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August 12th, 2009 ~ We remember Elvis Presley on the anniversary of his death. Exclusive interviews with bandmates DJ Fontana and Scotty Moore, producer Sam Phillips, and biographer Peter Guralnick focus on the social and cultural interactions unique to Memphis and the Deep South that sparked Elvis' musical explosiveness. The songwriting team of Leiber & Stoller talk about working with Elvis on their compositions "Hound Dog" and "Jailhouse Rock." Memphis R&B great Rufus Thomas describes the complex relationship many black musicians had to Elvis, and rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson says the king of rock 'n' roll was a perfect gentleman on their dates.

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  • Open Bed: Heartbreak Hotel Ace Cannon
    The Best of Ace Cannon: The Hi Records Years , Hi
  • Blue Moon of Kentucky Elvis Presley
    The Complete 50s Masters , RCA
  • Blue Moon of Kentucky Bill Monroe
    Blue Grass 1950-58 , Bear Family
  • That's All Right Mama Elvis Presley
    Playing with Fire , TKO Magnum
  • That's All Right Mama Arthur Crudup
    That's All Right Mama , RCA
  • Mystery Train Junior Parker
    Sun Singles , Bear Family
  • SEGMENT: Sam Phillips
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  • Instrumental: Don't Be Cruel Bill Black's Combo
    The Best of Bill Black's Combo: The Hi Records Years , Hi
  • Blue Suede Shoes Carl Perkins
  • Blue Suede Shoes Elvis Presley
    The Complete 50s Masters , RCA
  • Rock-A-My-Soul Blackwood Brothers
    Rock-A-My-Soul , Bear Family
  • My Happiness Elvis Presley
    The Complete 50s Masters , RCA
  • My Kind Of Carryin' On Starlite Wranglers
    Sun Collection , Rhino
  • SEGMENT: Scotty Moore & DJ Fontana
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  • Instrumental: Hound Dog Twist Whispering Smith
    House Rockin' & Hip Shakin', Vol.4: Bayou Blues Harp , Hip-O
  • Elvis is Dead Living Colour
  • SEGMENT: Rufus Thomas
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  • One Night Smiley Lewis
    Shame, Shame, Shame , Bear Family
  • Lawdy Miss Clawdy Elvis Presley
    The Complete 50s Masters , RCA
  • SEGMENT: Wanda Jackson
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  • My Boy Elvis Janice Martin
    Loud, Fast, & out of Control , Rhino
  • Trying to Get to You Elvis Presley
    The Complete 50s Masters , RCA
  • Elvis Imitators Steve Goodman
  • Esta Bien Mamacita El Vez
    How Great Thou Art: The Greatest Hits of El Vez , SFTRI
  • That's Alright Mama Paul McCartney
    Good Rockin' Tonight , Sire
 
  • Open Bed: Don't Be Cruel The Josh Roseman Unit
    Cherry , Knitting Factory
  • Heartbreak Hotel Joe Tex
    The Love You Save , Connoisseur
  • Working on the Building Elvis Presley
    His Hand in Mine , RCA
  • All Shook Up Albert King
    Albert King: Stereo , Fantasy
  • Hound Dog Big Mama Thornton
    The Peacock Recordings , MCA
  • SEGMENT: Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
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  • Crawfish Elvis Presley
    King Creole , RCA
  • Instrumental: Suspicious Mind The Ventures
    Hawaii Five-O / Swamp Rock , EMI
  • SEGMENT: Elvis pre-Army press conference
    The Complete 50s Masters , RCA
  • Love Me Tender Elvis Presley
    Movies , RCA
  • SEGMENT: James Burton
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  • The Fool Elvis Presley
    The Essential 70s Masters , RCA
  • Instrumental: Mystery Train James Burton
    The Guitar Sounds of James Burton , A&M
  • SEGMENT: Peter Guralnick
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  • Stranger In My Own Hometown (Informal Rehearsal) Elvis Presley
    The Essential 70s Masters , RCA
  • Blue Moon Elvis Presley
    The Complete 50s Masters , RCA
  • Elvis Presley Blues Gillian Welch
    Time - The Revelator , Acony
  • Milky White Way Elvis Presley
    His Hand in Mine , RCA
  • End Bed: Reconsider Baby Elvis Presley
    The Complete 50s Masters , RCA