Saturday, May 25, 2024

Record #0695: Loving You (vol. 1) (EP) – ELVIS PRESLEY


A1 “Loving You”, A2 “Party”, B1 “(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear”, B2 “True Love”

RCA EPA 1-1515 (original) USA, 20. June 1957
Words & Music by:  A1 –
Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller; A2 – Jessie Mae Robinson; B1 – Kal Mann, Bernie Lowe; B2 – Cole Porter
: Elvis Presley (vocals, rhythm guitar, percussion on B1), Scotty Moore (lead guitar), Bill Black (upright bass), D.J. Fontana (drums), Dudley Brooks (piano), The Jordanaires (backing vocals), Hilmer J. Timbrell (rhythm guitar on side B)
Recording sessions: A1 & B2 - Produced by Steve Sholes at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, 24. & 23. February 1957; A2 & B1- Produced by Walter Scharf at Paramount Scoring Stage, Los Angeles, CA,  21. & 16. January 1957
Highest chart positions:  US EP #1

This was Elvis’ second #1 EP in the States (“Elvis Vol. 1” was the first).

All four tracks are from his 1957 movie and album "Loving You".

List price:  Very Good+ is $20, Near Mint is $40; Black label, dog on left (1965 re-issue) VG+ $15, NM $30; Orange label (1969 re-issue) VG+ $40, NM $80; Picture sleeves are VG+ $20, NM $40.

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