It worked both ways. The more I listened to Elvis, the more
I tended to write the songs and sing the demos in his style.
It was a fortunate coincidence that we both had about the
same comfortable vocal range (his was greater), and we understood
each other's phrasing. He also liked my accompaniments,
whether just piano,
or with small or large orchestras. At his house one time,
he told me how much he liked the intro and fills on
I MET HER TODAY and on ANYTHING THAT'S
PART OF YOU and asked me to play them several times
for him on his grand piano.