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Loving You

Released:Jun. 20, 1957

Following the EP release by only days, the nominal soundtrack album (which actually included five additional songs from the Radio Recorders sessions) sold 350,000 copies, matching sales of Elvis’ first LP, but, perhaps due to market saturation, not doing quite as well as the second. The inclusion of those five additional numbers did, however, accentuate a point of genuine unhappiness on Elvis’ part over movie recording procedures. Paramount had insisted on Elvis doing the initial soundtrack sessions on the movie-lot soundstage, but two of the highlights of the album, “Got A Lot O’ Livin’ To Do!” and “Mean Woman Blues” came from a January Radio Recorders session that Elvis felt delivered the sound and feel he was looking for. Steve Sholes meanwhile had been so dissatisfied with the various versions of the title track that he insisted on returning to the studio in February to re-record it. The upshot was that Colonel Parker would in future never waver in his support for his sole client’s approach to the recording process, returning again and again to his stated belief in Elvis’ aesthetic judgment and his own when it came to business.

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  • Mean Woman Blues

    Claude DeMetrius. Recorded January 13, 1957 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Gordon Stoker. Vocals: The Jordanaires
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  • (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear

    Kal Mann/Bernie Lowe. Recorded for the motion picture Loving You. Recorded January 15-18, 1957 at Paramount Scoring Stage, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Tiny Timbrell. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Vocals: The Jordanaires
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  • Loving You

    Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller. Recorded February 24, 1957 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Dudley Brooks Stoker. Vocals: The Jordanaires
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  • Got A Lot O’ Livin’ To Do!

    Aaron Schroeder/Ben Weisman.Recorded January 12, 1957 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Gordon Stoker. Vocals: The Jordanaires
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  • Lonesome Cowboy

    Sid Tepper/Roy C. Bennett. Recorded for the motion picture Loving You. Recorded January 15-18, 1957 at Paramount Scoring Stage, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Tiny Timbrell. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Vocals: The Jordanaires
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  • Hot Dog

    Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller. Recorded for the motion picture Loving You. Recorded January 15-18, 1957 at Paramount Scoring Stage, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Tiny Timbrell. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Vocals: The Jordanaires
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  • Party

    Jessie Mae Robinson. Recorded for the motion picture Loving You. Recorded January 15-18, 1957 at Paramount Scoring Stage, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Tiny Timbrell. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Vocals: The Jordanaires
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  • Blueberry Hill

    Al Lewis/Larry Stock/Vincent Rose. Recorded January 19, 1957 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Organ: Hoyt Hawkins. Vocals: The Jordanaires
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  • True Love

    Cole Porter. Recorded February 23, 1957 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Vocals: The Jordanaires
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  • Don’t Leave Me Now

    Aaron Schroeder/Ben Weisman. Recorded February 23, 1957 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Vocals: The Jordanaires
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  • Have I Told You Lately That I Love You

    Scott Wiseman. Recorded January 19, 1957 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Organ: Hoyt Hawkins. Vocals: The Jordanaires
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  • I Need You So

    Ivory Joe Hunter. Recorded February 23, 1957 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Vocals: The Jordanaires
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Credits

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  • Elvis Presley
    vocals, acoustic guitar (playing the back of his guitar on "Teddy Bear" and "True Love")
  • Scotty Moore
    electric guitar
  • Tiny Timbrell
    acoustic guitar
  • Dudley Brooks
    piano
  • Gordon Stoker
    piano
  • Hoyt Hawkins
    piano, organ
  • Bill Black
    double bass
  • D.J. Fontana
    drums
  • The Jordanaires
    backing vocals
  • George Fields
    harmonica
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