iVoryTowerz Radio Salutes Elvis

Now, don't get the wrong idea. The underground podcast is not in search of kitsch this week. Instead the mission is to find the essence of the King of Rock 'n Roll. And to answer the musical question: why was Elvis Presley so influential? He didn't invent rock, but he certainly propelled it forward at a crucial moment. And no, this is not one long musicology lesson, although it wouldn't be iVoryTowerz Radio without at least a few of those thrown in for good measure. So if you are interested in some rockabilly and the foundations of rock, not to mention some Elvis impersonators and music influenced and inspired by the King, then come along for the ride in our pink Cadillac this week as we cover more than 55 years on the musical highway. Kick the volume to 11 and enjoy!

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"Good Rockin' Tonight" by Elvis Presley
“Paralyzed” by the Million Dollar Quartet
“Honey Don't" by Carl Perkins
"Get Rhythm" by Johnny Cash
"Wild One (Real Wild Child)" by Jerry Lee Lewis
"Money Honey" by Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters
“Hound Dog” by Big Mama Thornton
"Jailhouse Rock" by Albert King
"All Shook Up” by Paul McCartney
“Heartbreak Hotel" by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
Jeff’s New Wave: “The Imposter” by Elvis Costello & the Attractions
"Red Lips, Red Eyes, Red Stockings" by The Red Elvises
"He Was the King" by Neil Young
"Black Velvet" by Alannah Myles
Cover Me: "Don't Be Cruel" by Cheap Trick
Rick's Metal Shoppe: "Burnin' Love" by Metal Elvis
"Alvarado, TX" by Elvis Has Left the Building (adjusted)

(Mp3 Runs - 1:18:57; 73 MB.)

(The photo of Elvis Presley is from the U.S. National Archives. The photo is an official White House photo from Elvis' visit to the president in 1970 and is in the public domain.)

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