Songs that make history
"That's all right "
Producer and sound engineer: Sam Phillips.
Scotty Moore, guitar.
Bill Black, bass.
Elvis Presley, guitar.
July 5, 1954, Sun Records Studios, Memphis. The song that would give Elvis Presley the opportunity to enter the world of music. Composed by one of his favorite musicians Arthur Crudup.
Elvis accompanied for the first time by Scotty Moore on guitar and Bill Black on bass, they were looking for a melody, a song, a rhythm... Elvis improvisedly began to sing this song, which he liked, but at his own rhythm.
In other words, with his own interpretation, he would find a new style. He would be accompanied by Bill and Scotty who, improvising with him, in a natural way, turned the history of music upside down. This would be his first single, it was the birth of Rock, a need for different expression that others also found with Elvis. Sam Phillips had discovered the greatest artist without knowing the reach that his music would have. He was looking for a voice and created the myth...
The original song had been recorded by Crudup in 1946, a blues very different from what would be recorded in Elvis's voice. With his voice and his rhythm on the guitar, he carried Scotty and Bill in his interpretation... because Elvis was not only a beautiful voice...she was pure rhythm and knew what she wanted to express, what was inside her and how to make others feel.
Elvis always gave his place to this song, because he opened the doors for him... His gratitude to him was forever... and he started again with this song in his concerts since August 1969, after years away from the stage. Elvis would start again with this song as an opening in his shows. Elvis recorded the B track "Blue Moon Of Kentucky" the following day.
The first single from it was released on July 19, 1954. It was initially released locally, but spreading...sales would reach 20,000 records.
The song was so popular among the young people of Memphis, that Elvis's murmurs in the song became a greeting among fans. Although they were not country songs, they would enter the Billboard country and western singles from Memphis and would reach number 4 and number 1 on the charts.
It reached #6 on the Nashville and #3 on the New Orleans regional Billboard charts. The first version :https://youtu.be/DCP_g7X31nI
It was included on: "For LP Fans Only" and EP "A Touch of Gold" Vol. 2. In later years, on "Elvis: A Legendary Performer" Vol 1, "The Sun Sessions", "This Is Elvis" (another remix), "The Great Performance" , "The Complete Sun Sessions" , "The King Of Rock And Roll" , "Sunrise" , The Elvis CD Edition "Golden Records vol. 1", "Artist of the century", Elvis "2nd to None", "Elvis at Sun", "History", "Elvis R 'n' B", and "The Essential Elvis Presley" (2007 version).
Alternate takes of the original recording session have appeared on A Golden Celebration, The Complete Sun Sessions (the 2006 version also includes live performances), Platinum: A Life In Music (the first three takes), and Sunrise. A number of Louisiana Hayride recordings have been released on records including The Hillbilly Cat, Good Rockin' Tonight/Playing With Fire, and Elvis At The Louisiana Hayride. An early live version appeared on the 1999 release Sunrise.
Elvis also sang the song live at his 1961 benefit appearance in Hawaii, it would be included in "Elvis Aron Presley". It was included in "Elvis: A legendary performer" vol. 4, "A golden Celebration", In 1991 the reissue of the Comeback Special would be called "Elvis NBC TV Special Memories: The 68" ""Comeback Special" and "Tiger man".
The version in the Comeback:
Performances in 1970 of this song were included in "That's the way it is" documentary and later in "Elvis as recorded at Madison Square Garden", "Elvis in concert", "An Afternoon In the garden", "Live in Las Vegas ", etc etc...
And the 70's concert version:
A song with history...
"Following the path of the King..."