"Just a Little Talk with Jesus": Elvis Presley, Religious Music, and Southern Spirituality

  title={"Just a Little Talk with Jesus": Elvis Presley, Religious Music, and Southern Spirituality},
  author={Charles Reagan Wilson},
  journal={Southern Cultures},
  pages={74 - 91}
  • C. Wilson
  • Published 18 October 2006
  • Art
  • Southern Cultures
In December 1956 Elvis Presley dropped in at Sun Studios in Memphis, just as a Carl Perkins recording session was ending. Presley was now a national star, having transcended earlier that year his previous status as a regional rockabilly performer. That special day became known as the Million Dollar Session because of the supposed "million dollars" worth of talent that included Presley, Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and, briefly, Johnny Cash. An open microphone recorded a lively jam session. For the… 
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