Sunday, June 02, 2024

Record #0699: Jailhouse Rock (EP) – ELVIS PRESLEY

A1 “Jailhouse Rock”, A2 “Young and Beautiful”, B1 “I Want To Be Free”, B2 “Don't Leave Me Now”, B3 “(You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care”

RCA EPA-4114 (original) USA, 30. October 1957
Words & Music by:  A1 –
Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller; A2 – Abner Silver, Aaron Schroeder; B1 - Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller; B2 – Aaron Schroeder, Ben Weisman; B3 - Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
: Elvis Presley (vocals, rhythm guitar, piano on B2, electric bass on B3), Scotty Moore (guitar), Bill Black (double bass, electric bass on A1), Neal Matthews (double bass on A1), Dudley Brooks (piano), D.J. Fontana (drums), the Jordanaires (backing vocals)
Recording sessions: Produced by Jeffrey Alexander at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA; A1 & A2 on 30. April 1957; B1, B2 & B3 on 3. May 1957.
Highest chart positions:  US EP #1, UK EP #14

This is the soundtrack release of Elvis’ 1957 film “Jailhouse Rock”. No LP soundtrack was released this time.

Doggone, how I hate that piece of tape on the sleeve! Maybe it will come off if I apply heat to it carefully.

List price:  Very Good + is $20 and 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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