Tag Archives: Elvis Presley

Tom Jones as pop icon

Tom Jones stays prolific into his '70s. Publicity photo.

Tom Jones released a retrospective album at the same time as his autobiography, and the pop icon is finding out that it’s not unusual to embrace the past.

Elvis fiction makes a comeback


Two reprints of books that originally came out in 1995 (“That’s All Right, Mama”) and 1984 (“Stark Raving Elvis”) give a cheeky twist to Elvis Presley’s history.


Elvis  - TODAY_Cover

The release of “Today (Legacy Edition)” contains not only the original 1975 release but a stripped-down “naked” version of that still-pure Presley voice without all the glitz and glamour: No strings, no background choirs or kitchen sink heavy-handed studio trickery.

A Stamp of Approval


This year the U.S. Postal Service issued a new Elvis Presley tribute stamp. The USPS states that through his music, Elvis ‘helped break down social barriers.’ This writer ponders Elvis’ contribution.

The Mike Eldred Trio delivers rock to its roots.

Mike Eldred Trio, “Bossa Nova Baby” By Bruce Sylvester The deeper “The Mike Eldred Trio” (Rip Cat) digs into American roots music, the stronger they sound.   Those powerful a cappella harmonies on the opener, “Don’t Go Down There,” have vestiges …