the elvis presley gold standard 45s part 8 (1976–2000)

IN 1976, THE GOLD STANDARD SERIES was revamped for the fourth and final time with a new ‘retro’ look. Along with the rest of the RCA catalog, the modern look and layout of the previous orange and red labels was jettisoned and the company opted for a retro look: black was back and so was Nipper! But the effect was cheesy: the paper used for the labels seemed of a lesser quality—a dull black rather than the high gloss stock of the past. 

The whole thing looked as though it hadn’t been properly thought out, or hadn’t passed through any kind of peer review. Of course, by this time the American record industry was raking in record amounts of profits and did what American capitalism dictates: they cut quality and pocketed even more profit as they sold increasingly inferior product to American record buyers. Few seemed to notice.

This is the last of eight articles that provides collectors with the most complete and accurate discography and price guide to Elvis’ Gold Standard 45s and picture sleeves on the Internet!

This is one of several articles with discographies and current market values to be found on the A Touch Of Gold website; refer to the postscript below for more information on the other articles.

Following Presley’s death in 1977, massive quantities of these records were manufactured at several pressing plants on a round-the-clock basis for months (years?). The production process apparently cut a few corners in quality control, as the unevenness of the paper quality gave many brand new records an unfinished cast to them—if not an actual ‘used’ look. This was hardly something one expected from one of the giants of the recording industry.

As for its retro aspect: instead of the full logo, only “RCA” graced the top of the label. Whereas Nipper had looked just right below that logo and above the spindle hole, here the poor dog looks forced into a place to the right of the logo (at 2 o’clock), giving the label a cramped feel.

The weirdest part of the layout was a huge blank spot left on the left side from 7 to 11 o’clock. This gave the label a lopsided look. Some pressings fill a small portion of that space with the side’s recording date, but it still looks mighty empty.

 
 

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On top is the original look for the Gold Standard Series 1959-1965: glossy black label with “RCA Victor” and Nipper at the top. Below is the new look that greeted record buyers in 1976: black label with only “RCA” at the top and Nipper to the side. While the earlier design included technical data on the left side, the new label was either blank of had this one line noted the recording date.

Indianapolis pressings may be the only pressings

Since the ’60s, RCA’s Indianapolis plant manufactured the vast majority of GS 45s. Indianapolis records are easily recognized: by the matrix numbers are machine-stamped into the trail-off area (the dead wax around the label).

There should also be a capital ‘I’ with serifs (referred to as a cross-beam ‘I’) stamped into the same area, but this marking can be difficult to see in some light.

RCA’s basic label template

The basic label template that RCA shipped to the regional printers that worked with their pressing plants had only three bits of information:

•  “RCA” in white, open-block letters at the top (12 o’clock).

•  Nipper near the top to the right of the logo (1 o’clock).

•  “TMK(s)” and other trademark information in tiny type on two lines laid across the bottom of the label.

Every label has that information in the same style and in the same places. The rest of the label data was set by local shops working with RCA instructions on the rest of the layout:

•  The song title (all caps), the songwriter’s credits (lowercase), and the artist’s name (all caps) in plain block type were below the spindle hole.

•  “Gold Standard” with the catalog and matrix numbers were on the right side between approximately 2 and 3 o’clock.

These three lines of type were flushed left with a hard vertical line. The variations on New black label 1 and New black label 2 take place on both sides of the spindle hole.

New black label 1: without publishing data

This label 1 can also be called the simple version due to its having less information than label 2. There are three bits of information on four lines on the right side: 1) “Gold Standard” with 2) the 447 catalog number followed by 3) the matrix number. Like so:

    GOLD STANDARD
    [catalog number]
    [matrix number]

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These three lines are usually flushed left and usually with a hard vertical line. Minor type-setting errors may exist.

New black label 2: with publishing data

A more detailed variation (the complex version) has five bits of information on at least seven lines of type on the right side. Like the simple version, there is1) “Gold Standard” with 2) the 447 catalog number. Next we find 3) the song’s publisher with either ASCAP or BMI taking up two or three lines. Then comes 4) the matrix number followed by 5) the side’s running time. Like so:

   GOLD STANDARD
   [catalog number]
   [publishing data]

   [matrix number]
   [time]

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These lines are flushed left with a hard vertical line. Again, don’t be surprised to find similar type-setting errors.

