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November 28, 2022

Elvis Presley Dans G. I. Blues (EP - RCA, 1961)

Title:
Elvis Presley Dans G. I. Blues ("Café Europa en Uniforme")
Label:
RCA Victor [86.285]
Format:
EP
Number of tracks:
4
Running time:
9:30
Type of album:
Soundtrack / Compilation
Linked to:
Official discography; G. I. Blues, 1960
Year:
1961
Recorded:
April 27 & May 6, 1960
Released:
February 1961
Singles:
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Elvis Presley Dans G. I. Blues ("Café Europa en Uniforme") is a RCA promotional EP for "G I. Blues" released on in France in 1961. Recording sessions took place on April 27 and May 6, 1960, at RCA Studio C and Radio Recorders in HollywoodCalifornia.


"G. I. Blues" was Elvis' first movie and soundtrack after returning from Germany in 1960. As the movie plot unfolded in EuropeRCA ordered a more European-sounding soundtrack, which captivated audiences over there. The investment was such in that area of the world that the only single related to the movie in its release, "Wooden Heart/Tonight is So Right For Love", was sold there.

As the movie would be released in France only in March 1961, RCA created a marketing strategy of releasing an EP with 4 songs from the soundtrack to attract people to the movie and its songs in February. For the work, the first two songs were the reissue of the 1960 single, followed by "G.I. Blues" and "Didja' Ever" on the B-side.

The EP was a huge success in France and today it figures among the most searched albums by collectors.

The work includes the following tracks:

ORIGINAL EP
SIDE A
1. Tonight's All Right For Love
2. Wooden Heart
SIDE B
3. G. I. Blues
4. Didja' Ever

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RECORDING SESSIONS

Dates:
April 27 & May 6, 1960

Studio:
RCA Studio C
Radio Recorders

Location:
Hollywood, California

Musicians:
Voice: Elvis Presley
Guitar: Elvis Presley
Electric guitar: Scotty Moore, Neal Matthews, Hilmer J. 'Tiny' Timbrell
Bass: Ray Siegal
Drums: DJ Fontana, Frank Bode
Piano: Dudley Brooks
Accordion: Jimmie Haskell
Tambourine: Hoyt Hawkins
Mandolin: Hilmer J. 'Tiny' Timbrell
Backing Vocals: The Jordanaires
Sound engineer / Recording engineer:
Al Schmitt / Thorne Nogar


APRIL 27, 1960
                                 Shoppin' Around (Instrumental) (Removed from tape?)
                                 Shoppin' Around WPA5 2542-11 (Not Used)
                                 Shoppin' Around (Finale) (Not Used - Removed from tape or erased?)
                                 Didja' Ever L2PB 3686-02
                                 Doin' The Best I Can L2PB 3688-13
                                 G.I. Blues
                                 G.I. Blues (Pickup)
                                 G.I. Blues (Composite) L2PB 3682-SP
                                 Tonight Is So Right For Love
                                 What's She Really Like
                                 Frankfort Special (Fast Tempo) WPA5 2543-13 (Not Used)
                                 Tonight Is So Right For Love (Continued) L2PB 3678-11

MAY 6, 1960
                             Big Boots (Medium Tempo) WPA5 2545-02
                             Shoppin' Around L2PB 3684-07
                             Pocketful Of Rainbows L2PB 3683-02
                             Frankfort Special (Medium Tempo) L2PB 3680-10
                             Tonight's All Right For Love WPA1 8124-11
                             Tonight's All Right For Love (Insert)
                             Tonight's All Right For Love (Composite) L2PB 3975-SP
                             Big Boots (Slow Tempo 2) (Solo - Not Used)
                             Big Boots (Slow Tempo - Insert)
                             Big Boots (Slow Tempo - Composite) L2PB 3685-SP
                             Tonight's All Right For Love (Music & Chorus) WPA1 8125-05
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SESSION LOGS



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