RECONSTRUCTION using the audio from Elvis’ final live performance for what would be 9yrs. (Now and Then There’s) A Fool Such As I was a hit for Elvis while he was in the Army. In 1961, he did two benefit concerts, one in Memphis and one in Hawaii for the new Pearl Harbor Memorial. It may be his finest concert because it is a combination of the early Elvis sound of the 50’s plus he performed his new singles which were more mature. He had a hotshot band that in addition to Scotty Moore on guitar also featured the legendary Hank Garland who after 1961 was unable to play on anymore of Elvis’ records due to an auto accident. The video you see here is taken from the film ELVIS starring Kurt Russell and is pretty close to probably how it would have been to see The King during this time period. In the film, the soundtrack was performed by Ronnie McDowell. Here, averyshakyproduction did what he calls a “reconstruction”. I used the work he did but made it black and white and during the solo instead of going to just stock footage, I used footage of the REAL Hank Garland playing guitar. I slowed “Sugarfoot Rag” down to somewhat simulate the timing. I wish we had actual footage of Elvis and Hank doing this song, but this is as close as we’re going to get. HOPE YOU ENJOY!!! Audio from the box set “ELVIS ARON PRESLEY”
For more info about this issue check out: www.guitaraficionado.com Kirk Hammett at his new home in Hawaii. Go behind-the-scenes of the Guitar Aficionado’s July / August 2011 cover shoot with Metallica lead guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Kirk Hammett. In this exclusive video, Kirk takes me on guided tours of his idyllic Hawaiian estate, and poses for pictures with his favorite axes in some of the most beautiful spots in the entire world!