Sunday, May 26, 2024

Record #0696: Money Honey / One-Sided Love Affair – ELVIS PRESLEY

RCA 47-6641 (original German release) Germany, 26. September 1956
Words & Music by:  Side AJesse Stone; Side B – Bill Campbell
Musicians: Elvis Presley (vocals and rhythm guitar), Scotty Moore (guitar), Chet Atkins (guitar on side A), Bill Black (bass), Floyd Cramer (piano on side A), Shorty Long (piano on side B), D.J. Fontana (drums)
Recording sessions: Produced by Steve Sholes, Side A – RCA Studios, Nashville, TN, Jan. 10, 1956; Side B – RCA Studio 1, New York, NY, Jan. 30, 1956
Highest chart positions:  No info on the charting success in Germany. The original US release US #76

I posted the original US release here.

After recording “Money Honey” in Nashville, Elvis and the guys had another session there on 11. January. That’s when Bill Black visited also Owen Bradley’s studio to join the Nashville A-Team in a session where Johnny Horton recorded “Honky Tonk Man” / “I’m Ready If You’re Willing”.

This is a 1958 pressing of the record. The first German pressing has text “Master Recording of Radio Corporation of America” on the sides of the “45” triangle. This one has text “trademark(s) registered  marca (s) registrada (s)” in the same place.

List price:  German release is not in the catalog. These go for about 20 euros in the eBay. A shellac pressing was sold for 111 euros in 2012.

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