A few more discrepancies

As the new black label is the one that has had thee least amount of attention paid it by collectors, it is the least documented and the least understood. This discography is the best attempt so far to place these dog-near-top, new black Gold Standard 45s into some kind of rational order as collectables and it is woefully lacking.

Because of the pandemonium following Presley’s death, pressings plants all over the US and Canada were leased by RCA and given 24/7 assignments. The variety of misprintings on the label are many, if minor. But there may be more major boners that would interest collectors like the one associated with GB-11988 (see below).

There are several other discrepancies with the new black label GS 45s for which I have not found a pattern.

•  Copies may be found with or without a recording date on the spindle hole.

•  The recording date may be the month, day, and year or simply the year.

•  “GOLD STANDARD” may be missing entirely from the label.

•  Copies may have either “TMK(s) • REGISTERED” in all upper case or “TMK(s) • Registered” in upper/lower case at bottom of the label.

The pressing plants

By this time, RCA only used its Indianapolis, Indiana, plant for pressing Gold Stand 45s. This plant manufactured records with vinyl into the late ’70s, so most it not all of the new black dog-near-top pressings from 1976–77 should be on vinyl with an “I” stamped or engraved into the trail-off area. In the discography below, I assume that there is an Indianapolis vinyl pressing for each number.

In 1979, Indianapolis began using a polystyrene compound for records, so records with an “I” in the trail-off area on translucent wax are Indianapolis pressings from the ’80s.

With Presley’s death in August 1977, RCA had to lease several other plants to press product (mostly LPs) to keep up with the demand. Most or all of the GS 45s were pressed on the new black label at other plants, including Shelley Products of Huntington Station, New York, and Allied Record Company in Los Angeles, California. Apparently, both these plants used polystyrene, so pressings with translucent wax could be from one or the other.

Other plants may have been used and those plants may have pressed records with vinyl or styrene. At this time, that data is not available.

There are two variations with each listing below: the first is for a vinyl record assumed to be from Indianapolis; the second is a styrene record which could be from Indianapolis or Allied or Shelley or an as yet unidentified fourth pressing plant. So the second variation reads “Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.”

Note that wax is an older record collecting term used to refer to the make-up of the record, whether it is a polyvinyl-based or polystyrene-based or some other esoteric compound. Translucent indicates that light shines though the black record with a brown or sepia tint. I assume that one of each exists but you know what they say about assumptions . . .

Designated promos

The term designated promo refers to a stock copy of a record (here a 7-inch single) designated for promotional use with a NOT FOR SALE sticker affixed to the label on one or both sides. After Presley’s death in 1977, new black label GS 45 with these stickers were everywhere . . .


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This is an example of a computer-created designated promo. The NOT FOR SALE stickers were apparently placed by hand, as there is neither rhyme nor reason to their placement: right side or left, top or bottom. They could be on one side of record or on both—some are even upside down!

A small white sticker reading NOT FOR SALE in black type could be found affixed to one or both sides of the record. A record with this sticker will probably cost you a bit more when buying from a knowledgeable dealer.

Gold Standard company sleeves

For the Perfect Elvis Collection, each Gold Standard 45 should be housed in a Gold Standard sleeve that was manufactured at the time of the record for use with that particular record.

Each GS 45 was shipped in a protective paper sleeve. These sleeves may have been plain white or brown paper with no print whatsoever; this was the most inexpensive way to go and every record company used such sleeves.

The record companies also had specially manufactured sleeves that featured the record company’s name, often with a logo or an eye-catching design. These generic sleeves did not identify individual records by having titles or catalog numbers printed on them!

That is, these sleeves merely identified the record within as company product without specifying what the individual product was. Record collectors refer to these by several terms:

•  manufacturers sleeves
•  factory sleeves
•  company sleeves

These are effectively synonymous terms but it is company sleeves that I favor and use exclusively in my articles on record collecting.

