Elvis Overated as a musician????
:angry: Elvis had an exceptional ear for music and arrangements; he played guitar, drums and piano fairly well.
That guitar you first hear in ?That?s alright mama? Elvis is playing that.
The electric bass guitar on Treat me Nice, that?s Elvis playing that, his own bassist Bill Black, an experienced player of the stand up bass, couldn?t get the hang of it. But Elvis was able to.
That slow shuffle you hear on the drums in ?I Was The One,? Elvis had DJ Fontana add that to create the sound he was looking for the, the sound he imagined in his mind of how the song would be.
Lets talk about ?Heartbreak Hotel,?
Elvis did not write it,Mae Axton gave him this song;
RCA did not want this to be Elvis first release.
Elvis wanted it, he arranged it, and he created the sound that you hear on the record.
Listen to the Million Dollar Quartet, it is clearly Elvis who runs the show, singing, playing the guitar and the piano, Jerry Lee was just along for the ride. There are many other songs from the 50?s to the 60?s to the 70?s.
Elvis, unlike Chuck and Little Richard, always showed respect for his fellow artists, Elvis would always say, there is room for everyone.
As far the title ?King?, Elvis never liked it, he said their was only one king, Jesus Christ, you can blame the public and media for proclaiming him that, not like some other self proclaimed kings.
Wade ( HRH )