Way Down In The Jungle Room

Which “Jungle Room” Elvis CD Should You Buy?

[Side Note: Introducing the new look of Pastimescapes, which now leverages the Expound theme. Look for more tweaks in the coming days.] Memphis. When it comes to Elvis Presley, there is something magical about the music he created in his adopted hometown. That magic is tangible, no matter if we are talking about his early SUN sides…

The Elvis Beat #4 (May 1993)

From the archives. . . . I was 18 when I wrote these articles back in 1993 for The Elvis Beat, the fourth issue of an official Elvis Presley Fan Club newsletter that I started earlier that year. This edition was 11 pages long. [Read about the previous issue, The Elvis Beat #3.] Elvis stamp…

A Man From Elvis Presley Boulevard

The Original Album The first ten tracks of FTD’s From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee represent the original album that RCA released in May 1976. Recorded at Graceland in February of that year, this album is thematically the saddest ever released by Elvis. It also may be the most honest look at himself ever made…

Memphis! Elvis no stranger to hometown hits

Of those released during his lifetime, Elvis recorded over 100 songs in his adopted hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. Though this represented only 15% of his total output, there is no doubt that many of his greatest recordings originated from Memphis. Below is my personal ranking of his best Memphis songs. #1 Suspicious Minds (1969) Worldwide…