The answer is....(Such An) Easy Question is great !!THE LOOK IN MARCH 1962
When I first started buying used vinyl,one of my first acquisitions was the "Pot Luck"
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.
Guitars:Scotty Moore & Harold Bradley.
Guitar & Vibes:Grady Martin.
Drums:D.J.Fontana & Buddy Harmon.
Vocals:The Jordanaires & Millie Kirkham.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%28Such_a ... y_Questionhttp://www.keithflynn.com/recording-ses ... 18.html#03THE 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_Blackwellhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winfield_ ... gwriter%29THE 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_MeTHE IMAGESTHE 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
Ya'll have any Easy reply's ?
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