View Full Version : Elvis - Blue Hawaii

07-17-2017, 02:43 PM
I heard that Elvis plays a Ukulele in this move from 1961. Does anyone here know if he played it himself or did a studio player do the actual recording?

On another NOTE, I just checked the price for a DVD (a two set actually - Blue Hawaii and Paradise - Hawaiian Style) and it was $60 used and $85 new! Must be rare!

07-17-2017, 02:54 PM
It sure looks like he's playing real chords. BTW, I found it on Amazon for as low as $5.99 for the DVD ($20 for the remastered in stereo version) and $14.99 in digital hd on iTunes.



Croaky Keith
07-17-2017, 10:28 PM
I'm pretty sure he played it, & had his own ukes. :)

07-18-2017, 04:22 AM
Thanks for sharing that video clip, Scooter. It brought back fond memories of my youth when I idolized Elvis.

07-18-2017, 04:25 AM
Those shorts were painted on, weren't they?

According to the official Graceland site (https://www.graceland.com/blog/elvis-presley-the-musician/), Elvis "toyed" with the ukulele. I don't care for their verb choice :p, but apparently he did play.

Croaky Keith
07-18-2017, 05:32 AM
Where do you think they got the idea for 'Hot Pants'. ;)