Memphis Record

The Memphis Record

by Elvis Presley
     
 

The Memphis Record was RCA's first serious effort to assemble the highlights of what is usually called Elvis Presley's comeback, but which, arguably, could be considered the best album sessions of his career. For the first time since the middle to late '50s, he went into the studio without "Colonel" Tom Parker, his manager,…  See more details below

Overview

The Memphis Record was RCA's first serious effort to assemble the highlights of what is usually called Elvis Presley's comeback, but which, arguably, could be considered the best album sessions of his career. For the first time since the middle to late '50s, he went into the studio without "Colonel" Tom Parker, his manager, in control of the repertoire, and cut songs because they were good and he liked them, without regard for whether Elvis' business half had an interest in the publishing. The result was one of the greatest white R&B albums ever done, filled from beginning to end with some of the best work of Elvis' career: "Suspicious Minds," "Kentucky Rain," and "In the Ghetto" became hit singles and speak for themselves, but "Any Day Now," "Stranger in My Home Town," "Long Black Limousine," and "Only the Strong Survive," among the other cuts here, are the equal of anything he ever recorded in musical excellence, excitement, and intensity. This material, some of which was originally divided up between two separate LPs, From Elvis in Memphis and Back In Memphis, has since been recompiled yet again on Suspicious Minds [1999], and that is the ultimate compilation of these songs, but this one is more than adequate for more casual fans who want a revelation or two (or three) in their listening.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0078635622126
catalogNumber:
6221

Tracks

  1. Stranger in My Own Home Town  - Elvis Presley
  2. Power of My Love  - Elvis Presley
  3. Only the Strong Survive  - Elvis Presley
  4. Any Day Now  - Elvis Presley
  5. Suspicious Minds  - Elvis Presley
  6. Long Black Limousine  - Elvis Presley
  7. Wearin' That Loved on Look  - Elvis Presley
  8. I'll Hold You in My Heart (Till I Can Hold You in My Arms)  - Elvis Presley
  9. After Loving You  - Elvis Presley
  10. Rubberneckin'  - Elvis Presley
  11. I'm Movin' On  - Elvis Presley
  12. Gentle on My Mind  - Elvis Presley
  13. True Love Travels on a Gravel Road  - Elvis Presley
  14. It Keeps Right on A-Hurtin'  - Elvis Presley
  15. You'll Think of Me  - Elvis Presley
  16. Mama Liked the Roses  - Elvis Presley
  17. Don't Cry Daddy  - Elvis Presley
  18. In the Ghetto  - Elvis Presley
  19. The Fair Is Moving On  - Elvis Presley
  20. Inherit the Wind  - Elvis Presley
  21. Kentucky Rain  - Elvis Presley
  22. Without Love (There Is Nothing)  - Elvis Presley
  23. Who Am I?  - Elvis Presley

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Elvis Presley   Primary Artist,Guitar,Piano,Vocals
Ronnie Milsap   Piano,Background Vocals
Bobby Shew   Trumpet
Bobby Wood   Piano
Sandy Posey   Background Vocals
Joe Babcock   Background Vocals
Byron Bach   Cello
Brenton Banks   Violin
George Binkley   Violin
Marvin Chantry   Violin
Gene Chrisman   Drums
Tommy Cogbill   Bass
Albert Edelman   Violin
Delores Edgin   Background Vocals
Bobby Emmons   Organ
Solie Fott   Violin
Noel Gilbert   Violin
Mary Holladay   Background Vocals
John Hughey   Steel Guitar
Lillian Hunt   Violin
Wayne Jackson   Trumpet
Millie Kirkham   Background Vocals
Ed Kollis   Harmonica
Mike Leech   Bass,Viola
Andrew Love   Saxophone
Pierre Menard   Violin
Sonja Montgomery   Background Vocals
Susan Pilkington   Background Vocals
Mary Ann Snyder   Viola
Robert Snyder   Violin
Glen Spreen   Saxophone,Viola
Ann Spurbeck   Violin
Peter Spurbeck   Cello
Donna Thatcher   Background Vocals
Gary VanOsdale   Viola
John Wehlan   Viola
Reggie Young   Guitar
Sadao Harada   Cello
Pamela Blackwell   Cello
Arvid Blumberg   Violin
Tony Cason   French Horn
Joe De'Gerolamo   French Horn
Nate Evans   Violin
Ed Freudberg   Violin
Mary Greene   Background Vocals
Gloria Hendricks   Violin
Anne Kendall   Cello
Joshua Langfur   Cello
Fred Lewing   Viola
J.P. Luper   Saxophone
Akira Nagai   Violin
Anne Oldham   Violin
Norman Prentice   Trumpet
Nino Ravarino   Viola
Hal Saunders   Violin
Dick Steff   Trumpet
R.F. Taylor   Trumpet
Vernon Taylor   Viola
Jackie Thomas   Saxophone
Art Vasquez   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Guy Fletcher   Composer
Peter Guralnick   Liner Notes
Chips Moman   Producer
Pachucki   Engineer
Doug Flett   Composer
Art Vasquez   Contributor
Bernie Baum   Composer
Bill Giant   Composer
Florence Kaye   Composer
Dory Jones   Composer
Bunny Warren   Composer
Johnny Lantz   Composer

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