ELVIS PRESLEY is that rare kind of artist in todays
His appeal is so broad and so deep that it cuts through several age
levels and through all areas of musical enjoyment. Young people like
Elvis because he is young and he sings the songs they want to hear the
way they want them sung. Jazzfans like Elvis because he has roots in
the blues of the South and sings with such genuine and original
bluesfeeling. Parents like Elvis because he has been successful without
scandal and because his behaviour has been somethingfor their children
to aim at. Moviefans like Elvis because he throws himseelf into his
roles, and because they get an opportunity to view him singing the
hits. In short, there's something for everybody in Elvis Presley.
This album is a perfect example of that idea. There´s something for
everybody in either the ballad side or the rhythm side (although many
listeners will find it difficult to choose their favourite side). Elvis
has surrounded himself with an all-stargroup of musicians and singers.
The Jordanaires are on hand, as are pianist Floyd Cramer, tenor sax man
Boots Randolph, and guitarist Hank Garland.
The songs range from the blues to tender love ballads, with every stop
in between. Elvis has even included I slipped, I stumbled, I fell from
the Jerry Wald Production "Wild in the Country", a 20th Century-Fox
Release in CinemaScope.
SOMETHING FOR EVRYBODY is another milestone in a great American career.
It takes its place among the wonderful series of albums made by Elvis,
all of which have become collectors' treasures.