Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock 'n' Roll Music - Elvis - Presliad (Comprising sections Elvis Moves Out through Finale) Summary & Analysis

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Elvis - Presliad (Comprising sections Elvis Moves Out through Finale) Summary and Analysis

Of the three Arthur Crudup songs Elvis recorded, he remade them with his own rhythm, words and meaning. Elvis' first record which included these songs was released in 1954. The music met a mixed review. It was unsure what market the music was aimed toward, although it had the potential in all markets, particularly the blues. Elvis' first music touched on racial issues but also spoke of freedom. His early popularity is shown by his ability to draw 3,000 people to the opening celebration for a shopping center.

After the initial success, Phillips got Elvis quickly back into the studio. Marcus details the specifics of Elvis' version of "Good Rockin." He includes in his description Elvis' timing, rhythm, and breathing. Marcus indicates that the greatest...

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