Memphis Tennessee – a favorite love song

Memphis Tennessee is one of my all time favorite love songs, and every so often I take my guitar and play and sing it. It has such a nice beat, and playing it in the key of D, I love doing those weird notes that make it so special. I was written by Chuck Berry, and it seems like just about every singer likes to sing this song.

1. Johnny Rivers “live” on American Bandstand TV 1964 (Dick Clark)

The first time I heard Memphis Tennessee was by Johnny Rivers on the radio in Bulawayo.

2. Elvis Presley – Memphis Tennessee – a favorite love song

Many years later I heard the Elvis version. When I visited Graceland in 1983, the bus took us to The Sun Studio and a tour of Memphis.

3. The Ventures “live”

Back in the 70’s I bought a record of the Ventures where they played each guitar part separately and then put them all together to teach people how to play the song in all the different parts.

4. Buck Owens and his Buckaroos “live” TV show

5. Jerry Lee Lewis – “live “ in Paris, France 1989 (James Burton)

6. Chuck Berry – “live” London BBC TV 1972

7. John Lennon and Chuck Berry “live” on The Mike Douglas TV show

8. The Rolling Stones “live”

9. Jarvis Cocker “live”

10. Johnny Rivers – “live” 1973

11. Mickey Jupp “live”

12. The Express Band – “live”

13. Cliff Richard – “live”

Sir Cliff sings a lot of my favorite love songs.

14. Elvis Presley – “live” recording

We saw Elvis “live” in Reno back in 1976. The women were screaming!

15. Leonard Adam – “LIVE”

16. The Dodge Brothers – “live”

17. Glen Campbell and John Hartford – “live” – plus banjo jam

18. MGB – “live” – plus Little sister

19. Prisioneros del Rock ’n Roll – “live”

20. The Astronauts – “live” on TV Hollywood A Go-Go 1965

In 1965 I used to visit Tony Law in Bulawayo, and watch the Hollywood a go go show on the TV. Sue Law was his sister. It brings back lots of memories.

21. Dave Clark Five

22. Roy Orbison

23. Vince Taylor 1961

I had never heard of Vince Taylor before hearing him singing Memphis Tennessee. Apparently he was a big hit in France.

24. Pat Boone

Pat Boone sings a lot of my favorite love songs, and I enjoyed hearing him sing Memphis Tennessee.

25. Chuck Berry “live” 1972

26. Bobby Bare and Waylon Jennings

27. The Beatles

28. Carl Perkins

29. Tom Jones

30. Rod Stewart and The Small Faces

31. Jerry Lee Lewis “live” 1981

32. Dave Berry “live”

33. Terry White Band – “live” (Netherlands I think)

34. George Thorogood – extra verses

35. The Animals

36. The Walkers

37. Tyler Kealey

38. The Barbarians

39. Wilson Pickett

40. Al Green

43. Conjunto Madrigal

41. Bill Black’s Combo

42. Lonnie Mack

43. Johnny A. – “live” guitar plus more

44. Danyel Gerard “live” – in French (I think)

45. Johnny Hallyday – in French (I think)

46. Bern Spier – in German

47. Eddy Mitchell – in French (I think)

48. Davoli – (not sure what language)

49. Norman Knight – in French (I think)

50. Eric – playing guitar

51. Kirby – guitar lesson

52. John Stipe – guitar lick

53. Guitar lesson


Favorite Gospel Songs by Willie Nelson

Last year I heard that Willie Nelson had died, I so decided to do a tribute to him of some of my favorite gospel songs that he wrote and sang. When I checked his history, I found out that apparently he hasn’t died, and it was just a hoax. I don’t know him personally, so I cannot tell for sure. Some time ago I did a section on my favorite love songs that he sings, but anyway, I have decided to go ahead and honor him regarding the spiritual songs that he sang. A friend told me once that he wished he had given his mother flowers while she was alive. So here are some “flowers” for Mr. Nelson.

