Gut Rumbles

August 17, 2005

great songs

In memory of Elvis:

1) "Heartbreak Hotel."

2) "Jailhouse Rock."

3) "In the Ghetto."

4) "Kentucky Rain."

5) "My Way."

6) "Love Me Tender."

7) "You Ain't Nothin' But A Hound Dog."

8) "All Shook Up."

9) "Teddy Bear."

10) "Treat Me Nice."

I could name a lot more, but that's plenty. I grew up listening to that music. My parents had parties on Saturday night, when they moved all the furniture off the dining room floor and danced to Elvis, The Coasters, Buddy Holly, Danny and the Juniors, The Everly Brothers, Johnny Mathis and a host of others, all played as 45 RPM records on an RCA Victrola.

I sat on the stairs and watched while my folks had a good time. Occasionally, my Uncle Gene would slip me a sip of beer.

I still remember that music and I still love it.



Posted by: Ruth on August 17, 2005 01:12 PM

You left off VIVA LAS VEGAS, old man. Gawd you are getting senile

Posted by: donsurber on August 17, 2005 01:16 PM

Have similar memories. Only Mom played 8-tracks of Elvis, Johnny Mathis and Freddie Fender, while she worked around the house (those songs are forever embedded in my mind).

Posted by: Jane on August 17, 2005 01:32 PM

Johnnie Cash's Hurt has been sticking in my head lately, good stuff.

Posted by: Sean on August 17, 2005 01:33 PM

50 First Dates brought up a lot of Elvis memories.

Posted by: Sean on August 17, 2005 01:47 PM

"She's Not You"...the Elvis song to beat all......

Posted by: Ruth on August 17, 2005 01:52 PM

Only fools rush in.

And his "Elvis Sings Chrismas" album is still one of the best.

Posted by: gravdigr on August 17, 2005 02:03 PM

She's Not You..been listening to that song for a few hours now....

Posted by: Ruth on August 17, 2005 02:10 PM

We're of similar age; two albums I remember from my youth were Elvis's GI Blues with him in uniform on the cover, and Duane Eddy's, The Twang is the Thang.

Posted by: bottlestop on August 17, 2005 02:24 PM

Where are "Suspicious Minds" and "Blue Christmas"?

Posted by: charles austin on August 17, 2005 02:38 PM

I remember my Mom playing "you aint nothin' but a hound dog" over and over again! Remember getting stung by a bumblebee between the eyes while pretending to be Elvis and playing air guitar! Gawd, what stupid memories one song can bring up!

Posted by: Michele on August 17, 2005 02:42 PM


Posted by: UziQ on August 17, 2005 04:26 PM

I like the flip side-I don't remeber the "A" side but the flip was "Don't"

Posted by: GUYK on August 17, 2005 05:45 PM

marie's the name of his latest flame.

Posted by: other brother daryl on August 17, 2005 07:25 PM

There are several radio stations here in Dallas that play music from the 40's thru the 70's. That and Classical music are all I listen to. The talk radio gods are history. I do all my poltik'n via Internet.

Do ya notice that the movies love to use 50's/60;s era music! I bet that like the cars of that era, the music will be classic forever. The later stuff, esp. cars, seem to have a shorter lifespan. Just us old curmudgeons wearing out.

Posted by: TomR on August 17, 2005 09:18 PM

Don't forget "Promised Land" -My Dad was a huge Elvis fan and he got my two young sons hooked on "The Big E" before he died two years ago. When my sisters and I started dividing up Dad's meager possessions, I told them flat out that the 4' x 6' black velvet Elvis (circa 1978) that hung on the wall in the living room was mine. I was willing to pull a knife if there was going to be an argument. It know hangs in my home office (much to my wife's dismay and embarassment.

Posted by: Barry on August 17, 2005 10:32 PM

To me one of Elvis' best songs is one that is rarely mentioned and many people have never heard: In the ghetto.


Posted by: Dawn on August 18, 2005 12:12 PM

Ahhh. Somehow I missed it on your list. Great song.

Posted by: Dawn on August 18, 2005 12:13 PM

good service

Posted by: Frank Johnson on August 30, 2005 12:43 AM
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