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Transforming Country to Rock and Roll

Rock historian Ed Ward looks back at Elvis Presley's early recording session, which show that the singer borrowed as much from white country music as he did from the blues.

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Other segments from the episode on August 11, 1987

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 11, 1987: Interview with Martin Garbus; Commentary on Elvis Presley's country music influences; Interview with Jenny Holzer; Review of Bruce Duffy's novel "The…

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