After writing for Inkposts, Alan Ernest tells us what he listens to:
“One that touches me most is the Elvis Presley recording of ‘My Happiness’ in 1953 for the Sun label purported made for his mother (although there might be some doubts about that now).
Eighteen years old when he made it there is little wonder that Sam Phillips secretary did not erase the disc. The poignancy of the voice lingers still. Had she done so and not produced it a year later when Phillips was looking for a white person who could feel the Blues – then the whole course of popular music may have been different. Elvis was the driving force – but more importantly, he inspired a whole generation of would-be artists.”