Felton Jarvis

Felton Jarvis

Original Name Charles Felton Jarvis
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Death 3 Jan 1981 (aged 46)
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 8434791 · View Source
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Music Producer. He is best known as Elvis Presley's record producer from 1966 to 1977. Employed by RCA, he branched out on his own in 1970 to work exclusively for Elvis. The bonds between him and the performer were so close that when Felton Jarvis’s kidney failed in 1971, Elvis paid for his dialysis and an eventual kidney transplant. His strong work ethic and being able to bring the best out of any artist, he worked over the years with such renowned artists as Willie Nelson, Jim Ed Brown, Floyd Cramer, Lloyd Price, Fats Domino, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Carl Perkins and Ronnie McDowell. In 1980 he created the practice of overdubbing new rhythm tracks on top of previously recorded vocals, a process that is commonplace in music production today. The result was the remixing and re-recording of an album of Elvis Presley songs called ‘Guitar Man’. The albums title track ‘Guitar Man’, first released in 1967, used Elvis’ original vocals with new contemporary guitar work from Jerry Reed, who was also the guitar player for the 1967 release. The song was released to much success and in February 1981 the song went to #1 on the country charts. He died before he could see this achievement in Nashville, Tennessee.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Felton Jarvis (16 Nov 1934–3 Jan 1981), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8434791, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .