Elvis Would be Ashamed

Just imagine a present-day Rip Van Winkle, but one who had had a longer nap than 20 years.  Let's say that he slept from 1950 through 2000. If I Can Dream... We could play records for Rip; he'd know what records are.  And say we played one record each from Roy Hamilton; Jackie Wilson; Elvis Presley; Brook Benton; Sammy Davis, Jr.; and Al Green.  If we were to instruct Rip that only one of the records came from a white singer and that we wanted him to pick which one that was, which one would Rip choose?  Don't Cry Daddy... Happy memories to you on this August 16, 2012, the 35th anniversary of the passing of the King of Rock 'n' Roll.  It has been 35 years (!) since we lost that great singer of the Good News, patriot of our nation, and race reconciler, Elvis Presley. Just imagine what it would be like to have Elvis come back to us, even for a day.  It might not be that happy day that we would like to imagine.  Rather, Elvis would be ashamed.  And...(Read Full Post)