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Elvis By Request – Flaming Star

Elvis By Request – Flaming Star

Released:Apr. 1, 1961

This cobbled-together EP included two songs from his previous motion picture, another straight drama with only four songs in it and no plans for any record release. It was only when a bootleg version of the title track got some radio airplay that the EP was hastily assembled and stamped “By Request.” Neither of the two songs from the movie was actually sung by the “half-breed” character that Elvis played in the film: “Flaming Star” was heard over the titles and, after test screenings, “Summer Kisses, Winter Tears” had been dropped. With the two recent ballad hits thrown in, the EP sold in excess of 100,000 copies.

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  • Flaming Star

    Sid Wayne/Sherman Edwards. Recorded for the motion picture Flaming Star. Recorded October 7, 1960 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Howard Roberts, Tiny Timbrell. Bass: Myer Rubin. Drums: Bernie Mattinson. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Accordion: Jimmie Haskell. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • Summer Kisses, Winter Tears

    Fred Wise/Ben Weisman/Jack Lloyd. Recorded for the motion picture Flaming Star. Recorded August 8, 1960 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Howard Roberts, Tiny Timbrell. Bass: Myer Rubin. Drums: Bernie Mattinson. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Accordion: Jimmie Haskell. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • Are You Lonesome Tonight?

    Roy Turk/Lou Handman. Recorded April 3, 1960 at RCA’s Studio B, Nashville. Guitar: Hank Garland, Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bob Moore. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Buddy Harman. Piano: Floyd Cramer. Saxophone: Boots Randolph. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • It’s Now Or Never

    Aaron Schroeder/Wally Gold. Recorded April 3, 1960 at RCA’s Studio B, Nashville. Guitar: Hank Garland, Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bob Moore. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Buddy Harman. Piano: Floyd Cramer. Saxophone: Boots Randolph. Vocals: The Jordanaires

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Elvis By Request – Flaming Star