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September 12, 2020


Susan Sullivan

Interesting for sure. Like it. Stay well

Jeffrey Piccoli

Great tunes.

T Maguire

PT you the man!! I’m in Bethel Maine alone in my sister’s kitchen rockin to Don’t be Creul. Aaaiiieeee!!!! Thank’s PT. T

Paul A. Tamburello, Jr aka pt at large

T, I played the song half a dozen times in a row after first hearing it.It's a perfect bookend to the version by The King. I love that it has several gospel-ish riffs in the arrangement, perfect because E listened to that music on Sundays as he was growing up in a two room house Tupelo, MS and later in public housing or low rent homes in the poor neighborhoods of north Memphis.

Paul A. Tamburello,Jr. aka pt at large

A little research shows that Elvis was a fan of country music, he was even more inspired by blues, gospel and rhythm-and-blues, including the Memphis radio shows hosted by such local disc jockeys as B.B. King and Rufus Thomas, who actually sang on those programs. You can hear faint echoes of much of this in Billy Swan's cover.


I love the reinvented/resurrected song. Thanks for the link...fabulous!

Paul A. Tamburello, Jr. aka pt at large

The first sixty seconds, organ underpinning and sinuous syncopated base line, sweet honeyed vocal leading into a crescendo of muted electric guitar picking gain momentum and enter a zone of fearless fabulous reinvention. You can search high and low and you'll never find one as compelling and true to the spirit of the song,written by Elvis and Otis Blackwell in 1956, as this one.


Susan M Bennett

You are right- it must have taken nerve to take that one on. Did you notice how the drums played a military cadence? Interesting.

Paul A Tamburello, Jr. aka pt at large

There is so much going on…the only nod to the original is the backup singers. The rest? Just tore up the original and left the pieces on the floor and put it back together with different pace phrasing rhythms instrumentation. The singer’s voice is vaguely King-ish with its sweet upper register. Maybe you had to have experienced listening to the original when it came out in 1956 to appreciate how eerily fabulous the rendition really is.

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