As we are about to celebrate his 80th birthday, Elvis Presley remains unequaled and unparalleled in every respect of his professional achievements. No one has even come close eugh to be measured up against Elvis, and one will, for good reason. There will never be ather Elvis Presley. To understand Elvis one must understand his world, the world he grew up in, the world he was formed in, the world he experienced as an child and later as an adolescent. In short, one must understand Memphis the way Elvis experienced it in his younger days, before fame and fortune changed his life forever. To understand his world, one must see it just the way he saw it. This is the purpose of 'Elvis and Memphis'. It takes the reader back to a time when Memphis was undeniably a different city than it is today, and it does so through photos and documents, some that have never been released or seen until w. ''Elvis and Memphis' is a compilation of five volumes of rare or never published photographs, documents and recently surfaced facts associated with Elvis Presley in the Memphis of his early and latter days. Volume I - Walk a Mile In My Shoes depicts Memphis from the mid 1940s (approximately about the time Elvis moved from Tupelo, Mississippi to Memphis, Tennessee) to the early 1960s, just as Elvis experienced it. In addition, Volume I displays the entire photographic history of Crown Electric business sign that Elvis once worked on, and that was lost until late 2013. Walk a Mile in His Shoes
Jerry Klein is a musical historian who has written over thirty-three books on the lives and careers of legendary musicians, such as Muddy Water, Chuck Berry, B.B. King, The Beatles, and many others. His 'Notes of Music', a historic view of blues in the South, was a best-seller for two consecutive years.