Showing posts with label Elvis Presley. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Elvis Presley. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Elvis & Johnny ...




“Well, it’s one for the money
Two for the show
Three to get ready
Now go, cat go

But don’t you
Step on my blue suede shoes
You can do anything
But stay off of my blue suede shoes …”

            “Blue Suede Shoes”
           ~ Written & recorded by Carl Perkins
                           ~ 1955
            ~ Recorded by the great Elvis Presley
                             ~ 1956

The King of Rock ’n’ Roll and The King of Country meet as a young Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash pose for a 1950s snapshot showcased on the wall of Charlotte Fay’s Main Street Diner, Slatington, Pennsylvania.

Elvis Presley’s “Blue Suede Shoes” may well be one of the hits you hear playing at Charlotte Fay’s, where retro is king at this cool and cozy eatery.

The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll is well represented at Charlotte Fay’s, joined by photos spotlighting retro icons such as Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean in the 1956 film “Giant,” Marilyn Monroe and Route 66. There’s also a nod to the New Jersey Seashore and Steel Pier. The large map depicts President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, championed by the then-president when it was formed June 29, 1956.

And of course there’s the tasty food, wonderful to nosh on as you drink in the nostalgic atmosphere. Owner Jason Ruff named the diner after both his great-grandmothers, and uses their recipes.

The menu and atmosphere are the perfect mix to stir up a recipe for success fit for a king.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

In The Cold Spring Rain ...



“…I’ll go walking through
With the rain in my shoes
Searchin’ for you 
In the cold Kentucky rain …”
                    ~ “Kentucky Rain”
              ~ written by Eddie Rabbitt & Dick Heard
     ~ recorded by the great Elvis Presley
                                                ~ 1970

With a cold spring rain falling lightly on a chilly April afternoon, a man soaks in the quiet beauty as he walks in Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania in this artistic interpretation.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Good Morning Dixie ...



“Oh, I wish I was in the land of cotton
Old times they are not forgotten
Look away, look away, look away Dixieland
Oh I wish I was in Dixie, away, away

In Dixieland I take my stand to live and die in Dixie
For Dixieland, that’s where I was born
Early Lord one frosty morn
Look away, look away, look away Dixieland

Glory, glory hallelujah
Glory, glory hallelujah
Glory, glory hallelujah
His truth is marching on …”

                 ~ “An American Trilogy”
             ~ songwriters Don Reedman, Nick Patrick and Robin Smith
          ~ recorded by the great Elvis Presley
                                           ~ 1972

The peace of a beautiful southern fall morning floats along with the Colleton River in the Lowcountry of Beaufort County, South Carolina on a late October day in Dixie.