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The third song recorded at Elvis' first RCA session, "Money Honey" captures Elvis at his early rockin' best! Floyd Cramer's steady piano and Scotty's seemingly effortless guitar add a solid foundation for Elvis' hiccup-heavy vocals. A fine addition to Elvis' debut album.
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"Money Honey" was recorded immediately after "Heartbreak Hotel", and the sense of achievement in the earlier number had tumbled over into this performance. This is real rock'n'roll. Later, in 1956, Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps had a world-wide hit with "Be-Bop-A-Lula", but Vincent's number was clearly influenced by Presley's "Money Honey". Cramer shows his prowess again: delicate glissandos, fast and insistent, flick from the top of the piano, punctuating Presley's deeply rhythmic performance, which is further enhanced by easy-paced guitar work.
ElvisStartPage - As the name implies, this is the place to start when looking for Elvis sites!
Elvis Presley - Another directory of Elvis websites. The place to go to find Elvis on the web!
Study Up Some More!
Ernst Jorgensen's complete chronicle of Elvis' recording sessions, with loads of detailed information about each session and each song.
This is the definitive encyclopedia on Elvis' life details, as well as all the background and trivia you need for all the songs, movies, and TV appearances. Authors are Fred L. Worth and Steve D. Tamerius.
The subtitle of Ace Collins' book says it all: "The stories behind Elvis' #1 hits"!
"Elvis The #1 Hits: The Secret History of the Classics". Another self-explanatory book title. :)