Sunday, April 07, 2024

Record #0676: Don't Be Cruel / Hound Dog – ELVIS PRESLEY

RCA Victor 47-6604 (original, German pressing) Germany, 4. August 1956
Words & Music by:  Side A – Otis Blackwell, Elvis Presley; SideB – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
Musicians: Elvis Presley (lead vocals and rhythm guitar), Scotty Moore (lead guitar), Bill Black (upright bass), D.J. Fontana (drums), Shorty Long (piano on side A), Gordon Stoker (piano on side B), The Jordanaires (backing vocals)
Recording sessions: Produced by Steve Sholes at RCA Studios, New York, NY, Jul. 2, 1956
Highest chart positions:  Side A - US #1, US R&B #1, US Country #1; Side B - US #1, US R&B #1, US Country #1, UK #2. No information on the German charts.

This is the German release of the single, which I already posted here and here.

In the picture, the 3rd German pressing is on the left. The one on the right is a later pressing, but still the same release.

List price:  German release, not in the catalog. The first pressings go for 20-40 euros in eBay.


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