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Elvis Presley's Voice the Best Kept Secret in the World.

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“Elvis News Ireland”

Since: Sep 07

Swords, County Dublin.

#1 Dec 13, 2007
Due to the establishment and mainstream radio DJs Elvis was barely heard at all on the airwaves, even at the beginning of his meteoric career.

All the millions that did not go to his movies because he was a "Rock 'n' Roll star missed hearing the classic ballads.

The likes of Michael Parkinson have an "Elvis Free" BBC radio show.

Yet millions of us bought Elvis's wonderful recordings and here we are 50 years later seeing stores stocked out with Elvis material.

One of these days there will be an eruption of honesty in the world of popular music, and then Elvis Presley will be Famous!

How will the world cope with THAT.:-)

“Elvis News Ireland”

Since: Sep 07

Swords, County Dublin.

#2 Dec 13, 2007
"Musical guilty pleasures: I love early Elvis Presley, the time from 1955 to 1958 when he was at his peak and in 1968 when he made his "comeback."

Said, a Principal of Peacock Middle School Chicago!
www.DailyNews.com

Now why are so many people "Closet" Elvis Presley fans? A rhetorical question.
Elvis was so mauled by the media why would ANYONE want to be associated with a drug addled, fat, performer?

Yes it was tough! The merciless media, especially the Press really had us Elvis fans realing in the mid 1970s.

Some on FECC are even wavering now as they advise us to take onboard Swing, and the bigband crooners.

The music we were raised on, and yawned our heads off at.
Till Elvis Presley arrived on the scene. LOL

“....may God bless you, Adios”

Since: Jul 07

Viva Las Vegas

#3 Dec 13, 2007
It is interesting that some long ago folk are just now "getting" ELVIS' phenomenal voice, or at least just now letting their appreciation of it be known.

I listened to Swing and the Big Band Crooners growning up.. as my parents were into Glenn Miller, Sinatra...etc. They were ok.....but didn't hold a candle to ELVIS who was so much more EXCITING!!! It took my Mom all her life to finally "get" what I was hearing and loving through ELVIS' music. Now she says she doesn't know why she didn't OPEN her ears. NOW she thinks no one compares.:) Yea!...another convert.:)

“Elvis News Ireland”

Since: Sep 07

Swords, County Dublin.

#4 Dec 13, 2007
Yes most of those hundreds of musicals featuring the big band singers bored me to tears, so many of the vocalists were interchangeable.

Jolson, Crosby, and Frankie laine and Johnny Ray were a few I appreciated in those days. Dean Martin was my sisters favourite. She also like Billy Eckstine. She disliked Sinatra the darling of the sophisticated critics, LOL.

The tenors of the day like Caruso, McCormack, Gigli and Mario Lanza etc gave us a little, very little, taste for Opera :-)

After being excited by Bill Haley's "Rock Around the Clock" we were definitely ready for Elvis Presley!

Comparitively young Rock journalists attempt to put us all right.:-)
Lee

Redmond, WA

#5 Dec 13, 2007
MauricePColgan wrote:
Due to the establishment and mainstream radio DJs Elvis was barely heard at all on the airwaves, even at the beginning of his meteoric career.
All the millions that did not go to his movies because he was a "Rock 'n' Roll star missed hearing the classic ballads.
The likes of Michael Parkinson have an "Elvis Free" BBC radio show.
Yet millions of us bought Elvis's wonderful recordings and here we are 50 years later seeing stores stocked out with Elvis material.
One of these days there will be an eruption of honesty in the world of popular music, and then Elvis Presley will be Famous!
How will the world cope with THAT.:-)
This really makes me mad, Maurice. Over here, there are a lot of TV specials about popular music of the 50s and 60s and Elvis is excluded! Can you imagine! He was the biggest thing in the 50s and they act like he didn't exist! And the sixties--in spite of the Beatles, Elvis had many hits. They always try to act like when the Beatles came along Elvis didn't have any hits--not true!

