ELVIS & JD SUMNER WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH & CRY
Watch This ‘Why Me Lord? ‘ Duet From Elvis & JD & Witness The Personality Of Our King
This version of ‘Why Me Lord’ is such a beautiful look into Elvis’s personality, he & J.D sing the song impeccably while giving the song an incredible human edge.
They jointly convey the true essence of a song originally penned and sung by Kris Kristofferson. A song about humbling one self in front of God after experiencing a world full of hedonism.
The humor that Elvis bestows in this song amplifies the very human perspective this song was originally coming from.
This song must have sunk into the core of not only Elvis but of J.D also, for although they were treated like Kings they knew they were and felt very like men with the highs and lows of humanity.
The friendship between these two men which began when Elvis was only 14 years old is evident through this video, and the photos during the beautiful song will bring tears to your eyes.
J.D credits Elvis for helping him on the road to recovery from addiction and for keeping his wife through his struggles with alcohol, the relationship that began as J.D mentoring Elvis turned into Elvis mentoring J.D.
It is said that Elvis was a huge fan of J.D Sumner from the age of 16, Elvis considered J.D to be one of the best gospel singers of the day. The King apparently snuck into J.D’s performances at the Ellis auditorium in Memphis. Elvis and J.D became good friends in the 1960’s and because Elvis respected and admired J.D’s ability to capture the power of gospel music he invited J.D and his band to record his gospel tracks and to perform on stage along side Elvis. They were on the road and in the studio for 5 years a testament to their incredible bond.
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