Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Seven Years in Fluville




























Today would have been Elvis's birthday, but he's dead.

Today is also the Boogie Woogie Flu's birthday and it's nearly dead.

I am here tonight to help this long neglected enterprise limp into another year.  Our annual Hanukkah extravaganza died when the lights unexpectedly went out after the second night. It was not a miracle or a lack thereof - it just happened. Tonight, I'll attempt to resuscitate and breathe some life back into this dying corpse by offering seven nuggets of pure gold recorded by the King at Stax Studios in his hometown of Memphis. Hope you dig it.

Happy Birthday Elvis, and long live the BWF.


Download:

"Promised Land (Take 5)" mp3
by Elvis Presley, 1973.
available on Elvis At Stax

"Just A Little Bit" mp3
by Elvis Presley, 1973.
available on Walk a Mile in My Shoes: The Essential 70's Masters 

"You Asked Me To (Take 3A)" mp3
by Elvis Presley, 1973.
available on Elvis At Stax 

"Three Corn Patches (Take 14)" mp3
by Elvis Presley, 1973.
available on Elvis At Stax  

"Find Out What's Happening (Takes 8 & 7)" mp3
by Elvis Presley, 1973.
available on Elvis At Stax  

"If You Don't Come Back" (Take 3)"
by Elvis Presley, 1973.
available on Elvis At Stax  

"If You Talk In Your Sleep" mp3
by Elvis Presley, 1973.
available on Walk a Mile in My Shoes: The Essential 70's Masters

23 comments:

Mom said...

Good luck Ted!

Marc said...

I would definitely miss BWF if it were to disappear -- I can't be the only one! I hope you can manage to bring it back from life support.

-- Marc

Anonymous said...

This blog, when it makes it's all too rare (for those of us out here) appearances is the best thing on teh interwebz, hands down. Seriously. A lonely nation turns its eyes to you and all that...I check at least weekly, hoping against hope...

(baby) please don't go...

The All-Seeing Eye, Jr. said...

Duly dug. Please persevere! This thing is a lighthouse.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back and feliz cumpleanos!

- E

Anonymous said...

National effing treasure, you are. Nary a bad or even weak one one in the bunch.

Timmy said...

Dude ~ None of these Elvis links work!
Can you fix?
Thanx...........

Ted Barron said...

Hi Timmy, They all work. Could be your browser?

Anonymous said...

Please stay, I agree your Blog is a bright spot on the web.

Baligyana said...

my father grew up with Elvis' Music. My dad really loves elvis, until now he's still playing elvis' music over and over again. Some of the music you shared are not on his playlist. May I download them for me to be able to add them on my dad's playlist? Thanks for sharing!

piet legerstee said...

thank you very much for al fantastic music & history here!

Anonymous said...

WARNING...If you do go, I won't be looking again

Anonymous said...

I love your blog, ted. As a fellow Missouri boy, it's thrilling to read and listen to what you share.

Josh

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Anonymous said...

Redux
A lonely nation turns its eyes to you and all that...I [still] check at least weekly (often twice), hoping against hope...

Plus in the meantime, i have turned on some other folks who have been pillaging your back pages; Lou Reed has been particularly popular, though one of them is a semi-crazed if brillag Elvisoid.

Hope you and yours are well; you certainly are missed.

Anonymous said...

it's alive! ish?

Anonymous said...

Just letting you know you're not forgotten, I continue to spread the gospel, and recently a former student asked whether I thought you'd ever return...in a few weeks we'll leave the Hanukkah candle's burnin' to light your way.

from your Greater Central Texas Lower Colorado River Authority & Balcones Escarpment Fan Club.

Anonymous said...

Still here, Bob, still here, hope for a New Year's miracle....

here's hoping for a marvelous and magical New Year for you and yours.

Anonymous said...

And so it ends? Such a sad, sad day for your faithful fans and followers. Well, thanks for what you did and how and an amazing--truly, seriously, honestly--site. And thanks for leaving it up--I continue to direct people here, a treasure not to be missed.

Thanks, Ted--ya done good.

Anonymous said...

still checkin', brother; haven;t lost the faith.

Anonymous said...

still checkin', brother.

Anonymous said...

hope springs eternal

Anonymous said...

can we really be nearing a year since you last looked?

This has always been as much a legend as a blog; I suppose now it's a sort of performance art? Though only you see it/know it? Or not.

c'est la vie or guerre or somesuch.