Elvis Presley's Football Team
December 18, 2008
Top left to right: Dell Dean, Elvis, James Elam, Charles McSwain, Gene Smith, Larry Herron, Freddie Vincent
Centre: Sonny West, Jim Kingsley, Billy Dodds, Larry Bell, Jack Counce, Red West, Alan Fortas
Front: Pretty Boy Moore, Wilroy McChaney, Jerry Raxter, Jerry Ellis, Wally Martin
Red West : These guys were a little ahead of us in high school, and me being an athlete, I looked up to these guys....these guys were good athletes - football players and boxers. Larry Bell and his brother...they came to us and told us thay had a football team and they wondered if Elvis would sponsor them. So he sponsored the team and then we started playing too. They were some of the best times we ever had.
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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.