Elvis Presley naceu en Tupelo (Mississippi) o 8 de xaneiro de 1935, e morreu en Memphis (Tennessee) o 8 de agosto de 1977. De orixes humildes, logrou sona como cantante rockabilly a mediados da década de 1950. Convertido nun ídolo xuvenil gracias á súas cancións e aparicións en películas de Hollywood, nos anos 70 cambia de estilo, achegándose máis ó country , gospel e rhythm and blues. A súa morte debeuse, probablemente, á inxesta en exceso de medicamentos somníferos e antidepresivos
HEARTBREAK HOTEL Ever since my baby left me, I found a new place to dwell It's down at the end of lonely street At Heartbreak Hotel You make me so lonely baby I get so lonely, I get so lonely I could die And although it's always crowded You still can find some room Where broken hearted lovers Do cry away their gloom You make me so lonely baby…
BLUE SUEDE SHOES Well it’s one for the money, Two for the show, Three to get ready: Now go, cat, go but don’t you Step on my blue suede shoes You can do anything Buy lay off of my blue suede shoes Well you can knock me down, Step in my face Slander my name all over the place And do anything that you want to do But ah, ah, honey, lay off of my shoes And don’t you Step on my blue suede shoes You can do anything Buy lay off of my blue suede shoes
HOUND DOG You ain´t nothin´ but a hound dog Cryin´ all the time You ain´t nothin´ but a hound dog Cryin´ all the time Well, you ain´t never caught a rabbit And you ain´t no friend of mine Well they said you was high-classed Well, that was just a lie Yeah they said you was high-classed Well, that was just a lie Well, you ain´t never caught a rabbit And you ain´t no friend of mine You ain´t nothin´ but a hound dog …
LOVE ME TENDER Love me tender Love me sweet Never let me go You have made my life complete And I love you so Love me tender Love me true All my dreams fulfilled For, my darling, I love you And I always will
JAILHOUSE ROCK The warden threw a party in the county jail The prison band was there and they began to wail The band was jumpin’ and the joint began to swing You should’ve heard those knocked out jailbirds sing Let’s rock, everybody, let’s rock Everybody in the whole cell block Was dancin’ to the jailhouse rock Spider Murphy played the tenor saxophone Little Joe was blowin’ on the slide trombone The drummer boy from Illinois went crash, boom, bang The whole rhythm section was the Purple Gang Let’s rock…
ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT Are you lonesome tonight, Do you miss me tonight? Are you sorry we drifted apart? Does your memory stray To a brighter sunny day When I kissed you And called you sweetheart? Do the chairs in your parlor Seem empty and bare? Do you gaze at your doorstep And picture me there? Is your heart filled with pain, Shall I come back again? Tell me dear, Are you lonesome tonight?
IN THE GHETTO As the snow flies... On a cold and grey Chicago morning A poor little baby child is born in the ghetto And his mamma cries... 'Cos if there's one thing that she dont need It's another hungry mouth to feed in the ghetto People dont you understand The child needs a helping hand Or he'll grow to be an angry young man some day Take a look at you and me Are we too blind to see Or do we simply turn our heads and look the other way Well, the world turns... And a hungry little boy with a runny nose Plays in the street as the cold wind blows in the ghetto And his hunger burns... So he starts to roam the streets at night And he learns how to steal and he learns how to fight in the ghetto Then one night in desperation the young man breaks away He buys a gun, he steals a car, He tries to run but he dont get far And his mamma cries... As a crowd gathers round an angry young man Face down in the street with a gun in his hand in the ghetto And as her young man dies... On a cold and grey Chicago morning Another little baby child is born in the ghetto...
SUSPICIOUS MINDS We're caught in a trap, I can't walk out Because I love you too much baby. Why can't you see What you're doing to me When you don't believe a word I say ? We can't go on together With suspicious minds, And we can't build our dreams On suspicious minds. So if an old friend I know Drops by to say hello, Would I still see suspicion in your eyes ? But here we go again, Asking where I'd been, And you can't see These tears are real I'm crying We can't go on together ...
MY BOY You’re sleeping son, I know But really, this can’t wait I wanted to explain Before it gets too late For your mother and me Love has finally died This is no happy home But God knows how I tried Because you’re all I have, my boy You are my life, my pride, my joy And if I stay I stay because of you, My boy I know it’s hard to understand Why did we ever start We’re more like strangers now Each acting out a part I have laughed, I have cried I’ve lost every game Taken all I can take But I’ll stay here just the same Because you’re all I have…
AUTOR: Alfonso Blanco MÚSICA: Pot-pourri de cancións de Elvis Presley