The album that includes songs like "Talk About The Good Times" and, my own personal favourite, "Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues", we are led to believe this is where the title of this seventies Elvis album came from.
Another underrated album of work from 'The King' but a most thoroughly enjoyable one, and one which should be mentioned in the same sentence as Elvis' "Promised Land" and "Today" albums.
I love Elvis' 1970's body of studio work and don't really have a real bad word to say about such albums as this, as opposed to the mediocre and downright sappy material he was recording ten years previous on such soundtracks as "Girl Happy", "Roustabout", "Harum Scarum", "Frankie & Johnny" and "Paradise Hawaiian Style"...'nuff said.
I admire the arrangements and instrumentation on "Good Times" which also delivers a few recordings which bear gospel tones - the soulful "I Got A Feelin' In My Body", the heartfelt "If That Isn't Love" and the rockin' jamming of the aforementioned "Talk About The Good Times". The cover of "Lovin' Arms" is something else to behold and is quite rivetingly haunting. The hit singles are featured on this album too - the country based "I've Got A Thing About You Baby" and the blistering ballad "My Boy" are both welcome additions to any Elvis 70's fanatic's collection.
But, for me personally, RCA saves one of the best Elvis performances until last with the beautiful r&b of "Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues" which will leave one with a wonderful feeling of melancholy anticipating another spin of this CD album.