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I Really Don’t Want To Know

I Really Don’t Want To Know

Released:Dec. 8, 1970

Just weeks after the launch of the soundtrack album, RCA rush-released a single from yet another upcoming LP, a country album that drew ten of its twelve tracks from the Nashville sessions in June and added another two from a September follow-up session. “I Really Don’t Want To Know” was the classic Eddy Arnold number (another Don Robertson composition), given a slightly over-the-top but deliberately soulful edge in Elvis’ version. It sold 700,000 copies, concluding a year in which Elvis Presley releases totaled five singles, three budget albums, two new albums, two re-release LPs, and a box set. Elvis was certainly back, and he was, evidently, for everyone – but where was the Colonel’s long-ago articulated sense of restraint?

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  • I Really Don’t Want To Know

    Howard Barnes/Don Robertson. Recorded June 7, 1970 at RCA’s Studio B Nashville. Guitar: James Burton, Chip Young, Elvis Presley. Bass: Norbert Putnam. Drums: Jerry Carrigan. Piano: David Briggs. Organ & Harmonica: Charlie McCoy. OVERDUBS, Guitar: James Burton. Organ: David Briggs. Percussion: Jerry Carrigan. Percussion & Vibes: Farrell Morris. Steel Guitar: Weldon Myrick. Trumpet: Charlie McCoy, George Tidwell, Don Sheffield, Glenn Baxter. Saxophone: Wayne Butler, Norman Ray. Flute, Saxophone & Clarinet: Skip Lane. Trombone: Gene Mullins. Flute & Trombone: William Puett. Vocals: Mary Holladay, Mary (Jeannie) Green, Dolores Edgin, Ginger Holladay, Millie Kirkham, June Page, Temple Riser, Sonja Montgomery, Joe Babcock, The Jordanaires, The Imperials
  • There Goes My Everything

    Dallas Frazier. Recorded June 8, 1970 at RCA’s Studio B Nashville. Guitar: James Burton, Chip Young, Elvis Presley. Bass: Norbert Putnam. Drums: Jerry Carrigan. Piano: David Briggs. Organ & Harmonica: Charlie McCoy. OVERDUBS, Guitar: James Burton. Organ: David Briggs. Percussion: Jerry Carrigan. Percussion & Vibes: Farrell Morris. Steel Guitar: Weldon Myrick. Trumpet: Charlie McCoy, George Tidwell, Don Sheffield, Glenn Baxter. Saxophone: Wayne Butler, Norman Ray. Flute, Saxophone & Clarinet: Skip Lane. Trombone: Gene Mullins. Flute & Trombone: William Puett. Vocals: Mary Holladay, Mary (Jeannie) Green, Dolores Edgin, Ginger Holladay, Millie Kirkham, June Page, Temple Riser, Sonja Montgomery, Joe Babcock, The Jordanaires, The Imperials

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