"This is so very beautiful. I love the dimensionality of the covers. I'm assuming there is a form/armature on which the leather is stretched. Would you mind describing how that is accomplished? You can email me directly, if you wish…"
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"Thank you! I knew about "Hound Dog" and had heard it before but it was great to be reminded of it. WAY better than Elvis' version.
Just while we're on such niche music, here is one of my favourites from the era, "Sweet…"
"Killer, this is so awesome. Blues is my absolute favorite music style, I will be listening to Big Mama Thornton and others from the genre all day today... Billie Ray Vaughn, oh my. How will I be able to get any work done? Thanks so much. Keep…"
"The reverse on the "cover" concept is when a cover becomes much more famous than the original. Elvis is credited with kick-starting rock n' roll music with "Hound Dog". He homogenized the tune for white audiences of the…"