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Re: “Watch Jack White and Alan Stoker Prep Elvis' 'My Happiness' for Digital Transfer

I realy don't see all this fuss around the reissue.

10" vinyl reissues of both acetates have been available since 2006
My Happiness/That's When Your Heartaches Begin
It Wouldn't Be The Same Without You/I'll Never Stand In Your Way
http://www.elvis.com.au/presley/news/elvis_sun_acetates.shtml

7" reissue is also easily available
http://www.ebay.com/itm/391072514902

Posted by mk on 04/11/2015 at 1:21 PM

Re: “Watch Jack White and Alan Stoker Prep Elvis' 'My Happiness' for Digital Transfer

The reason I chose to respond was the fact that you made derogatory remarks about an individual I personally respect and love, yes I'm a huge Fan of Elvis and I understand there are those that are not we are all individual and are all different as Elvis said himself 'there's room in the business for everyone'
Of course A legacy of great music that has been left behind and is enjoyed by us here in this materialistic life...that will be his lasting legacy, great music.
As you stated you were alive when Elvis's life was being reported and have not the need to research..I wish I had such faith in the media..certainly in today's world, news and information is a lot more widely available than certainly in Elvis's day...for you see when Presley was alive so little was known of his private life even in death, relatively little was known. So yes I do find research with today's Internet is a valuable tool. Even today total inaccuracies are reported with regularity involving Elvis based on years of myths and rumours.
Your reference to others controlling his career I can understand..but the only person responsible for Elvis career path was Elvis himself..an often used mantra by the Colonel was ' you take care of your side of the business and I'll take care of mine' you see I don't think Elvis cared to much for business certainly cared about his career but at times lost sight of it through making easy money, the reason I make this point is I do not see Presley through rose tinted spectacles I am a balanced fan and am fully aware of the mistakes he made but it is not my duty to castigate him through the tools of social media.
A point often worth remembering is that Elvis was not the only one to fall into dependancy issues..Johnny Cash was lucky to come out the other side as was Glen Campbell I assume you have neither of these gentlemen in your music library ?
Ultimately I believe his end was lonely and difficult but I try to remember the good times because they far outweighed the bad..and yes I will continue to enjoy his music and as a fan I will do my best to try and right some miss information that currently exists.
I wish Jack White success with his venture and a point worth noting is that Jack is first and foremost a fan yes he's trying to recoup some of his money back but I'm glad a fan of Elvis has brought this...and it pleasing to me the reverence in which he holds such an important recording and piece of music history.

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Posted by Memphis maverick on 04/11/2015 at 8:13 AM

Re: “Watch Jack White and Alan Stoker Prep Elvis' 'My Happiness' for Digital Transfer

Memphis maverick,

I appreciate your input...to a point. I would just like to respond to your comment about my comment (1 of 2 here) by saying that I did not have to research anything about Elvis Presley's life. When I was a teenager his life news was all over the news. I heard his music and I saw the movies he was in while he was still alive. I heard the news of all his troubles as they were happening. Yes he had women throwing themselves at him wherever he went. Yes, he had addiction problems and he had people controlling his career to keep themselves employed. Yes he was kind and generous and taken advantage of. He had people around him all the time but because of his indulgences he lived a lonely life and died an unhappy and lonely man.

Elvis was a generation older than me and he did not set good examples for younger musician/singer/songwriter/performers. He may have been a great performer but the way he lived his life was a disappointment from my perspective when I was young and discovering other great musician/singer/songwriters around at the same time Elvis was alive who did have higher standards of character. That is how I continue to choose the music folks I follow today. If a music person appears to live a sleazy lifestyle I don't care to follow them by spending hard earned money going to their shows and buying their recorded music.

I did have pity for Elvis and the lifestyle he got sucked into being a star and supporting a whole lot of people who preferred to control what he did with his life and did not look out for his best interests. There are people still making money off of Elvis today. Whoever held onto that first recording he made sure made a lot of money when Jack White bought it. Now Jack will be reproducing that record and making money off of Elvis's first record too.

"RIP Elvis" while the material world here on earth still enjoys your music and is still making money off of it.

