Whenever our family gets together to play guitar and sing, usually Christmas night, we always add this sweet and upbeat song from Elvis Presley.
Elvis Presley Sings the Song of the Shrimp – Best Song from the Movie King Creole Set in New Orleans French Quarter
The movie is set in New Orleans and filming was done in the French Quarter and in Hollywood. Michael Curtiz, a respected director, did the directing duties and was impressed with Presley as a person and as an actor. Carolyn Jones and Walter Matthau also star in it.
Funny thing about the video of the Song of the Shrimp is that the opening shot has mountains in the background! It’s a beautiful shot but heck we don’t got no mountains in Louisiana! The rest of the song looks like it may have been done on Lake Ponchartrain seeing how calm and flat the waters are. But I could be wrong. It was probably done in the L.A. area as well.
I perform once a month at the Neutral Ground Coffee House and Song of the Shrimp is usually part of my set. Although, no one can sing it like Elvis Presley.