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Revisited -- the original Elvis Presley Band
Posted by: bassplayer617 ()
Date: January 3, 2006 00:01

The best white boy rock n' roll band ever? These guys (Elvis, Scotty Moore, Bill Black and DC Fontana) could SWING. Their legacy is over 50 years old, but in listening to the "Complete 50s Masters: Volume I", they sound as fresh and exciting today as they did back then. This wasn't a solo artist with backing musicians : it was a BAND. The recording quality of these tracks is amazing -- it's live in the studio, and in your face.

Even after all this time, when it's gets down to the basics, it doesn't get any better than this.

Re: Revisited -- the original Elvis Presley Band
Posted by: dj ()
Date: January 3, 2006 00:11

Agree. They rocked. The drummer was DJ Fontana (not DC).

Re: Revisited -- the original Elvis Presley Band
Posted by: Leonard Keringer ()
Date: January 3, 2006 00:13

great band!.....the chemistry between them is undeniable....what ashame the Colonel helped to disband them

Re: Revisited -- the original Elvis Presley Band
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: January 3, 2006 01:37

Kill to get yaself a copy of Sunrise for it has all that's available from the Sun years...yet who knows what else might still be lurking deep in the vaults....law should be passed making it compusary listening in every home.

Sunrise Elvis Presley - RCA 67675-2






ROCKMAN

Re: Revisited -- the original Elvis Presley Band
Posted by: CindyC ()
Date: January 3, 2006 04:39

Yeah, early Elvis totally rocks!

His vocal on Mystery Train gives me butterflies. Still the greatest voice in rock and roll to this day. That man could sing anything.

Wasn't looking too good, but I was feeling real well.

Re: Revisited -- the original Elvis Presley Band
Posted by: ChelseaDrugstore ()
Date: January 3, 2006 05:06

DJ Fontana is my favorite drummer. I usually never can come up with a solid "best of" list, but when it comes to drummers DJ is it. I take him even over Charlie.

"...no longer shall you trudge 'cross my peaceful mind."

Re: Revisited -- the original Elvis Presley Band
Posted by: cosmoprim ()
Date: January 3, 2006 18:27

Not too fond of the "white boy" description, but I know you meant no offense.
As far as the greatest white rock n roll band ever, The Band must enter into the discussion - particulasrly their early work as Levon and the Hawks.



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