Whether simply to maximize sales in every format, or in the belief that many teenagers either didn’t have a long-playing record player or wanted the individual sides at the lowest per-unit price, RCA simultaneously released seven 45s incorporating every one of Elvis’ songs not previously available on a single. None of the singles charted, but the combined sales figures totaled up to 1.5 million copies.
I Love You BecauseLeon Payne. Recorded July 5, 1954. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black
Trying To Get To YouCharles Singleton/Rosemarie McCoy. Recorded July 21, 1955 at Sun Records’ Studio, Memphis. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: Johnny Bernero