Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Glory, glory, Hallelujah!

Ever since I first read Chuck's post of just a few days ago, I have been thinking of when I published my own tribute to Elvis - albeit in conjunction with Odetta - and have been viewing/reviewing, listening/re-listening, ever since, to various recordings that Elvis made.

Chuck's post focuses on Elvis' religious side. (Did you know that he had a religious side? He did! Not all of those perspiration particles were due to lighting. Elvis was truly a deeply religious person.)

I invite you to to partake of one (or more) of the Elvis recordings - mentioned, and some even included in various YouTube selections on Chuck's site - that contributed to Elvis' being nominated to receive Grammy Awards for "How Great Thou Art" and "He Touched Me".

My personal favorite of Elvis' continues to remain (my apologies, Chuck!) this one ... ...
... but I really appreciate your going in depth into more of this man's life that was cut way too short (I think we'd all agree).


Craig Peihopa said...

An exceptional choice Goldenrod, of all the songs this too is my favourite, though I did like the Wonder of you also.

Chuck said...

No need to apologize -- I love "trilogy" too, and most of his other songs as well. But Elvis' religious songs made him one of the 10 or so to be featured in my developing series of Gospel singers and groups.