Tag: Elvis Presley

Saturday 12/25/21 7pm ET: Feature LP: Elvis Presley – 30 #1 Hits (2002)

Elvis: 30 #1 Hits is a greatest hits collection of songs by American rock and roll singer Elvis Presley. It was released by RCA Records on September 24, 2002. It is the first Elvis Presley album to feature the remix of “A Little Less Conversation” by JXL that was released earlier in the year and reached No. 1 in the UK and Australia.

When released, Elvis: 30 #1 Hits was an instant success, going straight to the top of the albums charts in several countries and shipping mass quantities around the world. A companion album, 2nd to None, was released the next year. By 2003, the album had received certifications in more than 15 regions and had sold millions of copies worldwide. Its most recent certification, a 6× Platinum award, for US sales in excess of six million copies, was announced by the RIAA on March 8, 2018.

  1. “Heartbreak Hotel” 2:10
  2. “Don’t Be Cruel” 2:04
  3. “Hound Dog” 2:16
  4. “Love Me Tender” 2:45
  5. “Too Much” 2:33
  6. “All Shook Up” 2:00
  7. “(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear” 1:48
  8. “Jailhouse Rock” 2:37
  9. “Don’t” 2:49
  10. “Hard Headed Woman” 1:56
  11. “One Night” 2:33
  12. “(Now and Then There’s) A Fool Such as I” 2:40
  13. “A Big Hunk o’ Love” 2:12
  14. “Stuck on You” 2:21
  15. “It’s Now or Never” 3:15
  16. “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” 3:06
  17. “Wooden Heart” 1:58
  18. “Surrender” 1:51
  19. “(Marie’s the Name) His Latest Flame” 2:10
  20. “Can’t Help Falling in Love” 3:01
  21. “Good Luck Charm” 2:26
  22. “She’s Not You” 2:08
  23. “Return to Sender” 2:09
  24. “(You’re the) Devil in Disguise” 2:23
  25. “Crying in the Chapel” 2:23
  26. “In the Ghetto” 2:45
  27. “Suspicious Minds” 4:29
  28. “The Wonder of You (Live)” 2:35
  29. “Burning Love” 2:50
  30. “Way Down” 2:37
  31. “A Little Less Conversation” (JXL Radio Edit Remix) 3:33

Friday 1/8/2021 3:30pm ET: Feature Artist – Elvis Presley

Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as “the King of Rock and Roll”, or simply, “the King”.

Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, as a twin less twin—his brother was stillborn. When he was 13 years old, he and his family relocated to Memphis, Tennessee. His music career began there in 1954, when he recorded a song with producer Sam Phillips at Sun Records. Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley was an early popularize of rockabilly, an up-tempo, back beat-driven fusion of country music and rhythm and blues. RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arranged by Colonel Tom Parker, who managed the singer for more than two decades. Presley’s first RCA single, “Heartbreak Hotel”, was released in January 1956 and became a number-one hit in the United States. He was regarded as the leading figure of rock and roll after a series of successful network television appearances and chart-topping records. His energized interpretations of songs and sexually provocative performance style, combined with a singularly potent mix of influences across color lines that coincided with the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement, made him enormously popular—and controversial.

In November 1956, he made his film debut in Love Me Tender. In 1958, he was drafted into military service. He resumed his recording career two years later, producing some of his most commercially successful work before devoting much of the 1960s to making Hollywood films and their accompanying soundtrack albums, most of which were critically derided. In 1968, following a seven-year break from live performances, he returned to the stage in the acclaimed televised comeback special Elvis, which led to an extended Las Vegas concert residency and a string of highly profitable tours. In 1973, Presley was featured in the first globally broadcast concert via satellite, Aloha from Hawaii. Several years of prescription drug abuse severely damaged his health, and he died in 1977 at the age of 42.

Presley is one of the most celebrated and influential musicians of the 20th century. Commercially successful in many genres, including pop, blues and gospel, he is the best-selling solo artist in the history of recorded music, with estimated record sales of around 600 million units worldwide. He won three Grammys, also receiving the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36, and has been inducted into multiple music halls of fame.

We will feature tunes with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 

Friday 12am ET: Feature LP: Elvis Presley & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – The Wonder of You (2016)

The Wonder of You is a compilation album by American singer Elvis Presley (1935–77). It was released on October 21, 2016 by RCA Records and Legacy Recordings. The album features archival vocal recordings of Elvis accompanied by new orchestral arrangements by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, recorded at the Abbey Road Studios.

It is the follow-up album to If I Can Dream (2015), which was a commercial success, selling 1.6 million copies worldwide. Elvis’s ex-wife Priscilla Presley has said of The Wonder of You: “Elvis always loved the great, operatic vocalists. We often talked about his interest in recording material that allowed him to perform in that space. It’s exciting to hear him on these recordings, performing with the world-class Royal Philharmonic Orchestra via the magic of Abbey Road Studios. He would have loved these performances and I’m very happy that we were able to make this dream come true for Elvis and his fans.”

1. “A Big Hunk o’ Love” 2:22
2. “I’ve Got a Thing About You Baby” 2:35
3. “Suspicious Minds” 3:45
4. “Don’t” 3:10
5. “I Just Can’t Help Believing” 4:35
6. “Just Pretend” 4:06
7. “Love Letters” 2:55
8. “Amazing Grace” 3:46
9. “Starting Today” 3:10
10. “Kentucky Rain” 4:03
11. “Memories” 3:15
12. “Let It Be Me” 3:26
13. “Always on My Mind” 3:39
14. “The Wonder of You” 2:31

Wednesday 4pm: Sounds of The 70s

This week on Sounds of The 70s we feature music from: Steve Miller Band, Captain and Tennille, Santana, George Benson, Elton John, Pablo Cruise, Jimmy Buffett, Foreigner, Elvis Presley, Andy Gibb, Tommy Roe and more . . .

Wednesday 1pm: Sounds Of The 70’s

This we an extended edition of The Sounds of The 70’s.  This week music from – Minnie Ripperton, David Bowie, Supertramp, Addrisi Brothers, Rod Stewart, Hues Corporation, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Chicago and more . . .