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The Prisonaires - documentary

Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:16 pm

http://www.theprisonaires.com/default.html


The trailer includes pictures of Elvis that I don't remember having seen before (at least two of them)

Re: The Prisonaires - documentary

Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:44 pm

Thanks for the link.

Hmm, I welcome the project (and RJM is gonna love it) but I worry that some of their Elvis chronology is a bit off ...

Re: The Prisonaires - documentary

Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:18 am

George Smith wrote:Thanks for the link.

Hmm, I welcome the project (and RJM is gonna love it) but I worry that some of their Elvis chronology is a bit off ...


Indeed she is! :smt026

Yes, there seem to be additional photos, too! (From that late night in '57, after Elvis went to the Opry, that late night that never happened in Guralnick - in the Kindle edition, sheesh, that should have been rectified, what with all the photos . . .)

Thanks a million, Rocker, and George!

Yes, the chronology is very confused, whereas in the book, it is very specific. Anyone can believe whatever they want in regard to Johnny, but the book is scrupulously researched, and the author searches for, and finds corroboration, for some of more "outlandish" stories. It's up to the individual to adjudicate both his credibility, and that of the corroboration. Now, of course, there are others, who tell other accounts, and they are generally believed, while Bragg is disbelieved - in spite of the corroboration. Anyway that's the book.

I don't seem to see the book's author here. Which is likely one reason the chronology is all mixed up.

And yes, Hank Williams (and many others in the biz) bought songs. This is not like "claiming credit" for a song: buying a song is giving a guy a few bucks - or however much, for lyrics, or a melody, or a whole song, and saying slam, bam, thank you sir. And never see the guy again, and no royalties. This has been established through correspondence engaged in between Williams and Fred Rose. Williams asked Rose exactly how it was done. He was a good writer, but it is said he had difficulty with "narrative" type lyrics, and this was desired of him. So he asked about how you go about it. And Johnny says he did it: to him. I'm sure Bragg was unaware of this correspondence with Fred Rose!

And that's the magic of Johnny's amazing stories: they have foundation. (There's one in the book which cannot be corroborated due to circumstance. And the author says so before it begins.) I hope the documentary is stronger on these points than it appears. But, at least, it's visually very exciting! You can SEE the story, which is so fabulous! :D

If people don't have the book, DO get the book! Make up your own mind, but do get the book! http://www.amazon.com/Just-Walkin-Rain-Prisonaires-Pioneers/dp/1580631401/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1359274663&sr=8-4&keywords=the+prisonaires

Honestly: stop in your tracks, if you don't have it, and order it. Now. I'm serious.

Thanks again, Rocker, and George!!!

rjm

Re: The Prisonaires - documentary

Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:55 am

All right, rjm! Just ordered a copy and look forward to reading it!

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Sun May 19, 2013 2:24 pm

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Re: The Prisonaires - documentary

Mon May 20, 2013 4:45 am

Thank you so much! I have just been to the web site, and the Facebook page. The documentary is not finished yet, at least for release, but it will be. The visuals are incredible!

Thanks, again.

rjm

Re: The Prisonaires - documentary

Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:54 pm

Just finished reading the Prisonaires book. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

Re: The Prisonaires - documentary

Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:22 pm

Rtn 2 Sndr wrote:Just finished reading the Prisonaires book. Thoroughly enjoyed it!


Terrific! Love to hear what you think.

rjm

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Re: The Prisonaires - documentary

Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:55 am

Very interesting. Thanks for the link!