Saturday, October 15, 2022

October 14 - Delayed

Trevor Cajiao of he usually well informed Elvis The Man and His Music Facebook page posted that it is official now, the Follow That Dream 'On Tour' book / audio set has been postponed until "the middle of 2023 due to various legal problems with Warner Bros.".

The Sony/Legacy version has been moved back to January 2023 but the audio should be available for streaming this year, thereby protecting the 50-year copyright rule. 

The Jordanaires: Delayed

The book 'The Jordanaires: The Story of the World's Greatest Backup Vocal Group' by Gordon Stoker has been postponed from November 2022 to January 2023. 

Publicity stated
: The greatest backup group in the history of recorded music undoubtedly was the Jordanaires, a gospel group of mostly Tennessee boys, formed in the 1940s, that set the standard for studio vocal groups in the '50s, '60s, '70s, and beyond. 

In their sixty-five-year career, from 1948 through 2013, the recordings they sang on have sold an estimated eight billion copies. They sang on more than 200 of Elvis's recordings, including most of his biggest hits. They were in three of his best-known movies, appeared with him on most of his early nation-wide TV shows, and toured with him for many years. 

Throughout Elvis's early career, they were his most trusted friends and probably his most positive influence. No telling how many thousands of miles we rode together over those fourteen years, remembered Gordon Stoker, the group's manager and high tenor, and most of those miles were good miles, with lots of laughs, and lots of talk about life. While the Jordanaires' bread and butter may have been Nashville's burgeoning recording industry, it seemed that there was always a plane waiting to take them cross country to the pop sessions in L.A. 

They sang on most of Ricky Nelson's biggest hits and over the years backed up Andy Williams, Fats Domino, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Dinah Shore, The Everly Brothers, Glen Campbell, Patti Page, Neil Young, Perry Como, Loretta Lynn, Ringo Starr, Tom Jones, Andy Griffith, Bobby Vinton, Brenda Lee, Patsy Cline, Billy Ray Cyrus, Clyde McPhatter, and about 2,100 other recording acts.

(Source: Elvis The Man and His Music / Amazon)