I chose Vernon’s (Elvis’ father) favorite Elvis song “From a Jack to a King” as my Elvis ‘F’ topic for my A to Z Blogging Challenge. I have always loved this song too. It’s weird but as much as I love 1950s music and rockabilly, my favorite Elvis era for his music is the 1970s. Equally as weird is the fact I do not like country music (except for old school country like Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline), but many of my favorite Elvis songs are his country songs like “From a Jack to a King.”
This song is nothing emotional or nostalgic for me, I just like it – it’s catchy. It is as simple as that. Sometimes it’s just not that deep. “From a Jack to a King” was written by Ned Miller in 1957 and re-released in 1962. Since then, many country artists have covered it. Elvis recorded it in 1969, but I associate it with his 70s music.
What is your favorite movie, song, book about Elvis that begins with ‘F’? Please comment below. Check back tomorrow to see what ‘G’ topic I’ve chosen for Elvis, as my A to Z April Blogging Challenge continues here.