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Jimmy Jones

Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:37 pm

It has long been reported how Elvis tried to get Jones to accompany him. It's clear why.

Jimmy Jones:

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Elvis:

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This is SUCH a wonderful treatment of the song, and now here is the inspiration. (I think there is another, longer version by Elvis from 1970. Not certain.)

rjm

Re: Jimmy Jones

Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:53 pm

Is that the same Jimmy Jones who sang "Good Timin'" and "Handy Man"?

Re: Jimmy Jones

Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:37 pm

luckyjackson1 wrote:Is that the same Jimmy Jones who sang "Good Timin'" and "Handy Man"?


No. The guy you refer to was a R&B and Pop singer with a terrific falsetto, the fellow in the Harmonizing Four sang bass in that quartet.


Jimmy Jones (singer)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Jones_(singer)

Harmonizing Four - Encyclopedia of American Gospel Music - Page 174
http://books.google.com/books?id=uqT-CJYcqskC&pg=PA174&lpg=PA174#v=onepage&q&f=true

Re: Jimmy Jones

Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:52 pm

rjm wrote:It has long been reported how Elvis tried to get Jones to accompany him. It's clear why.


Specifically, he tried to get Jimmy Jones to be a part of his May 1966 Nashville dates for the How Great Thou Art album sessions.

Here's Presley's beautiful May 27, 1966 master recording of "Farther Along," ably supported by the Imperials (with Jake Hess), the Jordanaires, Millie Kirkham, June Page and Dolores Edgin:


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Elvis loved the song. You can hear him singing "Farther Along" at the December 1956 Sun Studios jam, as well as at studio sessions in May and June 1971, and December 1973.