‘Raised on Elvis — Volume 5:’ Revisiting Terry Mike Jeffrey’s tribute to an icon

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Stick around for a detailed three-star review of Graceland-endorsed singer Terry Mike Jeffrey’s 2007 “Raised on Elvis, Volume 5,” a tribute album to the forever reigning King of Rock ’n’ Roll. As seen above, in early July 1968 a 33-year-old Elvis Presley sat for an extensive photo session publicizing his latest project, the NBC 60-minute musical program simply titled “Elvis,” lionized decades later as the “‘68 Comeback Special.” Photography by Frank Carroll or Gary Null / Elvis Photo Shoot Sessions
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The tasteful black and white cover artwork for Terry Mike Jeffrey’s “Raised on Elvis, Volume 5,” self-distributed in August 2007 and containing contributions from Elvis intimates such as the Jordanaires, D.J. Fontana, Boots Randolph, and the ever-loyal Charlie Hodge. Image courtesy of Terry Mike Jeffrey
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On August 1, 1969, only one day after Elvis Presley roundly conquered an eight year sabbatical from live performing with the start of a 28-day engagement at the then-Las Vegas International Hotel, 15-year-old Terry Mike Jeffrey experienced an incredible moment when he briefly met the King of Rock ’n’ Roll between his dinner and midnight shows. Shown backstage in the corridor leading to his dressing room, Presley gladly signed autographs, shook the young man’s hand, and posed for a photo. Image courtesy of Terry Mike Jeffrey
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Wandering minstrel and unabashed Elvis Presley devotee Terry Mike Jeffrey is locked, loaded, and ready to rock in this 2006 file photo shot in the musician’s hometown of Paducah, Kentucky. Studio 218 Photography / Courtesy of Terry Mike Jeffrey
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Terry Mike Jeffrey poses at the conclusion of a sold-out show and subsequent autograph session with the Stamps Quartet — baritone Ed Hill, bassist Larry Strickland, lead singer Donnie Sumner, and tenor Bill Baize — on Sunday, August 16, 2015, in the state of the art entertainment tent across the street from Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. Photography by John Beach
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On June 12, 1962, a smoldering 27-year-old Elvis Presley donned a sky blue jacket and jet black shirt for a photo session plugging his 11th film, “Girls! Girls! Girls!,” inside Paramount Studios in Hollywood. Otis Blackwell and Winfield Scott’s fabulous “Return to Sender,” which barely missed the top spot on Billboard when unleashed on September 5, 1962, served as the soundtrack’s lead single. Image Credit: Paramount Pictures / Elvis Photo Shoot Sessions

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