I Feel So Bad

This song was written and recorded by Chuck Willis in 1954. Elvis recorded it on March 12, 1961 at RCA Studios in Nashville. At this session Elvis, Scotty Moore and Hank Garland played guitar. Bob Moore was on bass. D.J. Fontana and Buddy Harman played drums. Floyd Cramer was on piano and Boots Randolph played sax. The Jordanaires were joined by soprano Millie Kirkham on vocals. The single was released in May 1961. In the U.S.A. it peaked at #5 on the pop chart and #15 on the R&B chart. In the U.K. it had a 12-week run on the pop chart, peaking at #4. Among the other artists to have recorded it are Little Milton and Ray Charles.