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246 posts
Dec 26, 2011
2:34 PM
I watched the movie "Heartbreak Hotel" a 1988 movie written and directed by Chris Columbus yesterday (really enjoyed the movie too), and at the end of the credits was the Elvis song "The Power of My Love" with some really nice harp.

I researched it a bit, and I'm pretty sure the harmonica player's name wss Ed Kollis.

I tried finding the song on Amazon, and they're appeared to be several versions which all sounded the same, and also discovered there are several "takes" of the song out there.

But I found this YouTube video, and I'm pretty sure this is the same version that I heard at the end of the movie.

And this short video with Ed Kollis:

Anyone else heard of Ed Kollis ?
159 posts
Dec 27, 2011
5:46 PM
nice find Ken. Happy Holidays. How about coming to our central ohio mbh gathering the end of jan. or hch this may/ sorry for the bad typing. i just had wrist surgery today/ K.C.
247 posts
Dec 27, 2011
7:32 PM
Hi KC... Happy Holidays to you too!

My wife and I are celebrating our 25th anniversary the last weekend in January... not sure I can get out of that!

But I'm thinking about it... don't know if I want to be calling her "the plaintiff" ! :)
163 posts
Dec 27, 2011
8:13 PM
and i thank you! my plaintiff is sending me south for 2 months, just after the get together. she's tired of hearing me whine after 4 wrist surgeries this year. you know i'd re-marry that woman for the 3rd time. lol
15 posts
Dec 28, 2011
5:12 AM
Yes, I´ve heard of Ed Collis (or Kollis or Colis). He plays harmonica on "Naturally", JJ Cale´s first album from 1970. Also, as you´ve alreday noted, he was on Elvis´ Nashville session early 70s.
248 posts
Dec 28, 2011
12:40 PM
Thanks Martin... JJ Cale's "Naturally" album sounds very enjoyable !

Last Edited by on Dec 28, 2011 12:41 PM
16 posts
Dec 28, 2011
3:21 PM
@AirMojo: "Naturally" is highly recommended -- as are the first five or six Cale albums, but not primarily for their harmonica content. It´s just good music that more or less defined a genre.

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