YOUR CHEATIN' HEART
Elvis recorded this all time Hank Williams country classic feb 1st 1958. Elvis' version of this song wasn't first released until 1965, seven years later on the LP "Elvis for Everyone".
This classic song - for me, has very strong family ties. My Mom (Helen) was a huge Elvis fan (Jackie Wilson, Little Richard and The Platters are up there but Elvis was her all time favourite) and my Father (Pat) spent a lifetime listening to Country and Western music.
Elvis singing "Your Cheating Heart" is the perfect marriage of Elvis and Country. Plus, Elvis does an incredible rendition! It is up tempo with a bit of western swing.
A brilliant performance by a barely 23 year old Elvis. The back up/studio band and vocals by The Jordaniars complete the sound. I love the way they switch gears and play/sing it out at the end.... "Take it home".
The song "Your Cheating Heart" has been covered by a virtual "who's who" of music legends including: Jerry Lee Lewis, James Brown and Fats Domino and many others.
It is sill covered continuously even today (Leanne Rimes). Everyone takes a shot at this standard.
I told my Uncle Rick (another family tie to this song) who was the quintessential Beatles fan and a very knowledgeable music follower that Elvis did a version of this song. I vividly remember him saying without even hearing it... "you just know Elvis' version will be the best".
Wow! Makes you proud to be an Elvis fan!
Enjoy this all time great Country and Western song "Your Cheating Heart" dynamically recorded by Elvis Presley.
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