King's English
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VOCABULARY
thoroughly - tërësisht, krejtësisht
to enjoy - më kënaq diçka; më pëlqen
to record - rregjistroj (një këngë)
to arrive - arrij
to hear about - dëgjoj për dikë
to hear - dëgjoj
to listen - dëgjoj
producer - producent
to put the record on - vendos pllakën e gramafonit
turntable - vendi ku vendoset pllaka
flabbergasted - i/e mahnitur; mbeta pa gojë nga habia
to get involved - përfshihem
magical - magjik/e
record - pllakë (gramafoni), disk
voice - zë
to appear - del, shfaqet
backing group - grupi shoqërues
to sit still - rri në vend, pa lëvizur
to get up - çohem, ngrihem në këmbë
to move - lëviz; këtu: vallëzoj
extraordinary - i/e jashtëzakonshëm/shme
fashion - modë
to rock around the clock - vallëzoj (rock) 24 orë
establishment - vend
side by side - krah për krah
tummy - bark më bark
LESSON 29

 

It's not just a man singing a song. It's a man who' really thoroughly enjoying himself and making everybody else around him enjoy his work while he was recording. It's a marvellous record..

And one day I arrived up in Birmingham from London and he said to me, "I've got something very interesting to play to you today." And I said, "What's that?" And he said, "Elvis Presley". So I said, "Well, I've heard about Elvis Presley but I've never heard him. Shall I listen to him?"

Michael Ford, the producer, put this record on the turntable and I was immediately flabbergasted by that which I heard. I couldn't believe what I was listening to. Who was this man? Would I get to like him? I certainly didn't like him the first time I heard him.

And it wasn't until I really got involved with Blue Suede Shoes that I suddenly realised what it was about this man that made him totally magical. He started a record off and the moment his voice appeared, and the moment his backing group was there, you knew that you couldn't sit still - you actually had to get up and move to it and move in the most extraordinary fashion.

And he started a whole lot of people rocking around the clock, as it were, in establishments where they normally danced side by side or tummy to tummy. But this was wonderful.


EXPLANATIONS

 

would I get to like him? - A do të arrija ta pëlqeja?
you had to move to it - (ritmi) të bënte të lëvizje me zor
as it were - siç thuhet
tummy to tummy - bark më bark. Krahaso me: face to face - përballë; cheek to cheek - faqe më faqe.
 
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