Elvis Presley, Southern gospel, country songwriting, politics, and unusual 88 interludes with Tony Brown

Two weeks into shooting penultimate period drama “The Trouble with Girls [And How to Get Into It]” and less than a month before the 60-minute “Elvis” special premiered on NBC and unshackled his career ennui, under the cover of darkness a 33-year-old Elvis Presley sets aside time to acknowledge fans outside his 1174 North Hillcrest Road estate in Beverly Hills, California, on November 10, 1968. Photography by Charlie Hodge / For Elvis CD Collectors Only message board user “Matt Ashton”

Nashville music biz power broker Tony Brown detours through his three-year tenure with Elvis Presley, midnight gospel sing-alongs, hyperventilating when encouraged to play piano on “Bringing It Back,” “Way Down,” Moody Blue, fellow TCB Band keyboardists Glen D. Hardin and David Briggs, Conway Twitty, Emmylou…