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Brooklynbanjoboy

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05/23/2017 11:24:06 View Brooklynbanjoboy's MP3 Archive View Brooklynbanjoboy's Photo Albums View Brooklynbanjoboy's Blog Reply with Quote

Elvis, with a banjo?



   

Tobus

United States
865 posts since 11/17/15

05/23/2017 11:32:17 View Tobus's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

This looks like him on that very same stage, playing guitar.  So yeah, it's Elvis.

*edited to add: I notice horses in the background in both photos.  Wonder what the venue was?

 


Edited by - Tobus on 05/23/2017 11:33:50

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Brooklynbanjoboy

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05/23/2017 11:37:29View Brooklynbanjoboy's MP3 Archive View Brooklynbanjoboy's Photo Albums View Brooklynbanjoboy's Blog Send Brooklynbanjoboy a Yahoo! Message Reply with Quote

Looks like it.  Same boots.  Thanks

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TOMCAT

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05/23/2017 11:46:13View TOMCAT's MP3 Archive View TOMCAT's Classified Ads View TOMCAT's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

This could have been on the set of one of his movies, perhaps.

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trapdoor2Players Union Member

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10315 posts since 4/23/04

05/23/2017 11:47:04View trapdoor2's MP3 Archive View trapdoor2's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

Looks like he's playing with an accordionist (on the far left). Isn't having a banjo and an accordion on the same stage a felony?

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Mooooo

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809 posts since 8/20/16

05/23/2017 11:52:11 Reply with Quote


I am sure there are plenty of photos of Elvis playing instruments that he couldn't play, here's another: https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Ftheboldcorsicanflame.files.wordpress.com%2F2012%2F02%2Fblue-hawaii-elvis-presley.jpg&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fmentalfloss.com%2Farticle%2F56438%2Fwas-elvis-actually-any-good-karate&docid=0YrRvDFJ3lfuKM&tbnid=NzOyT-zaxoGuJM%3A&vet=10ahUKEwiuo4HB14bUAhVHxYMKHZNcDOw4yAEQMwgwKC4wLg..i&w=275&h=328&bih=794&biw=1600&q=elvis%20presley&ved=0ahUKEwiuo4HB14bUAhVHxYMKHZNcDOw4yAEQMwgwKC4wLg&iact=mrc&uact=8#h=328&imgdii=nx4qkqiQwgPeHM:&vet=10ahUKEwiuo4HB14bUAhVHxYMKHZNcDOw4yAEQMwgwKC4wLg..i&w=275


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deestexas

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05/23/2017 12:02:50View deestexas's MP3 Archive View deestexas's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

The photo is from Elvis' first movie, "Love Me Tender."

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Brooklynbanjoboy

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05/23/2017 12:05:53View Brooklynbanjoboy's MP3 Archive View Brooklynbanjoboy's Photo Albums View Brooklynbanjoboy's Blog Send Brooklynbanjoboy a Yahoo! Message Reply with Quote

I yield to the experts.  Thanks.

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banjoman56

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05/23/2017 12:44:39 View banjoman56's Photo Albums View banjoman56's Blog Reply with Quote

quote:
Originally posted by trapdoor2
 

Looks like he's playing with an accordionist (on the far left). Isn't having a banjo and an accordion on the same stage a felony?


If it's not it should be!

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mikehalloranPlayers Union Member

United States
9207 posts since 10/27/06

05/23/2017 13:58:10 View mikehalloran's Classified Ads Reply with Quote

Hmmm... Elvis could play guitar, upright & electric bass and piano—that's well known. He grew up in rural Mississippi.

If he didn't play banjo or ukulele, I doubt it was because he couldn't.

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TLGPlayers Union Member

United States
1388 posts since 10/11/04

05/23/2017 14:08:40 View TLG's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

In the late 1970's , the Elvis people/staff/ect were going thru his house collecting stuff for display. In the attic they found a "tater bug" or banjo mando in need of repair. They contacted me about repairing it & showed pictures of said item . I said I could & needed to take it to my shop to do the work. They went ballistic & said it could not leave the Elvis estate for any reason & I would have to repair it on site. I tried to explain I could not repair it there & needed my tools & shop equipment to do the work. So it stayed there & probably went back in the attic & I never heard from them again. (That's my Elvis story & I'm stickin' to it)
Elvis was probably given lots of instruments over the years.

Tommy

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banjered

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2971 posts since 10/13/05

05/23/2017 14:35:47 View banjered's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

Yep, that's Elvis with a banjo -  ARREST HIM!

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bluegrassbanjopicker

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773 posts since 10/17/13

05/23/2017 14:46:37View bluegrassbanjopicker's MP3 Archive View bluegrassbanjopicker's Photo Albums View bluegrassbanjopicker's Blog Reply with Quote

quote:
Originally posted by TLG
 

In the late 1970's , the Elvis people/staff/etc., were going thru his house collecting stuff for display. In the attic they found a "tater bug" or banjo mando in need of repair. They contacted me about repairing it & showed pictures of said item . I said I could & needed to take it to my shop to do the work. They went ballistic & said it could not leave the Elvis estate for any reason & I would have to repair it on site. I tried to explain I could not repair it there & needed my tools & shop equipment to do the work. So it stayed there & probably went back in the attic & I never heard from them again. (That's my Elvis story & I'm stickin' to it)
Elvis was probably given lots of instruments over the years.

Tommy


 

Seriously? Repairing it on site? Some persons can get very unrealistic views of how valuable an instrument is. 

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kmwaters

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9656 posts since 2/12/11

05/23/2017 15:15:54View kmwaters's MP3 Archive View kmwaters's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

Good catch Dees. This was like a Jeopardy question.

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RCraftPlayers Union Member

Canada
10 posts since 12/31/16

05/23/2017 15:56:18 View RCraft's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

quote:
Originally posted by banjoman56
 
quote:
Originally posted by trapdoor2
 

Looks like he's playing with an accordionist (on the far left). Isn't having a banjo and an accordion on the same stage a felony?


If it's not it should be!


I'm going to have to very strongly disagree smiley

 

 

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rcc56

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688 posts since 2/20/16

05/24/2017 22:09:41 View rcc56's Classified Ads Reply with Quote

quote:
Originally posted by trapdoor2
 

Looks like he's playing with an accordionist (on the far left). Isn't having a banjo and an accordion on the same stage a felony?


There was a fellow by the name of Bill Monroe who committed that felony on some recordings made in the '40's.

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AradobanjoPlayers Union Member

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Hello,

And she was a good accordionist. Columbia has several recordings of her playing.

I certainly enjoyed playing a Prussian accordionist. He was a friend of father-in-law. He had survived WWII as young child near Ukraine. He spoke German, Ukraine, and Russian. He is dead now.  I always looked forward to visiting with him. 

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trapdoor2Players Union Member

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banjoman56

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3573 posts since 9/21/09

05/25/2017 14:58:21 View banjoman56's Photo Albums View banjoman56's Blog Reply with Quote

quote:
Originally posted by rcc56
 
quote:
Originally posted by trapdoor2
 

Looks like he's playing with an accordionist (on the far left). Isn't having a banjo and an accordion on the same stage a felony?


There was a fellow by the name of Bill Monroe who committed that felony on some recordings made in the '40's.


That's probably not the only felony Bill committed in the 40's. In the late 40's, Earl set him on the good path. devil

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patrick martinPlayers Union Member

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