THE QUESTION ON QUORA was “Which was better, 60s Elvis or 70s Elvis?” I was surprised to see that the first two answers were “70’s” as I can’t imagine any serious student of Presley’s recorded output would prefer his declining years over his mature middle years. Oh well, that’s why Wholly Grommett gave us free will and individual taste.
HAVING FUN WITH QUORA and the many questions—intelligent and otherwise—kept me from addressing the latest release with Elvis Presley’s name and voice on it. It is another compilation featuring tracks doctored by producers and engineers to give decades-old vocals a ‘new sound.’ This one is a gospel set and it made an immediate splash on the charts and in the media, especially here in the States. READ MORE
THE QUORA FORUM’S question and answer set-up has been keeping me busy of late. Despite what people think about Elvis and the Internet, there seems to be an abiding interest in the man both personally and artistically. While some of the questions are silly—some are just plumb dumb!—most are well-considered and deserve a similar answer.