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In July 1977.

In July 1977, “RCA” label released “Moody Blue”, the final Elvis Presley studio album. It was recorded February – October 1976, April 1977, and was produced by Felton Jarvis, Chick Crumpacker and Don Wardell. The album was a mixture of live and studio work, and included the four tracks from Presley’s final studio recording sessions in October 1976 and two tracks left over from the previous Graceland session in February 1976. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Canada by “CRIA”, and 2 x Platinum in US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Elvis Presley – vocals, piano, guitars, executive producer
  • The Sweet Inspirations– background vocals
  • Sherrill Nielson – background vocals
  • Kathy Westmoreland – background vocals
  • D. Sumner& The Stamps – background vocals
  • Myrna Smith– background vocals
  • James Burton– lead guitar
  • John Wilkinson – rhythm guitar
  • Jerry Scheff– bass
  • Grayham Passmore – bass
  • David Briggs– keyboards
  • Ronnie Tutt– drums
  • Bergen White – string and horn arrangements
  • Don Wardell – executive producer
  • Dick Baxter – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Unchained Melody – Alex North, Hy Zaret
  2. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) – John Rostill
  3. Little Darlin’ – Maurice Williams
  4. Let Me Be There – John Rostill
  5. Way Down – Layng Martine, Jr.
  6. Pledging My Love – Don Robey, Ferdinand Washington
  7. Moody Blue – Mark James
  8. She Thinks I Still Care – Dickey Lee, Steve Duffy
  9. It’s Easy for You – Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice

 

In April 1972.

In April 1972, “RCA” label released “He Touched Me”, the seventeenth Elvis Presley studio album. It was recorded March–June 1971, and was produced by Felton Jarvis. The album won Presley his second “Grammy Award”. In July 1999 the album was certified Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Elvis Presley –arranger, guitar, vocals
  • Felton Jarvis– producer
  • The Imperials– vocals
  • David Briggs– organ, piano
  • James Burton– guitar
  • Kenny Buttrey– drums
  • Jerry Carrigan– drums
  • Joe Esposito – guitar
  • Charlie Hodge, Ginger Holladay, Mary Holladay – vocals
  • Millie Kirkham, Kathy Westmoreland – vocals
  • Charlie McCoy – piano, organ
  • Sonja Montgomery – vocals
  • Joe Moscheo – piano, organ
  • Al Pachuki – engineer
  • June Page, Temple Riser – vocals
  • Norbert Putnam – bass
  • Chip Young – guitar

Track listing:

  1. He Touched Me – William J.Gaither
  2. I’ve Got Confidence – Andrae Crouch
  3. Amazing Grace – John Newton; arranged and adapted byElvis Presley
  4. Seeing is Believing – Red West, Glen Spreen
  5. He Is My Everything – Dallas Frazier
  6. Bosom of Abraham – William Johnson, George McFadden, Ted Brooks
  7. An Evening Prayer – Maude Battersby, Charles Hutchison Gabriel
  8. Lead Me Guide Me – Doris Akers
  9. There Is No God But God – Bill Kenny
  10. A Thing Called Love – Jerry Reed
  11. I John – William Johnson, George McFadden, Ted Brooks
  12. Reach Out to Jesus – Ralph Carmichael

On January 8, 1975.

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On January 8, 1975, “RCA” label released “Promised Land”, the twenty first Elvis Presley album. It was recorded in December 1973, at “Stax Records” studios in Memphis and  was produced by Felton Jarvis.

Personnel:

  • Elvis Presley- vocals, guitar
  • David Briggs- piano, organ
  • James Burton- guitar
  • Johnny Christopher – guitar
  • Doug Bartenfeld – guitar
  • Per Erik Hallin – piano, organ
  • Per Eric “Pete” Hallin – clavinet
  • Norbert Putnam- bass
  • Ronnie Tutt- drums
  • Voice (Donnie Sumner; Sherrill Nielsen; Tim Baty; Per Eric “Pete” Hallin) – backing vocals
  • Jeannie Green – backing vocals
  • Mary and Ginger Holladay – backing vocals
  • Susan Pilkington – backing vocals
  • JD Sumner& The Stamps (Bill Baize; Ed Enoch; David Rowland) – backing vocals
  • Kathy Westmoreland- backing vocals
  • Mike Moran, Dick Baxter – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Promised Land – Chuck Berry
  2. There’s a Honky Tonk Angel (Who’ll Take Me Back In) – Troy Seals, Denny Rice
  3. Help me – Larry Gatlin
  4. Songman – Donnie Sumner
  5. Love Song of the Year – Chris Christian
  6. It’s Midnight – Billy Edd Wheeler,Jerry Chesnut
  7. Your Love’s Been a Long Time Coming – Rory Bourke
  8. If You Talk in Your Sleep – Red West, Johnny Christopher
  9. Thinking About You – Tim Baty
  10. You Asked Me To – Waylon Jennings, Billy Joe Shaver

On January 2, 1971.

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On January 2, 1971, “RCA” label released “Elvis Country (I’m 10,000 Years Old)”, the eleventh Elvis Presley studio album. It was recorded June – September 1970, at “RCA Studio B” in Nashville, and was produced by Felton Jarvis.

Personnel:

  • Elvis Presley– vocals, guitar
  • James Burton– guitar
  • Chip Young – guitar
  • Eddie Hinton– guitar
  • Harold Bradley– guitar
  • Weldon Myrick – pedal steel guitar
  • Bobby Thompson – banjo
  • Buddy Spicher– fiddle
  • David Briggs– keyboards
  • Norbert Putnam– bass
  • Jerry Carrigan– drums
  • Farrell Morris – percussion
  • The Imperials Quartet– backing vocals
  • The Jordanaires– backing vocals
  • Joe Babcock – backing vocals
  • Millie Kirkham– backing vocals
  • Mary Holladay – backing vocals
  • Ginger Holladay – backing vocals
  • June Page – backing vocals
  • Sonja Montgomery – backing vocals
  • Dolores Edgin – backing vocals
  • Mary Greene – backing vocals
  • Temple Riser – backing vocals
  • Cam Mullins – string arrangements
  • Don Tweedy – string arrangements
  • Bergen White – horn arrangements

Track listing:

  1. Snowbird – Gene MacLellan
  2. Tomorrow Never Comes – Johnny Bond, Ernest Tubb
  3. Little Cabin on the Hill – Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt
  4. Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On – Dave “Curly” Williams, Sunny David
  5. Funny How Time Slips – Willie Nelson
  6. I Really Don’t Want to Know – Howard Barnes, Don Robertson
  7. There Goes My Everything – Dallas Frazier
  8. It’s Your Baby, You Rock It – Shirl Milete, Nora Fowler
  9. The Fool – Naomi Ford, Lee Hazlewood
  10. Faded Love – Bob Wills, Johnnie Lee Wills
  11. I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water – Joe Babcock
  12. Make the World Go Away – Hank Cochran