Joy Byers : Songwriter
By: Elvis Australia
January 14, 2012 - 8:39:23 PM
Joy stated in an interview featured in the book, Writing For The King, 'It's a thrill to have had a bunch of Songs recorded by Elvis. Can you imagine lucking into something like that? I was a Fifties Housewife, living in a lower, Middle Class Neighbourhood, and next thing you know I'm writing Songs for Elvis Presley. I was thrilled, just thrilled'.
Baby If You'll Give Me All Your Love
Hey, Hey, Hey
I've Got To Find My Baby
Please Don't Stop Loving Me
She's A Machine
So Close, Yet So Far (From Paradise)
Stop, Look And Listen
The Meanest Girl In Town
There's A Brand New Day On The Horizon
There Ain't Nothing Like A Song
It Hurts Me [Although Joy does say that Charlie Daniels wrote nearly all of it]
Let Yourself Go
Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD + 16 page booklet.
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.
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.