In the Studio #36


Elvis Presley

6 comments:

Robert Fiore said...

Then he started wearing his guitar the other way around. This, for Elvis Aron Presley, was the turning point.

Fernando said...

I thought that was a cello at first. That is one big guitar.

Trader said...

In B&W the effect is always astounding!

Like it pretty much.

Michael said...

"Hold it, hold it fellas. That don't move me. Let's get real, real gone for a change."

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

And Webb Wilder says if you don’t think Elvis is No.1, you’re full of No. 2. So he's got that going for him, which is nice.

soulman said...

Per Robert Fiore's comment:
His guitar's turned around because this is the session where he did Don't Be Cruel. And that hallowed, thumping, percussive beat that many people always wondered about and thought sounded unique was Elvis creating it by slapping the back of the guitar while singing. It was just something he tried and everyone in the studio liked it so they went with it. There's a whole lot of stories like that from many musicians and engineers that worked with him over the years. According to those in the know he was much more a creative cat in the studio than most people realize.