Sunday Music: Don’t Be Cruel (No, Not That One)

What do you know about Billy Swan? Nothing? Fine. Start here. His rendition of “Don’t Be Cruel” will make you completely rethink the Elvis version you’ve been hearing for years. Pay extra note to the break in the middle, right around the “walk up to the preacher” line. He’s building a tension I had never really felt before when listening to this song. Brilliant.

“Don’t be cruel, to a heart that’s true…”

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