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2001-Nov-25: Good Rockin' This Week

This week, public television stations across America will broadcast Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records, a two-hour documentary from the "American Masters" series. (Check your local listings.)  For the documentary, Sir Paul recorded Elvis Presley's That's All Right with guitarist Scotty Moore, who backed Elvis on the original 1954 recording, and  Elvis's drummer, D.J. Fontana. "We were so turned on by your stuff," Sir Paul told the musicians before he strapped on his guitar.

The documentary shows Sir Paul blissfully rocking and bopping in a straight-backed chair in the old Sun studio in Memphis as he listens to the playback of his recording session.  With the faint strains of That's All Right leaking through his headphones, we see Sir Paul completely into the moment, oblivious to the camera, drumming out the rhythm with his hands on his blue-jeaned knees.

Sir Paul can also be heard on the first track of the tribute album, Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of SunRecords.

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(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)


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