Another Christmas single, for which the A-side was written by Elvis’ friend Red West and recorded, along with “I’ll Remember You,” in Nashville in June. Despite a sensitive performance and an exemplary sentiment, the record – with a B-side from It Happened At The World’s Fair – sold poorly, but, like the original Christmas album, “If Every Day Was Like Christmas” was destined to become a holiday standard over the years.
If Every Day Was Like ChristmasRed West. Recorded June 10, 1966 at RCA's Studio B, Nashville. Elvis' vocals recorded June 12, 1966 at RCA's Studio B, Nashville. Guitar: Harold Bradley, Scotty Moore, Chip Young. Bass: Bob Moore. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Drums & Timpani: Buddy Harman. Piano: David Briggs. Organ: Henry Slaughter. Steel Guitar: Pete Drake. Saxophone: Rufus Long. Vocals: Millie Kirkham, June Page, Dolores Edgin, The Jordanaires, The Imperials
How Would You Like To BeBen Raleigh/Mark Barkan. Recorded for the motion picture It Happened At The World's Fair. Recorded September 22, 1962 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Tiny Timbrell, Billy Strange. Bass: Ray Siegel. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Frank Carlson. Piano: Don Robertson. Organ: Dudley Brooks. Saxophone & Clarinet: Clifford Scott. Vocals: The Mello Men