"Shake, Rattle and Roll"
Electric Elvis and Bill Randle
Revised 2nd edition now available!
Rare picture of Elvis performing in Cleveland, 1955
© PineTree Productions, 2005
In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the birth of Elvis Presley in 1935, there was a Commemorative CD-ROM published in 2010.
Now that disc has been reissued in a revised 2nd edition (2012) playable on your computer, with 75 files in 10 folders including 30 audio files of music and commentary.
The author is Roger Lee Hall, a songwriter and music preservationist who once worked for Cleveland disc jockey Bill Randle, and who provides information about the performer (Electric Elvis) and the promoter (Bill Randle).
Elvis was connected to "electric" in several ways. One of his early jobs in Memphis was driving a truck for the Crown Electic Company. But more important to his music career, Elvis was an "electric" performer, especially when he first appeared on televsion in 1956.
Yet, even before his national television debut in January of 1956, Elvis had appeared in Cleveland in 1955 (the first time outside of the South). He was filmed for the still unreleased movie short about Bill Randle titled,
The Pied Piper of Cleveland:
A Day in the Life of a Famous Disc Jockey
Information about this movie short and other information between 1955 and 1960 are on this CD-ROM, including rare and fascinating material such as an early mention of Elvis on Bill Randle's radio show in 1955, interviews with Bill Randle about Elvis, Elvis Conquers Cleveland, and other material not available elsewhere.
This disc is for personal or educational use and is titled,
"Shake, Rattle and Roll" - Electric Elvis and Bill Randle
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Elvis Multimedia CD
Songwriter Roger Lee Hall was a big fan of Elvis from the time when he first became a national sensation in 1956. Roger also was a fan of the early Elvis movies, especially KING CREOLE, and here he is holding the soundtrack LP album from that movie in this picture...
Roger has written about his admiration of the early Elvis songs and how it inspired his early songwriting career in his autobiography, "Free As The Breeze."
This multimedia disc tells the story of a struggling songwriter and includes over 100 pictures and rare audio files, including some of Roger's early songs. One of his songs, "Dream World" (1961), was written to pay homage to the Elvis multi-million-selling record, "It's Now Or Never."
Roger's memories are told on this multimedia CD-ROM titled...
"Free As The Breeze"
Confessions of a Struggling Songwriter
Bill Randle was also a record producer. Read about his 10 LP album set, The Shaker Heritage (1960-1961) and the music portion which has been reissued on a 2 CD set with illustrated booklet written by
Roger Lee Hall, and titled...
Let Zion Move: Music of the Shakers
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