1. Just a closer walk with Thee

This is the very first song I ever sung in front of an audience, and I forgot most of the words.

2. How great Thou art

This is my favorite gospel song for worshiping God.

3. Just as I am

4. Amazing grace

5. The lily of the valley

6. Unclouded day

7. I’ll fly away

8. Were you there when they crucified my Lord

9. Family Bible – One of my favorite gospel songs written by Willie Nelson

10. Farther along

11. Where He leads me

12. Showers of blessing

13. It is no secret

14. In God’s eyes

The write up says this favorite gospel song was also written by Mr. Willie Nelson. It has some very good words.

15. Kneel at the feet of Jesus

This is a swinging song with a good message.

16. Where the soul never dies

17. Gather at the river

18. I’d rather have Jesus

19. What a friend we have in Jesus

20. Just a little talk with Jesus

There are lots of people who hate Jesus, so it is nice to see that Mr. Willie Nelson believes in Jesus. I also have a gospel site with lots more of his songs if you would like to check it out at:



Blue eyes crying in the rain – one of my favorite love songs

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Blue eyes crying in the rain is one of my favorite love songs, sung here by many different singers around the world. I hope you find some of your favorite singers. Sorry I haven’t listed all of them, but I got tired. I will start with the ladies first.

1. Patricia Romania

I think this lady is from Brazil.

2. Olivia Newton-John

From Australia.

3. Shania Twain and Willie Nelson

4. Heidi Hauge

From Norway.

5. Kitten

From New Zealand.

6. Vanny Bourne

7. Emmylou Harris and Roy Acuff

8. Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty

9. Louise Morrisey

This is an Irish lady singing Blue eyes crying in the rain.

10. Lulu Belle and Scot Wiseman

11. Virginia Lee and Slim Whitman

Virginia Lee was from South Africa.

12. Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson made Blue eyes crying in the rain a big hit in the USA.

13. Elvis Presley

14. Vince Gill

15. Slim Whitman

16. Charley Pride

17. Foster and Allen

Some more Irish singer singing Blue eyes crying in the rain.

18. Roy Acuff

This is the original singer of the song.

19. Ray Dylan

I think this good looking chap is from Holland.

20. UB40

It looks like these folks are from Hawaii.

21. Ferlin Husky

22. Daniel O’Donnell

A famous singer from Ireland. It is amazing how favorite love songs go all around the world.

23. Chet Atkins

24. Bjøro Håland

A singer from Norway.

25. Floyd Cramer

26. Sons of the Pioneers

27. Hank Williams

28. Dwight Yoakam – Willie Nelson tribute

29. George Canyon

30. Hendry Sahilatua and old friends

I think these folks are from Jakarta.

31. Oscar Rexhauser

A singer from Holland.

32. The Mavericks

33. Slim Whitman and Byron and Whitman – Blue eyes crying in the rain.- one of my favorite love songs

34. Fred Rose – Songwriters hall of fame

I was curious about the writer of this song, and you can see his picture here.

35. Fred Rose – American songwriter

I admire good songwriters, and you can read his history here.
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Favorite love songs by Blake Shelton

The other day I was waiting in the car for my family, changing stations on the radio to save boredom, and I heard the tail end of a song about going to the dentist. I found it was Blake Shelton, so I have added him to my favorite love songs.

1. Some beach

I can relate so much to the things in this song, like the dentist, the parking lot, the man in the electric wheelchair, and the road rage guy. This is now one of my favorite music videos of all time. I love the way he keeps his cool through all the stressful situations.

2. Home

For many years I was a solo singer, and got so lonely.

3. God gave me you

4. You’re the reason God made Oklahoma – with Miranda Lambert

5. Doin’ what she likes

6. Lonely tonight – with Ashley Monroe

7. Honey Bee – My favorite love song video by Blake Shelton

What a guy has to do to try and win a girl’s heart!

8. Austin

This is a favorite love song for many people.

9. Goodbye time

10. The Baby

11. Ol’ Red

This is a very interesting song.

