May 01 - New Elvis Soundtrack Artists

RCA Records is set to release the 'ELVIS' Original Motion Picture Soundtrack this summer for Baz Luhrmann’s forthcoming film 'ELVIS'. While the lead single, Doja Cat’s 'Vegas' (which incorporates 'Hound Dog') will be released May 6th other new artists involved in the film soundtrack were flagged this week by director Baz Luhrmann. 

These artists are Australia's Tame Impala, American singer-songwriter Jazmine Sullivan, Dance-music veteran Diplo with Swae Lee, Chris Isaak, Stevie Nicks among others. Luhrmann explained, “You’ll hear Elvis sing the classics but right next door Doja Cat will be doing an interpretation of Hound Dog while Big Mama Thornton (Shonka Dukureh) sings it.

The RCA 'ELVIS' soundtrack will feature Elvis’ extraordinary body of work spanning the 1950s, 60s and 70s, while also celebrating his diverse musical influences and enduring impact on popular artists today.

At Coachella, Luhrmann called Uk singer Yola “a powerhouse voice full of song, plus a beautiful soul. She was so devoted to playing the role, she came all the way to Australia and captured the detail of how Sister Rosetta

Tharpe expressed herself on stage for the film” as well as pre-recording tracks in Nashville. He also lauded Doja Cat, who previewed her single 'Vegas', saying that her live performance was brilliant and that “the whole cast and crew are so thrilled and proud.”

Luhrmann is back in Australia still working on final post-production for the film which will get a worldwide cinema release on June 23 / 24.

Elvis fans who are concerned about "new" artists involved in the 'ELVI'S soundtrack have to realise that artists such as Doja Cat’s 'Planet Her' lead single 'Kiss Me More' is certified RIAA platinum and has had over 2.8 billion streams worldwide. These statistics help show the importance of getting Elvis' music out to the new generation.

Book Preview

Here is a small preview for the upcoming 'Elvis German EPs Record Guide' by Heinz-Otto Zimmerman.

Publicity stated: The 596-page German A4 sized hardcover book is a comprehensive guide for German record collectors and covers over 600 records including all German EPS, all Teldec U.S. Army single and LP releases, the year, devil and gospel sleeves and more. Besides the information, the book is also a price-guide.

(Source: Elvis Information Network)