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The Gospel Side of Elvis
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The Gospel Side of Elvis

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by Joe Moscheo, Priscilla Presley (Foreword by), Priscilla Presley
 

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Gospel music was a significant part of not only who Elvis became as a man, but as an artist as well. As Elvis mania continues to consume generation after generation throughout the world, fans still crave new insights into the person of Elvis Presley. This book takes a look at his roots and the role of gospel in his foundational years, as well as the comfort, solace,

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Gospel music was a significant part of not only who Elvis became as a man, but as an artist as well. As Elvis mania continues to consume generation after generation throughout the world, fans still crave new insights into the person of Elvis Presley. This book takes a look at his roots and the role of gospel in his foundational years, as well as the comfort, solace, and strength it offered him in the years of his meteoric rise in popularity. With the addition of "150 Little Known facts about Elvis" and eight unique appendices not included in the original hardcover book, this paperback edition THE GOSPEL SIDE OF ELVIS reveals much about the Elvis so many have yet to discover and is sure to become a collector's treasure.

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Moscheo, who backed Elvis as a singer in the gospel group the Imperials and recently produced an Elvis tribute movie called Elvis Lives: The 25th Anniversary Concert, provides a glimpse of Elvis's enduring love of gospel music. Raised on Southern gospel music, Elvis attended gospel sings to hear groups like the Blackwood Brothers Quartet and J.D. Sumner and the Stamps. He even auditioned for a place in the Songfellows in 1954 at Sun Records but turned it down to pursue a solo career. Moscheo chronicles Elvis's friendships with gospel greats such as Mahalia Jackson and J.D. Sumner; Elvis even employed the all-women's gospel group the Sweet Inspirations, led by Cissy Houston, as his backup vocal group from his first live show in 1969 until his death in 1977. Elvis's love of gospel has never been too mysterious, and Moscheo's repetitious and pedestrian prose does little to enhance our knowledge of Elvis's roots in the genre. Libraries seeking complete collections on Elvis will want this book, but most can pass.
—Henry L. Carrigan

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599957296
Publisher:
Center Street
Publication date:
08/13/2007
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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Joe Moscheo lives in
Nashville, TN.

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Gospel Side of Elvis 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I AM ELVIS'S NUMBER ONE FAN
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ilove you elvis presly
khaney46 More than 1 year ago
The Gospel Side of Elvis, Great Music! This is one of Elis Presley's best music Cds! He was great sinnging Gospel Music. I have 90% of all Elvis Presley music Cds, and his Gospel Music is one of the best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful look at the spiritual side of Elvis. All the fans who have done their in depth research on Elvis and love to read about the sensitivity of this truly wonderful man will find this a touching heart-felt book. Joe Moscheo did an excellent job of telling his memories of his friend Elvis.