Elvis Covers Project

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I put together an Elvis Covers Project, trying to find a recent (ten years or less) cover for each of his best songs. I thought it would be interesting to hear what artists would create–some are nearly note-for-note copies; others used the original song as a launch pad for their own interpretation. All the musicians have one thing in common–a sincere appreciation for Elvis Presley’s music.

It’s taken about three years to collect all the material needed and here’s what I came up with:

Disc 1 – Various Artists: “Blue Suede Shoes”             

1.  Mystery Train / Joey Figgiani
2.  Return to Sender / Dave Edmunds
3.  Blue Suede Shoes / Citizen’s
4.  Fool, Fool, Fool / Jamie Aaron Kelley & The Dempseys
5.  Little Sister/ Hamburger James
6.  Just Because / Fat Cat Trio
7.  It’s Now or Never / Chris Isaak
8.  Poor Boy / Carlos & The Bandidos
9.  Tiger Man / Junior Marvel
10.  So Glad You’re Mine / Rusty & The Dragstrip Trio
11.  Devil in Disguise / Trisha Yearwood
12.  Don’t Be Cruel / Robert Gordon & Chris Spedding
13.  Maria’s the Name (Of His Latest Flame) / Two Tons of Steel
14.  G.I. Blues / Steven Pitman
15.  I Need Your Love Tonight / Mark Keeley’s Good Rockin’ Tonight
16.  I Want You, I Need You, I Love You / Keith Sykes
17.  Baby, Let’s Play House / Velton Ray Bunch
18.  Love Me / Reid Jamieson
19.  Big Boss Man / Ben Wasson
20.  She’s Not You / The Mike Eldred Trio
21.  Wear My Ring Around Your Neck / Paris
22.  Pocketful of Rainbows / Ray Condo & His Hardrock Goners
23.  Heartbreak Hotel / Jill Johnson
24.  US Male / Mystique
25.  Mean Woman Blues / Bill Hurley
26.  Treat Me Nice / Larry and the Handjive
27.  Can’t Help Falling in Love / King Memphis
28.  Viva Las Vegas / James Reyne

 Disc 2 – Various Artists: “Last Plane to Memphis”                   

1.  My Baby Left Me / Rusty & The Dragstrip Trio
2.  I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone / The Thunderbirds
3.  I Got Stung / Miss Mary Ann & Her Ragtime Wranglers
4.  A Mess of Blues / Robert Gordon & Chris Spedding
5.  Frankfurt Special / Pete Hutton & The Beyonders
6. That’s Alright Mama / Hamburger James
7.  I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry / Chris Isaak
8. Good Rockin’ Tonight / Wanda Jackson
9.  One Night / Reid Jamieson
10. You’re So Square (Baby I Don’t Care) / Joey Figgiani
11.  Don’t Forbid Me / Jamie Aaron Kelley & The Dempseys
12.  Shoppin’ Around / Mark Keeley’s Good Rockin’ Tonight
13.  A Fool Such As I / Steven Pitman
14.  I Got a Woman / Blurt Blanca
15.  Too Much / Willie and The Poor Boys
16.  Jailhouse Rock / Nicholas Louw
17.  Stuck on You / Baggio
18.  Too Much Monkey Business / Rockin’ Rebels
19.  Good Luck Charm / James Reyne
20.  A Big Hunk of Love / The Refreshments
21.  All Shook Up / Tony Pantano
22.  Such an Easy Question / Tyronne Davis
23.  Guitar Man / Dennis Schutze
24.  I Want You With Me / Hampa & The Charms
25.  The Girl of My Best Friend / Claudio Araya
26.  Paralyzed / Steve Webb
27.  Blue Moon / Lightnin’ Jay
28.  Girls, Girls, Girls / The Mike Eldred Trio

 

And here’s one more, “Bossa Nova Baby” from The Mike Eldred Trio for an encore!

 

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