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Crying In The Chapel

Crying In The Chapel

Released:Apr. 6, 1965

The fundamental reason that “Crying In the Chapel” was left off of 1960’s His Hand In Mine was that Elvis thought he could do better. The principal reason for its release some five years later was, essentially, to serve as a space-filler, a buffer between soundtrack singles that might capitalize on the Easter mood for religious music. This was one instance in which Elvis seriously underestimated his achievement. The single’s success took everybody by surprise, as it rose rapidly to Number Three on the pop charts, sold a million copies, and went all the way to Number One in England.

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  • Crying In The Chapel

    Artie Glenn. Recorded October 30, 1960 at RCA’s Studio B, Nashville. Guitar: Hank Garland, Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bob Moore. Drums: Buddy Harman, D.J. Fontana. Piano: Floyd Cramer. Saxophone: Boots Randolph. Vocals: Millie Kirkham, Charlie Hodge, The Jordanaires
  • I Believe In The Man In The Sky

    Richard Howard. Recorded October 30, 1960 at RCA’s Studio B, Nashville. Guitar: Hank Garland, Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bob Moore. Drums: Buddy Harman, D.J. Fontana. Piano: Floyd Cramer. Saxophone: Boots Randolph. Vocals: Millie Kirkham, Charlie Hodge, The Jordanaires

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