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Love Me Tender

Love Me Tender

Released:Nov. 21, 1956

The full four-song soundtrack of Elvis’ first movie was released to tie in with its premiere. Not the best selection of songs, not the most suitable accompaniment, one might have thought the single’s phenomenal success could have sated the market. But the EP sold half a million copies and even charted respectably with the accordion-led “Poor Boy” (the Hollywood version of western music) serving as the lead radio track.

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  • Love Me Tender

    Vera Matson/Elvis Presley. Recorded August 24, 1956 at Fox Stage 1, Hollywood. Guitar: Vito Mumolo. Bass: Mike “Myer” Rubin. Drums: Richard Cornell. Banjo: Luther “Red” Roundtree. Accordion: Carl Fortina, Dominic Frontieri. Vocals: Rad Robinson, Jon Dodson, Charles Prescott
  • Let Me

    Vera Matson/Elvis Presley. Recorded for the motion picture Love Me Tender. Recorded September 4-5, 1956 at Fox Stage 1, Hollywood. Guitar: Vito Mumolo. Bass: Mike “Myer” Rubin. Drums: Richard Cornell. Banjo: Luther “Red” Roundtree. Accordion: Carl Fortina, Dominic Frontieri. Vocals: Rad Robinson, Jon Dodson, Charles Prescott
  • Poor Boy

    Vera Matson/Elvis Presley. Recorded for the motion picture Love Me Tender. Recorded August 24 & September 4, 1956 at Fox Stage 1, Hollywood. Guitar: Vito Mumolo. Bass: Mike “Myer” Rubin. Drums: Richard Cornell. Banjo: Luther “Red” Roundtree. Accordion: Carl Fortina, Dominic Frontieri. Vocals: Rad Robinson, Jon Dodson, Charles Prescott
  • We’re Gonna Move

    Vera Matson/Elvis Presley. Recorded for the motion picture Love Me Tender. Recorded August 24, 1956 at Fox Stage 1, Hollywood. Guitar: Vito Mumolo. Bass: Mike “Myer” Rubin. Drums: Richard Cornell. Banjo: Luther “Red” Roundtree. Accordion: Carl Fortina, Dominic Frontieri. Vocals: Rad Robinson, Jon Dodson, Charles Prescott

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