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(Such An) Easy Question has an easy answer.

Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:47 pm

The answer is....(Such An) Easy Question is great !!

THE LOOK IN MARCH 1962

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When I first started buying used vinyl,one of my first acquisitions was the "Pot Luck" album
That became my favorite record for some time.The two songs that I always went back to were "Just For Old Times Sake" & (Such An) Easy Question.

THE PLAYERS

(Such An ) Easy Question was recorded on March 18th & 19th,1962.

A&R/Producer:Steve Sholes.
Engineer:Bill Porter.

Guitars:Scotty Moore & Harold Bradley.
Guitar & Vibes:Grady Martin.
Bass:Bob Moore.
Drums:D.J.Fontana & Buddy Harmon.
Piano:Floyd Cramer.
Vocals:The Jordanaires & Millie Kirkham.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%28Such_a ... y_Question
http://www.keithflynn.com/recording-ses ... 18.html#03

THE SONG

Written by Otis Blackwell & Winfield Scott ,between the two of them they had a long and successful run .

Together they wrote "(Such An) Easy Question" , "We're Comin In Loaded)" , "Return To Sender" and "One Broken Heart For Sale" ,all recorded in 1962, "Please Don't Drag That String Around" recorded in 1963 and "Long Legged Girl) with the Short Dress On" recorded in 1966.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otis_Blackwell
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winfield_ ... gwriter%29

THE BACK STORY

(from A Life In Music - The Complete Recording Sessions by Ernest Jorgensen)

"A new song from Otis Blackwell was always welcome,only Leiber & Stoller rivaled him among Elvis hit-writer,so there was every reason to expect something outstanding from him and his current cowriter,Winfield Scott.(Such An) Easy Question was exactly that : a medium -tempo pop song with just the right kind of bluesy phrasings.Elvis playfully sexed it up,and again the controlled,carefully worked-out arrangement of instruments and vocals created a perfect pop record--- a real single candidate ."

It was originally included on the "Pot Luck"[ album,released on June 5, 1962 ,but three years later it was one side of a single (RCA 45 rpm single 47-8585 in June 1965) for the 1965 movie "Tickle Me"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tickle_Me

THE IMAGES

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THE CHARTS

"(Such An) Easy Question" stayed 6 weeks in the Top 40 and 8 weeks on the Hot 100 peaking at #11.
On the Easy Listening chart it replaced Horst Jankowski's "A Walk In The Black Forrest" as the #1 song in July 1965.After 2 weeks at #1,it was replaced by Gary Lewis & the Playboys' hit "Save Your Heart For Me".(Such An) Easy Question" spent a total of 7 weeks on the Easy Listening chart.

So now enough reading,let's get to the listening.

THE MUSIC

From "Tickle Me"



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SclnSdETdnM

Take 3.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPYoJDDrMGw

The Master.

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Last edited by Domino on Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:38 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Re: (Such An) Easy Question has an easy answer.

Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:13 pm

I like it! I made a thread about this back in February. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=91574
Yours is more detailed! Great!

Re: (Such An) Easy Question has an easy answer.

Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:23 pm

Always find it so weird that 2 songs , theother, "I'm Yours", from the same Lp, "Pot Luck", then the same movie, "Tickle Me", then the same format, 45rpm, sold about the amount and peaked at the same position on the charts !!!
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Re: (Such An) Easy Question has an easy answer.

Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:23 pm

Juan Luis wrote:I like it! I made a thread about this back in February. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=91574
Yours is more detailed! Great!


Thanks.
There I did it again.Posted without checking back.I'll check out your thread.

Re: (Such An) Easy Question has an easy answer.

Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:37 pm

Hi there!! :D :D :D.

Great topic, love the song 8). Elvis at his peak voice! :smt020. Bye for now :smt006.

Re: (Such An) Easy Question has an easy answer.

Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:55 pm

I like this song a lot, well sang and produced. I wouldn't say its one of Blackwell's better offerings but its a cool song. Much of the Pot Luck album is very easy on the ears with pleasant singing and nice mellow music.

Re: (Such An) Easy Question has an easy answer.

Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:13 pm

Davelee wrote:I like this song a lot, well sang and produced. I wouldn't say its one of Blackwell's better offerings but its a cool song. Much of the Pot Luck album is very easy on the ears with pleasant singing and nice mellow music.
Must have warmed up to the song since February. LOL!
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=91574&start=50#p1461214

Re: (Such An) Easy Question has an easy answer.

Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:52 pm

Juan Luis wrote:
Davelee wrote:I like this song a lot, well sang and produced. I wouldn't say its one of Blackwell's better offerings but its a cool song. Much of the Pot Luck album is very easy on the ears with pleasant singing and nice mellow music.
Must have warmed up to the song since February. LOL!
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=91574&start=50#p1461214

And i still stand by those comments - they are not top drawer songs but pleasant and nice, easy on the ears and i do like the song.

Re: (Such An) Easy Question has an easy answer.

Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:10 pm

Great post Domini, thank you !
Yes 1962 Elvis has a great velvet voice, i love the song , love the POT LUCK LP and love it when it was included in TICKLE ME , that girl he sings to, shes..MMM....good looking ;)