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Posted by the irony on 04/10/2015 at 6:30 PM

Re: “Watch Jack White and Alan Stoker Prep Elvis' 'My Happiness' for Digital Transfer

You seem to know very little about the subject you are talking on...
First of all Elvis had a dependency on prescription drugs not drink..poor research bud
If that gives you a reason to dislike him and his music I pity you..compassion obviously is not a trait we share.
With regards to him miss treating women you could not be further from the truth, yes Elvis liked women and women liked him..I think you'll have to go an awful long way to find any women that he had a relationship with dissing him the way you are. In fact if you did some research you would find the total opposite of what you say..interestingly where does your research come from ?
If the money paid for this record is too much and I would find it difficult to put a price on such an item then that's purely down to Jack White ...I know if I had the money I woulda been first in line to bid..how can you put a price on the very first record that was cut by the most important and influential musician of the 20th century.
Your last point about Jacks career not going the way of Presley's..you can be assured very few reach the heights that Elvis reached...and In turn I would not wish him to hit the awful lows either.
You are so miss informed about many things regarding Elvis, to not be a fan of his music is down to personal choice, we do not agree on this but this is your choice, but the slurs on his character I find difficult to digest..many in the industry that met Presley uniformly conclude that they never met a more sincere and kind individual...if you do not believe me then do a little research it's all out there...
Good luck with your research the Internet is a wonderful tool .

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Posted by Memphis maverick on 04/10/2015 at 5:39 PM

Re: “The Black Belles' Olivia Jean to Release Jack White-Produced Debut Solo LP Oct. 14

The same 13 yr old posts great comments about how much they love Olivia and Third Man employees must get a bonus to like her album cause most people can see through the bullshitte.

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Posted by joke of nashville on 04/10/2015 at 3:56 PM

Re: “Jack White, Robert Redford and T Bone Burnett Team Up to Present American Epic Documentary and Performance Series

Why would anyone pay $20 per month to beta test Jay Z's Super Sweet Celeb Streaming Service when Rdio and Spotify don't have any of these problems and are cheaper? Tidal costs too much: Even the free trial I received felt like a ripoff.

Tidal and Spotify both offer subscription service on two tiers. Spotify's—"Free" and "Premium"—cost $0 per month and $9.99 per month, respectively. Tidal's—"Premium" and "HiFi"—run $9.99 per month and $19.99 per month. Premium Tidal is basically equivalent to Premium Spotify, in that it offers "standard" sound quality, and no ads. There is no free version of Tidal.

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Posted by No No No on 04/10/2015 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Guns on Lower Broad: Hank Williams Jr. Headlines Downtown NRA Music Fest on Friday

no but you have to be an idiot

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Posted by uptube on 04/10/2015 at 12:05 PM

Re: “Guns on Lower Broad: Hank Williams Jr. Headlines Downtown NRA Music Fest on Friday

Do u have to be a member of the NRA to get in

Posted by Courtney0797 on 04/10/2015 at 12:04 PM

Re: “Weekend Round-Up: Barbershop Style

Hobbledeions, Dedsa, The Van Allen Belt (Pittsburgh, pa) and sugar sk*-*lls Sunday night at Betty's. experimental pop and beat music at its finest!

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Posted by *-* on 04/10/2015 at 11:31 AM

Re: “Guns on Lower Broad: Hank Williams Jr. Headlines Downtown NRA Music Fest on Friday

Yo, onemandyarnold, meet me at dejavu at 4 and i'll hook you up

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Posted by Wayne LaPierre on 04/10/2015 at 11:15 AM

Re: “Guns on Lower Broad: Hank Williams Jr. Headlines Downtown NRA Music Fest on Friday

Wonder how to to meet hank. . ??? Whom would I need to speak to or pay? :0 lol

Posted by onemandyarnold on 04/09/2015 at 10:28 PM

Re: “Watch Jack White and Alan Stoker Prep Elvis' 'My Happiness' for Digital Transfer

At first I thought paying $300,000 for that record was, well, to be honest, a ridiculous amount of money for it. That could be because I really didn't care for Elvis Presley and his music because of the man he had become by the time I became aware of who he was when I was a young teenager. He was 19 years older than me and by then he was acting like a man with a sweet tooth, going through relationships with women like the women were just candy to him. He didn't seem to have a lot of respect for women, and in turn, I didn't have any respect for him or his music. It was probably all the alcohol and drugs that made him the way he was and what also prematurely killed him, at a fairly young age.

