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The Malpaso Gang play Elvis Night at The Moorings


Graham Knight
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I have just seen the Malpaso gang at the Moorings.

 

As it was a special Elvis night, The Malpaso Gang left their country roots behind and played a set that consisted entirely of numbers associated with Elvis Presley.

 

Aberdeen Music Member Bigsby was resplendent in a large black Elvis wig but the rest of The Gang were in theri normal stage gear.

 

Most of the music played was from the "Young Elvis" era including a selection of numbers first cut for Sun and then RCA.

 

Some of the numbers were tunes that Elvis "covered" and the renditions of "Good Rockin' Tonite" and "Long Tall Sally" owed more the originals by Roy Brown and Little Richard than to Elvis. 

 

Scotty Moore would have been pleased to hear his licks being played in Aberdeen and I am sure DJ Fontana would have liked the solid work on the drums.

 

Nina sounded great and when she was not singing she looked sultry and slinky with a unique dance style that would have pleased Mamie Van Doren.

 

Bar Owner "Flash" was seen standing on a chair to get a picture of Bigsby in his wig.  No doubt it will appear soon.

 

 

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