Gillian Everett

Gillian Everett

Posted on 07/10/2015


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Can't help falling in love with you

Can't help falling in love with you
"Can't Help Falling in Love" is a pop song originally recorded by American singer Elvis Presley and published by Gladys Music, Elvis Presley's publishing company. It was written by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss. The melody is based on "Plaisir d'amour" (1784), a popular romance by Jean Paul Egide Martini (1741–1816). It was featured in Elvis Presley's 1961 film, Blue Hawaii.
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Wise men say only fools rush in
but I can't help falling in love with you
Shall I stay
would it be a sin
If I can't help falling in love with you

Like a river flows surely to the sea
Darling so it goes
some things are meant to be
take my hand, take my whole life too
for I can't help falling in love with you

Blue Hawaii - Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love 1961.avi
www.youtube.com/watch?v=roh2vIM_EAA


Elvis image from buzzjack.com/forums/Elvis-Fender-Guitar-t138281.html

Background palms from our garden 11 July 2015.

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Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett
Blues prophet Robert Johnson (1911–38) and other early blues guitarists captivated listeners with a new way of playing their instrument. Sliding a steel bar or other hard object over the strings to change the guitar’s pitch, they created a sound eerily like that of a weeping or singing human voice...
Scholars have mostly agreed that the slide style was directly influenced by the “diddley bow” or “jitter-bug,” a single-stringed instrument they say was carried to America by West African slaves. The more likely story, John W. Troutman argues in Southern Cultures, is that the musical technique popularized in the Mississippi Delta came from traveling Native Hawaiian musicians...
In American sales of recorded music in 1916, Hawaiian guitar tunes topped all other genres...
References to Hawaii showed up in song titles (“Blue Hawaii,” “Hawaiian Harmony Blues”), and some blues musicians, such as Huddie Ledbetter (1888–1949), better known as Lead Belly, played Native Hawaiian ditties.
“Steelin’ the Slide: Hawai‘i and the Birth of the Blues Guitar” by John W. Troutman. Southern Cultures, Spring 2013.
wilsonquarterly.com/quarterly/the-american-quest-for-redemption/hawaiis-unexpected-role-in-american-blues-music/
2 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Very creative and a good entry to the challenge.
2 years ago.
Shuttering Yukon
Shuttering Yukon
oh cool, great processing either that or you know something we don't!
2 years ago.
Gillian Everett has replied to Shuttering Yukon
Thanks Wendi. Elvis, strumming away in my garden :-)
2 years ago.
k.e.s_kloset
k.e.s_kloset
This is so "Elvissy" Gillian! I love it!! (Wonderful song too.)
2 years ago.
H C
H C
Very creative and well done.
2 years ago.
PaulOClassic©
PaulOClassic©
Wow!
Great!

My mother took me to see Blue Hawaii when we were on holiday in Durban in December 1960 - we met up with a friend of hers who was quite shocked that I was allowed to see such a risqué movie! I was ten years old at that stage. I loved it!! ;-D
2 years ago.
Gillian Everett has replied to PaulOClassic©
I remember seeing the movie, but not the year. Glad it brought back some memories, Paul :-)
2 years ago.
Nylonbleu
Nylonbleu
"plaisir d'amour", it is singing to little children as a lulaby in France. This song was written for Marie Antoinette... So I got to follow the link and listen to Elvis Presley's version ! what a beautiful voice he got, perfect for a lulaby:love song ! a lovely discovery for me. And a very nice collage !!
2 years ago.
Gillian Everett has replied to Nylonbleu
Thanks Isabells. Yes, I was also surprised at the origin of the song :-)
2 years ago.
Janano -
Janano -
Very clever work Gillian and great information.
2 years ago.
Judith Jannetta
Judith Jannetta
Cleverly done, somehow captures the essence of Elvis
2 years ago.
PhLB - Luc Boonen
PhLB - Luc Boonen
heartbreaking sweetness, superb!
2 years ago.
Dida From Augsburg
Dida From Augsburg
Very nice work!
2 years ago.
Amazingstoker
Amazingstoker
nicely done 'tribute' image, could easily be one of his album covers . . .
2 years ago.
fragglerocks
fragglerocks
Cute :)
2 years ago.
Valfal
Valfal
A wonderful tribute to Elvis, and I really appreciate all the history of both the song and the slide guitar!
2 years ago.
Clickity Click
Clickity Click
Oh wow what memories that song just brought back ...(no I'm not explaining ... lol ) Clever presentation and thanks for the backup information. :)
2 years ago.
charlie b
charlie b
Gotta love the man for what he did. Great job
2 years ago.
Coco
Coco
Wonderful tribute to a great entertainer. Very pretty.
2 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm)
Indycaver (Norm)
Cool image Gillian! Well done!
2 years ago.
Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett
Thanks everyone, I really appreciate your feedback :-)
2 years ago.
Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma
you seem to like Elvis, interesting introduction, I am a big fan of Robert Johnson.
Nice picture
2 years ago.
s@ssyl@ssy
s@ssyl@ssy
great work !!!!!!!!
2 years ago.
Cathlon
Cathlon
Interesting take on the challenge Gillian and nicely processed.
2 years ago.
Chrissy
Chrissy
super Arbeit und eine tolle Idee!
2 years ago.