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.