Elvis Presley - Girls! Girls! Girls!

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Posted on Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:53pm
by Angie Spray

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Release Type

Soundtrack

Release Year

1962

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Label

RCA Victor

 

Album Overview

Girls! Girls! Girls! is the sixteenth album by Elvis Presley, released on RCA Victor Records in mono and stereo, LPM/LSP 2426, in November 1962. Recording sessions took place at Radio Recorders in Hollywood on March 26, 27, and 28, 1962. It peaked at number three on the Top LP's chart. It was certified Gold on August 13, 1963 by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Tracks

TrackTitleDuration
1Girls! Girls! Girls!2:30
Notes

Written-By: Leiber & Stoller

2I Don't Wanna Be Tied2:05
Notes

Written-By: Baum-Giant-Kaye

3Where Do You Come From2:05
Notes

Written-By: Bob Roberts
Written-By: Ruth Batchelor

4I Don't Want To2:39
Notes

Written-By: Fred Spielman
Written-By: Janice Torre

5We'll Be Together2:14
Notes

Written-By: Charles O'Curran
Written-By: Dudley Brooks

6A Boy Like Me, A Girl Like You2:17
Notes

Written-By: Roy C. Bennett
Written-By: Sid Tepper

7Earth Boy2:20
Notes

Written-By: Roy C. Bennett
Written-By: Sid Tepper

8Return To Sender2:05
Notes

Written-By: Otis Blackwell
Written-By: Winfield Scott

9Because Of Love2:30
Notes

Written-By: Bob Roberts
Written-By: Ruth Batchelor

10Thanks To The Rolling Sea1:28
Notes

Written-By: Bob Roberts
Written-By: Ruth Batchelor

11Song Of The Shrimp2:18
Notes

Written-By: Roy C. Bennett
Written-By: Sid Tepper

12The Walls Have Ears2:29
Notes

Written-By: Roy C. Bennett
Written-By: Sid Tepper

13We're Coming In Loaded1:20
Notes

Written-By: Otis Blackwell
Written-By: Winfield Scott

Content

As soundtrack album sales far outstripped his regular album sales (Blue Hawaii outselling Pot Luck with Elvis by ten to one) Presley found himself firmly entrenched in songs designed for a light-entertainment formula of beautiful scenery and girls galore. With this discrepancy in sales, the formula of the soundtrack music became the focus.

Sixteen songs were recorded at the sessions in March, of which thirteen were used for the soundtrack album. Banished from the kingdom after running afoul of the Colonel, songs from favored writers Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller could only be those already written for someone else, in this case the title track being a hit for The Coasters in 1961 before being adapted for the Presley film. This song and two others, "Return to Sender" and "Because of Love," appear on the 1995 soundtrack compilation Command Performances: The Essential 60's Masters II.

The tracks "Return to Sender" and "Where Do You Come From" were issued as the both sides of a single in October 1962, one month before the release of the soundtrack LP. "Return to Sender" became a substantial hit for Presley, peaking at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, while the b-side "Where Do You Come From" peaked at only number 99 independently of the hit side.

The Presley fan-club label Follow That Dream released an expanded version of the album in 2007, including alternate takes and songs recorded but not used for the soundtrack. The outtake "Plantation Rock" saw a performance by actor Rob Schneider on Late Night with Conan O'Brien in 1996. The songs performed by Stella Stevens in the film — "Never Let Me Go", "The Nearness Of You" and "Baby, Baby, Baby" — were in fact mimed to the singing voice of Gilda Maiken and have yet to be commercially released.

Personnel

  • Elvis Presley – vocals
  • The Jordanaires – vocals
  • The Amigos – backing vocals (on "We'll Be Together")
  • Boots Randolph – saxophone, clarinet
  • Scotty Moore, Barney Kessel – electric guitar
  • Tiny Timbrell – acoustic guitar
  • Robert Bain, Alton Hendrickson – guitars (on "We'll Be Together")
  • Dudley Brooks – piano
  • Harold Brown – organ (on "Thanks to the Rolling Sea")
  • Ray Seigel – double bass
  • D.J. Fontana, Hal Blaine, Bernie Mattinson – drums
 

Attribution

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