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Re: Don Robertson
Posted by Mike Slater
on May 17, 2014, 9:05 pm, in reply to "Don Robertson
Gary, many of the Don Robertson songs you mentioned were recorded by Elvis, and I wish Jim had recorded more of Don's songs as well. I don't believe he was mentioned in Larry's book and I'm not sure if Jim ever met him, but I know for a fact that Elvis did. Elvis recorded quite a lot of Don's songs, and Don even played on some of his sessions. I don't know how true the story is, but its' been said that Floyd Cramer actually stole Don's slipnote playing style, and ever since then, it has always been attributed to him. Don was asked how he felt about Floyd getting all the credit, but he was very good natured about it and didn't seem to mind. In case you're interested, there was a CD available of Don doing some of his own songs, mostly ones that Elvis recorded. It might still be available, maybe on amazon.
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