Treat Me Nice


"Treat Me Nice" was written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller for the movie "Jailhouse Rock". Elvis recorded it on September 5, 1957 at Radio Recorders of Hollywood. Elvis had worked on it in a session in May of 1957 but wasn't satisfied with it and was eager to polish it up for release as a single. At this session Elvis and Scotty Moore played guitar, Bill Black played bass, D.J. Fontana was on drums, and Dudley Brooks played piano. Elvis added to The Jordanaires' backing vocals the soprano voice of Millie Kirkham.
"Treat Me Nice" was released as a single in September 1957. In the U.S.A. it peaked at #18 on the pop singles chart, #7 on the R&B singles chart, and #11 on the country singles chart. (The single's flipside "Jailhouse Rock" hit #1 on all three of these charts.)