“Elvis News Ireland”

Since: Sep 07

Swords, County Dublin.

#6 Dec 14, 2007
" The Pointers Sisters grew up in Oakland, Calif., the daughters - they also have two older brothers - of a minister and his strict religious wife. When one of the girls brought home an Elvis Presley record, they feared their mom would throw it out.
But she loved "Crying in the Chapel" and ended up encouraging their musical careers." On google's Elvis news.

"Crying in the Chapel" by Elvis Presley was released in the mid 60s and was quite a hit! So much for Beatlemania.

But why would anyone want to throw an Elvis record out?

"Rock Around The Clock" was almost banned in the UK because of the impact it was having on youngsters! Therefore Rock 'n' Roll singers were not seen in the best light.

When Elvis's recordings arrived he had to fight an uphill battle against all the predjudice. We his original fans faced family, friends, and the general public's mockery!

Elvis's wild rendition of the fast songs added fuel to the fire! We loved the exciting music and the older generation (by just a few years)hated it. They especially hated the fact Elvis was becoming the biggest Star in the world, in the process eclipsing all the established vocalists.

As the famous author Kurt Vonnegut often said, "So it goes".

Now a commercial break http://irelandtoo.blogspot.com

My favourite uncle, according to his daughters, strongly disliked Rock 'n' Roll and Elvis.

One day Elvis's song "Loving You" was played on the radio, and my uncle said, "Now there's a singer!".

Elvis's ballad singing at his best is just so beautiful only those capable of self delusion would deny it's quality.

“....may God bless you, Adios”

Since: Jul 07

Viva Las Vegas

#7 Dec 14, 2007
MauricePColgan wrote:
" The Pointers Sisters grew up in Oakland, Calif., the daughters - they also have two older brothers - of a minister and his strict religious wife. When one of the girls brought home an Elvis Presley record, they feared their mom would throw it out.
But she loved "Crying in the Chapel" and ended up encouraging their musical careers." On google's Elvis news.
"Crying in the Chapel" by Elvis Presley was released in the mid 60s and was quite a hit! So much for Beatlemania.
But why would anyone want to throw an Elvis record out?
"Rock Around The Clock" was almost banned in the UK because of the impact it was having on youngsters! Therefore Rock 'n' Roll singers were not seen in the best light.
When Elvis's recordings arrived he had to fight an uphill battle against all the predjudice. We his original fans faced family, friends, and the general public's mockery!
Elvis's wild rendition of the fast songs added fuel to the fire! We loved the exciting music and the older generation (by just a few years)hated it. They especially hated the fact Elvis was becoming the biggest Star in the world, in the process eclipsing all the established vocalists.
As the famous author Kurt Vonnegut often said, "So it goes".
Now a commercial break http://irelandtoo.blogspot.com
My favourite uncle, according to his daughters, strongly disliked Rock 'n' Roll and Elvis.
One day Elvis's song "Loving You" was played on the radio, and my uncle said, "Now there's a singer!".
Elvis's ballad singing at his best is just so beautiful only those capable of self delusion would deny it's quality.
The ballads have been my favorite since I was nine years old, Maurice. "Love Me Tender" was the first for me...and just when I thought he could not sing anything more beautiful...he would release another.

“Elvis News Ireland”

Since: Sep 07

Swords, County Dublin.

#8 Dec 15, 2007
TCB-girl,Hearing "I'm Playing For Keeps" on a jukebox in a cafe early 1957 sealed my fate.

Did ever a voice reach out to the whole world like Elvis's did?

“....may God bless you, Adios”

Since: Jul 07

Viva Las Vegas

#9 Dec 15, 2007
"I'm Playing For Keeps"....WOW! I love that one so much!!! I still could listen to it over and over and never tire of it.

Elvis' voice did reach out to the whole world and the ones fortunate enough to have that something inside their own soul to be touched by that voice...we were the lucky ones indeed!

