“Can’t Help Falling In Love” (Elvis Presley Cover)

Originally posted 2008-07-26 22:25:25. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

By Jim Fusco:

Congratulations to Mike Fusco for his first Laptop Session!

It’s been a few months since we started the Laptop Sessions acoustic rock cover songs video blog.  And that entire time, we’ve been trying to get my brother Mike Fusco into the mix, no pun intended.  You may remember Mike Fusco as the famous voice and mind behind Dr. K. on WCJM free internet radio.  You may also remember Mike as the “self-proclaimed teen heartthrob.”  But here on the Laptop Sessions, he’s simply Mike Fusco- singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and fellow mater of the cover song art.

Tonight, I graciously gave Mike my normal spot in the cover song rotation (in other words, “YES! I get a day off- thank you Mike!), but don’t worry, I’ll be back on Tuesday with another great cover song from another artist we haven’t covered yet here on the music blog.

Mike begins his tenue with the Laptop Sessions with his emotional cover of Elvis Presley’s classic love song, “Can’t Help Falling In Love.”  Mike did a great job with this, giving the song extra meaning, considering the situation he was in.  I’m happy that instead of just sulking, he turned his emotions into a great cover of this classic song.

We hope to get a Mike song on the video blog once a week.  He has our full support here and we hope you’ll help welcome Mike to the Laptop Sessions!



“It’s Now or Never” (Elvis Presley Cover)

Originally posted 2008-06-05 23:31:15. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

By Jim Fusco:

Welcome to another edition of the Laptop Sessions, which is gaining popularity in leaps and bounds!

We’ve had visitors in 12 countries and 18 states within the past 4 days alone!

Tonight, I finally give you an Elvis Presley song, “It’s Now Or Never”. This is a great, classic tune- originally an Italian song.

This was a fun one, especially because it’s out of the normal rock style we do here on the Laptop Sessions.

It’s great to add Elvis to the repertoire, and we’ll be doing many of his songs from now on. Enjoy and see you tomorrow!



“Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)” by Jim Fusco – FREE mp3 Download! – Day 11 of 14

By Jim Fusco:

Really getting down to the wire now, as I bring you Day 11 of 14 here at Jim Fusco’s 14 Days of Rock’n’Roll Christmas!  I hope you’ve been liking all of this free music so far.  Let’s keep it rolling tonight with a great little tune that Elvis Presley sang all the way back in 1957.  “Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)” is one of my favorites because of the good beat and that awesome bass line.  That line took me a LONG time to master and my fingers were so sore I couldn’t play the bass again for a couple of days!  But now I think I can play it in my sleep.

The backing vocals were a little trickier than I thought they’d be.  There’s a couple of parts that I didn’t realize were in there, but you listen to a song a lot differently when you’re trying to recreate it.  I was able to use some of my nice guitars and amps for these songs to give the proper sound and I think they really sound good.

So, add this song to your growing collection and come back for the final three days starting tomorrow!

“Blue Christmas” by Jim Fusco – FREE mp3 Download! Day 1 of 14

By Jim Fusco:

Welcome, Laptop Sessions fans!  Today is Day One of Jim Fusco’s 14 Days of Rock’n’Roll Christmas!

I’m excited to bring you the first song, which is a cover of Elvis Presley’s classic, “Blue Christmas”.  It’s a great song and was a lot of fun to do (except for that high harmony part the Jordanaires sang!).  I hope it does justice to the original.

Make sure to stop by again tomorrow (and for the next two weeks!), as I unveil a new Christmas song for you.  And remember, they’re completely FREE to download!  Just click the down arrow icon at the top right of the player below.

Happy holidays from the Laptop Sessions music blog!