I swanee to goodness, the Celebrity Death Hag wagon has been working overtime lately….Bo Diddley earlier today and now your Sista has learnt that Hugh Jarrett, who was the bass singer for the Jordanaires (pre-Ray Walker) died over the weekend. Big Hugh Baby (that’s what they called him in radio) has sorta become something of an iconic image beings that he was part of the Jordanaires when Elvis did his historic appearances on Ed Sullivan. You know, when they had to shoot the Kang from the waist up cause they was scared he was gonna get all gyrating singing Peace In The Valley. Gah. I do love that song though, I tell you whats the truth.
I mean, how does one sleep at night having stood behind Elvis oohing and ahhing, and being part of history?
You know, when it’s in off -Elvis season (meaning when it’s not January or August when they run Elvis stuff constantly, so much you get sick of it) and you see one of these clips, it reminds one of how unbelievably purty Elvis was.