If the Colonel had misgivings about the previous single, the supercharged blues on the A-side of the new single must have given him a migraine. At the same time it vindicated his strategy (never give the public – or the record company – as much as it thinks it wants), as yet another Elvis record went to Number One, and, with Elvis well past the halfway point of his army tour, even if he was out of sight, he was definitely not out of mind.
A Big Hunk O’ LoveAaron Schroeder/Sid Wyche. Recorded June 10, 1958 at RCA’s Studio B, Nashville. Guitar: Hank Garland, Chet Atkins, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bob Moore. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Buddy Harman. Piano: Floyd Cramer. Vocals: The Jordanaires
My Wish Came TrueIvory Joe Hunter. Recorded September 6, 1957 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Vocals: Millie Kirkham, The Jordanaires