Ivory Joe Hunter
While visiting Memphis, Tennessee, in the spring of 1957, Ivory Joe Hunter was invited by Elvis Presley to visit Graceland.
The two spent the day together, singing 'I Almost Lost My Mind' and other songs together. Hunter commented, 'He is very spiritually minded ... he showed me every courtesy, and I think he's one of the greatest'.
Joe was a prolific songwriter. Some estimates say that he has written more than 7,000 songs. Among them are two that Elvis Presley put in the top twenty: My Wish Came True and Ain't That Loving You Baby.
Elvis Presley recorded the following six Ivory Joe Hunter songs;
Ivory Joe Hunter developed lung cancer and died in Memphis in 1974.
Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don't Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever. + Plus Bonus DVD Audio.
This is an excellent release no fan should be without it.
The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people. Highly recommended.
Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD Video with Sound.