A brand-new rocking single should have been a good idea, and Elvis was clearly energized by it at the March sessions with his band that produced both a new single and a new album. But the single, pre-dating the album by only a few weeks, failed to chart or sell substantially, with only 200,000 sales.
T-R-O-U-B-L-EJerry Chesnut. Recorded March 11, 1975 at RCA's Studio C, Hollywood. Guitar: James Burton, John Wilkinson, Charlie Hodge. Bass: Duke Bardwell. Drums: Ronnie Tutt. Piano: Glen D. Hardin. Clavinet: David Briggs. Vocals: Voice. OVERDUBS Guitar: Chip Young, Johnny Christopher. Bass: Mike Leech, Norbert Putnam. Fiddle: Buddy Spicher. Steel Guitar: Weldon Myrick. Bells & Percussion: Farrell Morris. Saxophone: Charles L. Rose. Trombone: Harvey L. Thompson. Trumpet: Harrison Calloway, Jr. Baritone Saxophone: Ronald Eades. Vocals: The Holladays
Mr. SongmanDonnie Sumner. Recorded December 12, 1973 at Stax Studios, Memphis. Guitar: James Burton, Johnny Christopher, Charlie Hodge. Bass: Norbert Putnam. Drums: Ronnie Tutt. Piano & Organ: David Briggs, Per-Erik Hallin. Vocals: Kathy Westmoreland, Mary (Jeannie) Greene, Mary Holladay, Susan Pilkington, Voice, J.D. Sumner & The Stamps. OVERDUBS Guitar: Dennis Linde, Alan Rush. Percussion: Rob Galbraith. Piano: Bobby Ogdin. Organ: Randy Cullers. Vocals: Ginger Holladay, Mary Holladay, Mary Cain