ELVIS PRESLEY
Song Details

 

Don't Be Cruel          (2:06)

 

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Written By :  

Otis Blackwell & Elvis Presley
 

Recorded :  

RCA Studio, New York, July 2, 1956: July 2, 1956
 

Released On :  

(US) RCA 47-6604  (Single)
Real Elvis  (EP)
Elvis Golden Records Volume 1
Elvis NBC TV Special (1991 Re-Issue)
Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits Volume 1
Elvis As Recorded At Madison Square Garden
Legendary Performer Volume 1
Pure Gold
Elvis In Concert
Elvis Aron Presley
This Is Elvis
Elvis Medley
Golden Celebration

Number One Hits
Top Ten Hits
Great Performances
Collectors Gold
Complete 50's Masters
Elvis 56
Platinum - A Life In Music
Time-Life Collection - Volume 2 - Rock 'n Roll
Memories - The '68 Comeback Special
Artist Of The Century
30 #1 Hits
Close-Up
Hitstory
Essential Elvis Presley
Complete '68 Comeback Special
Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight

Complete Elvis Presley Masters
Young Man With The Big Beat
Album Collection

FTD - Burbank '68 (1999)
FTD - Tucson '76 (2000)  **
FTD - 6363 Sunset (2001)  **
FTD - Dixieland Rocks (2001)  **
FTD - The Way It Was (2001)
FTD - It's Midnight (2001)  **
FTD - Spring Tours 77 (2002) **
FTD - Dinner At Eight (2002)  **
FTD - Elvis At The International (2002)
FTD - Dragon Heart (2003)  **
FTD - Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis (2004)  **
FTD - Rockin' Across Texas (2005)  **
FTD - All Shook Up (2005)
FTD - Summer Festival (2005)  **
FTD - Writing For The King (2006)  **
FTD - Unchained Melody (2007)  **
FTD - An American Trilogy (2007)  **
FTD - Live In L.A. (2007)  **
FTD - The Way It Was (2008)
FTD - America (2008)  **
FTD - Nevada Nights (2008)  **
FTD - Elvis In Person (2008)
FTD - Standing Room Only (2009)  **
FTD - Dixieland Delight (2009)  **
FTD - New Haven '76 (2009)  **
FTD - Rockin' Across Texas (2009)  **
FTD - A Minnesota Moment (2010)  **
FTD - Chicago Stadium (2010)  **
FTD - Live In Vegas (2011)
FTD - Live In L.A. (2011)  **
FTD - Amarillo '77 (2011)  **
FTD - Fashion For A King (2011)  **
FTD - Forty Eight Hours To Memphis (2011)  **
FTD - Another Saturday Night (2012)  **
FTD - 3000 South Paradise Road (2012)  **
FTD - Best Of British: HMV Years 1956-1958 (2012)
FTD - Hot August Night (2013)
FTD - On Stage Season (2013)  **
FTD - Destination USA (2014)  **
FTD - Elvis (2014)
FTD - Love Me Tender (2014)
FTD - Return To Vegas (2014)
FTD - Elvis In Florida (2014)  **
FTD - This Is Elvis (2015)
FTD - Rock Around The Bloch (2015)
FTD - Elvis' Golden Records (2015)
FTD - Elvis In West Texas (2015)  **
FTD - Elvis In Alabama (2015)  **
FTD - The West Coast Tour '76 (2016)  **
FTD - Las Vegas 1975 (2016)  **
FTD - Hometown Shows (2016)  **
FTD - Spirit Of Jackson, MS (2016)  **
FTD - Las Vegas '74 (2017)  **
FTD - Elvis In Atlanta (2017)  **
FTD - At Madison Square Garden (2017)  **
FTD - The Bicentennial Show (2017)  **
FTD - Murfreesboro '74 (2018)  **
FTD - Rebel With A Cause '56 (2018)
FTD - What Now My Love (2018)  **
FTD - Holiday Season In Vegas (2018)  **
FTD - The Wild One '56 (2018)
FTD - St. Paul To Wichita, October '74 (2019)  **
FTD - From Georgia To Florida (2019)  **
FTD - Elvis In California (2020)  **
FTD - St. Louis & Spokane (2020)  **
FTD - Bruce Jackson On The Road With Elvis (2021)  **

Master Take 28
Master Take 28
Master Take 28
Live NBC Sound Studios, Burbank, June 29, 1968 8pm Show
Master Take 28
Live Madison Square Garden, New York City, June 10, 1972 ES
Master Take 28
Master Take 28
Live Omaha, June 19, 1977
Live USS Arizona Concert, Pearl Harbour, Honolulu, Hawaii, March 25, 1961 & Dallas, Texas, June 6, 1975
Live Ed Sullivan's Toast Of The Town TV Show, CBS Studios, New York City, January 6, 1957
Master Take 28
Tupelo, Mississippi Show, September 26, 1956 & Toast Of The Town, CBS Studios, Los Angeles, September 9, 1956 & October 28, 1956 &
                January 6, 1957
Master Take 28
Master Take 28
Master Take 28
Live International Hotel, Las Vegas 22 Aug 1969
Master Take 28
Master Take 28
Master Take 28
Master Take 28
Live NBC Sound Studios, Burbank, June 29, 1968 6pm Show
Master Take 28
Master Take 28
Live Convention Centre Arena, San Antonio, April 18, 1972
Master Take 28
Master Take 28
NBC Sound Studios, Burbank, June 27, 1968 8pm Show & June 29, 1968 8pm Show
Master Take 28
Master Take 28 & Madison Square Garden, New York City, June 10, 1972 ES
Master Take 28 & Hirsch Coliseum, Shreveport, Louisiana, December 15, 1956
Master Take 28 & Madison Square Garden, New York City, June 10, 1972 ES

