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

15 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

Alan Brady said...

Think back to the first time you ever heard of mp3. I really, really like mp3. Indispensable to homosapians today, there are just not enough blues songs written about mp3. It still has the power to shock those politicaly minded individuals living in the past, who just don't like that sort of thing.

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.