Item description for Gospel Side Of Elvis (Not Available-Out Of Stock I by Joe Moscheo & Priscilla Presley...
Overview Explores the role of gospel music in the rock-and-roll icon's developmental years, showing how the genre brought him comfort and strength throughout his turbulent rise to fame.
Publishers Description Gospel music was a significant part of not only who Elvis was as a man, but as an artist as well. This book looks 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. The gospel side of Elvis is a rarely explored aspect of this American icon and one that reveals so much about who Elvis really was. From the All-night sings he attended in his youth to the gospel quartets he incorporated into his shows, Elvis insisted on having constant access to this music he loved. He found it to be a source of comfort when the demands of his career were too much. He used it as a way to stay in shape vocally or to pass the time while on movie sets. He gathered friends, family, and admirers in his suite after shows to unwind during which Gospel was the music of choice. It was enrichment; it was comfort; it was home for him. The Gospel Side of Elvis explores why gospel music was so important to Elvis as told through the stories of those who knew him best and who sang right along with him.
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Studio: Center Street
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.24" Width: 6.38" Height: 0.89" Weight: 0.96 lbs.
Release Date Aug 13, 2007
Publisher HACHETTE BOOK GROUP
ISBN 1599957299 ISBN13 9781599957296 UPC 9781599957296
Availability 16 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 26, 2016 10:02.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Gospel Side Of Elvis (Not Available-Out Of Stock I?
Sorry Joe, the DVD it's better, if you have the DVD don't buy this book... Apr 27, 2008
This book it's almost the same thing that the DVD: He touched me: The gospel music of Elvis. But the DVD it's better, with music clips, interviews with all the different gospel groups, etc. In this book Joe sometimes write some words that other people said in the DVD like if they were of himself. I'm sorry Joe, but I think that a better job could be done.
Gospel side of Elvis Mar 29, 2008
Very well done. An interesting account of the Gospel side of Elvis and shows how spiritual he was.
Wonderful side of Elvis Feb 18, 2008
This is a marvelous book and I really enjoyed reading about the Gospel Side of Elvis. We know he was a spiritual person, but it is so refreshing to hear others talking about what a wonderful person Elvis was. Nothing negative in here, just pure joy to read.
King of Gospel Jan 8, 2008
Many people don't realize that Elvis was probably the greatest gospel singer that ever lived. Don't belive me? Purchase the "He Touched Me" DVD, or the "Amazing Grace" double CD. This book reveals this too-often overlooked, or unexplored side of the greatest entertainer of all time.
I really enjoyed Joe's book! Oct 4, 2007
I read Joe's book in two sittings and obviously enjoyed it very much. He told some stories I'd not heard before and one of the most enjoyable is about Elvis asking everyone in the suite to bow their heads. When someone looked up he admonished them again to "bow your head". I can picture this scene in my mind and I laughed out loud. Wish I could have been there to witness it! Also, while he is not overly critical of the entourage, he doesn't try to hide his feelings regarding their relationship with Elvis. However, I did notice that a few of the "facts" in the book appear to be incorrect. One item says that when Elvis passed away, Vernon sent Elvis' plane to CA to pick up Priscella AND LISA. As we all know, Lisa was already at Graceland. There are a few other discrepancies and they make me a little wary regarding the accuracy regarding other stories. Overall, I would recommend Joe's book to all Elvis fans. It seems that Joe truly cared about Elvis and tried to do something to help him the the last few years of Elvis' life - if only someone could have convinced him to get the help he needed. I MISS HIM!