The vocal groups that helped give Elvis Presley his distinctive sound have come together for the first time since the King's death to help a struggling rocker.

Tribute band THE JORDANAIRES - who performed on Elvis' first recordings - girl group THE SWEET INSPIRATIONS and Presley's TCB band have teamed up for the first time since their leader's death in 1977 to give unknown JOHN KONDES a big break.

And, to give Kondes an extra boost, Presley's songwriting collaborators PAUL EVANS and DENNIS LINDY have signed up for recording sessions.

The rocker and Elvis' team are working on a new album with RAY BARDANI, who produced and remixed Elvis 30 #1 Hits album, in the same New York studio where the veteran brought Presley's hits back to life on the compilation.

Ironically, the stand-out track on Kondes' new untitled album, THE END, is a track his father JIMMY wrote for Elvis. The King never recorded the tune but he serenaded his wife PRISCILLA with the song.

06/08/2004 19:26