Each day leading up to the unveiling of the 2015 Grooveyard Great 88, we’ll share a video of one song that just missed the survey. Hear the full Great 88 on a special five hour edition of “The Grooveyard” on Saturday, December 26 starting at 7 PM. Check out the complete year-end schedule here.
“Blue Suede Shoes” by Elvis Presley (1956)
Sam Phillips discovered Elvis Presley but sold his contract to RCA for $35,000. The money helped Phillips finance this and other records by artists like Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison, but Elvis became The King. Elvis recorded this eight months after Carl Perkins’ original hit version in 1956.
2014: not on survey, 2013: not on survey, 2012: not on survey
Come back each day through Christmas as we unwrap another song that just missed the Great 88. You can also check out first round results here.
Join us on “The Grooveyard” for the Great 88 countdown Saturday, December 26 at 7 PM until midnight. Also, we expand to three hours when we move to our new regular time Saturdays at 7 PM on January 2. Listen to us on 88.1 FM on Long Island or by clicking the 88.1 FM link on wcwp.org. You can also follow us on Twitter.
Happy holidays from. . .
…Where Oldies Come Alive!