Girls! Girls! Girls!

Girls! Girls! Girls!

by Elvis Presley
     
 

An even lamer attempt at a Hawaiian backdrop produced a nice cover of the old Drifters' number as the title tune and "Return to Sender," an excellent mid-tempo R&B-ish hit. The ballads are pleasant though hardly memorable. Elvis is still singing well, especially considering the material and the arrangements. That would change shortly. While theSee more details below

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An even lamer attempt at a Hawaiian backdrop produced a nice cover of the old Drifters' number as the title tune and "Return to Sender," an excellent mid-tempo R&B-ish hit. The ballads are pleasant though hardly memorable. Elvis is still singing well, especially considering the material and the arrangements. That would change shortly. While the movies Elvis made during the '60s and their accompanying soundtracks did produce a reliable source of income, they were against Elvis in the long run. The initial enthusiasm that accompanied even the silliest of plots in 1960-62 was replaced by inevitable boredom. The Colonel's response to his boy's growing disillusionment was to find sillier scripts, reduce the budgets allotted for, say, other actors and props, and accept songs the nonsense of which beggars the imagination. Still, during this time, especially those first few years when a movie meant having some fun, Elvis also cut a number of tracks for lesser, nonmusical films, including several affecting ballads for Wild in the Country. In 1963 Elvis teamed up with the luscious Ann-Margret, recording some of his most spirited singing in years for Viva Las Vegas. Had RCA Victor collected the best of these sessions, along with the standouts "Summer Kisses, Winter Tears," "King of the Whole Wide World" and "Follow That Dream," a surprisingly solid album could have been issued. Alas, these tracks were scattered to the winds, showing up on EPs, B-sides and budget albums over a period of ten years. If one needs to delve into this period, an easy rule of thumb is that the further into the decade the soundtracks go, the less likely they are to please.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/26/2010
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886976159122
catalogNumber:
761591
Rank:
31287

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Elvis Presley   Primary Artist,Vocals
Jordanaires   Background Vocals
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Scotty Moore   Guitar
Hal Blaine   Drums
D.J. Fontana   Drums
Bernie Mattinson   Drums
Boots Randolph   Saxophone
Tiny Timbrell   Guitar
Amigos   Background Vocals
Ray Seigel   Bass
Dudley Brookes   Piano

Technical Credits

Jerry Leiber   Composer
Otis Blackwell   Composer
Winfield Scott   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Sid Tepper   Composer
Vic Anesini   Mastering
Bernie Baum   Composer
Ruth Batchelor   Composer
Bill Giant   Composer
D. Brooks   Composer
B. Roberts   Composer
R. C. Bennett   Composer
D.B. O'Curran   Composer
Bob Roberts   Composer
Roy C. Bennett   Composer

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