A new biography by author Therlee Gipson, Life & Time of Elvis: (Tupelo to Memphis) will be out this month. Described as "The Mississippi Delta is generally considered to be the birthplace of the blues in the United States during Slavery, Blacks began singing blues in the cotton fields.
However, Elvis was not born in the Delta, He was born in Tupelo. He got his early influence from Gospel and Rhythm & Blues. You hold in your hands, one of the most important books I have ever compiled on a White person becoming famous from singing African."
144 pages, ISBN-10:1461154138
Source; elvisinfonet.com / EpGold