For the Perfect Elvis Collection, each GS 45 should be housed in a GS sleeve manufactured at the time for use with that record. Of course, overlapping of older sleeves with newer records was common with the Gold Standards, but that should not stop a collector from seeking out the correct sleeve for each record in his collection.

For this article, I am listing those sleeves that were manufactured contemporaneously with the new black label records listed below. For more information on all Gold Standard company sleeves, refer to “elvis gold standard 45s part 2.”


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Company sleeve design 4

This sleeve was introduced in 1976 along with the new black label. This sleeve was shipped with this new label and with thousands of red label records. Ideally, every one of your new black GS 45s should be accompanied by one of these sleeves.


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Company sleeve design 5a

This sleeve was introduced in 1989 and was shipped with the new black label numbers. It can be found in two colors—a yellow-gold and a burnt-gold.


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Company sleeve design 5b

This sleeve was introduced in 1994 and was shipped with the new black label numbers. It lasted through the end of the Age of Vinyl. The only significant difference between design 5a and 5b is that Nipper was increased in size and move from a position of insignificance in the lower right corner to the more prominent spot just below the die-cut window.

A tip for collectors

All Gold Standard company sleeves were made equal: these sleeves were used with GS 45s by other RCA artists, most of whom are not very collectable. Should you be flipping through stacks of 45s and come across a Gold Standard record by other artists in NM sleeves and the seller wants a couple of quarters for the record, buy it! The sleeve can be removed and used to replace an anomalous sleeve on one of the Presley platters in your collection.

Assigning the values

Each record below is assigned a value for the record in near mint condition. Here, NM means that the labels and the vinyl on both sides of the record are almost ‘like new.’ The assigned value for most records has a generous spread to allow for the diversity in the prices paid for these records on the Internet, where many sellers are clueless about grading a record correctly.

The low number in the value reflects what these records might be purchased for when sold by someone not aware of the record’s actual worth—which is most of the sellers on the Internet.

If I am correct, the high number in the assigned values more accurately reflects rarity and real value—and what these records might fetch when sold by a knowledgeable dealer to a knowledgeable collector.

The low number reflects what these records might be purchased for when sold by someone not aware of the record’s actual worth. (That is, a non-knowledgeable dealer, which is most of the sellers on the Internet.)

The numbers were arrived at by hours of research on the Internet, primarily the Popsike, Collectors Frenzy and Gripsweat websites. My own ‘common sense’ based on forty years of activity in buying and selling records and writing about buying and selling records also came into play.

Please note that copies of these records in less than NM condition usually sell for significantly lower prices. For records in VG+ condition, start at half the value of a NM copy and work down from there.

Copies of most numbers in VG condition have little value.

Every one of these numbers with an orange label are rather rare records. Some of the harder-to-find numbers (and they may be the big hits or the not-so-big hits) are probably undervalued below . . .

The images of the records

I don’t own the records that are illustrated below. I pulled these images off the Internet, hence the variable quality of those images. They are placed in the discography below to break up the monotony of the list, although each image is can be found near its listing.

And now for the discography

The discography and price guide section that follows should be self-explanatory. I assume that most readers have seen and used some form of price guide for some sort of collectable. Since I know that I should never assume anything, let’s take a quick walk through it anyway.

The records are listed in chronological order based on the catalog numbers. Each listing has three lines of information:

•  Line 1 has the catalog number followed by the titles of the two songs on the record.

•  Line 2 notes that it is in fact a new black label record, which is followed by the assigned value.

•  Line 3 notes that the record was pressed at Indianapolis and is identified as such by machine-stamped numbers in the trail-off vinyl.

I again have to assume that all the numbers below were made in Indianapolis—records pressed elsewhere would be rare indeed. Any record with engraved or etched numbers in the trail-off area probably indicate another pressing plant’s product. These would probably be rather rare records and I would certainly appreciate your notifying me of their existence . . .




