Kentucky Rain – You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ – (Elvis Tribute Set) – 24K Gold Music Shows
“Kentucky Rain” came out later in Elvis’ career than some of his biggest hits. It was released in 1970 and peaked on the charts at number 16. That did not stop this song from becoming a memorable and beloved classic. It is a powerful love ballad that tells the tale of a man going to desperate extremes searching for his love after she left with no explanation. The words paint the most vivid of pictures and the “cold Kentucky rain” has left many a listener with shivers.
Eddie Rabbitt was an up and coming young singer songwriter who co-wrote “Kentucky Rain”, along with Dick Heard. Rabbitt had the go ahead to record and release the song from a record company but as things would go, someone played the song for Elvis before the recording took place. Eddie knew his song would be successful if Elvis did the recording so Eddie gave way and Elvis recorded the original release. After Eddie Rabbitt’s career took off he did record a cover version of “Kentucky Rain” as an album release.
Before the second song on this video clip Doyle explains that Elvis recorded 741 songs. Elvis was not the original artist for many of the recordings but when he wanted to record a song most felt it was an honor to give way to the “King of Rock and Roll” to record it. True to the ways of a king, Elvis would take songs and make them bigger and better. He had top notch musicians and vocalists to back him up and he was masterful at adding just the right amount of intensity to draw you into the song.”You Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” was no exception. Elvis released, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” in 1970 on his album, “That’s The Way It Is”. The Righteous Brothers’ original 1964 recording of “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” reached the number one spot on the charts and has remained a classic favorite.