I just heard the song 40 Cups of Coffee by Ella Mae Morse. While looking it up, I found stories of how Elvis Presley once told her that “she” had taught him how to sing, from her records that he listened to when he was young! That’s quite the compliment to be getting, if you ask me!
If you listen to some of the songs Ella was famous for recording, though, before Elvis came along, you could definitely hear the style and elements of Elvis’ famous recordings. I’ve included a few below, including Cow Cow Boogie and 40 Cups of Coffee. She also did other famous versions of songs like Hurry on Down and Fine Brown Frame (love that song!), but I wasn’t able to find them online to share. So enjoy the two I did fine below and see if you can see how she influenced Elvis!
I did not create these, but I got them on Facebook and cannot determine their creators on the Net so I don’t have links to their sources. I did touch them up to give more contrast, line-up a few things, remove advertisements from sites which stole them and advertised themselves on them, and so on. These are better than their originals. As for theme, these are Japanese anime and manga posters, but those with humans in them rather than other creatures.
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Bleach or Burīchi (ブリーチ)
Final Fantasy or Fainaru Fantajī (ファイナルファンタジー)
Merubura (メルブラ ), sometimes known as Melty Blood (メルティブラッド Meruti Buraddo)
Street Fighters or SF (ストリートファイター Sutorīto Faitā)
Tekken or Iron Fist (鉄拳)
The first is Bleach or Burīchi(ブリーチ).
The second is Final Fantasy or Fainaru Fantajī (ファイナルファンタジー. I’ll let you figure out what it’s about if you don’t know and/or can’t guess. 🙂 )
The third is a Merubura (メルブラ ) set that is sometimes known in English as Melty Blood, as per the Wikipedia entry (メルティブラッド Meruti Buraddo), is a visual novel and fighting game, co-developed by dōjin circles Type-Moon and French-Bread, originally released at Comiket on December 2002. That English name somehow just seems like a very poor translation.
The fourth is the Street Fighter or SF (ストリートファイター Sutorīto Faitā) set. Guess what it’s about? Of course, I should mention there are Japanese themes not about fighting and war, like the ever gentle Hello Kitty.
The final one is a Tekken or Iron Fist (鉄拳) set. It, too, is a fighting video game.