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Elvis For Everyone

Released:Jul. 19, 1965

The title says it all. Still unable to get Elvis into the studio, RCA put together a collection of rejects, alternate takes, and miscellaneous leftovers (albeit many of them “left over” for no very good reason) taken from the full span of his career. It was billed as an anniversary album celebrating ten years of partnership between Elvis and RCA. Cover art used a different black-and-white cameo beside each title, while at the center stands a confidently self-satisfied Elvis, in full color, next to a superimposed cash register with Nipper, the RCA dog, perched on top. In case you missed the point, the back featured color shots of the covers of fifteen “Elvis World Wide $1,000,000 LP Albums,” with dollar figures placed above each one. At over $5 million, Blue Hawaii was the unchallenged champion. Elvis For Everyone (with initial sales of only 200,000 copies) was unlikely to take a place even on the bottom rung of the million-dollar ladder.

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  • Your Cheatin’ Heart

    Hank Williams. Recorded February 1, 1958 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Tiny Timbrell, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Vocals: The Jordanaires
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  • 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
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  • Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers

    Dory Jones/Ollie Jones. Recorded May 26, 1963 at RCA’s Studio B, Nashville. Guitar: Grady Martin, Harold Bradley, Jerry Kennedy, Scotty Moore. Bass: Bob Moore. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Buddy Harman. Piano: Floyd Cramer. Saxophone, Vibes & Shakers: Boots Randolph. Vocals: Millie Kirkham, The Jordanaires
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  • In My Way

    Fred Wise/Ben Wiseman. Recorded for the motion picture Wild In The Country. Recorded November 7, 1960 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Tiny Timbrell, Elvis Presley. Bass: Myer Rubin. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Accordion: Jimmie Haskell. Vocals: The Jordanaires
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  • Tomorrow Night

    Sam Coslow/Will Grosz. Recorded September, 1954 at Sun Records’ Studio, Memphis. The most likely dates are in mid-September. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Overdubbed March 18, 1965 at RCA's studio B, Nashville: Guitar: Chet Atkins, Grady Martin. Guitar and Harmonica: Charlie McCoy. Bass: Henry Strzecelecki. Drums: Buddy Harman. Vocals: The Anita Kerr Singers
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  • Memphis, Tennessee

    Chuck Berry. Recorded January 12, 1964 at RCA's Studio B, Nashville. Guitar: Grady Martin, Harold Bradley, Scotty Moore. Bass: Bob Moore. Drums: Buddy Harman, D.J. Fontana. Piano & Organ: Floyd Cramer. Saxophone & Vibes: Boots Randolph. Vocals: Millie Kirkham, The Jordanaires. 07) For The Millionth And The Last Time - Roy C. Bennett/Sid Tepper. Recorded October 15, 1961 at RCA’s Studio B, Nashville. Guitar: Jerry Kennedy, Scotty Moore. Bass: Bob Moore. Drums: Buddy Harman, D.J. Fontana. Piano & Organ: Floyd Cramer. Saxophone & Clarinet: Boots Randolph. Accordion: Gordon Stoker. Vocals: Millie Kirkham, The Jordanaires
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  • For The Millionth And The Last Time

    Roy C. Bennett/Sid Tepper. Recorded October 15, 1961 at RCA’s Studio B, Nashville. Guitar: Jerry Kennedy, Scotty Moore. Bass: Bob Moore. Drums: Buddy Harman, D.J. Fontana. Piano & Organ: Floyd Cramer. Saxophone & Clarinet: Boots Randolph. Accordion: Gordon Stoker. Vocals: Millie Kirkham, The Jordanaires
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  • Forget Me Never

    Fred Wise/Ben Weisman. Recorded for the motion picture Wild In The Country. Recorded November 7, 1960 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Tiny Timbrell, Elvis Presley. Bass: Myer Rubin. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Accordion: Jimmie Haskell. Vocals: The Jordanaires
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  • Sound Advice

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  • Santa Lucia

    Arranged by Elvis Presley. Recorded for the motion picture Viva Las Vegas. Recorded July 10, 1963 at Radio. Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Billy Strange, Scotty Moore, Tiny Timbrell. Bass: Bob Moore. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Buddy Harman, Frank Carlson. Piano: Floyd Cramer, Dudley Brooks. Organ: Calvin Jackson. Saxophone: Boots Randolph. Vocals: The Jordanaires. OVERDUBS Guitar: Al Caiola. Accordion: Dominic Cortese
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  • I Met Her Today

    Don Robertson/Hal Blair. Recorded October 15, 1961 at RCA’s Studio B, Nashville. Guitar: Jerry Kennedy, Scotty Moore. Bass: Bob Moore. Drums: Buddy Harman, D.J. Fontana. Piano & Organ: Floyd Cramer. Saxophone & Clarinet: Boots Randolph. Accordion: Gordon Stoker. Vocals: Millie Kirkham, The Jordanaires
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  • When It Rains, It Really Pours

    William Emerson. Recorded February 24, 1957 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Vocals: The Jordanaires
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Credits

Artist
Credit
  • Elvis Presley
    vocals, guitar
  • Scotty Moore
    guitar
  • Tiny Timbrell
    guitar
  • Howard Roberts
    guitar
  • Hank Garland
    guitar
  • Neal Matthews, Jr.
    guitar
  • Harold Bradley
    guitar
  • Grady Martin
    guitar
  • Billy Strange
    guitar
  • Jerry Kennedy
    guitar
  • Dudley Brooks
    piano
  • Floyd Cramer
    piano
  • Jimmie Haskell
    accordion
  • Gordon Stoker
    accordion
  • Bill Black
    double bass
  • Meyer Rubin
    bass
  • Bob Moore
    bass
  • D. J. Fontana
    drums
  • Bernie Mattinson
    drums
  • Buddy Harman
    drums
  • Boots Randolph
    saxophone, clarinet
  • The Jordanaires
    backing vocals
  • Millie Kirkham
    backing vocals
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