28 July 2023

28 July 2023 - Elvis Presley - In The Ghetto

My parents were country music fans and we listened to it in our family van all the time.

One of the cassettes my parents had was a Mac Davis compilation.  Included on this was a song called "In The Ghetto", a very sad song about a child who grows up poor and completes a vicious circle of violence and poverty.  

It would be many years before I learned that was an Elvis Presley song.

It would be a few years after that before I learned that Mac Davis actually wrote the song and was covering a song HE wrote - a year after Elvis turned it into a hit song.

This was Elvis's first release after his 1968 comeback special - and it ended up being a worldwide hit.  It remans to this day one of my favorite Elvis Presley songs (don't tell my parents).  

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