The Imperials & Stamps Quartet – The Gospel Side Of ELVIS
ELVIS was the king of rock ’n roll, but music celebrating the King of Kings was most dear to him. Gospel music had a huge influence on Elvis in his formative years, and he always had a gospel quartet around him. His very favorite gospel quartet during his teen age was The Blackwood Brothers, and he even wanted very badly to be a member of the quartet. His problem though, according to late James Blackood, was that he was unable to sing other parts than the melody. However, Elvis’ destiny turned out to be, that he did never have to sing any other part than the melody.
Two of Elvis’ favorite quartets have gathered to record the gospel songs Elvis loved the most.
The Imperials – Terry Blackwood, Sherman Andrus, Jim Murray and Armond Morales – began recording with Elvis in the late 60’s and was a part of his famous Las Vegas shows. The Stamps Quartet began touring with Elvis in 1972 and were an integral part of his shows until his death in 1977.
Now you can enjoy Elvis’ favorite gospel songs in one very special collection, produced by his musical director Joe Guercio and Joe Moscheo of the Imperials.