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Re: Anita Kerr book
Gary,the Nashville sound is a great idea for a book, and yes, I know Larry would do a great job if he decided to do a book like this. I hope to get the Anita Kerr book for Christmas (it's on my wish list) and after I read it, I will let you know what I think of it. I agree with you that the Anita Kerr Singers are one of the best backing groups ever. For me, they are about tied with the Jordanaires, who I have also admired as long as I can remember. The Jordansires were for Elvis what the Anita Kerrs were for Jim Reeves. In case you never knew, the Anita Kerr Singers sang backup for Elvis on just one song. In 1965, an Elvis album was released called "Elvis For Everyone!". It included some songs recorded by Elvis some years earlier that had never been released before. One of them was an unreleased Sun recording called "Tomorrow Night". The original recording only had a bass and guitar as backup, but for this album, Chet Atkins overdubbed his guitar, along with Charley McCoy on harmonica and the Anita Kerr Singers as backup vocals on the song. The original Sun recording was never really finished, so Chet did these overdubs for record release. It really improved the song a lot...
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