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    Re: ALOHA- Who Is This Mystery Man

    Quote Originally Posted by Snake Eyes View Post
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    The mystery of the mystery man solved thanks to Erhan
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    Re: ALOHA- Who Is This Mystery Man

    Quote Originally Posted by Erhan View Post
    Frank Strazzeri Hammond Organ Next question please?
    Well, apparently you were right. Here's a list of everyone in the orchestra from the Aloha From Hawaii special.

    Joe Guercio was Elvis's conductor and musical director and, with a few exceptions, the orchestra consisted of local musicians contracted for this particular engagement. Brass players were Patrick Houston, Thomas Porrello, Gary Grant and Forrest Buchtel (trumpets); Leslie Benedict and William Barton (trombones); Martin Harrell (bass trombone); and David Baptist (French horn). Saxophonists were Gabriel Baltazar, Jr., Robert Winn, Peter Dovidio, Wayne Dunstan and Mary Taylor, with Baltazar and Taylor also playing flute. Violinist Bertine Corimby, who performed with Elvis at the Las Vegas Hilton, headed the 12-piece string section, the rest of whom were musicians from the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra: Dale Bechtel, Marianne Fleece, Louise Solmssen, Arthur Loventhal, Mervin Whitcomb, Heidi McCole and Carol Shive (violins); Betty Deeg and Diana Mallery (violas); and William Konney and Beverly LeBeck (cellos). Rounding out the orchestra were Frank Strazzeri (Hammond organ) and Dean Appleman (percussion?). Houston, Porrello, Harrell and Strazzeri had toured with Elvis in 1972 and were brought to Hawaii for the show, as were Buchtel and Corimby. Harvey Ragsdale was the Hawaiian contractor who hired local musicians for the orchestra.
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    Re: ALOHA- Who Is This Mystery Man

    Quote Originally Posted by mozzarella View Post
    Wow.. how do you know this? And in what particular song did Elvis use a Hammond organ? Why only in Hawaii? Now that's the mystery
    TTWII and Elvis on Tour, MSG, Live in Memphis, and all the soundboards, there's always a hammond in the background buried in the mix.

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    Re: ALOHA- Who Is This Mystery Man

    Quote Originally Posted by Erhan View Post
    Frank Strazzeri Hammond Organ Next question please?
    Guess I wasn't that lost, that didn't seem like the right place to have a sound engineer or the lights guy. Never ever. It had to be a hammond!

    But you got the name and all!!! Thumbs up my friend.

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    Re: ALOHA- Who Is This Mystery Man

    Quote Originally Posted by Raised on Rock View Post
    Guess I wasn't that lost, that didn't seem like the right place to have a sound engineer or the lights guy. Never ever. It had to be a hammond!

    But you got the name and all!!! Thumbs up my friend.
    I was just re-reading this thread and was about to say right now that you gave us the first clue, so............................. credit where credit is due

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    Re: ALOHA- Who Is This Mystery Man

    Quote Originally Posted by Snake Eyes View Post
    I was just re-reading this thread and was about to say right now that you gave us the first clue, so............................. credit where credit is due
    No I didn't had any clues, it just doesn't seem like the right place to have a sound engineer, in Elvis on Tour you can clearly see the sound and the lights were managed from a booth placed at the back of the crowd so...

    All credit is for Erhan.

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    Re: ALOHA- Who Is This Mystery Man

    Quote Originally Posted by Raised on Rock View Post
    Usualy the lights guy and the sound engineers are in-front the stage, in a booth from the crowd perspective. So I don't think this is the case of this guy.

    Anyhow, I really have no idea. Maybe some guy from the Joe Goercio Orchesta? Could be some kind of hammond style keyboard not a booth?


    Quote Originally Posted by Raised on Rock View Post
    No I didn't had any clues, it just doesn't seem like the right place to have a sound engineer, in Elvis on Tour you can clearly see the sound and the lights were managed from a booth placed at the back of the crowd so...

    All credit is for Erhan.
    So the mystery guy turns out to be a Hammond organ player.

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    Re: ALOHA- Who Is This Mystery Man

    Cheers Erhan for the information

    According to Wikipedia, he was born in 1930 and is still alive- but the work he did for Elvis is not mentioned which is a shame.




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    Re: ALOHA- Who Is This Mystery Man

    Quote Originally Posted by Erhan View Post
    Frank Strazzeri Hammond Organ Next question please?
    Ty Erhan - Wow - Ty For Info -
    Ty Too Jrthe real Jr for addn this post - Lov It -God Bless Yu Jr the real Jr ,Erhan and ALL Members On This Forum -Enjoy ya week Y'all -Take care y'all -

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    Re: ALOHA- Who Is This Mystery Man

    Another wow
    If your an Elvis fan, no explanation is necessary....
    If your not, no explanation is possible!

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    Re: ALOHA- Who Is This Mystery Man

    Quote Originally Posted by karlos View Post
    Ty Erhan - Wow - Ty For Info -
    Ty Too Jrthe real Jr for addn this post - Lov It -God Bless Yu Jr the real Jr ,Erhan and ALL Members On This Forum -Enjoy ya week Y'all -Take care y'all -
    What a lovely thing to say

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