[JPL] Cyrus and Elvis
jwilke123 at comcast.net
Wed Oct 3 11:56:41 EDT 2007
I think the first jazz "cover" of an Elvis song I recall was "Love Me
Tender" sung by Carmen McRae on her 1986 CD "Any Old Time". It was
one of those illuminating moments when you get a whole new take on a
song when separated from the person it's most identified with. Carmen
made it sound like it was a standard out of the GAS (Great American
Songbook). The song is credited to Elvis and Vera Matson, by the way.
On Wednesday, October 3, 2007, at 08:35 AM, Jackson, Bobby wrote:
> Hi Jae,
> Interestingly enough, vocalist Dee Daniels does a really nice version
> Presley's "Love Me Tender" on her August 2007 release "Jazz In It."
> not sure what's in the air these days regarding Elvis but I'm with
> D...."he was never a hero to me either, musically or otherwise."
> Cyrus's choice to cover Elvis is a curious choice to me also.
> I haven't listened yet, but I will.
> Bobby Jackson
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