New Elvis - Louisiana Hayride 1955
Interesting; it claims to be newly discovered and I haven't heard it before. Sound quality is good.
Click on all three clips; the Tupelo one shows why Elvis caused such shock and indignation from parents!
H/t to Shawn Roux for his Facebook post.
Listening to the second clip, I heard the name of the act that preceded Elvis, Buzz Busby and The Bayou Boys. This name, that I was totally unfamiliar with, led me to this fascinating (albeit lengthy) article.
Cool clips and cool read. Thanks Richard and Ms. Deed.
Enjoyed reading that as well as listening to Elvis again.
Many thanks for that article, Deed.
A sad tale of self destruction it seems; Buzz Busby died of heart failure in January 2003. One must assume that his lifestyle didn't help.
The shame is that he made some great music - Me And The Jukebox:- http://www.youtube.com/watc... .
Those who followed bluegrass at the time must've wondered what on earth had gone wrong with the world when Elvis hit the scene!
Man that's cool! Never seen that kind of recording device before. I'd be worried about damaging the original source by palying it back after 55 years. You wonder what else is yet to be discovered!
Yeah, Buzz Busby sang some of the most chilling bluegrass ever recorded. His album on Rounder Records with Leon Morris, "Honky Tonk Bluegrass," is frightening and just downright sad. Buzz was a wild man who lived his songs, to his ultimate detriment.
The lyrics of one of Buzz's songs, possibly still available on a Starday collection, tell the story:
Turn back, young man, from your life of sin,
Turn back before it's too late,
Don't drink that devil's gin. please change your life of sin,
Or this long, high lonesome road will be your fate.