12. Over

Blake Shelton has got many songs on the YouTube, but I am just sharing these ones as my favorite love songs because these are the ones I relate to. I remember seeing Blake Shelton as a judge on the voice TV show, but I had never heard him sing before, as I am more into the old country music.

13. Savior’s shadow


Favorite love songs by The Kendalls

Many years ago I saw The Kendalls on the TV, and I loved their singing and music. I have found a whole bunch of favorite love songs that they sing, and I hope you enjoy them. A lot of their famous songs are cheating songs, which I don’t agree with, so I have kept them to a minimum, and posted a whole lot of other songs which I think are very nice.

1. If you’re waiting on me, you’re backing up “live”

2. I’m already blue “live”

3. Moving train “live”

4. Bye bye love “live” – One of my favorite love songs

5. If you break my heart “live”

6. Blue blue day “live”

7. I had a lovely time “live”

8. If you let him drive you crazy, he will “live”

9. Making believe “live”

10. Thank God for the radio “live”

I used to drive taxi, and it was so good to have the radio late at night in a far away town.

11. My baby left me “live”

The Kendalls make me think of the Elvis song.

12.  My Baby’s gone “live”

13. Leaving on a jet plane “live”

14. Make a dance “live”

15. Sweet desire “live” in Germany

16. Jamboree in the hills 1982 “live”

The Kendalls sure sing to big crowds.

17. Old fashioned love

18. Try me again

19. I’d dance every dance with you

20. Put it off until tomorrow

21. Mandolin man

22. Heart of the matter

23. Heartaches by the number

This was one of my favorite love songs when I was young.

24. Crying time

Another one of my favorite love songs.

25. Don’t let me cross over

This was a big hit for Jim Reeves in the country that I come from. I remember singing this song at a hotel where the manager was having an affair with the secretary. When I sung it, they looked at each other, and she quit her job. So this used to be one of my favorite love songs when I was a pop singer.

26. Curtain in the window

27. Honey Dew

28. Precious love

29. Let me get lost

30. Falling in love

31. I’ll be faithful to you

32. If you don’t want the fire

33. Don’t call me your only sunshine

34. She thinks I still care

35. Big silver jet

36. Diesel Gypsy

37. Never my love

38. Flaming eyes

39. Make me your kind of woman

40. That’s what I get for thinking

41. Four wheel drive

42. Everything I own

43. I don’t do like that no more

44. It’s raining on my hero

45. Wildflower

46. I’m dreaming again

47. Love chooses you

The next three songs are Jeannie, because her father passed away.

48. I wonder where you are tonight

49. Timeless and true love – Jeannie Kendall and Alan Jackson

The Kendalls also recorded a number of country gospel songs. You can hear some of them on my other website:


Elvis Impersonators

There are probably hundreds of guys who are Elvis Impersonators, singing his favorite love songs, but I would like to share a few with you.

1. Andy Kaufman on the Johnny Carson Show

“Love me” and “Blue suede shoes.” I think this guy is very funny.

2. Andy Kaufman  on the Johnny Cash Show

“That’s when your heartaches begin.”

3. Andy Kaufman – Treat me nice

Johnny Cash said that Andy was Elvis’ favorite impersonator.

4. Ben Portsmouth at Collingwood

When I was typing it, I made an error and typed Dollingwood! Maybe Dolly Parton will come next! This is Ben singing “I can’t stop loving you” – one of my own personal favorite love songs.

5. Shawn Klush at Collingwood 2013

One of the ultimate Elvis Impersonator winners. CC Rider.

6. Wayne Fontaine – When my blue moon turns to gold again.

He plays the guitar real good!

7. Martin Fontaine – (make up man) – Hound Dog

The make up is incredible. All of these artists are so incredible, and do such wonderful imitations of the king.

8. Donny Edwards – alias The king

It is very interesting to hear Donny’s story of how people persuaded him to get into it.

9. Chris Connor – Rise of a Legend

He looks a lot like Elvis.

