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BAILEY'S BUNDLES

At the Louisiana Hayride Tonight

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While not technically a “bundle," I am using my personal column to discuss the most important recorded music release of the past year, if not decade. Music, as we presently know it, would be very different had the Louisiana Hayride not existed. Uncharitably known as ..."the poor man's Grand Ole Opry," the Louisiana Hayride was anything but. Not as provincial as the GOO, the Hayride took chances promoting up-an-coming artists that included most notably Hank Williams, Elvis Presley and Johnny ...

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Reliving Elvis

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No matter how much is written, or by whom, Elvis Presley remains impossible to explain. The usual “young white rocker who could sing black" is as inaccurate as any standing American mythology. His legacy has been as mangled as his career was, often to the detriment of the work itself. Yes, at the time of his death, Elvis had become (to use Frank Zappa's description) “that poor guy, that drug-infested blimp." Yes, by 1962 he had become the star of ...

BOOK REVIEWS

Return of the King: Elvis Presley's Great Comeback

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Return of the King: Elvis Presley's Great Comeback Gillian Gaar Trade Paperback; 270 pages ISBN: 978-1-906002-28-2 Jawbone Press 2010 Elvis Presley continues to be one of the most recession- proof commodities since his death in 1977. The three years since 2007 have seen books written by Presley associates George Nichopoulis (The King and Dr. Nick: What Really Happened to Elvis and Me (Thomas Nelson, 2010)), Sonny West (Elvis: Still Taking Care of ...