When Elvis by the Presley's was released in 2005
Indescribly blue was one of the songs on the cd
some fan on the Fecc forum mentioned Elvis recorded a demo or a few takes of indescribly blue in bed.
thats where I heard this story
There is all kinds of stories about Elvis you just have to know where to look.
I never said the story was true
Sorry to go off topic but i think it was in Jery Schilling book that he said Indescibably Blue was recorded by Elvis sitting on his bed in a hotel room after he had calmed down from walking out of the recording session.
I never looked for trouble but I never ran.
Three Corn Patches was recorded at the vocals booth at Stax Studios, and thats all to it. I was just being metaphorical (do I really have to explain it) meaning he sounded lazy performing that song. Indescribably Blue vocals might have been or not recorded in a hotel room, and that has anything to do with his performance, which does sounds Indescribably superb by the way.
Elvis was just in bad voice during the entire july 73 stax sessions
I wasn't implying or saying anything negative about the vocals on indescribably blue just telling the story about it being recorded in bed.
To me the vocals on the song sound good.
Ken and Roseanne didn't believe the story about indescribably blue
It seems they never believe me even though you can take what I say to the bank.
There are thousands of stories and rumors on thousands of subjects which hvae no basis in fact or a small nugget of info-which then is expanded into "A story". I recall the story recently quoted here about Graceland closing to become the Obama Camp David-it had no basis in fact-the author of the story even said so-he ran a company which booked trips to Memphis and probably thought the story would help book trips> But the point is it had no basis in fact.
As far as taking "Your opinions to the bank" your opinions belong in your bank-because they are your opinions. So by all means bank them as your opinions.
That does not make them bankable anywhere else-nor coin of the realm.
Last edited by KPM; 02-02-2009 at 11:55 AM.
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I have read this same story in Jerry's book. However, Brian's version of Elvis 'lying in bed' is again way off base and quite misleading and far from the truth. Apparently he sent Red to the recording session. When Red returned, he had with him a portable recorder with Red's scratch vocals as a guide. Elvis was so pleased with Red's results that he overdubbed the song into the portable recorder while sitting up in the bed in the hotel room. Jerry even goes as far as describing him sitting straight up with his back against the headboard, with his legs crossed, Indian-style (can you say there here "Indian", without having a riot, right?), so that the reader could get an idea of how Elvis overdubbed this song, "Undescribably Blue".
Maybe its me, but there is a big difference in "lying in bed recording a song" and overdubbing a song on a portable recorder while sitting in bed. And its not sematics. It's a completely different set of circumstances.
Brian, we must watch what we say around here. Before long, no one is going to take you seriously anymore.
"More people today should see him not simply as a performer, but as an artist with a great soul."
John Bakke, professor emeritus
University of Memphis
Perfectly stated Liz!