Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Elvis Presley : Joshua Fit The Battle
Elvis Presley spent Halloween of 1960 recording this traditional song for his first gospel album, His Hand In Mine. Elvis knew something about the power of music. But no matter how much he shook his hips and sneered, its doubtful he could have brought down the walls of Jericho the way the Bible says Joshua and his army of Israelites did with their trumpets.
Elvis loved gospel music. As the liner notes on His Hand In Mine read "Church music and hymns made up the first music Elvis Presley ever heard. Church music was also the first music Elvis ever sang. It was as natural to him as nursery rhymes and Mother Goose are to other children". Elvis dedicated the album to his mother.