ELVIS PRESLEY He Touched Me: The Gospel Music Of Elvis Presley (1999)

He Touched Me: The Gospel Music Of Elvis Presley (1999)
God’s Vig For Services Rendered

If ever a talent could be considered God-given, consider Elvis Presley’s. It’s a testament to his ambition that Presley didn’t wind up being just another vocalist in just another southern gospel group. Because Elvis lived gospel – from childhood ’til death – befriending touring harmony groups long before he became famous and participating in private, all-night gospel singalongs long after his success. As hard as it is to reconcile, rock and roll was not Elvis Presley’s first music of choice… it was gospel. And, while it may have pissed off The King Of Rock ‘N Roll that his only Grammy awards were for gospel performances, it may have also validated his senses. On a personal note, besides his 50s Sun & RCA sides, the only other Elvis I own is his gospel work. It just rings truer than much of his post-50s output, “Viva Las Vegas” notwithstanding. This out-of-print, 1999 2CD collection features live sessions alongside E’s studio recordings and might be all you’ll ever need… unless you’re a fanatic, in which case you can turn to the 3CD version, Peace In The Valley: The Complete Gospel Recordings, or the 4CD box, I Believe: The Gospel Masters. This one should suffice, however, since even this smaller collection still has filler.

Crying In The Chapel
His Hand In Mine
Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho
So High
If We Never Meet Again
Milky White Way
Stand By Me
Somebody Bigger Than You And I
I Believe In The Man In The Sky
In The Garden
Mansion Over The Hilltop
Farther Along
Where No One Stands Alone
I’m Gonna Walk Dem Golden Stairs
Without Him
Working On The Building
You’ll Never Walk Alone
Swing Down Sweet Chariot
Where Could I Go But To The Lord
In The Ghetto

(There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me)
I Believe
Take My Hand, Precious Lord
It’s No Secret (What God Can Do)
I, John
Bosom Of Abraham
You Better Run
Lead Me, Guide Me
Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus/Nearer My God To Thee
He Touched Me
I’ve Got Confidence
Amazing Grace
A Thing Called Love
Put Your Hand In The Hand
Reach Out To Jesus
If That Isn’t Love
Bridge Over Troubled Water
An American Trilogy
Why Me Lord
How Great Thou Art



  • Capt. Willard
    October 30, 2010 - 15:26 | Permalink

    Find it HERE, among other places.

  • Anonymous
    December 1, 2010 - 18:19 | Permalink

    Thank you for this.

  • Todd
    January 17, 2012 - 02:46 | Permalink

    Great stuff, Willard. Thanks so much for this share and for your amazing site. I visit daily, if for no other reason than to get turned on to great stuff I’m not at all familiar with. I’m of a similar bent when it comes to the King: after the 50’s Masters and these Gospel takes, my milage drops precipitously, but this is a great collection. Thanks again!!

  • Anonymous
    May 31, 2013 - 13:03 | Permalink

    nice collection. thanks for posting.

  • Sgt Pepper
    April 30, 2015 - 07:17 | Permalink

    Thanks. I always think Elvis was at his best singing gospel. I was also wondering, does anyone have the 4 disc Elvis Aron Presley silver boxset?, would like to hear the outtakes/live recordings on there. Thanks in advance!

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