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200 Cadillacs
Various Artists
200 Cadillacs
Genres: Pop, Rock, Soundtracks
 
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The generosity of Elvis Presley has been well-documented, but no one before has focused on his favorite gift of choice: a shiny new Cadillac. Now, candid and personal interviews with many of the recipients of these automob...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: 200 Cadillacs
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Image Entertainment
Original Release Date: 1/1/2000
Re-Release Date: 1/6/2004
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Rock, Soundtracks
Styles: Oldies & Retro, Roots Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 014381073324

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The generosity of Elvis Presley has been well-documented, but no one before has focused on his favorite gift of choice: a shiny new Cadillac. Now, candid and personal interviews with many of the recipients of these automobiles and other extraordinary gifts paint a touching and funny portrait of a man who continues to be cherished by millions. Features Elvis" original drummer, D.J. Fontana; back-up singers Gordon Stoker of the Jordanaires and Myrna Smith of the Sweet Inspirations; personal nurse Marian Cocke; longtime girlfriend Linda Thompson; karate instructor Kang Rhee; Cadillac salesmen Joey Abel and Ernie Barrasso; personal assistant Jerry Schilling with Over 200 photos of Elvis during different periods of his life, including many never before seen from private collections.

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200 Cadillacs - A must have CD!
Piers Beagley | Sydney, Australia | 01/24/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The CD starts with Elvis declaring "I suppose you know I've got a lot of cars.." This is the perfect beginning for a fabulous & fun cruise through a delightful selection of songs about the life & myths of Elvis Presley, and I haven't been as impressed with a new CD in a very long time.Including songs from the excellent `200 Cadillacs' DVD this is a wonderful mix of Country & Western, Blues and Rockabilly. The songs all have an Elvis connection and many of them feature lyrics that capture the fascination of Elvis' life perfectly in just three minutes!Rex Fowler, who conceived & produced the DVD, features on 5 tracks and proves himself to be a very talented composer. Other tracks are by Carl Perkins and even Paul Burlinson, Mavis Staples with Levon Helm (of the classic group `The Band') are represented with their excellent bluesy take on `Hound Dog'. While you might not be familiar with some of the newer bands, all the songs fit perfectly together and made me want to investigate them further. Some tracks reminded me of the fun of The Dixie Chicks, while other songs hint at the wonderful story telling of Chris Isaak or Sheryl Crow. I also felt the rockabilly vibe of Brian Setzer & The Stray Cats at their early & best. The discovery of Carl Perkins' unreleased version of John Hiatt's `Memphis In The Meantime', with its delicious `Mystery Train' feel, is also a great find. Heather Eatman captures a poignant moment in `Too Tired To Be Elvis', The Cucumbers will get you dancing with `Blue Cadillac', while Jon Pousette-Dart grabs a perfect slice of Elvis history in `Running With Elvis' - "Running with the King at the height of his rein, was like trying to hold on to a runaway train." From the first track `200 Cadillacs', via Syd Straw's brilliant tale of sorrow and jealousy `Listening to Elvis', through to the finale `Shine A Little Light' this is a fabulous journey worth driving through again & again. This is perfect cruising music and I often found myself laughing out loud at the fabulous lyrics while coasting through Sydney's beaches, hi-fi turned up loud, in my purring Pink Cadillac. Check out these classic lines from Rex Fowler's `200 Cadillacs'
"He loved his cadillacs, they were his gift of choice.
He bought his Mama one, paid for it with his voice.
Yeah, it was pink of course,
Just like in baby now, `Let's Play House'" and from Syd Straw's `Listening to Elvis'
"My Baby ran out to some bar in town,
Some big mouthed drunk was making jokes, putting Elvis down.
My baby gave him fair warning, everybody said.
But when he sang `Don't Be Cruel', my baby lost his cool,
and shot him dead!"Rex Fowler has been performing with the band `The Aztek Two-Step' for more than two decades and proves what a talented, insightful songwriter he is as well as a great singer. Do check out their 200 Cadillacs CD website for lots more information. As Rex sings in the finale
"Let's shine a little light on Elvis and appreciate the price he paid"This CD is thoroughly recommended to anyone with an interest in Elvis, good story-telling and great music. For more Reviews go to EIN at www.elvis.com.au"