Sunday, June 6, 2010

MUSIC #10: JAILHOUSE ROCK 1957 (ENGLISH OST)


Jailhouse Rock was Elvis Presley’s third movie and the songs from the movie was released as an EP (seven inch 45 rpm), instead of an LP, in October 1957. The album peaked at number one on the newly established Billboard EP chart. The title song, Jailhouse Rock, which was released as a single in September 1957, also went to number one, on the singles chart.

The movie actually had six songs but only five songs were featured on the OST. The sixth song, “Treat Me Nice” was featured on Side Two of the Jailhouse Rock single. This song peaked at number 18 on the singles chart.

The writers for this album were Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Aaron Schroeder, Abner Silver and Ben Weisman.

Jailhouse Rock – The Original Soundtrack

Side One

1. Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley

Writers: Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller

2. Young And Beautiful – Elvis Presley

Writers: Aaron Schroeder and Abner Silver

Side Two

1. I Want To Be Free – Elvis Presley

Writers: Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller

2. Don't Leave Me Now – Elvis Presley

Writers: Aaron Schroeder and Ben Weisman

3. {You're So Square} Baby I Don't Care – Elvis Presley

Writers: Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Veen’s rating: 3 stars


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7 comments:

Veen said...

Get the OST here: http://www.mediafire.com/file/4nyhymjmggj/Jailhouse Rock 1957.rar

And the song “Treat Me Nice” (not my posting) here:
http://beemp3.com/download.php?file=2291261&song=Elvis+Presley%3A+treat+me+nice

Asli Jat said...

Not only a lover of Classic Hindi Cinema (& a Rajesh Khanna fan to boot ...), but now I discover you also like the King !

Many thanks for sharing this, he is also my favourite singer.

Asli Jat

Veen said...

Unreal AJ. Hi five!

Richard S. said...

Hello, very nice to see that there is someone else out there with a taste for rockabilly as well as very old Hindi film music. :)

Also very nice to see Jailhouse Rock posted here. But if that gets only three stars, maybe some earlier Elvis would get more(?)... I think I agree with rock critic Greil Marcus that Elvis' best recordings were with Sun Records, which he left at the end of 1956. (Not that he didn't do a great song here and there afterwards...)

Veen said...

Thanks and welcome Richard. Yes, earlier Elvis would definitely earn more stars from me. Don't think much of 'Don't leave me now' and 'I don't care'. I'll post more Elvis soon.

Anonymous said...

My Bollywood Funk Mixes:
http://musicforironing.blogspot.com

Veen said...

Hi Anon, thanks for visiting. Awesome blog you have too. I have added you to my 'favourites' blog list.