Good Times (Elvis Presley album)

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Good Times
Good Times Elvis.jpg
Studio album by Elvis Presley
ReleasedMarch 20, 1974
RecordedJuly 21 – July 22, 1973, December 10 - December 16, 1973
GenreCountry, soft rock
Length29:23
LabelRCA Records
ProducerFelton Jarvis
Elvis Presley chronology
Elvis: A Legendary Performer Volume 1
(1974)
Good Times
(1974)
Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis
(1974)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Rough Guides3/5 stars[2]

Good Times is the twentieth studio album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley, released on March 20, 1974. The album was constructed by the first pick of a session held at Stax Studios in Memphis in December 1973 and two songs, "I've Got a Thing About You Baby" and "Take Good Care of Her", which were left over from the session at Stax in July 1973. The album includes a collection of songs that vary in style and genre. Released the same day as the recording of Elvis: Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis was being made, the title was taken from the song "Talk About the Good Times". Many of the songs are covers of hits at the time, like "Spanish Eyes" and "She Wears My Ring". Charting low at the time of its release, it was considered typical 1970s Elvis material and was his first album to hit the "cut-out bins". The album did have some success though upon its original release, becoming a Cashbox #1 hit and charting in the Top 50 in the UK.

Original copies of the LP with the sticker on the cover (stating the singles on the album) are very rare and sell for large amounts on auction sites.

The album released two singles, both hits: "I've Got a Thing About You Baby" rose to #4 on the Country charts, #39 pop; "My Boy" hit #1 on the Adult Contemporary charts, as well as #14 Country and #20 Pop.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Original release[edit]

Side one[4]
No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
1."Take Good Care of Her"Arthur Kent, Edward C. WarrenJuly 21, 19732:50
2."Loving Arms"Tom JansDecember 13, 19732:48
3."I Got a Feelin' in My Body"Dennis LindeDecember 10, 19733:33
4."If That Isn't Love"Dottie RamboDecember 16, 19733:29
5."She Wears My Ring"Felice Bryant, Boudleaux BryantDecember 16, 19733:12
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
1."I've Got a Thing About You Baby"Tony Joe WhiteJuly 22, 19732:20
2."My Boy"Bill Martin, Phil Coulter, Jean-Pierre Bourtayre, Claude FrançoisDecember 13, 19733:19
3."Spanish Eyes"Bert Kaempfert, Eddie Snyder, Charles SingletonDecember 16, 19732:21
4."Talk About the Good Times"Jerry ReedDecember 14, 19732:22
5."Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues"Danny O'KeefeDecember 13, 19733:09

Follow That Dream re-issue[edit]

Personnel[edit]

  • J.D. Sumner & The Stamps, Voice – background vocals
  • Mike Leech – string and horn arrangements
  • Glen Spreen – string arrangement on "I've Got a Thing About You Baby"
  • Al Pachucki, Dick Baxter, Mickey Crofford, Mike Moran – engineers

References[edit]

  1. ^ Good Times at AllMusic
  2. ^ Simpson, Paul (2004). The Rough Guide to Elvis. London: Rough Guides. p. 149. ISBN 1-84353-417-7.
  3. ^ Good Times at AllMusic
  4. ^ "Elvis Presley Albums". Softshoe-slim.com. Retrieved 2011-10-18.
  5. ^ "Good Times". Elvis Presley Shop. For Elvis Fans Only / Elvis Australia. 2014. Retrieved January 13, 2015.

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