The Elvis Trail-Episode 5
Radio 2 Elvis Season - The Elvis Trail-Episode 5
Michael Freedland continues his journey to mark the 75th anniversary of
Elvis Presley's birth. This week, he stops off in Nashville.
In Nashville, Michael visits the famous RCA Studio B where Presley recorded
so many of his famous hits after he'd already hit the big time with Sam
Phillips at Sun - tracks like Are you Lonesome Tonight? and It's Now Or
Never. At the studio Michael chats to Ray Walker of The Jordanaires (who
sang backing vocals on many of Elvis' recordings); singer TG Sheppard; and
former girlfriend, Ann Ellington Wagner.
Later on in Nashville, we hear from Million Dollar Quartet producer Cowboy
Jack Clement; Ryman Auditorium marketing manager Brian Wagner; Grand Ol'
Opry singer Carol Lee Cooper; bodyguard Sonny West; country singer and
impersonator Ronnie McDowell. Michael also takes a visit to the Country
Music Hall of Fame and the Ernest Tubbs Record Store, where Elvis used to
appear on the radio show, the Midnight Jamboree.
Broadcast on: BBC Radio 2, Friday 5th February 2010. Duration:30 minutes