About The Song

Remember when Elvis Presley was just a young man with a dream and a guitar? Before the electrifying stage presence, the throngs of screaming fans, and the sequined jumpsuits, there was a raw talent yearning to be heard. “Blue Moon”, released in 1954, offers a glimpse into this early Elvis, a time when rock and roll was still finding its voice.

This “Blue Moon” isn’t the smooth, sophisticated ballad sung by the likes of Frank Sinatra. Elvis’s version is a stripped-down, almost folksy affair. Accompanied simply by Scotty Moore’s rhythmic guitar and Bill Black’s pulsing bass, Elvis lets his voice take center stage.

Now, Elvis’s voice in this early recording is a revelation. It’s not yet the powerhouse instrument it would become, but it already possesses a captivating quality. There’s a youthful vulnerability in his delivery, a yearning that perfectly complements the melancholic tone of the song.

The lyrics themselves paint a picture of quiet desperation. The narrator stands alone under a Blue Moon, a celestial symbol often associated with loneliness and longing. He pours his heart out, yearning for love and companionship. There’s a simplicity to the words, but Elvis infuses them with a sincerity that tugs at the heartstrings.

“Blue Moon” might not be a rock and roll anthem, but it’s a song that showcases Elvis’s potential. It’s a testament to his ability to connect with listeners on an emotional level, even with a simple melody and heartfelt lyrics. This early recording is a reminder that the King of Rock and Roll wasn’t just about the spectacle. He was, at his core, a gifted storyteller with a voice that could express a range of emotions, from the raw ache of heartbreak to the joyous energy that would soon define his career. So, put on your headphones, close your eyes, and let Elvis transport you back to a simpler time, a time when a young man with a guitar sang his heart out under a Blue Moon.