Way Down in the Jungle Room

Way Down in the Jungle Room

by Elvis PresleyElvis Presley


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In 1976, Elvis Presley was in an unusual position -- he was still the King of Rock & Roll and could sell out arenas all across the nation, but Top 40 radio played him only as an oldies act, and his new material popped up on the Easy Listening and Adult Contemporary charts when it charted at all. Tired of working in the studio where scheduling pressures stifled his creative spirit, Presley converted his den at his mansion Graceland into a recording studio with the help of RCA's mobile unit. Working with members of his top-notch road band, Presley recorded the sort of material he wanted to try -- songs that reflected his own maturity and that of his audience -- and the home-recorded sessions would become the basis for two albums, 1976's From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee and 1977's Moody Blue. Way Down in the Jungle Room is an archival collection that collects the material recorded at Graceland in 1976, which would prove to be Presley's final recording sessions. Way Down in the Jungle Room includes the material from From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee and Moody Blue, and a second disc of outtakes and alternate versions to create the definitive document of this often overlooked period in Presley's career.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/05/2016
Label: Sony Legacy
UPC: 0889853181025
catalogNumber: 531810
Rank: 4112

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Elvis Presley   Primary Artist
James Burton   Guitar
Dennis Linde   Bass
Tony Brown   Piano
Chip Young   Guitar
Randy Cullers   Percussion
Glen D. Hardin   Piano
Shane Keister   Moog Synthesizer
Dolores Edgin   Strings,Horn,Vocals
Charlie Hodge   Guitar
Farrell Morris   Conga,Timpani
Weldon Myrick   Steel Guitar
Jerry Scheff   Bass
Myrna Smith   Vocals
Larry Strickland   Vocals
J.D. Sumner   Vocals
John Wilkinson   Guitar
Stamps   Vocals
Kathy Westmoreland   Vocals
Sherrill Nielsen   Vocals
David Briggs   Electric Piano
Ronnie Tutt   Drums
Ed Hill   Vocals
Ed Enoch   Vocals
Hurshel Wiginton   Strings,Horn,Vocals
Bill Baize   Vocals
Wendellyn Suits   Strings,Horn,Vocals

Technical Credits

John H. Jackson   Liner Notes,Production Director
Andrew Lloyd Webber   Composer
Roger Whittaker   Composer
Neil Sedaka   Composer
Elvis Presley   Executive Producer
Lonnie Donegan   Composer
Dennis Linde   Composer
Billy Edd Wheeler   Composer
Larry Gatlin   Composer
Phil Cody   Composer
Mark James   Composer
Joe Allison   Composer
Jerry Chesnut   Composer
Chip Young   overdub engineer
Dickey Lee   Composer
Brent Maher   overdub engineer
Pachucki   overdub engineer
Tom Pick   overdub engineer
Don Robey   Composer
Fred Rose   Composer
Bergen White   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Tim Rice   Composer
Roger Semon   Art Direction
Layng Martine   Composer
Larry Schnapf   Director Of Engineering
Fats Washington   Composer
Audrey Allison   Composer
Jimmie Crane   Composer
Ron Webster   Composer
Tom Burleigh   Production Director
David McClister   Packaging
Jacobs   Composer
Jimmy Currie   Composer
Fred Weatherly   Composer
Robert Dye   Cover Photo

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