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Elvis Presley

Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: January 8, 1935 | Died: August 16, 1977    

Elvis Presley

Simply put, Elvis Presley was the first real rock & roll star. A white Southerner singing blues laced with country, and country laced with gospel, he brought together American music from both sides of the color line and performed it with a natural hip-swiveling sexuality that made him a teen idol and a role model for generations of cool rebels. He was repeatedly dismissed as vulgar, incompetent, and a bad influence, but the force of his music and his image was no mere merchandising feat. Presley signaled to mainstream culture that it was time to let go. Four decades after his death, Presley’s image and influence remain undiminished. While certainly other artists preceded him and he by no means “invented” rock & roll, he is indisputably its king....
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  • 20 Original Albums [Elvis 20 Original Albums]

    The Jazz Alliance
    2012
  • Elvis Presley (The Original Elvis Presley Collection)

    The Jazz Alliance
    1996
  • The Original Elvis Presley Collection

    The Jazz Alliance
    1996
  • Walk A Mile In My Shoes - The Essential 70's Masters

    The Jazz Alliance
    1995
  • If Every Day Was Like Christmas

    The Jazz Alliance
    1994
  • Through The Years Vol 6 - As Long As I Have You

    The Jazz Alliance
    1991
  • Three Disc Set

    The Jazz Alliance
    1988
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