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Classic Albums: Elvis Presley (2001)

"It was like the world went from black & white to Technicolor," says Keith Richards of the emergence of Elvis Presley in the mid-'50s, and this look at the King's first official album (the legendary Sun Sessions weren't issued in album form until well after the fact) backs up that claim. The one-hour program (plus 40 minutes of bonus interview material on the DVD) combines performance footage (the early TV shows are not to be missed), photos, and more to limn Presley's early days, when he combined country, blues, and R&B to forge a unique, galvanizing style. Sun producer Sam Phillips, author Peter Guralnick, Presley's musicians, and others are on hand to provide insight and background. But in the end, of course, it comes down to the music--and when you're talking about the likes of "Blue Suede Shoes," "Tutti Frutti," "Money Honey," and "Heartbreak Hotel" (a single that actually wasn't on the album), "classic" hardly begins to cover it.

The movie Classic Albums: Elvis Presley, released in 2001, features 9 songs from artists like Elvis Presley. What is your favorite song from Classic Albums: Elvis Presley?

 

Songs from Classic Albums: Elvis Presley

That's All Right
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Heartbreak Hotel
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Blue Suede Shoes
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Baby Let's Play House
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Tutti Frutti
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Money Honey
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I Was The One
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Shake Rattle And Roll
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Mystery Train
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