For Ol' Times Sake

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"For Ol' Times Sake"
Single by Elvis Presley
from the album Raised on Rock / For Ol' Times Sake
A-side "Raised on Rock"
B-side "For Ol' Times Sake"
Released 1973
Format 7" single
Recorded July 23, 1973
Length 3:32
Writer(s) Tony Joe White (words and music)[1]
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"Fool" / "Steamroller Blues"
(1973)
"Raised on Rock" / "For Ol' Times Sake'"
(1973)
"I've Got a Thing About You Baby"
(1974)

"For Ol' Times Sake'" is a song by Tony Joe White, covered in 1973 by Elvis Presley.

It was written by Tony Joe White, who originally released it on his 1973 album Homemade Ice Cream. His other songs covered by Presley are "Polk Salad Annie" and "I've Got a Thing About You Baby".[2][3][4][5]

Elvis recorded it at Stax Recording Studios in Memphis, Tennessee.[6] on July 23, 1973.[7]

Elvis Presley's version was first released in 1973 on a single with "Raised on Rock" on the other side.[8][9][10][11][12] Both songs were then included on the album Raised on Rock / For Ol' Times Sake.[13]

The single "Raised on Rock" / "For Ol' Times Sake" (listed by Billboard as a double-A-sided hit) reached number 41 on the Billboard Hot 100 on the week of October 27, 1973.[14]

In addition, the song "For Ol' Times Sake" reached number 42 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles on the week of November 24.[15][16][17]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1973) Peak
position
"For Ol' Times Sake"
US Billboard Hot Country Songs[15][18] 42
"Raised on Rock / For Ol' Times Sake"
US Billboard Hot 100[14] 41

References[edit]

  1. ^ Catalog of Copyright Entries: Third series. 1974. pp. 211–. 
  2. ^ David Neale (2003). Roots of Elvis. iUniverse. pp. 37–. ISBN 978-0-595-29505-0. 
  3. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (23 October 1982). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 67–. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  4. ^ Steven Opdyke (1999). The printed Elvis: the complete guide to books about the king. Greenwood Press. ISBN 978-0-313-30815-4. 
  5. ^ Stereo Review. Ziff-Davis Publishing Company. 1974. 
  6. ^ "Una caja reúne todas las grabaciones de Elvis Presley en los estudios Stax". 
  7. ^ Kevin Crouch; Tanja Crouch (9 April 2012). The Gospel According To Elvis. Music Sales Group. pp. 221–. ISBN 978-0-85712-758-7. 
  8. ^ Ernst Jorgensen (22 April 2014). Elvis Presley: A Life In Music. St. Martin's Press. pp. 647–. ISBN 978-1-4668-6855-7. 
  9. ^ Jerry Osborne (1 July 2007). Presleyana VI - the Elvis Presley Record, CD, and Memorabilia Price Guide. Jerry Osborne Enterprises. pp. 59–. ISBN 978-0-932117-49-6. 
  10. ^ Heritage Auctions Music and Entertainment Auction Catalog #696. Heritage Capital Corporation. 1 September 2008. pp. 193–. ISBN 978-1-59967-288-5. 
  11. ^ Joel Whitburn (1993). Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Albums, 1955-1992. Record Research Incorporated. ISBN 978-0-89820-093-5. 
  12. ^ Rob Bowman (1 December 2010). Soulsville U.S.A: The Story Of Stax Records. Schirmer Trade Books. pp. 584–. ISBN 978-0-85712-499-9. 
  13. ^ Ron Barry (1976). The Elvis Presley American discography. Spectator Service, Maxigraphics. 
  14. ^ a b "Elvis Presley - Chart history (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-01-04. 
  15. ^ a b "Elvis Presley - Chart history (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-01-04. 
  16. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (1 December 1973). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 34–. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  17. ^ Joel Whitburn (2002). Top Country Singles, 1944 to 2001: Chart Data Compiled from Billboard's Country Singles Charts, 1944-2001. Record Research. ISBN 978-0-89820-151-2. 
  18. ^ "Country Music: Top Country Songs Chart (1973-11-24)". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-01-04. 

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