Something for Everybody is the thirteenth album
by Elvis Presley, released on RCA Victor in mono and stereo, LPM/LSP
2370, in June 1961. Recording sessions took place on November 8,
1960, at Radio Recorders in Hollywood, and on March 12, 1961 at RCA
Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee. In the United States, it peaked at
number 1 on Billboard's Top Pop LPs chart. It was certified Gold on
July 15, 1999 by the Recording Industry Association of America. (wikipedia
ELVIS PRESLEY is that rare kind of artist in
todays music world.
His appeal is so broad and so deep that it cuts through several age
levels and through all areas of musical enjoyment. Young people like
Elvis because he is young and he sings the songs they want to hear
the way they want them sung. Jazzfans like Elvis because he has
roots in the blues of the South and sings with such genuine and
original bluesfeeling. Parents like Elvis because he has been
successful without scandal and because his behaviour has been
somethingfor their children to aim at. Moviefans like Elvis because
he throws himseelf into his roles, and because they get an
opportunity to view him singing the hits. In short, there's
something for everybody in Elvis Presley.
This album is a perfect example of that idea. There´s something for
everybody in either the ballad side or the rhythm side (although
many listeners will find it difficult to choose their favourite side).
Elvis has surrounded himself with an all-stargroup of musicians and
singers. The Jordanaires are on hand, as are pianist Floyd Cramer,
tenor sax man Boots Randolph, and guitarist Hank Garland.
The songs range from the blues to tender love ballads, with every
stop in between. Elvis has even included I slipped, I stumbled, I
fell from the Jerry Wald Production "Wild in the Country", a 20th
Century-Fox Release in CinemaScope.
SOMETHING FOR EVRYBODY is another milestone in a great American
career. It takes its place among the wonderful series of albums made
by Elvis, all of which have become collectors' treasures. (from
the liner notes)