I have a question
I heard once that Elvis wanted to use James Brown's band to record with in the studio but it didn't happen because Colonel Parker didn't want Elvis working with them.
This probably happened sometime in the 70's but does anyone know exactly what year Elvis wanted to work with Brown's band?
thanks in advance
It may have been an offer that Brown made to Elvis-which would be different than Elvis actually asking Brown to loan him his band. But I can honestly say in any books on Elvis I just have never heard anything close to this pal.
not good enough..from james brown himself ?...we want facts proof..im only kidding .....if its really true this surprises me...as elvis had the best musicians in the world
There's some truth to this Brian. GK and a few others have mentioned in the past that Elvis wanted to work with the Famous Flames, Brown's backing band for his Girls Girls Girls soundtrack but Parker said nixed the idea.
GK has said that Elvis got the idea of having two drummers on record at the same time from Brown.
I do agree that it wasn't anything special but the title song Girls should have been a single as it had the potential to be another #1 possibly an R&B hit as well.
It was on the old AEK message board where people were talking about the relationship between Brown and Elvis where they mentioned that Elvis wanted to work with the Famous flames but they just posted an old quote from James but they didn't post the article where they got it from.