Hold it fellas, that don’t move. Let’s get real, real gone for a change.
-E. Presley (1954)
A lot of people remember “Mystery Train,” “That’s Alright Mama,” and “Blue Moon of Kentucky” as the best of Elvis Presley’s singles for Sun Records. But for my money “Milkcow Blues Boogie” (backed with the sublime “You’re a Heartbreaker”) is the best of all of them. Not only does it feature an incredible vocal by a then nineteen year-old Elvis, it has Scotty Moore being Scotty Moore on lead guitar. To me, none of Elvis’s RCA singles matched the Sun Records sound. Songs like this are why.