Monday, August 19, 2019

Elvis Spotlight: Cote Deonath interview/ Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 08-19-19

Elvis Presley passed away 42 years ago on August 16, 1977 at 42 years old.  On this Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour, we talk with Elvis Tribute Artist, Cote Deonath about performing, obscure Elvis tracks, 70's Elvis, a special rockin' request and more!  We recorded this conversation backstage at the Franklin Theater in downtown Franklin, TN during the Nashville Elvis Festival (with Dean Z doing a soundcheck below).  We'll hear "King Covers" by Wanda Jackson, Sleepy LaBeef, Brenda Lee, Chris Isaak, Jake Calypso, Conway Twitty and an Elvis themed tune from Billy Burnette.  Plus, we'll play some radio and tv ads from various movies and tv specials.  June Carter also talks about Elvis in a snippet from the 50's on the Louisiana Hayride and Sir Cliff Richard talks about finally getting to do a duet with Elvis in our Five Year Flashback!

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Intro Voice Over- Rob "Cool Daddy" Dempsey
Intro Music Bed: Brian Setzer- "Rockabilly Blues"

Wanda Jackson- "Ain't That Loving You Baby"
Brenda Lee- "Just Because"
Chris Isaak- "Love Me"
Conway Twitty- "Treat Me Nice"
Billy Burnette- "Hot Time In Memphis (Elvis & The Blue Moon Boys)"

June Carter talks about Elvis (from The Louisiana Hayride in the 50's)
June Carter signing autographs
Louisiana Hayride

Elvis Presley- "A Mess Of Blues"

Cote Deonath interview segment 1

*Wink Martindale ID
Radio spot for Elvis Presley performing at Oakland Auditorium
June 3, 1956

Interview segment 2

Elvis Christmas greeting
Ad for G.I. Blues movie 1960

Interview segment 3

Elvis Presley- "She's A Machine"

Interview segment 4

Elvis Presley- "Raised On Rock"

Ad for Follow That Dream movie

Interview segment 5

Snippet from TV break during Aloha From Hawaii

Interview segment 6

Elvis Presley- "Doncha' Think It's Time"

Five Year Flashback:
Sir Cliff Richard on getting to duet with Elvis
Cliff Richard (with Elvis Presley)- "Blue Suede Shoes"

Jake Calypso & His Red Hot- "That's All Right"
Sleepy LaBeef- "Mystery Train"

Outro Music Bed:  Scotty Moore- "Don't Be Cruel"

Jammin' James Riley (in Elvis shirt) with Cote Deonath (in Rockabilly N Blues shirt)
during the Nashville Elvis Festival in March, 2019

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