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Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:46 am

monkboughtlunch wrote:Doc any news on the recording itself? Who taped it? What type of media? Was it from a soundboard inline source -- or just a mic pointed at a loudspeaker? Were the 1978 bootleg and subsequent 1980 release on the EAP box both from the master source tape? If not, how many generations removed were they from the master? Who has the master tape now? Does Ernst plan to issue this? Is it on the near term product roadmap?

9 rapid-fire queries, damn!

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Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:16 am

monkboughtlunch wrote:Doc any news on the recording itself? Who taped it? What type of media? Was it from a soundboard inline source -- or just a mic pointed at a loudspeaker? Were the 1978 bootleg and subsequent 1980 release on the EAP box both from the master source tape? If not, how many generations removed were they from the master? Who has the master tape now? Does Ernst plan to issue this? Is it on the near term product roadmap?


I thnk Ernst should go all out on this one.

Super cool booket with as much info he can pack in there.

Also, a 2 disc set with any pre-show interviews or press conferences he has access to.

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Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:18 pm

ekenee wrote:I thnk Ernst should go all out on this one.

Super cool booket with as much info he can pack in there.

Also, a 2 disc set with any pre-show interviews or press conferences he has access to.

Send him a PM!

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Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:58 am

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Davide

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Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:41 am

Hi there!! :D :D :D.

drjohncarpenter wrote:
ekenee wrote:I thnk Ernst should go all out on this one.

Super cool booket with as much info he can pack in there.

Also, a 2 disc set with any pre-show interviews or press conferences he has access to.

Send him a PM!


Does this count under the 50 years copyright law? :?. I mean this year it could be falling out of protection and maybe MRS is thinking on re-releasing this fantastic show. Just in case FTD should released it soon 8). Bye for now :smt006.

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Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:47 am

davide wrote:Image



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Fantastic document. Mossman was the MC, I did not know that. One wonders if the openers each got one song or two. My guess is one, so the opening would not run past an hour, and Elvis could get on stage before 10 PM.

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Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:08 am

Here's a 1961 review in NME by the late Maurice Kinn. Interesting that Presley's first record for Sun was "Somethin' Blues" [sic], eh?

The article notes Elvis played guitar for just one number -- "That's All Right" perhaps?

There must be hundreds of unpublished photos from this performance; note a few alternate shots in the article.


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New Musical Express #742, March 31, 1961
On the cover: David Whitfield, U.K. Pop Singer
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Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:14 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:Interesting that Presley's first record for Sun was "Somethin' Blues" [sic], eh?
I mean, just check out the headline and you know it all... :D

Anyway, great find - thanks for the article, Doc!

Bring on the pictures - where did they go, lord?

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Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:43 am

From the article, three are new to my eyes, and a fourth (with Scotty) is uncropped.

I wish the quality was better.


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Man, what a night!

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Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:46 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:From the article, three are new to my eyes, and a fourth (with Scotty) is uncropped.
I wish the quality was better.



A little grainy, but rare nontheless. It makes you wonder who has the original negatives in their possession.

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Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:54 am

I am betting that Elvis had the guitar around his neck for
"heartbreak hotel"

And he probably played on "Are you lonesome tonight".

The still from the rear of the album appears to be a still from the later song.

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Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:25 am

I am betting you did not read the NME article.

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Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:56 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:I am betting you did not read the NME article.



I read it, and that's how I learned his first record was "Somethin' Blues".

This reviewer was not very observant, so I don't trust him.

For one, I am not saying he played his guitar on "heartbreak hotel", as he states for his first record, just that he
had it around his neck.
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Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:30 pm

Mike C wrote:Does anyone know how to contact Tom Moffatt?
drjohncarpenter wrote:Moffatt may still be in Hawaii, still doing radio and promotions, who knows?

Tom Moffatt still has a morning show on KKOL - Honolulu - Kool gold 107.9
He goes by "Uncle Tom Moffatt" uncletom@oldies1079honolulu.com

From: http://www.1079koolgold.com/Article.asp?id=624284
The man who IS rock and roll in Hawaii can only be heard on one radio station every Saturday morning! Join the legendary Uncle Tom Moffatt Saturday mornings from 8 until noon for another fun 4 hours inside the Rock And Roll Drive In! Step inside the 'Vinyl Vault' at 8am and into another fun countdown from one of your favorite years in music! Stay tuned for 'Uncle Tom's Datebook' and a 'Fun Song' and test your skills at finding buried treasure during 'Uncle Tom's Treasure Hunt' shortly after 10AM. And don't forget...Uncle Tom's got the biggest musical menu in all Hawaii for you to place your request...and he plays those requests all morning long! It's our favorite time of the week...Saturday mornings in the Rock And Roll Drive-In with Uncle Tom on Oldies 107.9!!!

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Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:11 pm

elvisrecords.us wrote:
Mike C wrote:Does anyone know how to contact Tom Moffatt?
drjohncarpenter wrote:Moffatt may still be in Hawaii, still doing radio and promotions, who knows?

