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Ed Enoch and Stamps look forward to Smithville show
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Legendary vocalist Ed Enoch and The Stamps Quartet will visit Smithville Saturday, playing two shows at the county complex on Saturday as part of “Elvis: Aloha 40,” a celebration of Elvis Week.Enoch has backed artists as diverse as Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Brenda Lee, Conway Twitty, Ferlin Husky, Jerry Lee Lewis, Willie Nelson, Alan Jackson, Ronnie Milsap, B.J. Thomas, Jerry Reed, Faron Young, Ronnie McDowell, Al Green and, of course, Elvis Presley.Ed grew up in a small town east of Nashville, and joined the Stamps in 1969 as baritone vocalist, later becoming lead vocalist and road manager for the group. The Stamps Quartet began working as back up vocalists for Presley in February 1971.They toured and recorded with Elvis until his death in August 1977.“There has never been another singer like Elvis,” Enoch told the Review in a phone interview last week. “I have worked with some of the most talented people in the world, and he was the best.“Our lives are an opportunity for us to render what talent we have.