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Elvis’ Golden Records Vol. 3

Released:Aug. 12, 1963

Despite the promise of the just-recorded Nashville album (there were twelve tracks left after the single release), RCA decided to put out a third volume in its Golden Records series. With sales of 600,000, it was the most successful one yet and even had an underlying logic of its own: all twelve sides had been recorded in Nashville, with, basically, the same “A-team” of session musicians.

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  • 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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  • Stuck On You

    Aaron Schroeder/Leslie McFarland. Recorded March 20, 1960 at RCA’s Studio B, Nashville. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bob Moore. Electric Bass: Hank Garland. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Buddy Harman. Piano: Floyd Cramer. Vocals: The Jordanaires
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  • Fame And Fortune

    Fred Wise/Ben Weisman. Recorded March 20, 1960 at RCA’s Studio B, Nashville. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bob Moore. Electric Bass: Hank Garland. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Buddy Harman. Piano: Floyd Cramer. Vocals: The Jordanaires
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  • I Gotta Know

    Paul Evans/Matt Williams. 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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  • Surrender

    Doc Pomus/Mort Shuman. 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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  • I Feel So Bad

    Chuck Willis. Recorded March 12, 1961 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, The Jordanaires
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  • 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
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  • His Latest Flame

    Doc Pomus/Mort Shuman. Recorded June 25, 1961 at RCA’s Studio B, Nashville. Guitar: Hank Garland, Scotty Moore, Neal Matthews. Bass: Bob Moore. Drums: Buddy Harman, D.J. Fontana. Piano & Organ: Floyd Cramer. Piano: Gordon Stoker. Claves: Boots Randolph. Vocals: Millie Kirkham, The Jordanaires
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  • Little Sister

    Doc Pomus/Mort Shuman. Recorded June 25, 1961 at RCA’s Studio B, Nashville. Guitar: Hank Garland, Scotty Moore, Neal Matthews. Bass: Bob Moore. Drums: Buddy Harman, D.J. Fontana. Piano & Organ: Floyd Cramer. Piano: Gordon Stoker. Claves: Boots Randolph. Vocals: Millie Kirkham, The Jordanaires
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  • Good Luck Charm

    Aaron Schroeder/Wally Gold. 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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  • Anything That’s Part Of You

    Don Robertson. 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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  • She’s Not You

    Doc Pomus/Mike Stoller/Jerry Leiber. Recorded March 19, 1962 at RCA’s Studio B, Nashville. Guitar & Vibes: Grady Martin. Guitar: 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
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Credits

Artist
Credit
  • Elvis Presley
    vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Scotty Moore
    guitar
  • Hank Garland
    guitar, bass
  • Tiny Timbrell
    guitar
  • Neal Matthews
    guitar
  • Harold Bradley
    guitar
  • Jerry Kennedy
    guitar
  • Floyd Cramer
    piano, organ
  • Gordon Stoker
    piano
  • Dudley Brooks
    piano
  • Bob Moore
    bass
  • Ray Siegel
    bass
  • Meyer Rubin
    bass
  • D.J. Fontana
    drums
  • Buddy Harman
    drums
  • Hal Blaine
    drums
  • Boots Randolph
    saxophone
  • Jimmie Haskell
    accordion
  • The Jordanaires
    backing vocals
  • Millie Kirkham
    backing vocals
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