1976–1977

447-0600     I Forgot To Remember To Forget / Mystery Train
                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                               $    5–10
                      • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                  $    5–10
                      • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


447-0601     That’s All Right / Blue Moon Of Kentucky
                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                               $    5–10
                      • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                  $    5–10
                      • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


447-0602     Good Rocking Tonight / I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine
                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                               $    6–12
                      • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                   $   6–12
                      • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


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For those ‘historians’ who believe that RCA swayed Elvis in the direction of mannerisms and contrived effects, I give them Milkcow Blues Boogie: “Well, I woke up this morning and I looked out the door. I can tell that old milk cow by the way she lowed . . . Hold it fellows, that don’t moo-ve me. Let’s get real, real gone for a change.” You can’t get much more contrived than that outside of Tin Pan Alley cornball songs and arrangements. 1


447-0603     Milkcow Blues Boogie / You’re A Heartbreaker
                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                               $    8–16
                      • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                     8–16
                      • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


447-0604     Baby, Let’s Play House / I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone
                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top                                                               ___

                       NOTE : The existence of this record is unverified; there is no assigned value.


447-0605     Heartbreak Hotel / I Was The One
                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                               $    5–10
                      • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                  $    5–10
                      • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


447-0607     I Want You, I Need You, I Love You / My Baby Left Me
                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                               $    5–10
                      • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                  $    5–10
                      • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


447-0608     Hound Dog / Don’t Be Cruel
                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                               $    5–10
                      • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                  $    5–10
                      • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


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On August 31, 1956, RCA dumped seven new Presley singles on the market (the next seven listed below), including all twelve tracks of his first LP. Within two weeks, each record had sold more than 100,000 copies! On September 22, Billboard’s reviewer wrote, “Of the seven singles released by Victor two weeks ago, this disc, with emphasis on Blue Moon, is stepping out and starting to move.”

Despite having already been included on two best-selling albums (LPM-1254 and EPA-830), Blue Moon managed seventeen weeks on Billboard’s Top 100, peaking at #55. In stark contrast, it spent only three weeks on the Cash Box survey but all them at a higher position than Billboard’s: #42, #48, and #45. Go figure . . .

 

447-0609     Blue Suede Shoes / Tutti Frutti
                      Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                            $    5–10
                      • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.
                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                  $    5–10
                      • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


447-0610     I Got A Woman / I’m Counting On You
                     
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                            $   10–20
                      
• Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.
                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                $   10–20
                       • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.

 
 

447-0611     I’ll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin’) / I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You)
                     Black labels with only “RCA” on top                                                               ___
                     NOTE : The existence of this record is unverified; there is no assigned value.


447-0612     Tryin’ To Get To You / I Love You Because
                     
Black labels with only “RCA” on top                                                               ___
                      NOTE : The existence of this record is unverified; there is no assigned value.


447-0613     Blue Moon / Just Because
                     
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                              $   8–16
                      • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.
                      Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                   $   8–16
 
                     • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.

 
 

447-0614     Money Honey / One Sided Love Affair
                     
Black labels with only “RCA” on top                                                               ___

                      NOTE : The existence of this record is unverified; there is no assigned value.


447-0615     Shake, Rattle And Roll / Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
                      Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                               $    5–10
                     • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.
                      Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                  $    5–10
                     • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.

 


SOLICITATION: The titles listed here do not have individual pressing identification tags below them like the discographies in the previous parts of Elvis’ Gold Standard 45s. This label design is perhaps the least researched and therefore the least documented. A variety of pressings may exist for many titles: should you have any in your collection, please consider sharing the information with me, so that I may share it with others. Simply add the new information to the Comments sections below: stamper-numbers in the order that I have the sides listed and whether there is an “I” or “SHELLEY” or “Allied” or any other identifying symbol in the trail-off area. You can also reach me via the Contact Me link at the footer of each page.



447-0616     Love Me Tender / Any Way You Want Me (That’s How I Will Be)
                      Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                               $    5–10
                     • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.
                      Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                  $    5–10
                     • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.

 

447-0617     Too Much / Playing For Keeps
                      Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                $    5–10
                     • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.
                      Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                   $    5–10
                     • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.

 
 

447-0618     All Shook Up / That’s When Your Heartaches Begin
                      Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                $    5–10
                     • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.
                      Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                   $    5–10
                     • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.

