AUDIOPHILE PRESSING - LIMITED EDITION! PERSONNEL:ELVIS PRESLEY, vocals and guitar, plus:
This essential vinyl edition presents Elvis’ third LP, Loving You, which contains the soundtrack to the King’s homonymous debut color film. Originally released by RCA-Victor in July 1957, the album includes seven songs composed expressly for the movie. All of the material was penned by writers contracted to Elvis Presley Music and Gladys Music, the publishing companies owned by Presley and his manager, Colonel Tom Parker. (An eighth song intended for but not appearing in the movie, “Don’t Leave Me Now”, was included on the album. It would be re-recorded and added to the soundtrack of Elvis’ next film, Jailhouse Rock.) “If you think of LOVING YOU as simply an Elvis Presley album rather than a somewhat misleadingly packaged soundtrack, it was actually one of his more coherent and cohesive long-players, assembled from sessions all conducted in the first two months of 1957. – Bruce Eder (All Music Guide)
Scotty Moore (electric guitar), Tiny Timbrell (acoustic guitar),
Bill Black (double bass), Dudley Brooks or Gordon Stoker (piano), Recorded at Paramount Pictures scoring stage and Radio Recorders’ studios, Hollywood, California, January-February, 1957.SIDE A01. Mean Woman Blues02. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear03. Loving You04. Got A Lot O’ Livin’ To Do05. Lonesome Cowboy06. Hot Dog07. Party08. Is It So Strange*SIDE B01. Blueberry Hill02. True Love03. Don’t Leave Me Now04. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?05. I Need You So06. Treat Me Nice*07. All Shook Up*
Hoyt Hawkins (piano and organ), D.J. Fontana (drums),
George Fields (harmonica), The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker,
Hoyt Hawkins, Neal Matthews Jr., and Hugh Jarrett (backing vocals).
* BONUS TRACKS:
Elvis Presley (vocals and guitar), Scotty Moore (guitar), Bill Black (bass), Dudley Brooks (piano on “Is It So Strange” & “Treat Me Nice”), Gordon Stoker (piano on “All Shook Up”), D.J. Fontana (drums), The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker, Hoyt Hawkins, Neal Matthews Jr., and Hugh Jarrett (backing vocals).
Recorded at Radio Recorders’ studios, Hollywood, California, January 12, 1957 (“All Shook Up”), January 19, 1957 (“Is It So Strange”), and September 5, 1957 (“Treat Me Nice”).