“Elvis [1956]” by Elvis Presley - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1956Album Chart of the Decade: 1950s

TJR says

Following “Elvis Presley” in March came “Elvis” in October. This time it was a clean, straight-forward, affair with all 11 of the 12 tracks still hot from the recording tapes just a few short weeks earlier. Again Elvis is joined with his trusty touring band of Scotty Moore (guitar), Bill Black (bass) and D. J. Fontana (drums). Notable additions to team Elvis are The Jordanaires on harmonies. Their appearance shifts the mood a tad to the centre and, as a result, the album is often a whole lot less sexy than the debut. The cover version of Arthur Crudup’s “So Glad You’re Mine” is the album’s saving grace – serving up some of that good old stop-start, hip-swivelling excitement that, unfortunately, seems to be rationed. Another massive success, “Elvis” spent four weeks at the top of the Billboard Pop Albums chart, making Presley the first recording artist to have two albums go straight to number one in the same year.

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A1 [01:50] 6.8.png Elvis Presley - Rip It Up (Robert Alexander Blackwell, John Marascalco) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
A2 [02:41] 5.2.png Elvis Presley - Love Me (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) Rock n Roll Ballad
A3 [02:18] 5.7.png Elvis Presley - When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again (Gene Sullivan, Wiley Walker) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
A4 [01:51] 6.4.png Elvis Presley - Long Tall Sally (Richard Penniman, Robert Alexander Blackwell, Enotris Johnson) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
A5 [03:21] 4.9.png Elvis Presley - First In Line (Aaron Schroeder, Ben Weisman) Pop Ballad
A6 [02:18] 6.2.png Elvis Presley - Paralyzed (Elvis Presley, Otis Blackwell) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B1 [02:18] 7.3.png Elvis Presley - So Glad You’re Mine (Arthur Crudup) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B2 [04:10] 6.0.png Elvis Presley - Old Shep (Clyde Foley) Crooner / Cabaret
B3 [01:55] 6.2.png Elvis Presley - Ready Teddy (Robert Alexander Blackwell, John Marascalco) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B4 [02:26] 5.5.png Elvis Presley - Any Place Is Paradise (Joe Thomas) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B5 [02:23] 6.5.png Elvis Presley - How’s The World Treating You? (Chet Atkins, Boudleaux Bryant) Pop Ballad
B6 [02:10] 5.8.png Elvis Presley - How Do You Think I Feel (Webb Pierce, Wiley Walker) Pop

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