10. Darren Lee – Walk a mile in my shoes

This is a good song – the words are so true. So many people love to criticize, when they don’t know what it’s like to be in your shoes.

11. 2012 Memphis finalists

So many Elvis Impersonators. Looks like the women love it!

12. Cody Ray Slaughter at Collingwood 2012

“Shake, rattle and roll, baby.”

13. Elvis Impersonator – Dean Z  – Las Vegas 2014

Receives the “Heart of the king” award, then goes into action. Wow, Dean does all the moves of the king in just a couple of songs. He is very good at his imitation. I wonder how his girlfriend feels about him kissing all the girls.

14. Priscilla at Collingwood 2014

Wow, it is so nice to see her. She is the real deal. The ex-wife. Up close and personal. Knows all about him. I read her book some years back. She is a year older than me – I just looked it up.

15. Jim Carrey – Blue suede shoes

I think this might be part of a movie.

16. David Scott – Always on my mind

It is sad to see he died so young.

17. A Canadian woman looking for her father – he turns out to be an Elvis impersonator in Thailand.

I saw this on the news the other week, and I thought it was very interesting.

18. Colin “Elvis” Young

She found her Daddy!

19. Ray Stevens – I saw Elvis in a UFO

I saw Elvis and a UFO, but not at the same time! This guy is so funny.

20. Elvis Priestly at Silky O’Sullivan’s

21. Elvis Priestly – Eternity Rolls

22. Gospel Elvis – Leland Johnson

I have had his poster on my bedroom wall for the last 20 years!


To book “Gospel Elvis” Leland Johnson for your next event please call 403-607-4434 or visit website:

I also have a gospel site:

Favorite Love Songs by Shania Twain

Shania Twain is hugely popular, as you can see from the amount of views she gets, and the massive crowds at the “live” performances, and I think she writes a lot of her own favorite love songs.

1. Whose bed have your boots been under

2. Any man of mine

3. Man, I feel like a woman

4. From this moment on

5. Forever and always

Love is supposed to be forever, so this is one of my favorite love songs.

6. You’re still the one

7. That don’t impress me much

8. You’ve got a way

9. I ain’t no quitter

I admire the way that Shania Twain has such a strength of character in her singing favorite love songs. This song is a real lesson on not to quit when things get rough.

10. Don’t be stupid

11. Up!

12. No one needs to know

13. Love gets me every time

14. When you kiss me

15. Honey I’m home –”live”

16. What made you say that

17. Home ain’t where his heart is anymore

It is very sad to see her marriage crumble.

18. I’m outta here (video)

19. I’m outta here  “live”

20. Any man of mine “live”

21. Man! I feel like a woman – “live” – a favorite love song by Shania Twain

22. I’m gonna  getcha for good  “live”

23. Rock this country  “live”

These “live” shows by Shania Twain are incredible. The people love her so much.

24. Blue eyes crying in the rain

It is a tradition to end a country show with a gospel song, so I am using this favorite love song as an example. The song say: “When we meet again up yonder.” So it is talking about heaven. I also have a gospel website if anyone is interested:


Favorite Love Songs by Ray Stevens

I find Ray Stevens to be a very funny guy. Here are some funny songs, and also some favorite love songs.

1. Taylor Swift is stalking me

I wonder what Taylor Swift thinks of this song. I hope she doesn’t sue him.

2. The Mississippi squirrel revival

This is one of his crazy songs.

3. Gitarzan

A friend had this record back in the sixties. I guess you could classify this as a favorite love song between him and Jane.

4. The Pirate song

I thought this was going to be about Johnny Depp.

5. The Haircut song

Ray Stevens has a wild imagination.

6. Grandpa voted Democrat

I have heard of Mugabe having votes from people who were dead.

7. The Global Warming song

8. Throw the bums out

9. Come to the USA

My plan was to get into the USA, but it didn’t work out.

10. I’m my own grandpa

11. God save Arizona

Things are serious in the States.

