like a midget at a urinal, I was gonna have to stay on my toes..
Hi Nea - thanks for your reply. It's nice to see that people can agree so much! Or just that folks can be playing with the same kind of ideas without them even knowing it of one another..
About Tom: is he really that jealous? I guess I don't know him well enough. Has he really said anything that might indicate his envy? I know that he has met Elvis personally in the past. Of course it would be very *****y of Tom to be so jealous, if that's true - please explain..! :blush:
Englebert is a special one too. I stick to my opinion that I don't like his voice very much, but maybe he has matured a lot. I know I like Elvis' later voice better than his early one, this may also apply to Humpy: too bad I haven't heard how his voice sounds on a more recent recording, I only know some earlier ones.
About Leslie Nielsen: it's not just the fact that he has played the role of Frank Drebin with Jane Spencer (Priscilla Presley). It's also the fact that he's eloquent, has got natural charisma and I must say he still looks very handsome for a man of that age. Maybe underneath all that Frank Drebin-ness we would be able to find a very philosophical man with enough depth on a mental level.
I've also been thinking of songs with corresponding artists who may be suited to play/sing on them.
Elton John - It's Easy For You (not from the Boulevard album, but at least it's made in the Jungleroom as well. We need some more songs anyway to make the event complete. Elton could play piano on this one..!)
Tom Jones? / Englebert Humperdinck? / Shirley Bassey? : I'll Never Fall In Love Again
Robbie Williams - Way Down (also a song made in the Jungleroom - Robbie might have the voice just right for this song; rough, rocking and able to entertain the crowd..)
Willie Nelson with Bob Dylan - Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
Dolly Parton - Never Again (maybe some may dislike her, but she's so terribly country and western, and Boulevard was in fact quite country flavored as wel.. This song may satisfy her needs for passion and drama, she's able to sing with an ache-filled voice and plays the guitar as well..)
Some classically trained singer with a powerful, smooth voice: Danny Boy and Hurt. We've got some booming baritones here in Leipzig - in a way we are a capital of classical music, folks :)
Ry Cooder (is he still alive?), Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson - He'll Have To Go (last Jungleroom song recorded by Elvis, according to my information.) Maybe this could be a co-operation of these three man, giving it their unique folk/reaggae/country treatmeant, with them playing guitar as well. It would be a showcase of the way how Elvis started mixing very different styles, both black and white and how he paved the road for others.
Simon and Garfunkel - Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall. They were able to carry Bridge Over Troubled Water, so they should be able to sing this one too, of course giving their unique guitar skills a chance as well.
I've also been thinking of including Billy Gilman although I don't know on what song(s) just yet. He's a young kid who actually sings country and western. I can't recall exactly what award it was, but he was like only being beaten for first place by Johnny Cash, truly remarkable.
I really dug his voice on Christmas,- country & western and rock 'n roll songs and he's so cute!! His voice has changed in the mean time, so I don't even know if he sings at the very moment. All I know is Dolly Parton could be his protecting mentor, with all her experience in country & western music. She's also such a nice character, you know I like her version of I Will Always Love You better than I do Whitney Houston's version.
I'm sorry if it was not really the intention to include other songs from the Jungleroom Sessions, in the case they weren't on the Boulevard album but on Moody Blue. I just couldn't help it, both albums contain true gems anyway.