A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
- Parents say
- Kids say
What's the story?
BLUE SUEDE SHOES: ELVIS SONGS FOR KIDS brings Elvis Presley's music to new generations of young listeners -- presented to them by an ensemble of their peers. The lead singers and ensemble are mostly kids, with a few exceptions (most notably, the humorous apparition of Elvis at the end of \"We're Gonna Move\"). Elvis purists may not appreciate having their favorites reinterpreted and rearranged, but some kids are bound to prefer the more contemporary approach on this album.
Is it any good?
While the quality of musicianship remains strong throughout the album, some of the young performers aren't quite up to the challenge of conveying Elvis's distinctive vocal style: Weak delivery and limited range in "All Shook Up" and "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear" mar an otherwise fun recording.