- From Elvis in Memphis
Infobox Album |
Name = From Elvis in Memphis
Type = studio
June 17, 1969
Recorded = January-February 1969
Rhythm and blues Rock and roll
Length = 57:09
Label = RCA LSP 4155
Chips Moman Felton Jarvis
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Last album = "
NBC-TV Special" (1968)
This album = "From Elvis in Memphis" (1969)
Next album = "
From Memphis To Vegas/From Vegas To Memphis" (1969)
"From Elvis in Memphis" is the thirty-fourth album, not counting budget compilations on the
RCA Camdensubsidiary, by Elvis Presley, released on RCA Records, LSP 4155, in June 1969. Recorded at American Sound Studiosin Memphis, it peaked at #13 on the Billboard 200, and is considered by many critics to be his best album.Fact|date=February 2007 RS500|190
After the success of his television special the previous year, Presley decided to regain active control over the direction of his career. He had grown tired of the grind in making approximately three films a year, all successful, but of the type which have come to be known as "Elvis movies." The informal jam session during the special, with old bandmates
Scotty Mooreand D.J. Fontana, had proven that Presley could reconnect with the elements of his music that had made him popular in the first place, seemingly lost in the fog of the sixties soundtrack albums.
He couldn't return to the 1950s, but a solution lay close by to his home at
Graceland. He hadn't recorded in Memphis in the thirteen years since he had left Sun Records: in the interim, Memphis had become a thriving center for soul music, with Stax Records, Hi Records, and American Sound Studios in the city, and FAME Studiosin nearby Muscle Shoals. A veritable who's who of soul and popular singing stars either regularly recorded at these locations, or had made the pilgrimage at one time.
Presley chose American, started by songwriter and session guitarist
Chips Moman, who had assembled a group of house session musicianswell-versed in the same kinds of music familiar to Presley: blues, gospel, country, and soul. This album by Presley would be one of American Studios' most famous products; coincidentally, the other candidate for the studio's most renowned artifact, " Dusty in Memphis", was released on January 13, 1969, right at the beginning of the sessions with Presley.
Many of the songs recorded at American by Presley derived from the
country and westernrepertoire, such as the 1962 hit " It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'" by Johnny Tillotson, Hank Snow's #1 country smash in 1950, "I'm Movin' On," and Eddy Arnold's 1947 chestnut, " I'll Hold You In My Heart." Even the more modern, late sixties country approach in " Gentle On My Mind" found a place. By including these songs, along with contemporary soul such as Jerry Butler's recent " Only the Strong Survive," like Ray Charlesearlier in the decade with " Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music", Presley reinforced the musical links between country and rhythm and blues. Chuck Jacksonhad sung the original Top 40version of "Any Day Now" by Burt Bacharachin 1962, and future country singer and 1970s television star Mac Davisprovided " In the Ghetto," Presley's stab at a message or protest songaligned with the times. Released as the lead single on April 14, two months before the album hit the stores, it went to #3 on the singles chart, and provided another break with his public image as cultivated by the escapist fare of his sixties film career.
The reissue of
May 16, 2000, includes six tracks released as either A or b sides recorded at the same sessions for the album. " Don't Cry Daddy," also by Davis, and " Kentucky Rain" were both sizeable hits in 1970, but " Suspicious Minds" became one of Presley's signature tunes, and gave him the final chart-topper of his career as the decade came to a close.
* Elvis Presley - vocals, guitar
* Reggie Young - guitar
Dan Penn- guitar
* Bobby Wood - piano
* Bobby Emmons - organ
* Tommy Cogbill - bass
* Mike Leech - bass
* Gene Chrisman - drums
* Ed Kollis - harmonica
* Joe Babcock - backing vocals
* Dolores Edgin - backing vocals
* Mary Greene - backing vocals
* Charlie Hodge - backing vocals
Ginger Holladay- backing vocals
Mary Holladay- backing vocals
Millie Kirkham- backing vocals
* June Page - backing vocals
Susan Pilkington- backing vocals
Sandy Posey- backing vocals
* Donna Thatcher - backing vocals
* Hurschel Wiginton - backing vocals
* Johnny Davis - trumpet on "Suspicious Minds", "Kentucky Rain", "In the Ghetto"
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