Saturday, March 2, 2013

THE BLACK INFLUENCE ON ELVIS PRESLEY



DEDICATED TO ARTHUR 'BIG BOY' CRUDUP. HE WROTE AND RECORDED THAT'S ALL RIGHT MAMA, THAT ELVIS LATER COVERED AS THAT'S ALL RIGHT. IT BECAME ELVIS' FIRST BIG HIT. ARTHUR CRUDUP HAD HIS UP AND DOWNS AND DIED IN POVERTY. A GREAT MAN BY ALL STANDARDS.
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Elvis Presley has been dubbed the King of Rock and Roll, but is he? Before Elvis there were great Black musicians of Rock and Roll like Chuck BerryBB King and Little Richard. Elvis Presley's first hit song was written and recorded by Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup, a Black man. This work is about the Black influence on Elvis Presley.



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