Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Overlooked Gems: "I'm Counting On You"

Recorded at Elvis’ first RCA session just before he cut I Was The One, this lovely Don Robertson ballad is a little overlooked classic that was included on album number one. Even though you can still hear Sholes and Ferris attempting to ape the Sun sound, Elvis delivers a sweet and subtle vocal punctuated by Floyd Cramer’s beautifully simple piano playing and some lovely guitar fills from Chet Atkins. A real winner.

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