A new series from the Discograph label: INFLUENCE seeks to present songs made famous by iconic figures in music history - Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash - alongside the original versions that provided the influence and inspiration. Hence, as an example, it is Mel Tormé's Blue Moon that is included as the parallel to the Elvis version, as it was this particular interpretation of the oft-covered Rodgers & Hart classic that Elvis discovered and loved in April 1949. Of course sometimes the originals are as famous, or more so, as the cover versions, but to hear the two together is illuminating and insightful. On the Elvis Presley set we have 30 masterpieces (including two bonus tracks) by the King on CD 1, whilst CD 2 presents 28 original versions by artists including Arthur Big Boy Crudup, Little Richard, Little Junior Parker, Roy Hamilton, Patti Page, Carl Perkins and Big Mama Thornton. The second volume offers 24 Bob Dylan tracks with 26 original versions from the likes of Paul Clayton, Hank Williams, Roy Acuff, Woody Guthrie, Clarence Ashley, The Almanac Singers, The Stanley Brothers et Jimmie Rodgers. And finally Volume 3 has 29 of Johnny Cash's finest, with four extra tracks, and 29 originals by Roy Orbison, Hank Williams, Marty Robbins, Sons Of The Pioneers, Jimmie Rodgers, Don Gibson, Jerry Reed and more. Each two disc set comes in a clamshell box with 8-page booklet (Eng/Fr).