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unnamed backup singer?
sounds like the Jerry Lee Duets album
there is no snooze button on a cat that wants breakfast.
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What exactly could he have done differently as you see it? Curious. Now when you answer this keep in mind-that he does not own the label, and he must abide by the rules and structure set for him. Also keep in mind there was literally no new material of any consequence. So with all that in mind-what would you do that you feel he has been lax in?
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Work in Progress!
I know we as fans have a very definite take on all things Elvis-including how his music has been handled since he died-and Ernst is either seen as having done great work, a horrid hack job-and a middle of the road job. Heres what Record Collector magazine had to say about him when they interviewed him a few years back-with a little journalist perspective which we fans sometimes do not have:
......From his highly praised work on the loving restoration of Elvis' entire catalog to his studied expertise co-producing the definitive career box sets, The King of Rock 'n' Roll: The Complete 50ís Masters, From Nashville to Memphis: The Essential 60ís Masters, Walk a Mile in My Shoes: The Essential 70ís Masters, Elvis: Live In Las Vegas , Elvis: Close Up , Platinum: A Life in Music, and recent global blockbusters, Elvis: 30 # 1 Hits, and 2nd To None, Jorgensen, along with partner Roger Semon, has been the true keeper of Elvis' musical legacy. Jorgensen, a Grammy-nominated reissue producer, dedicated archivist, seasoned researcher and acclaimed author (Elvis Day By Day, Elvis: A Life in Music) has dedicated his life's work to the careful preservation, graceful restoration and crafty revitalization of Elvis Presley's musical output. Since the 90s, he has meticulously treated Elvis' musical legacy with immense care, respect, scholarly integrity and historical perspective and insight. He's also proven to be a wily detective as well, unearthing treasure trove after treasure trove of released and unreleased Elvis recordings. Elvis couldn't have a better champion in his corner than Ernst. Quite simply he has set the bar for how one should protect, maintain and nurture an artist's catalog. Having recently overseen the Elvis: # 1 Singles box, and continually producing an array of officially sanctioned Elvis projects for SonyBMG, Ernst also runs the celebrated Follow That Dream (FTD) label, which issues a remarkable series of Presley live recordings, outtakes and deluxe album and soundtrack reissues. He is also working on an exciting new endeavor for Presley acolytes - a book chronicling Elvis' seminal Sun Records career. I spoke with Ernst, who offered illuminating insight behind the landmark music of Elvis Presley.........
Work in Progress!
If Elvis did any "covers" of Platter songs during the Jungle Room sessions inbetween takes, they probably will be nothing else then one liners.
Those 13 tracks are most likely fiction.