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In The Ghetto

In The Ghetto

Released:Apr. 15, 1969

This was the initial single from Elvis’ first Memphis recordings in fourteen years. However it came about (and convenience of location could not be ruled out), going back to Memphis to record was, as much as anything else, a conscious creative decision, and both sides of the single reflected the high aspirations that Elvis brought to the sessions. With Mac Davis’ “In The Ghetto,” Elvis once again chose a song whose social commentary, however broad, remained controversial even within his own circle, and he brought to it a vocal sensitivity that spoke volumes. His remake of Chuck Jackson’s classic soul hit, “Any Day Now,” was no less effective – and no less adult in its sensibilities. With this single Elvis regained his place in the contemporary firmament, not only selling over a million copies but very nearly making the Number One position on the charts.

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  • In The Ghetto

    Mac Davis. Recorded January 20, 1969 at American Sound Studio, Memphis. Guitar & Sitar: Reggie Young, Guitar: Elvis Presley.,Bass: Tommy Cogbill, Mike Leech. Drums: Gene Chrisman. Piano: Bobby Wood, Elvis Presley, Ronnie Milsap. Organ: Bobby Emmons. Steel Guitar: John Hughey. Harmonica: Ed Kollis. Trumpet: R.F.Taylor, Wayne Jackson, Dick Steff. Sax & Trombone: Jackie Thomas. Sax: Andrew Lowe, Glen Spreen, J.P.Luper. Trombone: Ed Logan, Jack Hale, Gerald Richardson, French Horn: Tony Cason, Joe D'Gerolamo. Vocals: Mary (Jeannie) Green, Donna Thatcher, Susan Pilkington, Mary Holladay, Dolores Edgin, June Page, Hurshel Wiginton, Joe Babcock, Ginger Holladay, Millie Kirkham, Sandy Posey
  • Any Day Now

    Bob Hilliard/Burt Bacharach. Recorded February 20, 1969 at American Sound Studios, Memphis. Guitar: Reggie Young, Elvis Presley.,Bass: Tommy Cogbill. Drums: Gene Chrisman. Piano: Bobby Wood, Elvis Presley, Ronnie. Organ: Bobby Emmons. Harmonica: Ed Kollis. Trumpet: R.F.Taylor, Wayne Jackson, Dick Steff. Sax & Trombone: Jackie Thomas. Sax: Glen Spreen, J.P.Luper. Trombone: Jackie Thomas, Jack Hale, Gerald Richardson, French Horn: Tony Cason, Joe D'Gerolamo. Vocals: Mary (Jeannie) Green, Donna Thatcher, Susan Pilkington, Mary Holladay, Dolores Edgin, Hurshel Wiginton, Joe Babcock, Millie Kirkham, Sonja Montgomery

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