 

447-0619     (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Loving You
                      Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                $    5–10
                     • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.
                      Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                   $    5–10
                      • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax. 

 

447-0620     Jailhouse Rock / Treat Me Nice
                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                              
 $    5–10
                      • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.
                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                  
$    5–10
                      • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.

 
 

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The pressing does have the recording date on the left but does not have the publishing data on the right. Hence two large empty fields of black, giving the record a lost look. Had these two pieces of information been placed at 3 and 9 o’clock, there would at be some balance.


447-0621     Don’t / I Beg Of You
                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                               $    5–10
 
                      • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.
                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                  $    5–10
                       • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.

 
 

447-0622     Wear My Ring Around Your Neck / Doncha Thinks It’s Time
                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                              
 $    5–10
                      • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.
                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                  
$    5–10
                      • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.

 
 

447-0623     Hard Headed Woman/ Don’t Ask Me Why
                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)
                                              $    5–10
                      • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.
                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)
                                 $    5–10
                      • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


447-0624     One Night / I Got Stung
                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                 $    5–10
                      • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.
                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)
               
                     $    5–10
                      • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.

 
 

447-0624     One Night / I Got Stung
                      
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                               $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                  $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.

 
  

447-0625     (Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I / I Need Your Love Tonight
                     
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                               $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                   $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.

 

447-0626     A Big Hunk O’ Love / My Wish Came True
                     
Black labels with only “RCA” on top                                                               ___

                       NOTE : The existence of this record is unverified; there is no assigned value.


447-0627     Stuck On You / Fame And Fortune
                     
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                               $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                   $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.

 
 

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This pressing has the publishing data on the right side but not the recording date on the left side. Looks incomplete. Lopsided. Was this due to the loosening of quality control and oversight to meet the demand for all things Elvis that followed in the months after his death in 1977 and lasting into ’78?


447-0628     It’s Now Or Never / A Mess Of Blues
                     
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                               $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                   $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.

 
  

447-0629     Are You Lonesome Tonight / I Gotta Know
                     
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                               $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                   $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


447-0630     Surrender / Lonely Man
                     
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                               $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                   $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


447-0631     I Feel So Bad / Wild In The Country
                     
Black labels with only “RCA” on top                                                               ___

                       NOTE : The existence of this record is unverified; there is no assigned value.


447-0634     Little Sister / (Marie’s The Name) His Latest Flame
                      
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                    $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


447-0635     Can’t Help Falling In Love / Rock-A-Hula Baby
                     
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                   $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


447-0636     Good Luck Charm / Anything That’s Part Of You
                      
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                 $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                    $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


447-0637     She’s Not You / Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello
                      
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                $   8–16
                        • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.
                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                    $   8–16
                        • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


447-0638     Return To Sender / Where Do You Come From
                      
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                 $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                    $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


447-0639     Kiss Me Quick / Suspicion
                      
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                 $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                   $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


447-0640     One Broken Heart For Sale / They Remind Me Too Much Of You
                      
Black labels with only “RCA” on top                                                               ___

                       NOTE : The existence of this record is unverified; there is no assigned value.


447-0641     (You’re The) Devil In Disguise / Please Don’t Drag That Skin Around
                     
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                 $   5–10
                      • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                      Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                    $   5–10
                      • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


447-0642     Bossa Nova Baby / Witchcraft
                      
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                 $   8–16
                       • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.
                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                    $   8–16
                       • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


447-0643     Crying In The Chapel / I Believe In The Man In The Sky
                      
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                 $   5–10
                        • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                    $   5–10
                        • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


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Never one of Presley’s better singles, Kissin’ Cousins / It Hurts Me is usually one of the more difficult titles to find as a GS 45. So far, that is not reflected in the prices paid for it on the Internet.


447-0644     Kissin’ Cousins / It Hurts Me
                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                   $   5–10
   
                    • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


447-0645     Such A Night / Never Ending
                      
Black labels with only “RCA” on top                                                               ___

                       NOTE : The existence of this record is unverified; there is no assigned value.


447-0646     Viva Las Vegas / What’d I Say
                      
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                 $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                    $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.

