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It's still here

COVERED BY ELVIS

It's Still Here


recording date elvis: Wednesday 19 may ( 1971 ) ;studio
first release:


originally by: Ivory Joe Hunter

recording year: mid 1960's
originally written by: hunter
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album: this is my country

Born: October 10, 1914
Died: November 8, 1974
Country: United States



Ivory Joe Hunter was born in Kirbyville, Texas, in 1914. He made his first recording on a Library of Congress cylinder in 1933, but it was not until the mid-1940s that he would start to make commercial recordings, initially with Johnny Moore's Three Blazers. By the 1950s he was enjoying regular R&B chart success, but in the 1960s he turned to country music and made regular appearances at the Grand Old Opry. He recorded "It's Still Here" as part of his mid-1960's LP "This Is My Country." A smoker, Ivory Joe Hunter died of lung cancer in 1974.
Elvis admired Ivory Joe Hunter and sang several of his songs throughout his career: "My Wish Came True," "I Need You So," Ain't That Loving You, Baby" and "I Will Be True," as well as "It's Still Here." Although issued as studio recordings, both "I Will Be True" and "It's Still Here" are examples of Elvis singing for himself at a studio piano, during a break in the actual recording proceedings (as, indeed, is "I Will Take You Home Again Kathleen").


It's Still Here
performed by:
Ivory Joe Hunter

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It's Still Here
performed by:
Elvis Presley

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