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Let’s Be Friends

Released:Apr. 1, 1970

Spurred on by the success of the budget-priced Elvis Sings Flaming Star And Others, RCA was quick to negotiate a deal with the Colonel for four more LPs to be released on their Camden budget line. The advance of $300,000 against royalties was to be paid upfront and split equally between artist and manager because it fell outside the terms of Elvis’ regular recording contract. Let’s Be Friends, the first of these albums, was comprised primarily of unreleased movie songs. With approximately 400,000 sales, it might well have made the Top 20 if LP charts had reflected unit sales, not dollar value.

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  • Stay Away, Joe

    Ben Weisman/Sid Wayne. Recorded for the motion picture Stay Away, Joe. Recorded October 1, 1967 at RCA's Studio B, Nashville. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Chip Young. Bass: Bob Moore. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Buddy Harman. Piano: Floyd Cramer. Harmonica: Charlie McCoy. Fiddle: Gordon Terry. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • If I'm A Fool (For Loving You)

    Stanley Kesler. Recorded February 20, 1969 at American Sound Studio, Memphis.Guitar: Reggie Young, Elvis Presley.,Bass: Tommy Cogbill. Drums: Gene Chrisman. Piano: Bobby Wood, Elvis Presley, Ronnie. Organ: Bobby Emmons. Harmonica: Ed Kollis. Trumpet: R.F.Taylor, Wayne Jackson, Dick Steff. Sax & Trombone: Jackie Thomas. Sax: Glen Spreen, J.P.Luper. Trombone: Jackie Thomas, Jack Hale, Gerald Richardson, French Horn: Tony Cason, Joe D'Gerolamo. Vocals: Mary (Jeannie) Green, Donna Thatcher, Susan Pilkington, Mary Holladay, Dolores Edgin, Hurshel Wiginton, Joe Babcock, Millie Kirkham, Sonja Montgomery
  • Let's Be Friends

    Chris Arnold/Geoff Morrow/David Martin. Recorded for the motion picture Change Of Habit. Recorded March 5 & 6, 1969 at Decca Universal Studio, Hollywood. Guitar: Dennis Budimir, Mike Deasy, Howard Roberts, Robert Bain. Bass: Joe Mondragon, Lyle Ritz, Max Bennett. Drums: Carl O’Brian. Piano: Roger Kellaway. OVERDUBS, Vocals: B.J. Baker, Sally Stevens, Jackie Ward, The Blossoms
  • Let's Forget About the Stars

    Arthur L. Owens. Recorded October 15, 1968 at Samuel Goldwyn Studio, Hollywood. Guitar: Tommy Tedesco, Ralph Grasso, Howard Roberts. Bass: Raymond Brown, Max Bennett. Drums: Carl O'Brian. Precussion: Emil Radocchia. Piano: Don Randi. OVERDUBS, Vocals: Sue Allen, Allan Capps, Loren Faper, Ronald Hicklin, Ian Freebairn Smith, Sally Stevens, Robert Zwirn
  • Mama

    Charles O’Curran/Dudley Brooks. Recorded for the motion picture Girls! Girls! Girls! Recorded March 28, 1962 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Tiny Timbrell, Barney Kessel. Bass: Ray Siegel. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Hal Blaine, Bernie Mattinson. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Saxophone & Clarinet: Boots Randolph. Organ: Harold Brown. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • I'll Be There

    Bobby Darin. Recorded January 22, 1969 at American Sound tudio, Memphis. Guitar & Sitar: Reggie Young, Guitar: Elvis Presley.,Bass: Tommy Cogbill, Mike Leech. Drums: Gene Chrisman. Piano: Bobby Wood, Elvis Presley, Ronnie Milsap. Organ: Bobby Emmons. Steel Guitar: John Hughey. Harmonica: Ed Kollis. Trumpet: R.F.Taylor, Wayne Jackson, Dick Steff. Sax & Trombone: Jackie Thomas. Sax: Andrew Lowe, Glen Spreen, J.P.Luper. Trombone: Ed Logan, Jack Hale, Gerald Richardson, French Horn: Tony Cason, Joe D'Gerolamo. Vocals: Mary (Jeannie) Green, Donna Thatcher, Susan Pilkington, Mary Holladay, Dolores Edgin, June Page, Hurshel Wiginton, Joe Babcock, Ginger Holladay, Millie Kirkham, Sandy Posey
  • Almost

    Buddy Kaye/Ben Weisman. Recorded for the motion picture The Trouble With Girls (And How To Get Into It). Recorded October 23, 1968 at United Artist Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Jerry McGee, Morton Marker, Robert Gibbons. Bass: Max Bennett. Drums: Frank Carlson, John Guerin. Piano: Don Randi. Clarinet: Buddy Colette. Trumpet: Roy Caton. Trombone: Lew McCreary. Vocals: The Mello Men, Jack Halloran, Ronald Hicklin, Marilyn Mason
  • Change of Habit

    Buddy Kaye/Ben Weisman. Recorded for the motion picture Change Of Habit. Recorded March 5 & 6, 1969 at Decca Universal Studio, Hollywood. Guitar: Dennis Budimir, Mike Deasy, Howard Roberts, Robert Bain. Bass: Joe Mondragon, Lyle Ritz, Max Bennett. Drums: Carl O’Brian. Piano: Roger Kellaway. OVERDUBS, Vocals: B.J. Baker, Sally Stevens, Jackie Ward, The Blossoms
  • Have a Happy

    Ben Weisman/Dolores Fuller/Buddy Kaye. Recorded for the motion picture Change Of Habit.Recorded March 5 & 6, 1969 at Decca Universal Studio, Hollywood. Guitar: Dennis Budimir, Mike Deasy, Howard Roberts, Robert Bain. Bass: Joe Mondragon, Lyle Ritz, Max Bennett. Drums: Carl O’Brian. Piano: Roger Kellaway. OVERDUBS, Vocals: B.J. Baker, Sally Stevens, Jackie Ward, The Blossoms

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