 

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This new picture sleeve for 447-0647 was issued in 1977 and as it carries the same catalog number and the same song titles as the original 1965 picture sleeve, sellers on eBay can get it wrong—so be aware when buying it!

447-0647     Blue Christmas / Santa Claus Is Back In Town
                      
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                $   5–10
                        • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                    $   5–10
                        • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.
                       Picture sleeve without “Gold Standard Series”                                           $   5–10
                       NOTE : This sleeve has a red border at the top and a photo of Elvis from 1969.

 
    

447-0648     Do The Clam / You’ll Be Gone
                      
Black labels with only “RCA” on top                                                               ___

                       NOTE : The existence of this record is unverified; there is no assigned value.


447-0649     Ask Me / Ain’t That Loving You, Baby
                      
Black labels with only “RCA” on top                                                               ___

                       NOTE : The existence of this record is unverified; there is no assigned value.



447-0650     Puppet On A String / Wooden Heart
                      Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                        Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                   $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.

 
     

447-0651     Joshua Fit The Battle / Known Only To Him
                     
Black labels with only “RCA” on top                                                               ___

                      NOTE : The existence of this record is unverified; there is no assigned value.


447-0652     Milky White Way / Swing Down, Sweet Chariot
                      
Black labels with only “RCA” on top                                                               ___

                       NOTE : The existence of this record is unverified; there is no assigned value.


447-0653     (Such An) Easy Question / It Feels So Right
                      
Black labels with only “RCA” on top                                                               ___

                       NOTE : The existence of this record is unverified; there is no assigned value.


447-0654     I’m Yours / (It’s A) Long Lonely Highway
                      
Black labels with only “RCA” on top                                                               ___

                       NOTE : The existence of this record is unverified; there is no assigned value.


447-0655     Tell Me Why / Blue River
                      
Black labels with only “RCA” on top                                                               ___

                       NOTE : The existence of this record is unverified; there is no assigned value.


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Twenty years ago, I knew a few collectors who were looking for this record (Frankie And Johnny / Please Don’t Stop Loving Me) and willing to pay $10 when most collectors laughed at the new black GS 45s. 

 
 

447-0656     Frankie And Johnny / Please Don’t Stop Loving Me
                      
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                $  10–20
                       • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                    $  10–20
 
                      • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.

  
    

447-0657     Love Letters / Come What May
                      
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                 $  8–16
                       • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.
                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                    $   8–16
                       • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


447-0658     Spinout / All That I Am
                      
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                $   8–16
                       • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.
                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                    $   8–16
                       • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


447-0659     Indescribably Blue / Fools Fall In Love
                      
Black labels with only “RCA” on top                                                               ___

                       NOTE : The existence of this record is unverified; there is no assigned value.


447-0660     Long Legged Girl (With The Short Dress On) / That’s Someone You Never Forget
                      
Black labels with only “RCA” on top                                                               ___

                       NOTE : The existence of this record is unverified; there is no assigned value.


447-0661     There’s Always Me / Judy
                     
Black labels with only “RCA” on top                                                               ___

                      NOTE : The existence of this record is unverified; there is no assigned value.


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While the demarcation point for Presley’s “comeback” is generally given as the October ’68 release of If I Can Dream, his transmutation from lifeless Hollywood hack to engaged folk-blues artist began a year earlier with the release of bouncy, relatively rugged reading of Bog Boss Man. Elvis followed through with the promise of this record with Guitar Man and U.S. Male and even his next soundtrack single, Let Yourself Go (all listed below). Alas, he had to wait until late ’68 for a real breakthrough in public perception of this transformation.


447-0662     Big Boss Man / You Don’t Know Me
                      
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                 $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                    $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.

 
     

447-0663    Guitar Man / Hi Heel Sneekers
                     
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                 $   5–10
                      • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                      Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                    $   5–10
   
                   • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.

  
    

447-0664     U.S. Male / Stay Away
                      
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                    $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.

