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elvis' best performances(as a muscian)

Fri Jun 02, 2006 4:29 am

just wonder what people thought elvis' best performances as a muscian were? i think on piano i vote "I will be true"
on guitar "tigerman" from the 68 comeback
on bass the intro to youre so square,
anyone else have any thoughts?

Fri Jun 02, 2006 4:42 am

I would stick with anything from 68 Special. Mainly because his playing stands out.
I consider Elvis to be the best arranger of music.

Fri Jun 02, 2006 4:50 am

I liked his piano work in 1958 at Fadel's house in Texas.
His rhymic strumming of "money honey" on the dorsey show.

Fri Jun 02, 2006 5:05 am

Good question. I Will Be True certainly is beautiful. Along with that, anything from June 27, 1968 gets my vote.

Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:35 am

We're discussing one now:

http://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/v ... hp?t=23140

Fri Jun 02, 2006 12:59 pm

BABY WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO
(68 1st sit down show)

Fri Jun 02, 2006 1:03 pm

I think I would have to agree with that, Jeanno. It's either that or "One Night" from the same show.

Fri Jun 02, 2006 1:16 pm

Yep, Cryogenic :
from TRYING TO GET TO YOU to BABY WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO (including the long/firy version of ONE NIGHT), you get the best 10 minutes of EP. I would also add the MYSTERY TRAIN sun recording.

Fri Jun 02, 2006 1:18 pm

jeanno wrote:BABY WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO
(68 1st sit down show)


Agreed. His most accomplished playing is on that track. Not particularly complicated, but nicely executed.

No one has mentioned Old Shep :)

Fri Jun 02, 2006 1:28 pm

I'm actually learning guitar at the moment. I hope to have a crack at "Baby What You Want Me To Do" eventually.

Fri Jun 02, 2006 1:29 pm

TJ wrote:
jeanno wrote:BABY WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO
(68 1st sit down show)


Agreed. His most accomplished playing is on that track. Not particularly complicated, but nicely executed.

No one has mentioned Old Shep :)


I totally agree with BWYWMTD and also loved Money Honey instrumental as well.

Fri Jun 02, 2006 3:06 pm

Joe Car wrote:BWYWMTD


Jesus! Mr. Colin is going to love this one! :shock:

Keith Richards, Jr.

Fri Jun 02, 2006 3:32 pm

Keith Richards, Jr. wrote:
Joe Car wrote:BWYWMTD


Jesus! Mr. Colin is going to love this one! :shock:

Keith Richards, Jr.


Maybe Colin won't spot it. :lol:

Fri Jun 02, 2006 4:22 pm

Another great topic..
fer sure one night from sitdown'68
thats all right mama from sun..great rythmn playing
and his hands, from eot s. e. counting da intro for You have to say you love me..kool as sh*t!!
and the piano ...doing lawdy miss clawdy in trouble with girls.

btw, scott what part of ga u from?
Im near the Albany area

Fri Jun 02, 2006 5:01 pm

Rythm guitar from Sun and percussion (back of guitar) from the 50s. And all the unrecorded piano playing from all three decades.

Fri Jun 02, 2006 8:38 pm

Joe Car wrote:
Keith Richards, Jr. wrote:
Joe Car wrote:BWYWMTD


Jesus! Mr. Colin is going to love this one! :shock:

Keith Richards, Jr.


Maybe Colin won't spot it. :lol:


Oh, he spots everything.

Fri Jun 02, 2006 8:41 pm

ColinB wrote:
Joe Car wrote:
Keith Richards, Jr. wrote:
Joe Car wrote:BWYWMTD


Jesus! Mr. Colin is going to love this one! :shock:

Keith Richards, Jr.


Maybe Colin won't spot it. :lol:


Oh, he spots everything.
:oops:

Fri Jun 02, 2006 9:08 pm

I don't think Elvis was really good on any instrument. To my ears his abilities where quite improvable. Anybody who takes guitar lessons for a few month can play like Elvis did and when you learn to play the piano I guess it would take you only a few month, too to match Elvis' abilities. But I guess nobody would even come close to what Elvis did - simply because he was THE performer of the last century. It didn't matter how he played technically. It's the whole performance that counts. A lousy musican - but the best performer to this day.

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Fri Jun 02, 2006 11:00 pm

unchained melody is interesting 8)

Fri Jun 02, 2006 11:19 pm

I like his bass playing on Your So Square... I love his rythem guitar playing also... great rythem player in my book.

JEFF d
EP fan

Fri Jun 02, 2006 11:44 pm

Chet atkins said Elvis played guitar and piano well. I knew that but it is nice to hear from a great Producer/guitarist.

Sat Jun 03, 2006 1:53 am

That´s All Right from the opening August 70 Vegas Show. An unforgettable and powerful moment.

musician

Sat Jun 03, 2006 2:18 am

Mystery Train at Sun, 1955 - Elvis' rhythm guitar drives that whole track. Great solo by Scotty, too. I love his compelling rhythm on Blue Suede Shoes, too.