Roustabout (album)

Roustabout (album)

Infobox Album
Name = Roustabout
Type = Soundtrack
Longtype =
Artist = Elvis Presley

Released = November 1964
Recorded =
Genre =
Length =
Label =
Producer =
Reviews = *Allmusic Rating|1.5|5 [ link]
Last album = "Kissin' Cousins"
This album = "Roustabout"
Next album = "Girl Happy"

"Roustabout" is an Elvis Presley album featuring a collection of songs from his film, "Roustabout".

The soundtrack songs were recorded between March and May of 1964 at Radio Recorders Studios in Hollywood, California. The album was released in October of 1964 with the same title as the motion picture. It went to No.1 on the Billboard album charts.

Recording musicians

*Elvis Presley - vocals
*The Jordanaires - background vocals
*Scotty Moore, Billy Strange, Barney Kessel, Tiny Timbrell - guitar
*Bob Moore - bass
*D.J. Fontana, Buddy Harman, Hal Blaine - drums
*Floyd Cramer - piano
*Boots Randolph - saxophone

Tracks (songwriter)

Side 1:
#"Roustabout" - (Bill Grant, Bernie Baum, Florence Kaye)
#"Little Egypt" - (Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller)
#"Poison Ivy League" - (Bill Grant, Bernie Baum, Florence Kaye)
#"Hard Knocks" - (Joe Byers)
#"It's A Wonderful World" - (Sid Tepper & Roy C. Bennett)
#"Big Love Big Heartache" - (Dolores Fuller, Lee Morris, Sonny Hendrix)

Side 2:
#"One Track Heart" - (Bill Grant, Bernie Baum, Florence Kaye)
#"It's Carnival Time" - (Ben Weisman & Sid Wayne)
#"Carny Town " - (Fred Wise & Randy Starr)
#"There's A Brand New Day On The Horizon " - (Joe Byers)
#"Wheels On My Heels" - (Sid Tepper & Roy C. Bennett)

An additional song, "I'm a Roustabout" (a different song than the title track) was recorded for the film but not used. Believed lost for many years, the recording surfaced in the early 2000s and was released by RCA in the 2003 compilation "2nd to None". []

Chart positions

succession box
before = "Beach Boys Concert" by The Beach Boys
title = "Billboard" 200 number-one album
years = January 2 1965January 8 1965
after = "Beatles '65" by The Beatles

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