  
    

447-0665     You’ll Never Walk Alone / We Call On Him
                      
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                    $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


447-0666     Let Yourself Go / Your Time Hasn’t Come Yet Baby
                      
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                             $   10–20
                       • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                 $   10–20
                       • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


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How did those-whose-job-it-is-to-warn-us-of-the-coming-of-the-beast overlook this record: number 666 with a song titled Let Yourself Go? Check out these satanic instructions from the lyrics: “Trust me. honey. everything’s gonna be all right.” “You gotta do like I do, there ain’t nothing to it.” “Now don’t be afraid, just relax and take it real slow.” “Just do like I tell you, everything’s gonna be just fine.” “Baby, I’m the only one here in line.” “All you gotta do is just let yourself go.” Shades of Charlie Manson! How did we all miss this?!!? 2


447-0667     A Little Less Conversation / Almost In Love
                      
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                             $   10–20
                       • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                 $   10–20
                       • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


447-0668     If I Can Dream / Edge Of Reality
                      
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                    $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


447-0669     Memories / Charro
                      
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                    $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


447-0670     How Great Thou Art / His Hand In Mine
                      
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                             $   10–20
                       • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                 $   10–20
                       • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


447-0671     In The Ghetto / Any Day Now
                     
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                $   5–10
                      • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                      Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                    $   5–10
                      • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


447-0672     Clean Up Your Own Back Yard / The Fair Is Moving On
                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                    $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


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In 1969, many of us Elvis aficionados saw Clean Up Your Own Backyard as the third part in Presley’s coming of age in the dawning of the Age of Aquarius. Like If I Can Dream and In The Ghetto, it was a ‘message song’ with a sense of social consciousness. I heard the message here as a variation on the maxim, “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.” As a statement in 1969, it was a good one. As a single that followed up a Big Hit like In The Ghetto, it was a disastrous choice.


447-0673     Suspicious Minds / You’ll Think Of Me
                      
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                    $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


447-0674     Don’t Cry, Daddy / Rubberneckin’
                      
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                    $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


447-0675     Kentucky Rain / My Little Friend
                      
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                    $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


447-0676     The Wonder Of You / Mama Liked The Roses
                      
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                    $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


447-0677     I’ve Lost You / The Next Step Is Love
                     
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                $   5–10
                      • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                      Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                   $    5–10
                      • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


447-0678     You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me / Patch It
                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                    $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


447-0679     I Really Don’t Want To Know / There Goes My Everything
                      
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                    $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


 

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After the run of superfine singles (eleven 45s from If I Can Dream through I Really Don’t Want To Know) and equally fine albums (six LPs from the NBC TV soundtrack through ELVIS COUNTRY), in 1971 the promise ended. Where Did They Go, Lord / Rags To Riches and LOVE LETTERS FROM ELVIS were bummers—and harbingers of a less focused, less creative, less successful future. (PS: 447-0680 is harder to find as a new black GS 45 than the value below suggests.)


447-0680     Where Did They Go, Lord / Rags To Riches
                      
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                $   8–16
                       • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.
                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                    $   8–16
                       • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


447-0681     If Every Day Was Like Christmas / How Would You Like To Be
                     
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                $   5–10
                      • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                      Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                    $   5–10
 
                     • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.

 

447-0682     Life / Only Believe
                      
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                    $   5–10
 
                     • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


447-0683     I’m Leavin’ / Heart Of Rome
                      
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                $   8–16
                       • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.
                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                    $   8–16
                       • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


447-0684     It’s Only Love / The Sound Of Your Cry
                      
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                             $   10–20
                       • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                 $   10–20
                       • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


447-0685     An American Trilogy / Until It’s Time For You To Go
                      
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                             $   10–20
                       • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                 $   10–20
                      • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


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With the change over to a new company wide numbering system, the Gold Standard Series replaced the 447 prefix with ‘GB’ and switched from a four digit number to five. The first Presley release within this new system was also a change: two A-side that had already been issued as GS 45s were coupled as a new record. I haven’t a clue as to whether or not this had any impact on sales.


