Norbert Putnam

Norbert Putnam has played bass in the original Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and as a session musician on countless recordings in Nashville. "We Had it All" is excerpted from his memoir Music Lessons.

December 08, 2013

It was the second week of December 1973, and I had been summoned to come and play bass on a new Elvis album. This was not the first time I had received a summons from the King, and I knew not to take it lightly.