Jerry & Elvis in the studio

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Jerry & Elvis in the studio

Postby John C. » Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:12 pm

My apologies if this has been posted before. Jerry & Elvis recording "Guitar Man."


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Re: Jerry & Elvis in the studio

Postby Norm » Sun Sep 07, 2014 5:58 pm

Informative "how it's done" clip
...that's how it looks to me...The opinion expressed above is my own and does not necessarily reflect the views of this station. Your mileage may vary...

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Re: Jerry & Elvis in the studio

Postby Tompicks » Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:43 pm

Great, find. I love hearing Jerry at that historic moment. There is no one that sounds like Jerry on guitar.
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Re: Jerry & Elvis in the studio

Postby jay » Mon Sep 08, 2014 4:26 pm

after reading this review: ... _set.shtml

"The last 14 tracks of disc two cover the September 1967 sessions and offer up some of the best material on this release. Beginning with 'Guitar Man' we jump forward to take 7 where Jerry and the band struggle to get the track going again. It's interesting to hear Jerry leading the band and it was surely a breath of fresh air to have someone else present injecting a bit of life into the process. After a couple of false starts take 9 gets going. Felton Jarvis encourages Elvis: 'sing the living stuffing out of it Elvis'. Elvis would eventually sing the living stuffing out of it - but not until the following year for the NBC-TV Special. Here the track progresses beautifully in its acoustically led vibe. As each take goes by Elvis gets more confident with the delivery and talking markers throughout the track ('play it', 'yay yay' etc). Come take 10 and Elvis begins jamming with a 'What'd I Say' mash-up on the outro. Another false start occurs before the master is tracked with take 12. Here we have the complete performance as recorded in the studio. Again on the outro Elvis dives into a 'What'd I Say' jam, this time more confidently and extended with Jerry grooving hard on his rhythm guitar. Finally Elvis calls 'alright' and the track concludes with a raucous scream from Jerry. A point of interest is Elvis changing a lyric from 'I slept in the hobo junction' to 'I slept in the hobo jungles'. The lyric and inflection flows more naturally with the change. The full vocal from this take would first be released by RCA in 1981 in a version featuring a new band backing track lead again by Jerry Read, this time on electric guitar. The single in this incarnation would chart at #1 on the Billboard Country Charts. - See more at: ... URAr5.dpuf"

I may try to find this CD to listen to all of the outtakes...Thanks for (re?) posting it...I had never seen it before.
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