Blue Suede Shoes

At the end of January 1956, Elvis Presley recorded “Blue Suede Shoes” at RCA’s New York studios.Blue Suede Shoes is a rock-and-roll song written and first recorded by Carl Perkins in 1955 and covered by Presley the following year. As with many of the greatest songs the inspiration for the song is controversial.Johnny Cash claimed… Read More Blue Suede Shoes

Little Tony

Ottant’anni fa nasceva Antonio Ciacci, cantante sammarinese che assunse il nome d’arte di Little Tony in omaggio a Little Richard.Cresciuto nel mito di Elvis Presley, di cui aveva studiato movenze e gestualità e adottato i vestiti sgargianti e l’immancabile ciuffo, diventò uno dei cantanti più popolari d’Italia e addirittura un sex symbol maschile adorato dalle… Read More Little Tony

“Can’t Help Falling in Love” (2. analysis)

The  melody is based on “Plaisir d’amour”, a popular French love song composed in 1784 by a German with an Italian name, Jean-Paul Egide-Martini. The song was initially written for a woman as “rom“, which explains the first and third line ending on “in” and “sin” rather than words rhyming with “you”. Elvis Presley‘s version… Read More “Can’t Help Falling in Love” (2. analysis)