Elvis and Old Shep

As a kid growing up in Tupelo, Mississippi Elvis was exposed to music at home, from the radio and especially from the Assembly of God Church. The Reverend Frank Smith remembers teaching Elvis what would become one of his standards, Old Shep. Elvis sang it everywhere and drove people crazy. The kept telling him to learn a new song but he loved Old Shep. This interview was taped by Tupelo natives, Roy Turner and Jim Palmer who helped me produce our Elvis: Return to Tupelo documentary.