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04-23-2011, 12:48 PM
Elvis' Voice – A Beautiful Musical Instrument
" ....(in his voice), Elvis Presley possessed the most beautiful musical instrument, and the genius to play that instrument perfectly. (He) could jump from octave to countless other octaves with such agility without voice crack, simultaneously sing a duet with his own overtones, rein in an always-lurking atomic explosion to so effortlessly fondle, and release, the most delicate chimes of pathos. Yet, those who haven't been open to explore some of Presley's most brilliant work - the almost esoteric ballads and semi-classical recording -, have cheated themselves out of one of the most beautiful gifts to fall out of the sky in a lifetime." ~ Mike Handley, narrator and TV/radio spokesman.
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04-23-2011, 01:12 PM
Very true !!!!!(y)(y)(y) Thank you for sharing Cliff!(y)
04-25-2011, 03:45 AM
Very well said!!!! :clap: Yes, his voice is amazing :clap: :clap: :clap:
04-25-2011, 04:17 AM
Thank you for your interest ladies. It's like I've always said, if you listen to his voice, especially around the mid-sixties, it was like a musical instument. If would liken his vibrato to almost a church organ. I also find it frustrating that people always judge Elvis by his commercial hits. I just wish that they would, or could listen to his greater works.
04-25-2011, 05:29 AM
Elvis had the most versatile voice of anyone. He sang in virtually every musical genre available to him. He could go from 'Jailhouse Rock' to 'Suppose'; from 'Hurt' to 'Old Shep'; from 'Steamroller Blues' to 'Stand By Me; from 'Just Call Me Lonesome' to 'Reconsider Baby' and from 'Blue Christmas' to 'Softly As I Leave You'.
There will never be another like him.
04-25-2011, 06:17 AM
Cliff, I think Elvis' voice is beyond every scientific analyis. No explanation might be enough to describe it well.
Yes, his voice brought him in the situation to sing in nearly every field of music. No matter if it was a blues or a ballad. Just listen to a song like "Marguerita" when he show it all.
To most confusing part is that his voice hadn't changed over the years. Even in 1977 he had this ability.
Yeah, this voice was unique.
04-25-2011, 07:41 AM
The One and The Only. His voice will be forever timeless.
One of the Stamps said it was amazing how high Elvis could sing, that he would try things that were clearly out of his range and would succeed.
I think the desire to be a tenor and a bass singer all in one package, are what pushed him to try things which most baritones would not.
His instrument truely was his voice.
04-25-2011, 12:01 PM
He was simply amazing. You can't get tired of listening to him because he could change so much from song to song.
04-25-2011, 02:16 PM
he was the best.............and always will be
04-25-2011, 07:13 PM
This is anice review I just found on IMDB. Good movie and nice reference to Elvis.
Someone once said of Elvis Presley....
That there was nothing exceptional about the songs that Presley sang, except for Presley himself and that is enough. The same can be said about Jeff Bridges in "Crazy Heart". There's nothing exceptional in the film except for his performance which is spot on. Now, that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy the production values or the other performances or the direction. Everybody, from cast and crew did an excellent job, but this is Bridge's film. He is in every scene and you can't take your eyes off of him. The storyline maybe old and reworked, but I did like the way the characters made choices that I wasn't expecting. And the music by T Bone Burnette and company are fine. But it is Bridges who makes you laugh and shrug and wince and worry. The lives of all the characters are often reflected in those eyes of the weary and often drunk singer/songwriter struggling to get it together. In a career filled with excellent parts, Bridge's has added another. Well done sir.
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