12. I saw Elvis in a UFO

I enjoyed this song.

13. The camping trip

What a disaster.

14. Along came Jones

15. Obama budget plan

This is actually very serious stuff he is dealing with.

16. Obama nation


17. If 10% is good enough for Jesus

The tax people want too much. After this we are coming to the favorite love songs.

18. Unchained melody

Ray Stevens can actually sing a serious favorite love song, without goofing off.

19. Help me make it through the night

I found it very funny when he sang: “Time goes by so slowly,” and there was a sign saying: “Jail.”

20. Everything is beautiful

Jesus loves the little children.

21. Crazy – Ray Stevens singing a favorite love song

Here is a tribute to Patsy Cline.

22. Power tools

Another disaster. He should team up with Mr. Bean!

23. Turn your radio on

In country music, it is a tradition to end with a gospel song, so this is Ray Stevens doing the honor.


Guy’s names in favorite love songs

Here are some Guy’s names in favorite love songs, done alphabetically.


Alley Oop – The Hollywood Argyles


Beethoven – Beethoven and Tchaikovsky – Roll over Beethoven – Chuck Berry

Billie – Ode to Billie Joe – Bobbie Gentry

I really admire the way this lady sings and plays the guitar.

Billy – Which way you going Billy? – Susan Jacks

Bobby – Me and Bobby McGee – Olivia Newton-John

The Bobby name in this favorite love song seems to be interchangeable for a guy or a girl.

Bobby – Bobby Taylor, Mr. Baker and Mr. Harper – Harper Valley PTA – Movie clip – Jeanie C. Riley

Boy – Boogie woogie bugle boy of company B – Andrews Sisters


Charlie – Charlie Brown – The Coasters

Clayton – The year that Clayton Delaney died – Tom T. Hall


Danny – Danny Boy – Celtic Woman

This is a very famous favorite love song with a guy’s name, and these ladies sing it so well, that it sounds like a new song.

Davy – The Ballad of Davy Crockett – Bill Hayes

This song had a very big influence on me when I was a kid. His land is the biggest, and his land is the best!


Elvis – I saw Elvis in a UFO – Ray Stevens


Fernando – ABBA

Fred –  Fred and Joe – Ballad of forty bucks – Tom T. Hall

Fred – 7 little girls – The Avons – A guy’s name in a favorite love song


Gitarzan – Ray Stevens


Henry – I`m Henry the 8th I am – Herman`s Hermits



Jack – Apple Jack – Dolly Parton

Jack – Hit the road Jack – Ray Charles

Jack – Master Jack – Four Jacks and a Jill

James – James (hold the ladder steady) – Sue Thompson

Jesse – Baptism of Jesse Taylor – Volume 5

Jimmy – Jimmy come lately – Four Jacks and a Jill – live

John – Big Bad John – Jimmy Dean

Johnny – Johnny Angel – Shelley Fabares

Johnny – Johnny Appleseed song – Disney movie

Johnny – Johnny B. Goode – Movie clip – Michael J. Fox

Jones – Along came Jones – Ray Stevens

Joshua – Dolly Parton

Jude – Hey Jude – The Beatles



Lollipop – The Chordettes



Nico – Mister Nico – Four Jacks and a Jill

Norman – Sue Thompson

This guy’s name in a favorite love song was what inspired me to do this posting. My brother’s name is Norman!



Paul – Hey Paul – Ray Hildebrand and Jill Jackson

Postman – Mr. Postman – Marvelettes



Reuben – Reuben James – Kenny Rogers


Sandman – Mr. Sandman – Puppini Sisters

Sue – A boy named Sue – Johnny Cash – live – Glastonbury 1994


Timothy – Four Jacks and a Jill – live

Tommy – Coward of the county – Kenny Rogers




Willie – Willie can – Sue Thompson

Waylon – Waylon Jennings, Charley Pride, Merle Haggard, David Allen Coe and Steven Goodman – You never even called me by my name – David Allen Coe