Asked to describe his style when he first dropped by the Memphis Recording Service to cut an acetate, Elvis Presley replied, "I don't sound like nobody." He wasn't kidding. This box set which collects all of Presley's pre-RCA recordings captures him in his period of greatest discovery and exploration, as his breathless fusion of R&B, country, pop, gospel, and lots more cohered into a sound that would entirely reshape popular music. He had fun doing it, too.
The result of a tumultuous couple of years that saw sisters Laura and Lydia Rogers dropped from their label and sued by their manager, You Don't Own Me Anymore dispenses with some of the retro pastiche of their two previous outings in favor of a more contemporary, though no less timeless-sounding approach.