For this week’s weekly select-a set, I figured I would finally complete a set I had thought about a long time ago – a tribute to the king of rock’n’roll – Elvis Presley.
For those just following or randomly happening upon this blog, I do the select-a-sets as just something fun to do. The sets are three songs that typically have some connecting theme. It could be all the same artist, songs that make mention of the same thing or some other theme. It’s based off a competition I heard on a radio station back in Denver and it was something my dad and I loved to do and to see what kinds of sets we could come up with. It can get pretty creative.
First up – Alannah Myles – “Black Velvet.” I can’t help but feel that if you don’t know this song, you’ve been living under a rock. If you didn’t know this was about Elvis, well I don’t know how to help you there. It just makes me shake my head. This is a great tune and tribute to the King of Rock. Her voice is also velvety and easy on the ears.
Second – B.B. King and Eric Clapton – “Riding with the King.” Okay there’s a King in this for one and it’s not Elvis. Second, it’s more Clapton which is fabulous. This song was written by John Hiatt, who is fabulous himself, but then with King and Clapton on it, it’s just doesn’t get any better. It helps that in the video it has Clapton driving with B.B. in the back haha.
Third – no set of this kind would be complete without something from Lisa Marie Presley. Here she is singing “Lights Out.” That lady is clearly the King’s daughter, curled lip and all. She looks and sounds like him. She’s really pretty talented, it’s too bad she hasn’t done more but she’s had some peculiarities in her life at times so perhaps it’s all worked out.