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There are a lot of different genres of music to choose from, but this week we thought we would showcase Elvis Presley in honor of his birthday January 8, 1935. There is a new release Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra that features Elvis’ voice that we all know yet with a lush orchestral background. We have many Gospel albums featuring “How Great Thou Art”, “He Touched Me”, and “Amazing Grace”. How about some songs from his various movies including Blue Hawaii, Jailhouse Rock, G.I. Blues, and Viva Las Vegas? Freegal also has some live albums where you can feel like you are there with Elvis Live in Memphis, Las Vegas, or Hawaii complete with applause. Perhaps you would like some of the earlier works such as the Sun Record recordings and even The Complete Louisiana Hayride Archives 1954-1956.