Any ideas on what instrument that is?
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It's Elvis slapping the back of his guitar.
Was it Elvis slapping on the guitar, or was it DJ Fontana? Did Elvis do an
guitar work on łDonąt Be Cruel˛?
On łDonąt Be Cruel˛, the łdrum˛ sound is actually DJ Fontana drumming on Elvisą
I hope this helps.
It's Elvis patting the back of his Martin acoustic. The 'drum' sound was
overdubbed ... I don't think an undubbed master is in circulation. There's
a photo from the dubbing session, showing him doing it.
Dean Jason Miller wrote:
> ShakeyJack wrote:
> > >
> > >I've been puzzled by the drum sound on several of Elvis' hits, such as
> > >"Don't be Cruel" and "All Shook Up". The sound is pretty much on the
> > >beat. It's similar to a bongo, but I don't think that's it. A drummer
> > >friend of mine thinks it's simply a "cupped hand clap".
> > >
> > >Any ideas on what instrument that is?
> > It's Elvis slapping the back of his guitar.
> Was it Elvis slapping on the guitar, or was it DJ Fontana? Did Elvis do an
> guitar work on łDonąt Be Cruel˛?
> Replies appreciated.
No, it was Elvis slapping DJ.
Martin Genz wrote:
Sorry, I was wrong: it was DJ slapping Elvis' head and the result was Elvis
singing "Don't Be Cruel".
It also may be heard on the" Wear My Ring Around Your Neck "song also
Unknown bongo player
Interesting. The consensus certainly seems to be that the sound is
slapping the back of a guitar. I just tried it a bit and it does sound right.
BTW, do you happen to have a reference to where I can see the photo?
My point: Yes, the sound is Elvis slapping his guitar, but his hand didn't
actually hit the guitar itself; rather, his hand hit the leather covering.
If that means anything to anyone here...
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<tpark...@my-dejanews.com> wrote in message
Yeah, it's in "The Official Elvis Presley Commemorative Album 1935-1977"
I'll post it ("hounddog.jpg") in alt.binaries.celebrities