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5.0 out of 5 stars Elvis: the KING's early years - at his VERY best!, 15 Oct. 2009
This review is from: Elvis' Golden Records, Vol. 1 (Audio CD)
His really great early & definitive numbers are all here.

While Elvis did NOT invent R&R, but thanks to his opportunistic manager, the dubious, self-styled 'Colonel' Tom Parker, he WAS the man who introduced it to the whole wide world and created the 'Generation Gap' at a stroke!

All those American radio stations which initially banned his music simply made the man irresistible AND his music so very GREAT! While his appearance on the Ed Sullivan show, when he had the audience squealing ...but was seen by viewers only from the waist up ...well the music which caused this revolution and cleaved that gap between teenagers and their parents ...is ALL here.

50 years on ...the music is as fresh as ever ...and remains ESSENTIAL listening for every boy & girl over the age of 10!

Some who have been raised in enlightened homes ...will have been raised with this album being played in the background ...so will have been rocking in their cradle, onwards, And why NOT! "All Shook Up" will have kept them moving, while "Love ME Tender" and "Teddy Bear" will have soothed them! Meanwhile "Hound Dog", "JHR" and "Blue Suede Shoes" will either have brought smiles to their little faces ...or a lieast blocked-out their wailing, when teething!

Meanwhile their carers will have simply 'rocked' through the day. If only!

Jusy buy it!
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Initial post: 4 Jul 2010 18:08:38 BDT
Mike Hampton says:
well saidn. w. s. blitz. i was raised on this music too [thankfully]. it has to be one of the greatest rock 'n' roll albums of all time . it certainly makes me smile just thinking about all the great songs on it!! oh what wonderful memories!!!!!
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