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05 January 2013

Poor Boy - Elvis Presley

Listen free to Poor Boy by Elvis Presley (original version) from his first movie, Love Me Tender, released in 1956. Download mp3s of Rock and Roll Favorites from the fifties and sixties. Request your own favorites to be added.

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Watch Elvis singing Poor Boy in this movie clip from Love Me Tender.

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The writing of Poor Boy is credited to Elvis Presley and Vera Matson.

The movie was originally intended to be a straight acting role for Elvis, but due to the popularity of the single Love Me Tender and his manager Colonel Tom Parker's desire to promote Presley's films with a soundtrack and vice versa, four songs were added to the film.

Instead of a full long-playing album soundtrack for the movie, the four songs appearing in the film were released as an extended-play (EP), seven-inch 45 RPM record on RCA Records, and were:
The sessions for these songs were the only time in the decade that Presley recorded with musicians outside his regular coterie.
Reference: Wikipedia

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