A countdown of this year’s top releases according to Goldmine’s Spin Cycle’s columnist Dave Thompson.
The Filled With Sound blog reviews new releases by The Hot Club of San Francisco, the Jarrett Cherner Trio, Craig Hartley, WOLF! and new Elvis Presley music.
Never before seen photographs of Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison and a young Johnny Cash — taken by the late George Kealiher, Jr. — will be part of a major exhibit called “Backstage Past” at the Colorado Music Hall of Fame through March 2017.
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.
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.
A list of top records sold on eBay, January 2016. All formats of records listed.
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.
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.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band scores by tinkering with certain tempos and playing longer songs at New Jersey amphitheater show.
Five more years, and Elvis Presley will have been dead for as long as he was alive. That’s seldom an anniversary that the world sits up and pays attention to, but it’s actually on of the most pertinent of them …