“Elvis Presley” is his eponymous debut studio album released, in mono, on March 23, 1956 by Rca Victor.
Track Listing : 1.Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins) – 02:00 . 2.I’M Counting On You (Don Robertson) – 02:25 . 3.I Got A Woman (Ray Charles, Renald Richard) – 02:25 . 4.One-Sided Love Affair (Bill Campbell) – 02:11 . 5.I Love You Because (Leon Payne) – 02:43 . 6.Just Because (Bob Shelton, Joe Shelton, Sydney Robin) – 02:34 . 7.Tutti Frutti (Dorothy Labostrie, Richard Wayne Penniman) – 01:59 . 8.Tryin’ To Get To You (Rose Marie Mccoy, Charles Singleton) – 02:31 . 9.I’M Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You) (Howard Biggs And Joe Thomas) – 02:01 . 10.I’Ll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin’) (Jimmy Wakely) – 02:24 . 11.Blue Moon (Richard Rodgers And Lorenz Hart) – 02:40 . 12.Money Honey (Jesse Stone) – 02:36
Musicians : Elvis Presley – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Piano . Scotty Moore – Electric Guitar . Chet Atkins – Acoustic Guitar On (2 – 12) . Floyd Cramer – Piano On (2 – 3 – 12) . Shorty Long – Piano On (1 – 4 – 7 – 9) . Bill Black – Bass . D. J. Fontana – Drums . Johnny Bernero – Drums On (8) . Gordon Stoker – Backing Vocals . Ben Speer – Backing Vocals . Brock Speer – Backing Vocals
Production : Produced By Sam Phillips, Steve Sholes Ernie Oelrich – Engineer . Bob Ferris – Engineer . Sam Phillips – Engineer
Package : Colin Escott – Liner Notes
Recorded July 1954 To January 1956 At Rca Victor Studios In Nashville, Tennessee; Rca Victor Studios In New York; Sun Studio In Memphis, Tennessee.
Released On March 23, 1956 By Rca Victor.
Elvis History Blog
Presley gave Blue Suede Shoes the full rock ’n’ roll treatment, at a faster pace and with greater energy than Perkins’s rockabilly recording. Go, Cat, Go noted that, “The beauty of Presley’s unrestrained performance on ‘Shoes’—he eliminated the stop-time break and instead tore through the opening, barely taking a breath—was a link to the Sun style. […]
Adrian’s Album Reviews
A varied record too, especially in its day. Rock tracks precede ballads precede rockabilly precede songs with hints of country. If it was a deliberate decision to put together an Elvis LP which showcased the full range of his talents then, whoever did put the LP together did a fine job. […]
Even the cover, shot at a gig in Tampa the previous year, remains an iconic signifier for all that youthful rebellion that Western civilization holds so dear. Every (and I mean EVERY) home should own a copy. […]