Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Elvis Presley and Gospel Music

Elvis Pink Caddy

Years ago, I saw a documentary on the life of Elvis Presley. He came from a poor, hard-working family. Elvis used to sing in church and was dearly beloved by his godly mother.

He lived a fast life, had a beautiful home and was admired by many people. He is still an American icon. But what I remember most about him (and yes I was around when he was alive), was his gospel music.

From what I understand he would stay up all hours of the night, and sing the old gospel songs, with several other singers.

His Mother loved The Blackwood Brothers, and I love them too! Such beautiful, heart touching music!

I have a CD Set of Elvis singing gospel music and I love to listen to it while working around the house.

I want to share a song of the Blackwood Brothers singing "Where No One Stands Alone." There is just something special about going back in history and hearing the old ways, the old songs and the nostalgia of seeking to live a godly  life.


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Katrinka said...

I remember reading years ago, and I don't know the accuracy of this report, that after he became very famous Elvis wanted to branch out into singing and producing whole gospel albums for sale to the public, but was discouraged by his manager. His manager believed it would be the death of Elvis' career. I have remembered this from time to time and wonder if his life might have been different if he had followed his heart in this matter.

He had a wonderful voice.

Catherine S said...

I've always loved his gospel music. I have it all!

Mary P said...

Wow, your house does kind of look similar, and the old fashioned looking Cadillac :-) it seems appropriate the you play Elvis's gospel music in your home :-)

Riet said...

Loved that soft voice. Lovely pink post.


Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

ahhh Elvis ... there is something wonderful about country gospel music.
Wishing you a blessed New Year.

Melissa said...

The only albums of his that hit it big (gold, platinum,,,) were the ones that contained gospel hymns. HPS!


When I was a child in my neighborhood there was a Gospel Church and I used to want to go inside everytime I passed by...this was in Astoria-Queens, NY...and wished Catholics sung like that in church, lol! Elvis is my idol, he's voice was gorgeous and no one like The King. Thanks for sharing at Pink Sat. Happy New Year.

Annesphamily said...

Elvis had a beautiful voice. I really enjoyed your post and I think of the old 8 track tapes I had that were filled with many of his gospels songs!
Happy New Year to you and yours!

Ms. Burrito said...

Soo pretty color for a car!

My PINK, please come and see. Have a happy new year!

LV said...

We saw him in a small town in East Texas when he was just starting. Loved his voice then and until his death. His version of How Great Thou Art is great. I have a several of his albums. My sister has the sign from his front gate with his and many other signatures on it. Her father-in=-law worked for him.

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Very nice post - visiting from Pink Saturday. My sister has been a life-long die-hard Elvis fan and just visited Graceland for the first time last year! No one will ever match his voice. Yes, love that pink Cadillac! Happy New Year!

Three Generations said...

very nice post! im loving the pink cadillac!! come check out my pink!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday and best wishes for a very happy New Year. Thank you for making Pink Saturday special. I am so glad you joined us.

My mother was, and is, a huge fan of Elvis. His gospel music was my my favorite, too.

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