|A||It's Now Or Never
Written-By – Aaron Schroeder, Wally Gold
|B||A Mess Of Blues
Written-By – Doc Pomus - Mort Shuman*
|47-7777||Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires||Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never / A Mess Of Blues (7", Single)||RCA Victor||47-7777||US||1960|
|447-0628||Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires||Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never / A Mess Of Blues (7", Single, RE)||RCA Victor||447-0628||US||1977|
|47-9314||Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires||Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - O Sole Mio (It's Now Or Never) / Make Me Know It (7", Single)||RCA||47-9314||Germany||Unknown|
|RCA 1207||Elvis Presley||It's Now Or Never (O Sole Mio) (7", Single, RE)||RCA Victor||RCA 1207||UK||1963|
|84-0092||Elvis Presley||It's Now Or Never / Make Me Know It (7", Single)||RCA Victor||84-0092||Brazil||1960|
It's not just the song, but the arrangement and the tension between Elvis and rest of the instrumentation and voices by The Jordanaires. Operatic, and I believe the song is based on an Italian pop song, it's interesting to hear a European melody attached to a solid American aesthetic such as Elvis. The songwriters Aaron Schroeder and Wally Gold also wrote Elvis' "Good Luck Charm. To me, this is a sound that is separate from his work in the 1950s.
A. It's Now Or Never. Written-By – Aaron Schroeder, Wally Gold. Written-By – Doc Pomus-Mort Shuman.
Album-Charts Deutschland. Album-Charts Österreich. Album-Charts Schweiz. Album-Charts UK. Album-Charts Norwegen. O Sole Mio (It's Now Or Never), Make Me Know It - Elvis Presley With Jordanaires, The. Details: Label
Elvis Presley cemented the status of "Blue Christmas" as a rock-and-roll holiday classic by recording it for his 1957 LP Elvis' Christmas Album. Presley's version is notable musicologically as well as culturally in that the vocal group the Jordanaires (especially in the soprano line, sung by Millie Kirkham) replace many major and just minor thirds with neutral and septimal minor thirds, respectively. In addition to contributing to the overall tone of the song, the resulting "blue notes" constitute a musical play on words. It's Now or Never", "A Mess of Blues". Are You Lonesome Tonight?" 1961.
The Girl of My Best Friend. Dirty, Dirty Feeling. Elvis’ Christmas Album. Elvis Is Back! His Hand in Mine.