Saturday, April 27, 2024

Record #0683: Suspicious Minds / You’ll Think of Me – ELVIS PRESLEY


RCA Victor 47-9764 (original) USA, 26. August 1969
Words & Music by:  Side AMark James; Side BMort Shuman
Musicians: Elvis Presley (lead and harmony vocals, guitar), Reggie Young (guitar, sitar on side B), Gene Chrisman (drums), Bobby Emmons (organ), Tommy Cogbill / Mike Leech (bass), Bobby Wood (piano), Mary 'Jeanie' Greene, Mary Holladay, Ginger Holladay, Donna Thatcher (backing vocals on side A), Art Vasquez, Norman Prentice, Bobby Shew (trumpet on side A), Archie LeCoque, Johnny Boice (trombone on side A), Kenneth Adkins (bass trombone on side A)
Recording sessions: Produced by Chips Moman and Felton Jarvis at American Sound, Memphis, TN, Side A - on 22.-24. January 1969; Side B – on 14. January 1969 (vocals replaced on 24. January)
Highest chart positions:  US #1, US AC #4, Canada #1, UK #2, Australia #1, Norway #10, Finland #12

This was Elvis’ 18th and last #1 single in the US. This was also the first time he recorded in Memphis since he left Sun Records in 1955 (to be precise, the first session at American Sound was on 13. January 1969). He also recorded his next single “Don’t Cry Daddy” / “Rubberneckin’” (released on 11. November 1969) in these sessions.

List price:  Very Good+ is $4, Near Mint is $8.

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