Saturday, June 01, 2024

Record #0697: Treat Me Nice (EP) – ELVIS PRESLEY

A1 “I Beg of You”, A2 “Treat Me Nice”, B1 “All Shook Up”, B2 “Don’t”

RCA EPA 9541 (original German release) Germany, 25. March 1958
Words & Music by:  A1 –
Rose Marie McCoy, Kelly Owens; A2 – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller; B1 Otis Blackwell, Elvis Presley; B2 – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
: Elvis Presley (lead vocals and rhythm guitar), Scotty Moore (lead guitar), Bill Black (upright bass), D.J. Fontana (drums), Hoyt Hawkins (piano on B1), Dudley Brooks (piano on A1 and B2), Mike Stoller (piano on A2), The Jordanaires (backing vocals), Millie Kirkham (backing vocals on A1 and B2)
Recording sessions: Produced by Steve Sholes at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA;  A1 - 23. February 1957, A2 – 5. September 1957, B1 – 12. January 1957, B2 - 6. September 1957
Highest chart positions:  No charting info for this

This EP did not have an US version and it is a bit of a compilation. A1 was originally the flipside of Elvis’ 1958 single “Don’t”, A2 was the flip of “Jailhouse Rock” (1957) and B1 was his 1957 hit single.

This is the second pressing of the EP (April 1958). The first pressing has horizontal lines on the label, and it is quite rare.

List price:  A German release and therefore not in the catalog. These have been sold for 15 euros (with picture sleeves) and up in eBay.

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