We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Elvis Presley also did Blue Moon of Kentucky. While there was hyping of Elvis after he hit the national stage, recordings like this show he was the real deal, someone who took from many sources to create his own music. "They've been looking for something new in the folk music field for a long time, and I think you've got it." I'm sure Pete Seeger would have agreed.
Here's what i'd have to say, if i had to say it, a masterpiece of bluegrass folk. Tho the recording cuts off the last part of the last note and tantamounts spray painting the spot on the Mona Lisa that you study last just before you wander off to another part of the Lerrrv, still this virtuouso, from Doc Watson's trailing guitar picking (you need you headphones for full effect) --chords a note at a time, running scales really, behind Bill Monroe's easy vocals on the old 18th century murder ballad Banks of the Ohio, to the two of 'em's vocal harmony on the chorus, done old-timey style with Watson singing the 'high 7th' bridge, this is old and very special.
And for Gringo's exploring those folk fusions of Elvis's, this is Elvis really going smokey on the Dylan that Dylan himself oncew said was his favorite (tho he never recorded it on an album, it is said, performing it only)-- Tomorrow is a Long Time (if you're sentimental and/or Elvis fan or just a little bit nostalgic for your head-over-heels youth, grab a hankie):