Various Artists - True & Faithful - 36 Elvis Soundalikes
Cat. no: JASCD1117
Release Date: 2nd July 2021
Genre: Rock & Roll
Ever since ELVIS PRESLEY conquered the world, back in 1956, people have tried to clamber aboard the bandwagon, be they producers, record companies, rival singers, or whatever.
Nowadays, many thousands of Elvis imitators earn a living, dressing up as and desperately trying to sing like The King; but back in the day, his imitators merely tried to sound like him.
This eclectic compilation presents thirty-five Elvis “wannabe soundalikes”, which range from million-sellers to the downright obscure, all recorded between 1956 and 1962. The well-known names compiled herein include Cliff Richard & The Drifters, Conway Twitty, Eddie Cochran, Johnny Burnette, Billy Fury, Ral Donner, Charlie Rich, Johnny Rivers, Charlie Gracie, etc. while the “unknowns” include Jimmy Meng, Eli Whitney, Barry Stanton, Lafay Hawkins, Gary Middleton, and Bobby Stevens. In true Jasmine tradition, several of the rare and collectable sides included on this set are impossible to find elsewhere on CD.
Tracks: Johnny Burnette Little Boy Sad / Jimmy Meng True And Faithful / Conway Twitty Lonely Blue Boy / The Phantom Love Me / Charlie Gracie Fabulous / Jamie Coe The Fool / Ben Hewitt For Quite A While / Ray Smith Break Up / Barry Stanton Beggin’ On My Knees / Billy Adams & The Rock-ATeers You Gotta Have A Ducktail / Johnny Rivers Baby Come Back / Vince Everett Such A Night / Eli Whitney Wear My Ring Around Your Neck / Bobby Stevens His Latest Flame / Billy “Crash” Craddock Don’t Destroy Me / Don Robertson Anything That’s Part Of You (Demo) / The Big Jim Sullivan Combo You?Don’t Know What You’ve Got / Denny Reed I’m Comin’ Home / Hayden Thompson Love My Baby / Vernon Taylor Mystery Train / Luke Mcdaniel My Baby Don’t Rock / Charlie Rich Rebound / Bruce Channel Don’t Leave Me / Terry Dene Like A Baby / Gary Middleton Don’t Be Shy / Glen Glenn Blue Jeans And A Boys’ Shirt / Lafay Hawkins Let’s Be Happy Tonight / Bill Rice I’ll Run And Hide / Thomas Wayne Girl Next Door / Johnny Restivo The Shape I’m In / Danny Rivers Can’t You Hear My?Heart / Billy Fury You’re Having The Last Dance With Me / Cliff Richard & The Drifters Apron Strings (Live) / Eddie Cochran Twenty Flight Rock (Movie Version) / Ral Donner I Got Burned