Elvis; The Man and His Music

Bets By Bets, 8th Nov 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3qbvdl5j/
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(About Elvis Presley's ancestry blood line) Friends, did you know about Elvis Presley's ancestry? I have been doing some researching. Let me say it in a poetic story form here. I will want to add more info to this later but this is just to begin. The title reflects how I feel about Elvis Presley the man and his music. There are many surnames connected with Elvis and different sides of his ancestry that makes him interesting to me.

Elvis; The man and his music

Our world's most beloved singer was Irish,
It's not well known that German blood ran through his veins,
Elvis was deeply rooted in his mama's Jewish ancestry,
But beloved roots of his Cherokee lineage remains!

He got his good looks from some
Who could have been actors and performers too,
They were just as handsome as all get out,
They would have made all the girls cry and woo!

His Grandpa Bob Smith married a beautiful maiden,
Her name was 'Doll' and she was,
Oh I can understand why they fell for each other,
Blessed with looks that made them both fall in love!

I could go on talking and writing about this,
There are others whom I've left out this time,
But one of these days I'll write all about them,
Then my Elvis friends will be hooked on the line.

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Beautiful Maiden, Cherokee, Elvis Presleys Ancestry, German, Irish, Jewish, Lineage

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author avatar Bets
Birthplace; Dayton, Ohio; schools; Ohio, TN, & FL. Past nurse tech work. Enjoy poetry writing and have songs written & recorded demos. The early years for me were the best ones of my life.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
8th Nov 2011 (#)

I loved this, Bets. Truly a great and witty poem. You might want to check out my wikinuit bio of Elvis. It's called A Brief Biography of Elvis, plus his Horoscope.

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author avatar Bets
17th Jun 2017 (#)

It has been a long while Steve. I had lost my enthusiasm for a long time. Didn't know if I wanted to write, publish, or sing and still not sure but I am here now and thank you for your past remarks about my 'witty' poem as you call it. Thank you so much. Smiles, Bets P.S. Yes, it is now time to catch up a little so will get on over to read what you had to write about Elvis' life.

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author avatar Buzz
9th Nov 2011 (#)

Wonderful article on the King, Bets. Thanks for the info about his ancestry. :)

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author avatar Bets
17th Jun 2017 (#)

Thank you Buzz. As I mentioned I have been a long time away but I am here now and I thank you so much for the sweet comment you left me. Take care...smiles, Bets

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author avatar Retired
9th Nov 2011 (#)

I wasn't a fan of Elvis Presley until I heard "Girl of My Best Friend" for the first time. It was then I had to admit ... hey, this guy is something special. He really CAN put a song across, and he's singing it to me and for me. Thanks for sharing some of his lineage Bets. All of it new to me. Fascinating!

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author avatar Bets
17th Jun 2017 (#)

Hello there, Yes, Elvis is known as the king of music and now we both understand why. He could take an ordinary song and make it rich with his awesum voice. Thank you for commenting. smiles, Bets

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author avatar Bets
9th Nov 2011 (#)

You're so welcome Lewis. Yes! I enjoy that song also. Elvis is (was) legally considered Jewish. Why? As I was reading tonight, it is thru the mother and grandmother's lineage that the Jewish heritage is handed down to the descendents. Well, it just so happens that Elvis's maternal grandmother Octavia 'Doll' Mansell was handed down her Jewish rights and inheritance thru her Jewish mother. Thus, Elvis was Jewish but he claimed his faith as "Christian." Therefore, we have all his beautiful Gospel music we can also enjoy as he was taught in his early childhood, on. Heey Lewis, I really did enjoy bantering about this. I am so glad you enjoy his music a litttle more now because of that song. Take a bow, lol...and take care. Smiles, Bets

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author avatar Retired
9th Nov 2011 (#)

I'm also amazed at his wider European heritage. I've often wondered why he never visited England. Maybe he had one of those intuitive feelings that encourage many of us to avoid certain places? After all, look what happened to Eddie Cochran.

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author avatar Bets
17th Jun 2017 (#)

Hello, I want to say, it's not because he didn't want to visit England to perform, it was because of that manager he had...the colonel! Turned out the colonel was a stow away on a ship liner for a crime and came to Miami. When he got here he joined the circus as a loud barker. Later he went to other states if I recall the story, that's how he met Elvis and I think it was at the Louisiana Hayride. He wanted to be Elvis' manager after being manager for other stars. He knew if he went back over to England they would be looking for him for a crime he committed. That is why Elvis was not booked thru the colonel for an overseas tour.

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author avatar Bets
17th Jun 2017 (#)

{More can be looked up regarding this.}

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author avatar Retired
9th Nov 2011 (#)

Ah yes Bets that Col Tom Parker angle rings a bell. As for fog ... yep that's pretty much all Elvis would have seen in mid-to-late 1950s London winters. I remember them well.

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author avatar Retired
9th Nov 2011 (#)

Wow--what a combo--Cherokee and Jewish! Shalom Haverim! nice page, Bets. thanks for sharing.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
9th Nov 2011 (#)

Bets no wonder he was such an exciting person with such a wonderful and varied heritage, I love to listen to all his old songs, thanks Bets:0)

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author avatar Bets
9th Nov 2011 (#)

Shalom to you rama D. and also Delicia P. You delight me with wonderful comments!! I'm blushing. LOL...hahaha! Smiles, Bets

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author avatar Bets
9th Nov 2011 (#)

Gladys his mother, reminded him often to not let anyone know about them being direct descendent Jewish thru his mother and maternal grandmother. The world mostly hated Jews and he was about to embark on a new wonderful career in singing and movie making. The word for years was, "mum." It is just been coming out about this I think. I learn something new everyday. Col. Tom Parker, his manager, was an illegal alien from England I think, to the U.S. I don't think he even knew about Elvis's 'special' God-given heritage thru his maternal grandmother's side. Yet the Presley family was a proclaimed and was a Christian family. That's the way Elvis was raised. His great uncle started and built their church in Tupelo, Mississippi.