Tom Moffatt still has a morning show on KKOL - Honolulu - Kool gold 107.9
He goes by "Uncle Tom Moffatt" uncletom@oldies1079honolulu.com

From: http://www.1079koolgold.com/Article.asp?id=624284
The man who IS rock and roll in Hawaii can only be heard on one radio station every Saturday morning! Join the legendary Uncle Tom Moffatt Saturday mornings from 8 until noon for another fun 4 hours inside the Rock And Roll Drive In! Step inside the 'Vinyl Vault' at 8am and into another fun countdown from one of your favorite years in music! Stay tuned for 'Uncle Tom's Datebook' and a 'Fun Song' and test your skills at finding buried treasure during 'Uncle Tom's Treasure Hunt' shortly after 10AM. And don't forget...Uncle Tom's got the biggest musical menu in all Hawaii for you to place your request...and he plays those requests all morning long! It's our favorite time of the week...Saturday mornings in the Rock And Roll Drive-In with Uncle Tom on Oldies 107.9!!!



Thanks for that, I'll drop Moffat an email and see if he remembers.

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Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:17 pm

Mike C wrote:
elvisrecords.us wrote:
Mike C wrote:Does anyone know how to contact Tom Moffatt?
drjohncarpenter wrote:Moffatt may still be in Hawaii, still doing radio and promotions, who knows?

Tom Moffatt still has a morning show on KKOL - Honolulu - Kool gold 107.9
He goes by "Uncle Tom Moffatt" uncletom@oldies1079honolulu.com

From: http://www.1079koolgold.com/Article.asp?id=624284
The man who IS rock and roll in Hawaii can only be heard on one radio station every Saturday morning! Join the legendary Uncle Tom Moffatt Saturday mornings from 8 until noon for another fun 4 hours inside the Rock And Roll Drive In! Step inside the 'Vinyl Vault' at 8am and into another fun countdown from one of your favorite years in music! Stay tuned for 'Uncle Tom's Datebook' and a 'Fun Song' and test your skills at finding buried treasure during 'Uncle Tom's Treasure Hunt' shortly after 10AM. And don't forget...Uncle Tom's got the biggest musical menu in all Hawaii for you to place your request...and he plays those requests all morning long! It's our favorite time of the week...Saturday mornings in the Rock And Roll Drive-In with Uncle Tom on Oldies 107.9!!!



Thanks for that, I'll drop Moffat an email and see if he remembers.

It would be amazing if something came out of this. Great work guys.

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Wed May 04, 2011 1:37 pm

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This is the follow up, in relation to the previously posted NME article.

Thanks Davide

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Sat May 07, 2011 6:25 am

Thanks Davide for that article.

Here's a portion of Rolling Stone's review of the concert, as released in 1980 on the Elvis Aron Presley box set.

Critic Greil Marcus loves the show, hates the audio quality.


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Rolling Stone - October 2, 1980

I'll try to upload the entire review on another topic. It's, uh, rather interesting.

Edit: uploaded a larger version of scan for easier reading.
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Sat May 07, 2011 7:27 am

Thanks for the info and photos.
Interesting that `he doesn't wriggle anymore'

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Sat May 07, 2011 5:49 pm

monkboughtlunch wrote:
Does anyone have definitive answers as to how this show was actually recorded?

Who recorded it?

Was an inline recording made from a soundboard? Or only a mic pointed at a PA speaker? Who has the master source tape/s now? What generation tape did RCA use on the EAP 1980 box?

Why doesn't FTD reissue this (giving us a welcome respite from 1976 concerts)?

This performance demands a reissue in the best sound possible. Has Jorgensen commented on the absence of this performance in the commercial marketplace while Dragon Heart remains in print?


drjohncarpenter wrote:Good questions, some of which have been posed in this thread.

I'll try to see if I can get any more info on the existing materials.


drjohncarpenter wrote:For what it's worth, I have put out two different "feelers" to see if I can dig out more information on this performance and the recording of it.


Hi Doc -- Any feedback from your sources?

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Mon May 09, 2011 2:26 pm

monkboughtlunch wrote:Hi Doc -- Any feedback from your sources?

A bit, but nothing I can publish (yet).

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Tue May 10, 2011 3:58 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:I'll try to upload the entire review on another topic. It's, uh, rather interesting.


Please do! I'm curious what the "uh" hints at...

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Sat May 21, 2011 2:37 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
monkboughtlunch wrote:Hi Doc -- Any feedback from your sources?

A bit, but nothing I can publish (yet).


Any news Doc?

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Sat May 21, 2011 5:24 am

davide wrote:
JamesVRoy wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:It's also cool to note a stage right rear view of the seated audience, a sold-out crowd of about 5,500 people.


that looks like a stage but its actually just the floor with no seats on it.


davide wrote: Also worth mentioning that Col. Parker is seen in front of the banner.


I don't think that's the colonel

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On page 52 of the Tunzi book 'Elvis Hawaii' 61 - there is a shot of Col. Parker at the front of the stage whilst Elvis is performing, in the same suit.

Davide


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Press Conference, Minnie Pearl, Sonny West, Joe Esposito and Elvis.


Davide

Isn't he just the coolest in this shot? Look at the look on his face.

Maybe FTD could do a classic album release and package their CD in something that looks like the original bootleg release, which is amongst the greatest releases by anyone ever.

This is a great thread.

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Sat May 21, 2011 9:21 pm

It would be so awesome if the sound quality could be improved on. This show, along with the Mississippi Alabama Fair recordings, are the best examples of early Elvis live performances IMHO, but the sound quality relegates them to being played far less often than they deserve.

Of course, unless different source tapes are discovered, that's a bit of utopia, but still .....