I can see now that Jack White and Third Man Records are going to be able reproduce this record and make all of that money back and then some.

Actually I found the story of the label on the record to be more interesting than Elvis's recording. I did a www search ["Softly and Tenderly" lyrics by the Prisonaires] and found lots of stuff to include the song on youtube.com along with this: The Prisonaires Documentary - Special Presentation / published Sep 15, 2013 / in reference to the song," Walking In The Rain" written by Johnny Bragg and performed and recorded at Sun Records with his fellow Prisonaires...

Quote from the video about the song, "Walking In The Rain" :

"it was the record that helps bring Elvis Presley to Sun Records. The song was so good that it was enough to get Elvis Presley to go to Sun and cut "My Happiness" for his Mother, an acetate for his Mom for her birthday"

Even though I still don't care for Elvis's music work because of the man I knew he was when I was growing up, I sure like discovering this whole back story about The Prisonaires...young men in prison that became the music group The Prisonaires, who influenced Elvis and Elvis became friends with them.

If it weren't for Elvis's record and the upside down label on it I would never have been inspired to look up the song "Softly and Tenderly" recorded by the Prisonaires and then discover all of this very interesting music history. I also was able to listen to "Softly and Tenderly" on youtube.com and was pleasantly surprised to hear a gospel song.

Thanks Jack White. Also, even though I have never been an Elvis fan I know there are lots of them around and I am sure you will make back all of that $300,000 and then some. It was a smart move on your part. Now on a personal level...I sure hope you don't turn out the way Elvis did...wouldn't want to have to call you "the candy man". : )

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Posted by it's late "I Am Tired" on 04/09/2015 at 10:06 PM

Re: “Marshall Crenshaw: The Cream Interview

Saw him the following week in Indianapolis, fabulous show. MC is the best kept secret in rock-n-roll

Posted by BBQ on 04/09/2015 at 6:04 PM

Re: “Stevie Wonder Brings Life to Bridgestone Arena With Marathon Show

Ha! Ammosexuals. I love it. Petition Webster's to include it in the dictionary. Let me provide the definition!

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Posted by freezonetrumpet on 04/09/2015 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Stevie Wonder Brings Life to Bridgestone Arena With Marathon Show

Enough with the Steven Tyler bashing! Get over yourself!

Posted by whatsyourproblem? on 04/09/2015 at 10:33 AM

Re: “Stevie Wonder Brings Life to Bridgestone Arena With Marathon Show

Just a note he wasn't referring to Dave Chappelle as Lil Jon, that's the name of one of his drummers.

Posted by Mem10 on 04/09/2015 at 8:33 AM

Re: “Stevie Wonder Brings Life to Bridgestone Arena With Marathon Show

I would have loved to have been there and I am more than certain that it was amazing.... However....

What in the world do your obviously biased views on the NRA have to do with anything related to this show?!? smh

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Posted by bigbassist on 04/09/2015 at 7:00 AM

Re: “Stevie Wonder Brings Life to Bridgestone Arena With Marathon Show

great show and a beautiful person! we felt energized for having been there. stevie wonder's message of love and joy and tolerance is one worth spreading.

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Posted by KateD on 04/08/2015 at 10:33 PM

Re: “Stevie Wonder Brings Life to Bridgestone Arena With Marathon Show

It was an incredible display of phenomenal musicianship.

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Posted by Leigh R. Hendry on 04/08/2015 at 8:11 PM

Re: “Jack White, Robert Redford and T Bone Burnett Team Up to Present American Epic Documentary and Performance Series

it costs exactly the same as Spotify. #readsomething

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Posted by Gravy on 04/08/2015 at 6:59 PM

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