“Elvis News Ireland”

Since: Sep 07

Swords, County Dublin.

#10 Dec 15, 2007
TCB-girl wrote:
"I'm Playing For Keeps"....WOW! I love that one so much!!! I still could listen to it over and over and never tire of it.
Yes TCB-girl, we can never get "Too Much"!:-)
(That's the song that was on the back of the, "I'm Playing for Keeps", single on a 78rpm from HMV.
samantha kaye

AOL

#11 Dec 28, 2007
elvis' voice seemed so strong the older he got. i actually think it was at its best in his last years...
David Gibbs

Saint Albans, UK

#12 May 18, 2013
I really do not agree that Elvis is ignored.He is still one of the most famous people in the world 36 years after his death.Who gives a toss that Michael Parkinson prefers the dreaded Jazz and Sinatra etc.One King forever.
luv elvis

Charleston, WV

#13 May 18, 2013
When I was very young, I didn't really like hound dog and That's alright mama and jailhouse rock. But I loved his recordings in the 60's and all forever after. I mostly listened to his songs on a jukebox, could not afford to buy records in the "day".

Now I sit enthralled watching him on YOU TUBE wishing when he had come to my town I had scraped the money together to go see him. His expressions, moves and voice are still the best I've ever known.
Jean Paul

Peru

#14 Jun 15, 2013
buen tema!!
adrianbaxendale

Northampton, UK

#15 Dec 5, 2013
hi am Adrian from rugby I sing elvis and I sound like him to I was bon in 1977 to have elvis voice am on utube ass drianbaxendale/and more songs to have a look to/ 096732664/ my elvis voce is amazing/ im looking do rcording for my elvis voice i have I can show you my voice am 37

“Elvis News Ireland”

Since: Sep 07

Swords, County Dublin.

#17 Dec 7, 2013
David Gibbs wrote:
I really do not agree that Elvis is ignored.He is still one of the most famous people in the world 36 years after his death.Who gives a toss that Michael Parkinson prefers the dreaded Jazz and Sinatra etc.One King forever.
American are complaining Elvis is rarely heard on their radio stations. Presently in the UK Elvis is on TV and in the BBC music chart!

Of course Elvis is very famous indeed, but nowhere near as famous as he should be!

http://irelandtoo.blogspot.com

“Elvis News Ireland”

Since: Sep 07

Swords, County Dublin.

#25 Dec 9, 2013

“Elvis News Ireland”

Since: Sep 07

Swords, County Dublin.

#29 Dec 10, 2013
http://irelandtoo.blogspot.com

Gets more hits than many Elvis forums.
Dash Chip Chase

Kitchener, Canada

#30 Dec 10, 2013
It is time to tell the many new Elvis fans who arrive here weekly of the sorted and troubled past of this fellow Maurice Colgan. He took two Elvis secretarial letters i.e. written by a secretary employed by Elvis and passed them off as hand written by Elvis himself. He mislead many laymen members of the media to milk trips, money and attention from far too many. His phoney letters were then sold at auction and to drive up the hammer price he shill bid on them!!! Even with his shameful and immoral eforts the fake letters sold for an astonishingly low price. Not one world renowned collector....NOT ONE....bid on his auction offering. The world, via the internet, is a very small place nowadays. Just where were the elite Elvis collectors at the time of this auction?? Sitting on the sidelines letting the uneducated and ill informed but his junk. His behavior to this day...no apology....no remorse...makes this one a very easy call. This fellow Colgan is not to be trusted. Move along people... the only thing to see here is just a very sad delusional old man. Sad indeed Colgan.

“Elvis News Ireland”

Since: Sep 07

Swords, County Dublin.

#31 Dec 10, 2013
Auctioneers, Graceland and Elvis experts like Jerry Osborne verified the letters as being genuine collectables. TV, Radio and newspapers covered the story over many many years. What can I say.:-)

This many headed Canadian Troll is a mental case.:-)

http://ireandtoo.blogspot.com

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