Friday, January 21, 2011

5 on Friday - Set 50

Travis at Trav's Thoughts is celebrating his First Anniversary for this music feature which I've enjoyed immensely. A round of huzzahs, everyone!

If you've been hankering to join in, Travis invites everyone to lay down a short set of music that takes their fancies for his 5 on Friday meme.

At the beginning of January - in honor of Elvis' birthday - I began Elvis Month for my 5 on Friday with my Popculturedivas post, which featured five of The King's delta-blues gospel songs.

Last week I showcased five of what I consider his ballad gospel songs.

But this week I'm presenting the Elvis who likely inspired the gospel Elvis to beseech the Lord in the first place.

1 - Trouble

If you're looking for trouble
You came to the right place
If you're looking for trouble
Just look right in my face

I was born standing up
And talking back
My daddy was a green-eyed mountain jack

Because I'm evil
My middle name is misery
Well, I'm evil
So don't you mess around with me

- Leiber / Stoller

2 - Surrender

So my darling
Please surrender to me
All your love so warm and tender
Let me hold you in my arms, dear
While the moon shines bright above

All the stars will tell the story
Of our love and all its glory
Let us take this night of magic
And make it a night of love

- Pomus / Shuman, after the Neapolitan ballad by Giambattista and Ernesto de Curtis

3 - Little Sister

Little sister, don't you
Little sister, don't you
Little sister, don't you kiss me once or twice
Then say it's very nice
And then you run

Little sister, don't you
Do what your big sister done

- Pomus / Shuman

4 - Devil in Disguise

I thought that I was in heaven
But I was sure surprised
Heaven help me, I didn't see
The devil in your eyes

You look like an angel
Walk like an angel
Talk like an angel
But I got wise

You're the devil in disguise

- Baum / Giant / Kaye

5 - Such a Night

It was a kiss
Ooo, what a kiss
It was, it really was, such a kiss
Oh, how she could kiss
Oh, what a kiss
It was, it really was, such a kiss

Just the thought of her lips
Sets me afire
I reminisce
And I'm filled with desire

But I gave my heart to her
In sweet surrender
How well I remember
I'll always remember

- Lincoln Chase


Linda said...

Multiple huzzahs go out to Travis for his great meme!

Not being much of an Elvis person, I have to admit to having not heard anything but "Little Sister" out of this week's set. Thanks for giving me the chance to hear the others!

Naquillity said...

you chose a great set. hope all is well your way. have a great day.

Akelamalu said...

Oooooh Elvis! *big smiles*

Jennie Marsland said...

This version of Trouble is EVIL. Great choices, Julia, and I'm not an Elvis fan.

Jamie said...

Having Elvis provide the entertainment for the celebration was inspired. I invited the screaming girls. Yeah Travis!!!

Travis Cody said...

Elvis is always appropriate!

Thanks for sharing such great Sets over the last year. I've always liked the way you use your Sets to show us your love of dance, or to describe characters in your writing...or just to have some fun!

Michelle Helliwell said...

I grew up listening to Elvis - I remember the day he died because my dad came in to tell me and I could see he was upset. I was only 8 or so. Elvis was tragic and beautiful and I think in the cheapening of his image we have forgotten how awesome a talent he was. And, before his life was given over to his excesses, how damn sexy.

Julia Smith said...

Oh, yes, Michelle - just listening to his voice in 'Such a Night' gives me shivers!