Sam Phillips, Elvis And Marion Keisker

After countless “begging”, SUN’s Marion Keisker FINALLY pleaded for Phillips to give “the guy with the sideburns” a chance.

The first thing Elvis, Scotty and Bill tried
on July 5, 1954 on SUN, it was “I Love You Because”, a very Country ballad by Leon Payne, and “Harbor Lights”, but obviously the session was going nowhere.

Sam was yawning.

“…until suddenly.” Scotty recounts, “…on a recording break and while Bill and I were having a soda, Elvis, out of nowhere, grabbed his guitar and started singing half-jokingly, half-seriously, Arthur’s “That’s All Right.” Big Boy’ Crudup.

Then Bill picked up the double bass, started playing, and I jumped on it right away. The door to the recording console was open.

Sam stuck his head in and said:
“…what are they doing?”, and we answered:

“…We do not know!”.

He told us: “…well, get together. Try to find a start to it and do it again.”

ALL THE MUSICAL STYLES THAT ELVIS HAD HEARD WERE EMPOWERED IN THAT SONG, TRANSFORMING IT INTO A NEW GENRE. HALF BY NEED, HALF BY UNCONSCIOUSNESS.

I WAS BORN FOR THE FIRST TIME,
THE MUSIC OF YOUNG PEOPLE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE…

AND THE WORLD CHANGED FOREVER.

Fountain: ELVIS PRESLEY – The Son of America

© Carlos R. Ares
Information provided by Elvis Shop Argentina
https://2001elvisfanclubargentina.blogspot.com/p/principal.html?m=1

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