Thursday, July 14, 2011

myPod Shuffle #14 - Hound Dog


My mom loved Elvis.  And, I grew up hearing the music of the 50's and 60's that she listened to.  I was only 10 when Elvis died, but I got a sense of how important he was to music and to a lot of fans.  Growing up, it seems we always had "sock hops" where you'd dress up "50's style."  Poodle skirts, saddle shoes and dancing.  Rock and roll was the sound of the dance.

I think I learned how to twist, bop, mashed potato because these were the dances my mom knew.  Hand jive, stroll, etc., I knew all those dances.  Some of my first 45's (remember records?) were my mom's songs of the 50's.  And Elvis, oh yes, the big collection of Elvis.

I think Elvis gained back some popularity with "Lilo and Stitch" when a whole new generation was able to appreciate the King.  I still like his songs and have a huge selection on my iPod.  And, I sing along just like I used to... and dance if I'm in the mood...

1 comment:

betty said...

This is another song that you can get stuck in your brain all day. He was a very gifted performer. I do remember 45's (and 33's).

I think it was neat your mom taught you the dances, etc from that era!!

hope all is well


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