Elvis Presley – The All Time Greatest Hits (PL 90100 [2]) (1987)

“Elvis was a hero to most/But he never meant sh*t to me, you see/Straight up racist that sucker was/Simple and plain/ Motherf*cker, him and John Wayne” – Public Enemy “Fight the Power” (1989)

I don’t know if Elvis was racist, it wouldn’t surprise me, but he did as much as anyone to bring black American culture to the world, even if inadvertently.

I have the Sun Sessions on cd, a tasty double cd Gospel comp and the Complete 50’s Masters cd box set, but it’s nice to have Elvis’s most popular forty-five UK 45s, covering the King’s chart reign from 1956 up to 1980, in one double Lp place. Picked up for £1 in the great Great Chart boot fair haul of last Bank Holiday Monday.

And, before you ask, “Old Shep” is not included.

Note to Lp sleeve designers: Don’t use the memorabilia-scattered-around-a-desk look for your inside gatefolds, it’s a cheap trick and a cliché.

Published in: on September 6, 2012 at 10:12 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. middle class wannabe from the Hood Chuck D has been living down those lines for a long time now ….. the jury is in and Chuck D is out. It’s easy to check facts …why don’t people do it more …..

    there are many quotable quotes here:

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