tonite on Sundance: Elvis, RT, Lowe, Helm, Toussaint

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  1. DrSax

    DrSax Member

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    This should be quite a show. Can't wait:

    December 23rd at 10:00pm ET/PT "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with Levon Helm, Nick Lowe,
    Richard Thompson and Allen Toussaint"

    Elvis Costello literally builds a band in front of the audience's eyes and ears. Joining him for this once-in-a-lifetime jam session are his former record producer, Nick Lowe, on bass; legendary New Orleans producer/pianist Allen Toussaint; U.K. guitar giant/songwriter Richard Thompson; and, from The Band, drummer Levon Helm.
     
  2. jimfog

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    Wow.

    Unfortunately, Elvis will probably sing. :cry:
     
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    I love the album Elvis and Allen Toussaint recorded together. What a killer band that would be!
     
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    Oh, come on, Jim. Really? I usually agree with you on a number of things, but not this.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up. I was late to the party as usual and only discovered the Spectacle program a couple of weeks ago. Ovation TV channel also has some good music programing.
     
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    Don't get me wrong...I like Elvis.

    I just think he hit his vocal peak around "King of America" and "Kojak Variety" and in the past 10-15 years I find him really hard to listen to, singing-wise. Too forced and strained and trying to be jazzy or something....instead he sounds flat to me all the time.

    Plus......in THAT company? No Elvis needed!
     

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