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Way Down : Playing Bass with Elvis ... And Much More ... The Autobiography of Jerry Scheff

By: Elvis Australia
Source: www.elvis.com.au
March 2, 2012 - 5:59:51 PM
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Way Down: Playing Bass with Elvis, Dylan, the Doors, and More : The Autobiography of Jerry Scheff
Way Down: Playing Bass with Elvis, Dylan, the Doors, and More : The Autobiography of Jerry Scheff
Way Down: Playing Bass with Elvis, Dylan, the Doors, and More : The Autobiography of Jerry Scheff is acandid and perceptive memoir of his 45-year career, bassist Jerry Scheff takes us onto Elvis' private jet, on tour with Bob Dylan, and into the studio with the Doors. A stalwart presence behind some of the greatest names of popular music, Scheff has also played with Roy Orbison, Elvis Costello, the Association, Neil Diamond, Johnny Mathis, the Everly Brothers, John Denver, and Nancy Sinatra, to name just a few. Eschewing hype, Scheff provides a behind-the-scenes perspective, from having worked sleeves rolled up, side by side, with the great artists in their factories. The book opens with the TCB band's learning of the King's death while en route to a tour date, a pivotal moment for him, the rest of the band, and the world at large. He then proceeds on a nonlinear journey that mirrors the process of true life-reflection, from his roots in San Francisco to his touring all over the world. This is a tale of a man who has truly grown a career from a genuine love of music and of his instrument, proving how following that gift can bring a person to places beyond his wildest dreams. It is an exciting inside view of the evolution and craft and work of making rock and roll - a must-have for true music craftsmen and music junkies in general.

Jerry Scheff with Elvis on stage : June 26, 1977.
Jerry Scheff with Elvis on stage : June 26, 1977.

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Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD + 16 page booklet. Never before have we seen an Elvis concert from the 50's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered Unreleased Film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don’t Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever. This is an excellent release no fan should be without it. The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people.

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