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King Creole Vol. 1

King Creole Vol. 1

Released:Jul. 1, 1958

With its growlingly aggressive Leiber-Stoller title track, the first EP from the movie sold a very respectable 500,000 copies (the same as the first Loving You EP). At the same time, the idea of releasing a single and two EPs in quick succession, with no LP initially planned, seemed to reflect Colonel Parker’s misgivings about the musical mix, which, with its emphasis on a heavily brass-influenced New Orleans sound, he felt tended to overshadow Elvis’ voice. On the other hand, it may just have been a negotiating ploy in his ongoing skirmishes with RCA.

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  • King Creole

    Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller. Recorded for the motion picture King Creole. Recorded January 23, 1958 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Bass & Guitar: Neal Matthews. Bass & Tuba: Ray Siegel. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Bernie Mattinson. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Bongos: Gordon Stoker. Cymbals: Hoyt Hawkins. Clarinet: Mahlon Clark. Trumpet: John Ed Buckner. Saxophone: Justin Gordon. Trombone: Elmer Schneider, Warren D. Smith. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • New Orleans

    Sid Tepper/Roy C. Bennett. Recorded for the motion picture King Creole. Recorded January 15, 1958 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Bass & Guitar: Neal Matthews. Bass & Tuba: Ray Siegel. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Bernie Mattinson. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Bongos: Gordon Stoker. Cymbals: Hoyt Hawkins. Clarinet: Mahlon Clark. Trumpet: John Ed Buckner. Saxophone: Justin Gordon. Trombone: Elmer Schneider, Warren D. Smith. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • As Long As I Have You

    Fred Wise/Ben Weisman. Recorded for the motion picture King Creole. Recorded January 16, 1958 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Bass & Guitar: Neal Matthews. Bass & Tuba: Ray Siegel. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Bernie Mattinson. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Bongos: Gordon Stoker. Cymbals: Hoyt Hawkins. Clarinet: Mahlon Clark. Trumpet: John Ed Buckner. Saxophone: Justin Gordon. Trombone: Elmer Schneider, Warren D. Smith. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • Lover Doll (EP Version)

    Sid Wayne/Abner Silver. Recorded for the motion picture King Creole. Recorded January 16, 1958 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Bass & Guitar: Neal Matthews. Bass & Tuba: Ray Siegel. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Bernie Mattinson. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Bongos: Gordon Stoker. Cymbals: Hoyt Hawkins. Clarinet: Mahlon Clark. Trumpet: John Ed Buckner. Saxophone: Justin Gordon. Trombone: Elmer Schneider, Warren D. Smith

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King Creole Vol. 1