Singers Elvis Presley admired

Elvis had a unique style whether it was in his singing, his concerts, his acting roles, his voice, his mannerisms, and even the clothes he wore. Simply put Elvis was…cool.

Some of the singers that Elvis Presley listened to and/or admired were; J.D. Sumner, Blackwood Brothers, Dean Martin, Mario Lanza, Caruso, Tom Jones, Barbara Streisand (note: Elvis and Priscilla went to her concert in Las Vegas in 1969 and not only did they enjoy it but it gave Elvis some ideas about his Las Vegas act being: the room size, acoustics, audience interaction, lighting, etc. Worth noting is that Streisand did not sell out the 2,000 seat showroom and it was thought that “if Barbara can’t sell it out no one could” and yet not only did Elvis sell out every show of his 30 day run in Vegas but he did two shows a day and on rare occasions three shows a day), Andy Williams, Hank Williams, Roy Orbinson, Charlie Rich, Ronnie Milsap, the Gatlin Brothers, the Imperials, Millie Kirkland, Kathy Westmoreland, the Blossoms, the Sweet Inspirations, and others that I will detail in future posts.

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Elvis Presley requirements – September 10, 2015 edition

Welcome to the September 10, 2015 edition of Elvis Presley requirements.

What are, or is, the “Elvis Presley requirements” you say?

Well, it is my (approximately) six decades of personal experiences of  collecting, reading, etc. all things of quality concerning the life, onstage and off, of Elvis Presley.

If you want to learn intricate details about Elvis, and even after these six decades I am still learning and/or rediscovering, I have some recommendations.

First and foremost you can garner a lot of information, music, videos, etc. by visiting the official Elvis Presley website of http://www.Elvis.com. YouTube has a lot of content as well but don’t get distracted, or worse, about others that have adverse agendas and/or use attention getting subject lines that are hollow.

There are some exceptional books about Elvis. Some of the most interesting Elvis books are authored by Peter Guralnick] and some of my favorite books, which I recommend, are authored by Alanna Nash.

You can find exceptional books, articles, writings, posts, video projects, documentaries, etc. with contributions by (including but not limited to); Marty Lacker, Billy Smith, Red West, Sonny West, Jerry Schilling, Sandi Pichon, Joe Esposito, Sandie Kay Stevens, etc.

If you are looking for some great songs Elvis recorded, but are not widely acknowledged but are nonetheless exceptional, here are a few of my favorites; inherit the wind, wearing that loved on look, wonderful world, unchained melody, treat me nice, snowbird, walk a mile in my shoes, you’ll never walk alone, 500 miles, mona lisa (aka portrait of my love), trying to get to you (1968 edition), let yourself go, and edge of reality.

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention http://www.ElvisCollector.info and http://www.ElvisCollectorWorldwide.freeforums.org.

Until next time…

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10 of my favorite candid quotes by Elvis Presley

imagesL2565TCVShe was the world to me. She always believed in me. When my career got going I spent too much time away from her. There wasn’t a mother who loved her son more. There wasn’t a son who loved his mother more. She is my everything.

Rock and roll music has been around for about five years. The people like it. It’s selling. I don’t know how much longer it will last because years ago when the charleston was popular if you went up to those people and said it wouldn’t last they would not have believed you.

I have hopes and dreams just like everyone else. One day I want to have a wife. A family. Because that’s what is really important in life…family.

I’ve got folks from Kentucky. I played the armory there in Louisville. The police warned me and thought the crowd would go wild or they thought I would go wild (laughter) so the police filmed me. The people there are real nice and some of the most beautiful country in the world is in Kentucky.

Colonel do you know if we got anything in the works? An 8 millimeter disney movie.

I’ve been in love. About 3 or 4 times but it never worked out. Even when your heart is broke or hurt you still have to be open to love and believe it will happen. That’s what I do.

)In response to a question about his favorite male and female actors) I like the films by James Dean, Marlon Brando. I like Kim Novak.

I cared too much it made me physically ill. I don’t think they purposely wanted to hurt my career but when I got the script it was the same thing. I played the same characters with different names and locations. The movies made money but it got to a point, and most of the songs weren’t that good, that it made me sick. Sick to my stomach. Just sick but I had to do it because I had contracts.

I like to read. From newspaper to magazines to books. As a child I read comic books. I read some of them over and over. I read different books. Probably the first book I ever saw was the bible. I carry around books on tour and I always have my bible with me.

I’ve been lucky. I don’t know why God blessed me. I think about that a lot. Some people think I’m some sorta different from everyday people. I cry. I have fears. I have hopes and dreams. I hurt when I see bad things happen to people especially children. When I went to the hospitals to visit with them I put on a smile for them. I give them an autograph or a teddy bear. But as soon as I leave the hospital I break down. I don’t show it to them because they are going through enough. I feel. The public doesn’t see that often but people close to me have seen it and a lot of times it’s just me with my feelings.

Jeff Schrembs 2015 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Rare photographs in regards to Elvis Presley via www.ElvisCollector.info

From our website http://www.ElvisCollector.info here are some rare, unique, and cool photographs.

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WMM ARMY in full deress 2 girls one boy and wall WMM ARMY great color candid wearN elmer fudd hat WMM ARMY autographed RARE by beach perHps WMM 1977 August 16 ambulance leaving Gracelnad with woodpnael truck WMM 1970 Elvis with Emilio Muscelli who was matron of International HOtel WMM 1975 Onstage kissing brunette standin up front stage WMM 1960s Memphis Mafia Lamar far right WM rare Kenpo box WM RARE FAMILY Vernon and Glayds marriage cert WMM 1956 GRACELAND with fans RARERERERER

Elvis Presley and Easter (2013 All Rights Reserved)

1964 Elvis Presley Easter CardEaster Greetings

HAPPY EASTER!

Elvis Presley loved Holidays and Easter became a very special time after the birth of his beloved daughter Lisa Marie.

After Elvis was old enough to walk Elvis scheduled Easter egg hunts and loved to see his little daughter finding the eggs and flashing her smile and telling her dad “I found it”.

Jeff Schrembs 2013 All Rights Reserved
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