At his wits’ end as to how to deal with Elvis’ recalcitrance, the Colonel came up with the idea of simply skipping a new soundtrack for the next picture. Instead, he suggested to a desperate record company and benighted movie studio, why not substitute a dozen tracks already recorded by Elvis? Allied Artists wasn’t going to argue, with half of the $1.5 million dollar budget for its movie, Tickle Me, already assigned to its star. Neither was RCA or Elvis. The first single promoting the film paired a 1962 track from Pot Luck with a stand-out performance from 1960’s Elvis Is Back. It sold 500,000 copies.
(Such An) Easy QuestionOtis Blackwell/Winfield Scott. Recorded March 18, 1962 at RCA’s Studio B, Nashville. Guitar & Vibes: Grady Martin. Guitar: Harold Bradley, Scotty Moore. Bass: Bob Moore. Drums: Buddy Harman, D.J. Fontana. Piano & Organ: Floyd Cramer. Saxophone & Vibes: Boots Randolph. Vocals: Millie Kirkham, The Jordanaires
It Feels So RightFred Wise/Ben Weisman. Recorded March 20, 1960 at RCA’s Studio B, Nashville. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bob Moore. Electric Bass: Hank Garland. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Buddy Harman. Piano: Floyd Cramer. Vocals: The Jordanaires