August 03 - Who Owns Elvis Guitar In The Jungle Room?

The latest SONY Elvis release "Elvis Way Down In The Jungle Room" is out. 

From the press-release:
The most complete and comprehensive collection of Elvis final studio recordings ever assembled in one anthology, "Way Down In The Jungle Room" is an essential and welcome addition for every fan's library. In the mid-1970s, Elvis, the King of Rock 'n' Roll, became another kind of pioneer as one of the world's first major recording artists to create fully-realized professional level records in the intimacy of his own home studio.

With original recordings executive-produced by Elvis Presley with producer Felton Jarvis (who'd helmed most of Elvis' records from 1966-1977), "Way Down In The Jungle Room" brings together, for the first time in one collection, master recordings and rare outtakes laid down during two mythic sessions (February 2-8, 1976 and October 28-30, 1976) in Graceland's den -- known as the Jungle Room -- which was converted into a professional caliber recording studio for the purpose of capturing these indelible performances.

Who Owns Elvis Guitar

The fate of a guitar played by Elvis Presley and later donated to the National Music Museum is in the hands of a federal judge in South Dakota.

Tennessee-based collector Larry Moss maintains that the blues guitarist and memorabilia broker who donated the guitar to the Vermillion museum in 2013 had no rights to the instrument. Moss claims to be the rightful owner and wants the museum to return the guitar.

Donor Robert Johnson hasn't responded to Moss's lawsuit, but he told the Argus Leader he rejects Moss's claims. A trial was held Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier didn't immediately rule.

Presley played the guitar during his 1977 tour and gave it to a fan in St. Petersburg, Florida, when it was damaged. Presley died six months later.

(Source: LSP-4445 on FECC / Charlotte Observer)

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