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Monday, October 01, 2018
When Japan Summits Elvis Presley's Hit Jailhouse Rock
This posting is not about Japanese Elvis Presley Tribute Artistes but about the interpretation of the song Jailhouse Rock. Listen to how the Japanese lyrics combine well with the English words used. They really locked it. Oooooh!
You heard and witnessed the Hindi or Bollywood version earlier; here are two more versions from the land of the rising sun. Compare them, as both are serious interpretations, one a Japanese copy but the other a totally new ideal about county jail conditions.
Masaaki Hirao with Jailhouse Rock (1958). Video from Legends Never Die. Thank you.
Listen first to the copy version, from JEPTA (Japan's Elvis Presley Tribute Artiste) Masaaki Hirao's and the other a true depiction of what really happened in that jail that used to house Elvis, with sound effects and all.
Please take these musicians seriously 😎.
Because they do.
And a big thank you to the people behind these wonderful videos without whom these postings would never have been available.
Elvis Presley's Jailhouse Rock Video by rotocanum. Thank you very much. This posting is for good friend Michael Bangar, whose understanding of the pop music world, both locally and internationally is beyond many of us. I am sure he has much to say about these interpretations. Images and Videos: Google and YouTube.