Live NBC Sound Studios, Burbank, June 29, 1968 8pm Show
Community Centre Arena, Tucson, Arizona, June 1, 1976, Evening Show
Rehearsal for MGM Elvis On Tour at RCA Studio C, Hollywood, March 31, 1972
Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, May 6, 1975 Evening Show
International Hotel, Las Vegas, August 11, 1970 Midnight Show
Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, August 29, 1974 Dinner Show
Ann Arbor, April 24, 1977
Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, December 13, 1975 Dinner Show
International Hotel, Las Vegas, August 23, 1969 Midnight Show
South Bend, Indiana, October 1, 1974 (Evening Show)
Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee, March 20, 1974 Evening Show
Amarillo, Texas, June 19, 1974 Evening Show & Fort Worth, Texas, July 3, 1976 Evening Show
International Hotel, Las Vegas, August 26, 1969 Midnight Show
Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, August 11, 1972 Dinner Show
International Hotel, Las Vegas, February 14, 1972 & August 24, 1969 Midnight Show
Charlotte, North Carolina, February 20, 1977 Evening Show
Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, February 14-17, 1972
Inglewood Forum, Los Angeles, May 11, 1974 Evening Show
International Hotel, Las Vegas, August 11, 1970 Midnight Show
City Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska, April 22, 1976 Evening Show
Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, August 21, 1974 Midnight Show
International Hotel, August 22, 1969, Dinner Show
Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, February 15, 1972 Dinner Show
Von Braun Civic Centre, Huntsville, Alabama, May 31, 1975 Afternoon Show & June 1, 1975 Evening Show
New Haven, Connecticut, July 30, 1976, Evening Show
Fort Worth, Texas, July 3, 1976 Evening Show
Metropolitan Sports Centre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 17, 1976
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, October 14 & 15, 1976 Evening Shows
International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, August 26, 1969 Dinner Show
Inglewood Forum, Los Angeles, May 11, 1974 Evening Show
Civic Centre, Amarillo, Texas, March 24, 1977 Evening Show
Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, December 14, 1975
Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia, March 18, 1974 8:30pm Show
Shreveport, Louisiana, June 7, 1975 Evening Show
Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, August 12, 1972 Dinner Show
Master Take 28
International Hotel, Las Vegas, August 25, 1969 Midnight Show
International Hotel, Las Vegas, January 26, 1970 Opening Night
Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, September 4, 1972 Dinner Show
Master Take 28 & Hirsch Coliseum, Shreveport, Louisiana, December 15, 1956
Mississippi-Alabama Fair & Dairy Show, Tupelo, September 26, 1956, Afternoon & Evening Shows
International Hotel, Las Vegas, August 3, 1969 Dinner Show
Civic Centre Arena, Lakeland, Florida, April 27, 1975 Evening Show
The Ed Sullivan Show, January 6, 1957
Bloch Arena, Pearl Harbour, Hawaii, March 25, 1961
Master Take 28
Ector County Coliseum, Odessa, Texas, May 30, 1976 Evening Show
Von Braun Civic Centre, Huntsville, Alabama, Sep 6, 1976 Afternoon & Evening Shows
San Francisco, California, November 29, 1976 & Anaheim, California, November 30, 1976 Evening Shows
Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, March 22, 1975 Midnight Show
Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee, March 17, 1974 ES and Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson, Mississippi, June 10, 1975 ES
State Fair Coliseum, Jackson, Mississippi, September 5, 1976, Evening Show & June 9, 1975, Evening Show
Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, August 20, 1974 Dinner Show & Midnight Show
Omni Coliseum, Atlanta, Georgia April 30, 1975 & May 1, 1975 Evening Shows
Madison Square Garden, New York, June 9, 1972 Evening Show
Mabee Center, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma, July 4, 1976 AS & Duluth Arena, Duluth, Minnesota, October 16, 1976 ES
Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, March 14, 1974 Evening Show & March 19, 1974 Evening Show
Ed Sullivan Show, September 9, 1956 & Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show, Tupelo, Mississippi, September 26, 1956, Afternoon Show
Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, August 11, 1972 Midnight Show & August 12, 1972 Midnight Show
Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, December 13, 1975 Midnight Show & December 6, 1975 Dinner Show
Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show, Tupelo, Mississippi, September 26, 1956, Evening Show & Ed Sullivan Show, October 28, 1956
Civic Center, St. Paul, Minnesota, October 2, 1974  Evening & Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, October 7, 1974 Evening
Civic Center Arena, Lakeland, Florida, April 27, 1975 Afternoon Show
Selland Arena, Fresno, California, May 12, 1974 AS & Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino, California, May 13, 1974 ES
Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, Missouri, March 22, 1976, 8:30 p.m. ES & Coliseum, Spokane, Washington, April 27, 1976, 8:30 p.m. ES
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, October 18, 1976

 

Comments :  

The Take 28 Master is the only surviving studio version of this song.

During live performances, this song was coupled with "Teddy Bear" on most occasions. This is indicated by **.

 

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