1 And as the third decade of their strivings and wanderings approached, the children of the tribe of Elvis who was to them the King, began to weary of their wicked ways and question the direction of their travel.
2 Some demanded a return to the purer time of The King and his court saying “Eugene of Vincent needed not a sitar”. But they were few in number and their strictures held no great sway.
3 Howbeit more sought a renewed acquaintance with the Celestial Father, He before whom even The King genuflected, through the vessel of music composed by sons and daughters of captivity to hymn His praises and lighten their burdens.
4 And even those who, in their hearts, acknowledged not the existence of the Father did behold the fervour with which the sons and daughters of captivity, true believers all, comported their lives and perceived an emotional honesty therein.
5 So it came to pass that many children of The King did lay aside instruments of the Orient and gather unto themselves products of the organ-makers of Hammond and surround themselves with choirs summoned from the Nubian plains in emulation of those earlier hymns of praise.
6 And as the years of nineteen hundred and three-score became the years of nineteen hundred three-score and ten, many recordings bearing witness to this new-found revelation were issued.
7 And those who encountered the recordings heard that they were good.
8 And even though the children of the tribe of Elvis would beget generations ripe to fall into apostasy and revive the wicked ways of old, the spirit suffusing those recordings would forever tumble through the years, yea even unto the final days of the twentieth century. And beyond…
1.BEAVER & KRAUSE-WALKIN’ BY THE RIVER
2 BELL & ARC-HIGH PRIEST OF MEMPHIS
3 SPOOKY TOOTH-HANGMAN HANG MY SHELL ON A TREE
4 LEON RUSSELL-HUMMINGBIRD
5 MELANIE & THE EDWIN HAWKING SINGERS-LAY DOWN (CANDLES IN THE RAIN)
6 DENNIS WILSON-RIVER SONG
7 GENE CLARK-LIFE’S GREATEST FOOL
8 JIMMY CLIFF-CAN’T STOP WORRYING, CAN’T STOP LOVING
9 BOBBIE GENTRY-GLORY HALLELUJAH HOW THEY’LL SING
10 LULU-SWEEP AROUND YOUR OWN BACK DOOR
11 CLIFF RICHARD-THROW DOWN A LINE
12 BLISS-I HEAR YOU CALL
13 DAVID BOWIE-WIN
14 SPIRITUALIZED-I THINK I’M IN LOVE
15 CARLA BLEY-THE LORD IS LISTENING TO YA HALLELUJAH