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Re: A waste of ink and paper
Larry, one of the reasons why your book on Jim is so great is because you took the time to research everything very carefully, and made every effort to get the facts straight. Misinformation has always been a pet peeve of mine after constantly looking very closely at a new book or CD that I was looking forward to, and finding that there were so many careless mistakes, they weren't even worth buying. I've seen liner notes in many CD's that were clearly written by someone who had absolutely no knowledge of the artist they were writing about! In one of Elvis' CD's (put out by good old RCA!) there were liner notes about an unreleased song that was included called "Black Star". This was the original title song of Elvis' movie "Flaming Star" before it was renamed and the title song re-recorded. It goes on to say that a new title song had to be written because they could no longer use the song "Black Star". In reality, it turned out to be the same exact lyrics in both songs, with Elvis simply replacing the word "black" with "Flaming"! I've also seen several photos printed in reverse on Elvis' CD's. One picture even had Elvis' name across the neck of his guitar and, of course, the letters were all backwards! RCA didn't seem to take any interest in getting things right with Elvis' releases because they knew they would sell anyway. And as we all know, Jim didn't seem too happy with the label because of lack of promotion. I'm not at all surprised that the story you mention, Larry, is full of errors. Simply put, most people are completely incompetent, and don't care about facts at all.
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