GB-10156     Burning Love / Steamroller Blues
                      
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                    $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


GB-10157     If You Talk In Your Sleep / Raised On Rock
                      
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                    $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


GB-10485     I’ve Got A Thing About You, Baby / Take Good Care Of Her
                       
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                 $   5–10
                        • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                        Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                    $   5–10
                        • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


GB-10486     Separate Ways / Always On My Mind
                       
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                $   5–10
                        • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                        Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                    $   5–10
                        • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


GB-10487     T-R-O-U-B-L-E / Mr. Songman
                       
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                $   5–10
                        • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                        Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                    $   5–10
                        • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


GB-10488     Promised Land / It’s Midnight
                       
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                $   5–10
                        • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                        Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                    $   5–10
                        • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


GB-10489     My Boy / Thinking About You
                       
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                $   5–10
                        • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                        Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                    $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


1978

GB-11326     Moody Blue / For The Heart
                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                               $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                    $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


1979 

GB-11504     Way Down / My Way
                      
Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                                 $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                    $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


1980 

GB-11988     Are You Sincere / Unchained Melody
                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (vinyl)                                               $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis pressing with an “I” in the trail-off area.

                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                    $   5–10
                       • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.
                       Black labels with “RCA Victor” on top                                                    $ 200–400


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This a printing error with “RCA Victor” at the top of the labels, as it was in the ’50s and early ’60s. How many such sports were pressed and found their way onto the marketplace is unknown. What is known is that the only copy of this record auctioned on Ebay sold for $350 in 2013! How many other label misprintings of this nature—ones that would attract the interest of collectors—exist of new black GS 45s are still unknown. 3


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This is how GB-11988 should look. Note that it is housed in a company sleeve associated with released from the ’90s.


1983

GB-13275     Suspicious Minds / You’ll Think Of Me
                       Black labels with only “RCA” on top (polystyrene)                                   $   5–10

                       • Indianapolis, Allied, or Shelley pressing on translucent wax.


The last new Gold Standard 45 with Elvis recordings appears to have been GB-13275, which is appropriate given that Suspicious Minds is as much a defining moment of the last third of Presley’s career as anything he would record in the last nine years of his life . . .


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HEADER IMAGE: The image at the top of this page is a photo of Elvis on stage at the Springfield Civic Center on July 14, 1975. By this time, the end was near, although few fans were aware. Critics were getting downright nasty about Presley’s appearance and his performance, which both were often erratic and often bloated. And there will probably be endless debate as to whether the increasingly gaudy outfits were as okeydokey as feathers on a peacock or were getting downright goofy . . .


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Postscripturally, I want to stress to collectors that finding some of the variations listed here in “Elvis’ Gold Standard 45s Part 8” is far more difficult than the rather low values above would indicate. Now, here are all the articles on the Elvis Gold Standard 45s listed in the suggested reading order:

1The Elvis Presley Gold Standard 45s Part 1 (Foreword)

2The Elvis Presley Gold Standard 45s Part 2 (Company Sleeves)

3The Elvis Presley Gold Standard 45s Part 3 (1958–1965) 

4The Elvis Presley Gold Standard 45s Part 4 (1964)

5. The Elvis Presley Gold Standard 45s Part 5 (1965-1968)

6. Those Bloody Rare Orange Label Gold Standard 45s

7. The Elvis Presley Gold Standard 45s Part 6 (1969)

8. The Elvis Presley Gold Standard 45s Part 7 (1969–1976)

9. The Elvis Presley Gold Standard 45s Part 8 (1976–2000)



FOOTNOTES:

1    Milkcow Blues Boogie was Presley’s third single for Sun Records and it nearly ended his burgeoning career! Sales were so minuscule that it is far and away the rarest of the five Sun records. Nonetheless, it is a great performance with an extremely calculated if amusing hook that opens the track:

 

2    Speedway was yet another movie that involved fast cars and a hot chick singer, this time Nancy Sinatra. Of course, unlike Ann-Margret, Nancy couldn’t act or dance like Ann-Margret (who could?) and her presence did little to save this movie from the quick death it deserved, But it did feature better music than we had come to expect, including the single Let Yourself Go . . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akfwQZItnZk


3   It’s possible that other numbers have this misprinting on their labels. If so, assume a similar value for each until documented elsewise elsewhere.

 



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