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News createt: 13-01-2011

Secret Elvis & Jerry Lee Lewis session apparently discovered!

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Secret Elvis & Jerry Lee Lewis session apparently discovered!

It's said to be a tape of more than 30 minutes with Elvis at a private session recorded at the home of Jerry Lee Lewis in 1960.

The musician, Rod Lambert, found the tape in a box he bought at a yard sale 14 years ago.

"I had no idea what was on the tape until Jan. 2009. I knew it said Jerry Lee, Elvis and Mack Vickery on the tape but just thought it was some standard songs by these artists. I would buy tapes to record over but when I saw Elvis on it I couldn't bring myself to use it and threw it back in the box," said Lambert.

The tape is said to include a little talking and a lot of singing and the highlight being the only duet existing between Elvis and Jerry Lee. 

At the session was also mutual friend Mack Vickery, who signed a short-lived deal with Sun Records and later became a well-established and successful songwriter in Nashville.

Rod Lambert has had the tape authenticated and a voice ID performed by one of the foremost experts in the field of audio forensics. The results came back positive for both Elvis and Jerry Lee. The recording was taken to the company in charge of Elvis' catalog, but their opinion was that the voice on the tape is not Elvis'. They did, however, agree that it was Jerry Lee Lewis.

Different sound bites have been placed on, so you can make up your own mind about it.

Source: Press release, Rod Lambert

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