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author avatar Bets
9th Nov 2011 (#)

Gladys picked cotton when Elvis was a baby. The women wore aprons with lengthy trains and that's where the babies slept while the mommies were picking southern grown Mississippi cotton. Elvis would lay there and drink on his bottle and sleep while Gladys worked the fields with others just to make a buck or two. The Presley, (like so many southerners of that day), were very poor people but they had family and love all around them.

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author avatar Bets
9th Nov 2011 (#)

I loved Elvis's song he sang on stage and recorded, "American Trilogy" Says, "Oh I wished I was in the land of cotton, old times there are not forgotton, look away~ look away ~ look away Dixie land." Etc. Eventually, Elvis moved back to Memphis, Tennessee after his long sprint out in California making movies and where he decided to live during that time and when he married Cilla, (as he made reference to her given name.)

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author avatar Maria Malone
10th Nov 2011 (#)

Wow, didn't know that about Elvis, thanks for this enjoyable read!

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author avatar Bets
17th Jun 2017 (#)

Hello Maria, It has been a while being here. Seeing comments warms my heart...thank you! Yes, there is so much more with this remarkable stars' life. I will try to find time to engage more soon for you and the other friends at this page would find everything so amazing, especially more about Gladys beginnings.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
11th Nov 2011 (#)

Hi Bets,
The song you mentioned,
"Oh I wished I was in the land of cotton, old times there are not forgotten," sounds marvelous, I'm going to search for it and enjoy!

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author avatar Bets
11th Nov 2011 (#)

Hello, good evening Rathna, I found an excellent version for you. Oh please do watch this and let me know how you liked it. Remembering you're watching a Jewish decendent, Cherokee Indian, who also had European status as well. It was reported by a reliable source tha Elvis had a nose fix job to not reveal his Jewish blending & traits. It is also reported that El loved his Jewish roots so much he donated $150.000 thousand dollars to the Jewish Community Center. Now I have a little more undesrstanding of where all those traits came from, his love for Gospel music as well, his dancing on stage and his high voice at times during performances. You've got it all here; the total package, The king of the music industry is still taking care of business, (TCB'n), by his movies and music raking in millions of thousands of dollars each year. wow, stunning as is this great performance of,
"AMERICAN TRILOGY. " http://video.search.yahoo.com/video/play?p=youtube%20elvis%20american%20trilogy&tnr=21&vid=1188851156341&l=240&turl=http%3A%2F%2Fts2.mm.bing.net%2Fvideos%2Fthumbnail.aspx%3Fq%3D1188851156341%26id%3D88f19f02123d126e6c1163530c80a99f%26bid%3DYopk4egHN43VOQ%26bn%3DThumb%26url%3Dhttp%253a%252f%252fwww.youtube.com%252fwatch%253fv%253dRxlGOxdgdhg&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DRxlGOxdgdhg&sigr=11aktfksa&newfp=1&tit=Elvis+An+american+trilogy+1972

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
12th Nov 2011 (#)

Wow, Bets!
How anyone forgets?

What a great introduction you gave me of Elvis Presley!

The total package, I agree, I enjoyed watching him with such a fervor and melody.

I came to know that over 465 versions of "An American Trilogy" have been recorded by different artists.

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author avatar Bets
12th Nov 2011 (#)

Thnx Rathna for letting me know. You added a little more info too. I hope this finds you well. Take care.
Smiles, Bets

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author avatar Bridgitte Williams
13th Nov 2011 (#)

Fabulous and no, I did not know all of this! :-) I loved the family tree with. spectacular article. He is forever the king of rock and roll!

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author avatar Bets
13th Nov 2011 (#)

Thank you so much Bridgette; your comments mean so much. I enjoy knowing more about Elvis because of the intrigue of the man. Smiles, Bets

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author avatar Tranquilpen
13th Nov 2011 (#)

That was a refreshing read about the King.Thank you

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author avatar Bets
17th Jun 2017 (#)

Tranquilpen, there is so much more I want to write especially about his mother Gladys' early beginnings. Thank you for your sweet comment. Smiles, Bets

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author avatar Denise O
14th Nov 2011 (#)

I have been thinking of my mama lately and she was a huge Elvis fan and when I was younger, she brought me with her. Mama use to let me watch the Elvis movies that came on late on a saturday night and to this day, I still love his movies. Heck, with all that good blood running through his veins, no wonder he was all he was. Gotta love it. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Bets
15th Nov 2011 (#)

Heey Denise, that was a fantastic write up on how you felt about Elvis. Great hearing about your expreriences about your mom and how you would see him on the weekend. I agree with you. Thnx for commenting. I'll be seeing you back here again soon. Smiles, Bets

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author avatar Bets
28th Oct 2015 (#)

Thank you all for commenting. I appreciate you each very much. Steve, I'm interested in reading your biography of Elvis. Will soon and thnx for the invite. Watch for comments when I do cause I'm sure there will be more from me, lol Smiles, Bets

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