Funky Sound Of America Records



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And now John has recorded “SOMETHING BLUE” by Paul Evans & Al Byron, an Elvis UK single and a track in Elvis’ “Pot Luck” album here in the States.

And the real magic in John's record is that DJ Fontana, the Jordanaires and Millie Kirkham, all of whom performed on Elvis' original recording of the song, have recreated that moment - singing and playing on John’s recording

John and the Jordanaires
John and the Jordanaires

About John Krondes

John's father, Jimmy Krondes, was a premier writer in the 50's and 60's. His songs,
Earl Grant's "The End" and Johnny Mathis' "Warm", were Billboard Magazine chart toppers.

As a teenager, John worked as an engineer in his father's recording studio and he
worked as a DJ for many years before turning his talents to record producing.

While in Las Vegas, he saw a billboard advertising a casino appearance by Elvis' great
back-up vocal group, the JORDANAIRES, and John came up with an idea.
Why not put the old Elvis Hit Makers together on record once again?
And so he did!
John's first FUNKY SOUND OF AMERICA release, a re-make of Earl Grant's
recording of his father's song, "THE END", featured John and those Jordanaires.

"VEGAS IN THE MORNING" put even more of Elvis' Hit Making Team together.
The Sweet Inspirations joined John and the Jordanaires on this rockin' party song.
"VEGAS" hit the Top 40 on the FMQB National AC chart.

Future releases will feature performances by The TCB Band, The Sweet Inspirations,
The Memphis Boys (Elvis' American Studio Band), and DJ Fontana.

John Krondes and Paul Evans
John Krondes and Paul Evans

"VEGAS IN THE MORNING" was written by John and his long-time co-writer, Paul Evans.

John's father and Paul wrote a couple of Doo-Wop hits together,
"Valerie" by the Mello Kings and "School Bells" by Nicky and the Nobles.
Want to know more about Paul? Click on any of the links below

Paul Evans' Home Page Paul's Biography Paul's Discography Paul's CD Collection Writing for Elvis
Paul's Songs Recorded by Other Artists Stories From the 50's and 60's Links
Odds and Ends (Video, photos, and Quotes)