In the 1950s Elvis Presley became famous all over the world for his moves, his crazy clothes, his hairdo, his music, and his singing style. Before Elvis, only African-American blues and rhythm and blues singers would move that way on stage, wore those crazy clothes, and sang that type of music in that style etcetera. So he basically "stole their job" so to speak. For this album, I handpicked 30 songs by African-American artists that in my opinion are the best example that Elvis was was great but the guys he copied were often even better. The majority of the performers here were Presley's idols: Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, who's music of the 1940s and early 1950s already sounded like Elvis at Sun, Roy Brown, Wynonie Harris, Roy Hamilton, Chuck Willis, and Brook Benton were all Elvis' chief vocal inspirations. He also really dug Lloyd Price, Clyde McPhatter and The Drifters, Arthur Gunter, the Clovers, Smiley Lewis, Billy Emerson, etcetera. He performed and recorded their songs. Otis Blackwell wrote many hit songs for Elvis like "Don't Be Cruel! And "All Shook Up" and Presley sang them exactly like Otis on the demo records. The remaining artists maybe are not directly linked to Elvis but their resemblance to Elvis on the songs I selected for this compilation is uncanny. If you are an Elvis fan, you probably already heard some of the tracks on this album (I simply could not leave them out) but I bet you never heard most of them. I really tried to focus on stuff no other "Elvis-related" compilation ever used before.
In the 1950s Elvis Presley became famous all over the world for his moves, his crazy clothes, his hairdo, his music, and his singing style. Before Elvis, only African-American blues and rhythm and blues singers would move that way on stage, wore those crazy clothes, and sang that type of music in that style etcetera. So he basically "stole their job" so to speak. For this album, I handpicked 30 songs by African-American artists that in my opinion are the best example that Elvis was was great but the guys he copied were often even better. The majority of the performers here were Presley's idols: Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, who's music of the 1940s and early 1950s already sounded like Elvis at Sun, Roy Brown, Wynonie Harris, Roy Hamilton, Chuck Willis, and Brook Benton were all Elvis' chief vocal inspirations. He also really dug Lloyd Price, Clyde McPhatter and The Drifters, Arthur Gunter, the Clovers, Smiley Lewis, Billy Emerson, etcetera. He performed and recorded their songs. Otis Blackwell wrote many hit songs for Elvis like "Don't Be Cruel! And "All Shook Up" and Presley sang them exactly like Otis on the demo records. The remaining artists maybe are not directly linked to Elvis but their resemblance to Elvis on the songs I selected for this compilation is uncanny. If you are an Elvis fan, you probably already heard some of the tracks on this album (I simply could not leave them out) but I bet you never heard most of them. I really tried to focus on stuff no other "Elvis-related" compilation ever used before.
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Format: CD
Label: KOKO-MOJO
Rel. Date: 08/07/2020
UPC: 4260072727946

Elvis Stole My Job / Various
Artist: Elvis Stole My Job / Various
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1. Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup - My Baby Left Me
2. Roy Brown - Slow Down Little Eva
3. Roy Hamilton - Don't Let Go
4. Robert Nighthawk and His Nighthawks Band - the Moon Is Rising
5. Arthur Gunter - Baby Lets Play House
6. Clyde McPhatter and the Drifters - Variety
7. Bernard Hardison with Band - Too Much
8. Brook Benton - Hurtin' Inside
9. Pete Mann - I Followed My Heart 1
10. The Eagles - Trying to Get to You 1
11. Chuck Willis - I Feel So Bad 1
12. Wynonie Harris - Good Rockin' Tonight 1
13. Poppa Hop and His Orchestra - My Woman Has a Black Cat Bone 1
14. Andre Williams with the Inspirations - I Still Love You 1
15. Vikki Nelson - Like a Baby 1
16. Jimmy Breedlove - Jealous Fool 1
17. Jackie Wilson - Right Now 1
18. Willy ; Ruth - Love Me 1
19. Lloyd Price - Lawdy Miss Clawdy 2
20. The Clovers - Little Mama 2
21. Eddie Riff with Orchestra - Ain't That Loving You Baby 2
22. Billy Emerson - When It Rains It Pours 2
23. Fention Robinson with the Dukes - Tennessee Woman 2
24. Smiley Lewis - One Night 2
25. Sonny Starns - Tangi Paho 2
26. The Twilighters - Live Like a King 2
27. The Orioles - Crying in the Chapel 2
28. Phil Flowers - You Stole My Heart 2
29. Otis Blackwell - Make Ready for Love 3
30. Joe Hughes - Make Me Dance Little Ant

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In the 1950s Elvis Presley became famous all over the world for his moves, his crazy clothes, his hairdo, his music, and his singing style. Before Elvis, only African-American blues and rhythm and blues singers would move that way on stage, wore those crazy clothes, and sang that type of music in that style etcetera. So he basically "stole their job" so to speak. For this album, I handpicked 30 songs by African-American artists that in my opinion are the best example that Elvis was was great but the guys he copied were often even better. The majority of the performers here were Presley's idols: Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, who's music of the 1940s and early 1950s already sounded like Elvis at Sun, Roy Brown, Wynonie Harris, Roy Hamilton, Chuck Willis, and Brook Benton were all Elvis' chief vocal inspirations. He also really dug Lloyd Price, Clyde McPhatter and The Drifters, Arthur Gunter, the Clovers, Smiley Lewis, Billy Emerson, etcetera. He performed and recorded their songs. Otis Blackwell wrote many hit songs for Elvis like "Don't Be Cruel! And "All Shook Up" and Presley sang them exactly like Otis on the demo records. The remaining artists maybe are not directly linked to Elvis but their resemblance to Elvis on the songs I selected for this compilation is uncanny. If you are an Elvis fan, you probably already heard some of the tracks on this album (I simply could not leave them out) but I bet you never heard most of them. I really tried to focus on stuff no other "Elvis-related" compilation ever used before.