Milky White Way

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"Milky White Way"
Song by Landers Coleman

"Milky White Way" is a gospel standard written by Landers Coleman, who was a quartet singer. The song became a million-selling hit record in 1947 when the CBS Trumpeteers, a black quartet from Baltimore, recorded it. In the late 1940s the CBS Trumpeteers had a popular morning radio show over the CBS network called 7:15 A.M.! and "Milky White Way" was their theme song. Elvis Presley brilliant vocals, years later, certainly improved on the sound of this song and all of it in spite of Presley simply having proceeded to practically replicate each note on the original, when recording his version which took place on October 30–31, 1960, at RCA's Studio B, in Nashville TN.[1]


  1. ^ Wolfe, Charles (1994). Elvis Presley Amazing Grace His Greatest Sacred Performances. Page 16: RCA-BMG. p. 32. 

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