Ultra Rare Tribute To Elvis – “We Remember The King” by Johnny Cash & Orbison

On Lisa Marie Presley’s Twitter account, she posted a rare music video on July 12th, 2015.

“I’ve never seen this before a friend just sent it to me :Johnny Cash – We Remember The King (1985)”

Like Lisa Marie, I’ve never seen or heard of this ultra-rare tribute to Elvis Presley.  The song is credited to the Man in Black, Johnny Cash, but it’s actually a Sun Records reunion of four of Elvis’ contemporaries from back in the Fifties.   Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis become a new version of the Traveling Wilburys paying homage to The King of Rock and Roll.   The song was part of an album titled “Class of ’55” that included tracks like “Birth of Rock and Roll” (Carl Perkins), “Sixteen Candles” (Jerry Lee Lewis), and “Coming Home” (Orbison).   @LisaPresley


The Elvis tribute album, “Class of ’55” went out with a bang concluding with an extended version of  “Big Train From Memphis”.  John Fogerty of CCR gathered an all-star roster of The Judds, June Carter Cash, Dave Edmunds, Sam Phillips, and Ricky Nelson’s last recorded vocal for the epic finale.   The song merged lyrics from some of Sun Records biggest hits “Blue Suede Shoes”, “That’s Alright Mama”, “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On”, and “Folsom Prison Blues”.   Fogerty also recorded a solo version of the song for his 1985 comeback album “Centerfield”.