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I love many tracks on JLL's new album and I'm right now playing his 1979 self-titled album (also great) but he should learn to keep his mouth shut. I also saw him in concert about 20 years ago and he had an off night.
I think the sale figures and ongoing following prove who is tops - Elvis
JLL has always been a complicated person. He can be the country gentleman, or a red neck sob. He is a very talented person, great piano player and has a distinct voice, but his vocal range is limited. He is jealous on many levels of Elvis. Not the least being the money angle. Its a shame he goes from hot to cold when it comes to Elvis depending on his mood.
To say Elvis couldn't sing R&B and that ELvis wasn't original is the most stupid thing he could have said; its funny how all 50's rockers (except Carl Perkins and Bo Diddley) have always trashed Elvis, while all the 60's ones praise him the most, as well as real blues man's like Howlin Wolf or B.B. King speaked better of Elvis than any of the others 50's pioners. It is also curious how black musicians rarely trash Elvis about stealing their music, and are mostly white musicians (an the ones that could not do Black music half as well than Elvis) the ones who acuse Presley of that. Now, when I hear ELvis SUn Session's and even the 50's RCA recordings, I dont hear neither the sound of Chess records or anyother of Black sound of the era or the era prior to that, neither I hear anything near to what white perfomers did, and about the 50's rockers? all the white ones where replicating the Elvis sound, so much that Elvis had to get away from his original sun sound, and the black ones like Berry or Richard? they where just doing the uptempo version of the blues and R&B.
Not comments about Jerry Lee's talent, cause he's f*** good on what he does, but Jerry Lee is NOT at all a better piano player than Elvis as a singer, plus Elvis as a guitar picker was probalby as good as Jerry as a singer, about originality, Jerry arrived to a field already prepared by Elvis, Scotty and Bill, and his sound was more Sam Philips than himself, then he adopted it as his own, and its a dam good sound, I love Jerry Lee, but when he speaks like that about Elvis, it just becomes evident the kind of bad ego trip in which Jerry Lee is into.
P.S. Early '56 ELvis Presley became notorious about his hips and legs, funny thing how after that Jerry Lee and Chuck Berry did an unatural exagerated hip and leg shakin every time the got their chance on national TV.
P.S. A girl next to me says Jerry Lee is jealous cause on his first TV apearance looked like freak while Elvis looked goergous on TV.
Then I wached Jerry Lee playing Sweet Toronto '69 (great movie by the way if you guys got the chance) and although Jerry deliver is rockin', man that was nothing but a middle aged country boy swingin a bit compared to the raw powerfull rocking performances of the wild sex charged Presley that we saw on the '68 Tv special and in Vegas '69.
Well I understand why he's jealous, he's talented, he's good, but no matter how harder he tried, he can't match Elvis.
I think Jerry Lee's attitude stinks, his talent on the other hand is awesome. I was gonna ask, does anyone have the Live show with Elvis & Jerry Lee? Its actually fairly good sound the songs are good too.
This is news to me , what live show with Elvis and Jerry Lee? Except for the Million Dollar Quartet jam sessions they never sang together that I have heard about. In the 50s Jerry came after Elvis left Sun so they did not tour together. There were a couple albums in the late 70s put out with duets between Jerry and Elvis sound alike mystery singer (and you were led to believe it was Elvis but it wasn't.) Where and when were they suppose to have done a live show?
I could possibly email you an mp3 if you dont believe me.
Yeah my sister in law hooked me up, she's got them from LIMEWIRE(filesharing) I believe.
Here are some titles from them together.
Cold Cold Heart
Downby the Riverside
You Can Dance-VERY GOOD!
When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold
Orion ***....dissapointing but I'll probably keep mine, its weird hes doing Elvis songs & sounds like him too!
I think what it boils down to is Jerry Lee is crazy as hell. I don't think he can control what he says from one moment to the next. BUT....to say he's a no talent hick draws whether one has ears into question.
JERRY LEE ROCKS.
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