SongOff: Blue Suede Shoes

Perkins wrote and recorded Blue Suede Shoes. It hit the charts and RCA feared they had bought the wrong guy. Perkins got into a car crash and Elvis caved to RCA pressure to record the song and he had the major hit.

Perkins sang it don’t step on my shoes to the girl being danced with

Presley sang it as a menace to other guys not to get in the way of his dancing to get all the girls, and to the girl about dandy priorities, Beau Brummel Baby.

Perkins probably made more as writer credit than from his own disc sales.

Carl and Elvis pretend to exchange autographs back stage.




Carl, like Johnny Cash, were married, while Elvis and Jerry Lee.. well he married a lot.

But there was also the pretty factor, as well as that Elvis and Jerry were barely adults themselves, Elvis started as a teenager and his parents signed his first contracts.

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ElvisWorld: Elvis vs Carl Perkins

One for the money ChordBlam Two for the Show chordblam Blue Suede Shoes – Carl Perkins wrote it and his wife corrected the spelling. Suade. Elvis Presley’s That’s AllRight Little Mama made DJS have to decide wich side to play … Continue reading

MusicWorld: The Holy Grail of Rock n Roll

Sun Studios – 1956 Carl Perkins is cutting some sides with a session player named Jerry Lee Lewis. Elvis in on RCA and in 1956 his sales accounted for 50% of their profit. He drops in with a girl on … Continue reading

Musicland: Elvis Presley vs Johnny Cash

Elvis and Johnny. The toured together, certainly did pills together and they both loved the same girl. Elvis toured the country circuit on the bill with the Carter family and he was pretty sweet on June.   To me, … Continue reading

RnR: Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley

Chuck Berry’s duck walk and guitar put him on the big stage:   Elvis was certainly a fan of Berry’s     Berry’s lyrics changed from a brown man to a brown eyed man… understand? The Million Dollar Quartet fabled … Continue reading

Buddy Holly opened for Elvis

1955: Lubbock Texas – Buddy and Bob a country duo are on the opening bill of a show that Elvis Presley was the headliner of.   Most amazing of all was that someone brought a film camera and it was … Continue reading

RnR: Elvis and Little Richard

Tutti Frutti       Long Tall Sally         Little Richard lurched between rock n roll hellfire and gospel glaze, dropping in and out of a music career and tormented by his sexuality. Religion is never the … Continue reading

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