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Re: Elvis (the real one)

Postby toomanyhatz » 30 Oct 2012, 18:43

Matt Wilson wrote:Someone post a link showing Dean singing with passion, and not just crooning and snapping his fingers.


Muskrat already did.
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Re: Elvis (the real one)

Postby Matt Wilson » 30 Oct 2012, 18:43

If you say so, G.
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Re: Elvis (the real one)

Postby Matt Wilson » 30 Oct 2012, 18:44

toomanyhatz wrote:
Matt Wilson wrote:Someone post a link showing Dean singing with passion, and not just crooning and snapping his fingers.


Muskrat already did.


Then I'm still not convinced.
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Re: Elvis (the real one)

Postby nathan » 30 Oct 2012, 18:53

Dean could certainly sing with the best of them.



I love his effortless style. But the guy really could sing with emotion.

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Re: Elvis (the real one)

Postby toomanyhatz » 23 Feb 2017, 02:46

toomanyhatz wrote:By the way, it's the second book, Careless Love, that I'm reading, not the first. The reasons for this are:

1) The basics about his career and life up to early stardom are fairly well-documented.
2) I realized I knew very little about his career in the 60s other than the Memphis sessions, the Comeback Special and a whole lot of bad movies. I knew there had to be more to it, which the book has confirmed.
3) I saw it used before I saw the first, and it was cheaper.

I'll probably read the first later, but I'll still be on this one for a while. It's pretty weighty.

Oh, I've found one huge error in it that I'm disappointed nobody caught. On page 238, there is a reference to "expatriate Elvis imitator P.F. Sloan." Errr, I think you mean P.J. Proby? Hopefully it was corrected in later editions, what I have appears to be a first printing.


Just read part one. Not as well-written, not as interesting, and not as much that I didn't know. Just for the record.

But damn, the Sun Sessions are good, no?
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Re: Elvis (the real one)

Postby space. invadere » 23 Feb 2017, 04:14

Yes they are!
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Re: Elvis (the real one)

Postby Jeemo » 23 Feb 2017, 10:03

I've been listening to the Live in Las Vegas set. Yes it can get a cheesy at times but it's great fun. And he's in great voice.
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Re: Elvis (the real one)

Postby fange » 23 Feb 2017, 14:05

toomanyhatz wrote:But damn, the Sun Sessions are good, no?


The BCB understatement of the year so far, hatzy! :)

'Mystery Train', 'That's All Right Mama', 'Good Rockin Tonight', 'Baby Let's Play House', 'Blue Moon', 'Milkcow Blues Boogie' - 6 solid-gold classics right there off the top of my head.
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Re: Elvis (the real one)

Postby LeBaron » 23 Feb 2017, 14:07

Well, at least there's "Mystery Train."

Thanks for all the swell Dean Martin, guys!
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Re: Elvis (the real one)

Postby fange » 23 Feb 2017, 14:11

Phil T wrote:
Jimbo2 wrote:... He never wrote his own songs and so there is an inherent dishonesty to his music...


Though I'd take issue with the dishonesty bit. Would you say the same about SInatra?


A lot of issue should be taken with this. He didn't write the songs, so as a singer he's dishonest? I've never heard such a load of horseshit before.
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Re: Elvis (the real one)

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Still Baron wrote:Well, at least there's "Mystery Train."

Thanks for all the swell Dean Martin, guys!

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Re: Elvis (the real one)

Postby fange » 23 Feb 2017, 14:16

Goat Boy wrote:
D'avey wrote:I freaking love the guy. His catalogue is such a deep well, with so many interesting strains: rockabilly, gospel, county-soul, etc... Then you've got a huge strain of completely uncategorizable records (what genre is "Suspicion" or "It's Now or Never"?).

That the current rock mythology has Kraftwerk looming larger than Presley says all that needs to be said about the Kool-Aid being imbibed around these parts.


You really don't understand modern music at all do you? Rock n roll died years ago. Hip hop and dance took over.


Davey's musical prejudices showing again, that's all.
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Re: Elvis (the real one)

Postby toomanyhatz » 08 Jun 2017, 01:43

He's everywhere!
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Re: Elvis (the real one)

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Re: Elvis (the real one)

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 08 Jun 2017, 05:31

Goat Boy wrote:
D'avey wrote:I freaking love the guy. His catalogue is such a deep well, with so many interesting strains: rockabilly, gospel, county-soul, etc... Then you've got a huge strain of completely uncategorizable records (what genre is "Suspicion" or "It's Now or Never"?).

That the current rock mythology has Kraftwerk looming larger than Presley says all that needs to be said about the Kool-Aid being imbibed around these parts.


You really don't understand modern music at all do you? Rock n roll died years ago. Hip hop and dance took over.


Belatedly...fuck "modern music."
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Re: Elvis (the real one)

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Re: Elvis (the real one)

Postby Ragye » 08 Jun 2017, 09:53

toomanyhatz wrote:He's everywhere!


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Re: Elvis (the real one)

Postby Jeemo » 08 Jun 2017, 10:17

I'm going to see Kraftwerk tomorrow night in Glasgow dressed as Elvis.
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Re: Elvis (the real one)

Postby John aka Josh » 08 Jun 2017, 20:09

Initially I thought there might be an issue over lack of sideburns, but I think they'll pull it off!



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