
Was stealing watermelons out of my truck

For once Polk salad Annie
‘Gators got your granny
Everybody said it was a shame
For the mama was working on the chain-gang

Sock a little Polk salad to him
You know what meets a meal mention
You sock a little
Hey, hey, hey, yeah, yeah
Chic a bon, chic a bon, chic a bon bon bon bon
Chic a bon, chic a bon, chic a bon bon bon bon
Sock a little Polk salad to him
You know what meets a meal mention
Sock a little Polk salad to him
You know what meets a meal mention
Chinc, chinc, chinc, chin, ling, ling ling

I would have loved to see him concert. I haven’t been to Graceland in a few years. I think I need to add it to my travel list for next year.

Elvis Presley

Today, it’s been 40 years since Elvis Presley died.

I have been an Elvis fan for as long as I was able to watch his movies and listen to his songs. I remember where I was when Elvis died on August 16, 1977. I was sitting in front of my parent’s console TV playing with the radio dial (I wasn’t supposed to playing with the radio dial). I remember sitting there and hearing the news that Elvis died. I don’t think I cried, I just sat there in shock.

“If I can Dream” (1968) has be my all-time favorite Elvis Presley song.

Watching the video gives me chills every time I watch it. I can listen to it over and over.

Here are the lyrics, in case you want to sing along.

“If I Can Dream”

There must be lights burning brighter somewhere
Got to be birds flying higher in a sky more blue
If I can dream of a better land
Where all my brothers walk hand in hand
Tell me why, oh why, oh why can’t my dream come true
oh why
There must be peace and understanding sometime
Strong winds of promise that will blow away the doubt and fear
If I can dream of a warmer sun
Where hope keeps shining on everyone
Tell me why, oh why, oh why won’t that sun appear
We’re lost in a cloud
With too much rain
We’re trapped in a world
That’s troubled with pain
But as long as a man
Has the strength to dream
He can redeem his soul and fly
Deep in my heart there’s a trembling question
Still I am sure that the answer gonna come somehow
Out there in the dark, there’s a beckoning candle
And while I can think, while I can talk
While I can stand, while I can walk
While I can dream, please let my dream
Come true, right now
Let it come true right now
Oh yeah
Songwriters: Earl Brown

Happy Birthday, Elvis Presley

Today was Elvis Presley’s 82nd birthday. As I gave posted before, I am a huge Elvis Presley fan.

I’ve been to Graceland twice. Have a huge library of Elvis’ music. And several of his movies.

Here are some of my favorite pictures of Elvis.


Even after all these years, I am still an Elvis Presley fan.

I do want to visit Graceland soon. 

Happy Birthday, Elvis… there will never be anyone like you.

Here is probably my favorite songs by Elvis. 

“If I Can Dream” is a song made famous by Elvis Presley, written by Walter Earl Brown[1] and notable for its direct quotations of Martin Luther King, Jr.. The song was published by Elvis Presley’s music publishing company Gladys Music, Inc. It was recorded by Presley in June 1968, two months after King’s assassination. The recording was first released to the public as the finale of Presley’s ’68 Comeback Special. (From Wikipedia.com)

Side Note:

I’ve been planning or thinking on getting started on something regarding Elvis Presley for the past couple of years. I think, now is the time to start on that project. 

More to come. 

Song of the Day

This song has been stuck in my head. Maybe it’s because I’m taking my Aunt to see Ronnie Millsap in concert layer this year. 

Any Day Now” is a popular song written by Burt Bacharach and Bob Hilliard in 1962. It has been recorded by numerous artists over the years, including notable versions by Chuck Jackson in 1962, Alan Price in 1965, Elvis Presley in 1969, and Ronnie Milsap in 1982. (From Wikipedia.com)

https://youtu.be/OPVMSQtaZlY


I can’t wait to see Ronnie Msap at The Tobin Center. 

If I Can Dream

And while I can think, while I can talk
While I can stand, while I can walk
While I can dream, please let my dream
Come true, right now
Let it come true right now

I think now that I am starting a new decade of my life, this will be my song “If I Can Dream” by Elvis Presley.

I’m an Elvis fan and this is one of my favorite song.

Here are the lyrics in case you want to sing out loud like me.

“If I Can Dream”

There must be lights burning brighter somewhere
Got to be birds flying higher in a sky more blue
If I can dream of a better land
Where all my brothers walk hand in hand
Tell me why, oh why, oh why can’t my dream come true
There must be peace and understanding sometime
Strong winds of promise that will blow away

All the doubt and fear
If I can dream of a warmer sun
Where hope keeps shining on everyone
Tell me why, oh why, oh why won’t that sun appear

We’re lost in a cloud
With too much rain
We’re trapped in a world
That’s troubled with pain
But as long as a man
Has the strength to dream
He can redeem his soul and fly
Deep in my heart there’s a trembling question
Still I am sure that the answer gonna come somehow
Out there in the dark, there’s a beckoning candle

And while I can think, while I can talk
While I can stand, while I can walk
While I can dream, please let my dream
Come true, right now
Let it come true right now
Oh yeah

Songwriters: WALTER EARL BROWN
If I Can Dream lyrics © IMAGEM U.S. LLC

R.I.P. Joe Esposito

*I smell cake #3.

Joe Esposito (January 22, 1938 – November 23, 2016) was internationally known as Elvis Presley’s road manager and friend. After Elvis’ death, Joe became an author and publisher of several Elvis books. He was a member of the Memphis Mafia  

Side Note:

*I smell cake.

My brother, Joe and I would always say this to each other after someone famous died.

“I smell cake! If Uncle Bernie died, someone’s gonna have to go on a beer run!”— Dan Dorian

“My Cake” is the sixth episode of Scrubs’ fourth season. J.D.’s father dies and he and his brother Dan have to cope with it.

Elvis Presley Song

I heard this on my way home the other day and I had to turn it up and car dance. 

“Tiger Man” by Elvis Presley

I would definitely be one of those screaming woman in the audience if I was at one of his concerts. 

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