Wednesday, August 17, 2022

August 17 - Tapes on Vinyl

The Blue Day record label announced the March 10, 2023 release of 'The Elvis Tapes' LP. More information when available. 

Another Biography "Book"

Robert Kim published the 31-page paperback 'Elvis Presley: King of Rock and Roll'. The booklet covers Elvis' biography, a timeline and his death and legacy. 

Elvis: The Roots of Rock Music

The 114-page book 'The Genesis of Elvis: The Roots of Rock Music' by Bart van Eikema Hommes (Author), Eliza Tracey (Editor) was re-issued as a hardback and paper by the authors. The book was previously publishing in Dutch a few years ago.

Synopsis: This biography aims to uncover Elvis’s cultural roots and identify the sources he drew from on the path to his world-changing sound. The musical history surrounding the pop icon is excessive and this book takes an analytical approach to try and shed some light on Elvis’s world. Where did he live and which churches and schools did he attend with his friends? Which artists and radio stations influenced him at an impressionable age? Where did he perform in the early days and first commit his voice to the eternal grooves of vinyl? All these questions and more must be asked to begin to understand Presley’s sound and it’s invaluable influence on Rock and Roll. As John Lennon once put it: “Before Elvis there was nothing!”

(Source: Elvis Club Berlin / Plastic Head / Amazon)