Elvis Presley: A Life In Music

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Macmillan, Sep 2, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages
Ernst Jorgensen has made a lifelong study of Presley, and as the director of RCA's Elvis recordings catalog for the past decade he has been granted exclusive, unlimited access to the label's tape vaults and archives. With Elvis Presley: A Life in Music Jorgensen puts us in the studio for every single session of Elvis's twenty-four-year career, from the first acetate he cut as an eighteen-year-old truck driver in 1953 to the series of concerts recorded just before his death in 1977. At the heart of the book is an unparalleled collection of data on the recordings themselves: From complete musician rosters to master-take information, this collection sets a new standard for recording-session guides.

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User Review  - carptrash - LibraryThing

The definative (opinion) work on the Elvis sessions, with a page or two or more on every recording session the King did. Lists all the musicians and all the songs played, and more. Read full review

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User Review  - redvalentine - LibraryThing

Brilliantly researched and documented account of each Elvis recording session. This is so much more than a list, it is a "real" biography of the man and his music - so much better than the bigraphies ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Ernst Jorgensen produced many RCA Elvis box sets, for which he was nominated for a Grammy Award. He lives in Denmark.

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