Elvis EPA

a familiar elvis album with a new unfamiliar cover (rewritten)

THIS IS A FIRST FOR ME: While I have cor­rected er­rors in other ar­ti­cles posted on one of my blogs and even re­sus­ci­tated a few old posts I had pre­vi­ously “killed,” I have not re­vised an ar­ticle so dras­ti­cally that I have ef­fec­tively rewritten it. But this second look at RCAV­ictor EPA-830 with the weird cover is warranted. [Read more] “a familiar elvis album with a new unfamiliar cover (rewritten)”

Elvis EPA

this german EP album is one of the rarest elvis records in the world!

WHILE ELVIS WAS IN THE ARMY during 1958-1960, RCA Victor did a rea­son­ably good job of keeping Pres­ley’s ca­reer alive and well. They re­leased five new sin­gles and sev­eral EP and LP al­bums. While all of these records sold well and are fa­miliar, a few rar­i­ties from this time exist—especially a cer­tain German EP album. [Read more] “this german EP album is one of the rarest elvis records in the world!”

Elvis EPA

elvis talks to his many fans (epa-4325, elvis sails)

ELVIS EN­TERED THE ARMY as a buck pri­vate on March 24, 1958, at the draft board in Mem­phis, Ten­nessee. Pri­vate Presley took a bus to Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, tem­porarily halting his ca­reer as a recording artist and movie actor for the next two years. And what was RCA Victor to do during that time? [Read more] “elvis talks to his many fans (epa-4325, elvis sails)”

Elvis Sun209 ThatsAllRight 78 600 trim

collecting elvis 78 rpm singles from the ’50s

COL­LECTING ELVIS 78 RPM SIN­GLES from the ’50s is a daunting task. Even though only twenty-nine 78 rpm sin­gles were re­leased in the US, each is a rather rare record. Aside from their rel­a­tive rarity, 78s are fragile and dif­fi­cult to find in near-mint con­di­tion. Plus, for com­pletist col­lec­tors, there are mul­tiple press­ings of each number! [Read more] “collecting elvis 78 rpm singles from the ’50s”

Elvis 20 7410 OneNight without78R.P.M. full 600

is the last american elvis 78 preposterously undervalued by collectors?

WHAT’S THE RAREST ELVIS RECORD of the ’50s that was re­leased com­mer­cially in the US? I don’t mean a mis­take of some kind (such as a mis­pressing or a record with­drawn from cir­cu­la­tion). RCA Victor 20-7410, I Got Stung / One Night, was the last Amer­ican Elvis 78 rpm record and just may be that record! [Read more] “is the last american elvis 78 preposterously undervalued by collectors?”

Elvis SPD

is the “country & western jukebox promotion kit” for spd-15 more fake news?

RCA VICTOR SPD-15, a col­lec­tion of ten un­ti­tled records, were known only by their group cat­alog number for decades. The ten 45 rpm extended-play (EP) records con­tain forty tracks by ten country artists, in­cluding four by Elvis Presley. The records were made for juke­boxes and are now in­cor­rectly re­ferred to as the “Jukebox Pro­mo­tion Kit.” [Read more] “is the “country & western jukebox promotion kit” for spd-15 more fake news?”

Elvis SPD 15 record grey Side7 600

was SPD-15 the first EP album to feature an elvis track?

ELVIS PRESLEY ON EX­TENDED PLAY! Was the all-Elvis record in the un­ti­tled SPD-15 col­lec­tion the first ap­pear­ance of an Elvis track on an extended-play record? RCA Victor SPD-15 is a set of ten EPs by ten of the company’s country & western artists. Intended for juke­boxes, it re­mains a mys­te­rious record even sixty years later. [Read more] “was SPD-15 the first EP album to feature an elvis track?”

Elvis 1955 E ZPopProgramming 5 Side1 600

was “e-z pop programming 5” the first LP to feature an elvis track?

E-Z POP PRO­GRAM­MING was the title of a se­ries of pro­mo­tional LPs man­u­fac­tured by RCA Victor in the 1950s. Each record col­lected sides from cur­rent sin­gles by var­ious pop artists. One of these records fea­tured “I Forgot To Re­member To Forget” and “Mys­tery Train” by Elvis Presley. [Read more] “was “e-z pop programming 5” the first LP to feature an elvis track?”

Elvis Luhrmann movie BabyLetsPlayHouse 1500 crop2

a new kind of hit re-run with elvis presley

AFTER AC­QUIRING ELVIS in No­vember 1955, RCA Victor set about reis­suing the five sin­gles that Presley had re­leased on Sun Records. Reis­suing the then-current hit re-run “I Forgot To Re­member To Forget” / “Mys­tery Train” was the company’s top pri­ority. Exactly when those four records were is­sued has long been a matter of debate. [Read more] “a new kind of hit re-run with elvis presley”