Song of the day: Elvis Presley- That’s All Right

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In 1954, Elvis Presley recorded and released his first single ever: That’s All Right. The song was not written by him, because the original was made by Arthur Crudup, a blues singer. He already recorded it in 1946. Some parts of the text even date back to another song, which was made in 1926! The song was re-released in 1949, now on a new format: the 45 rpm single. This particular single was coloured bright orange, if you want to know. Elvis played the song in a break, speeded up the tempo and when the other musicians joined in, his first single was born. The song was played on a radio show, and again, and again… it never charted, though it sold 20000 copies. Enjoy

Elvis Presley- That’s All Right

Posted on February 23, 2015, in 1950-1959, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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