Good Luck Charm compact 33 single and picture sleeve

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GOOD LUCK CHARM was Elvis’ eighth single of the new decade, and was a world­wide smash. At this time (1961–1962), RCA Victor was is­suing Pres­ley’s new sin­gles in the US as both stan­dard 45s and as 33⅓ rpm records. The latter was a new format that the com­pany dubbed Com­pact 33 Sin­gles. Good Luck Charm / Any­thing That’s Part Of You was one of those. READ MORE

Can’t Help Falling In Love compact 33 single and picture sleeve

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CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE was Elvis’ sev­enth single of the new decade, and was a world­wide smash—or at least one side of this record was a hit some­where. At this time (1961–1962), RCA Victor was is­suing Pres­ley’s new sin­gles in the US as both stan­dard 45s and as 33⅓ rpm records. The latter was a new format that the com­pany dubbed Com­pact 33 Sin­gles.  READ MORE

Little Sister compact 33 single and picture sleeve

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LITTLE SISTER was Elvis’ sixth single of the new decade, and was a world­wide smash—or at least one of the two sides of this record was hit some­where. At this time (1961–1962), RCA Victor was is­suing Pres­ley’s new sin­gles in the US as both stan­dard 45s and as 33⅓ rpm records. The latter was a new format that the com­pany dubbed Com­pact 33 Sin­gles. READ MORE

I Feel So Bad compact 33 single and picture sleeve

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I FEEL SO BAD was Elvis’ fifth single of the new decade, and was a world­wide smash—or at least it or the flip-side was a smash some­where. At this time (1961–62), RCA Victor was is­suing Pres­ley’s new sin­gles in the US as both stan­dard 45 rpm records and also as 33 rpm records. The latter was a new format that the com­pany dubbed Com­pact 33 Sin­gles. READ MORE

Surrender compact 33 single in living stereo

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SURRENDER was Elvis’ fourth single of the new decade, and was a world­wide smash. At this time (1961–1962), RCA Victor was is­suing Pres­ley’s new sin­gles in the US as both stan­dard 45s and as 33⅓ rpm records. The latter was a new format that the com­pany dubbed Com­pact 33 Sin­gles. Sur­render / Lonely Man was one of five.

Sur­render is unique among Elvis records: it was the only se­lec­tion that was is­sued as a Compact-33 Single in stereo! READ MORE

Surrender compact 33 single and picture sleeve

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SURRENDER was Elvis’ fourth single of the new decade and was a world­wide smash. At this time (1961–1962), RCA Victor was is­suing Pres­ley’s new sin­gles in the US as both stan­dard 45s and as 33⅓ rpm records. The latter was a new format that the com­pany dubbed Com­pact 33 Sin­gles. Sur­render / Lonely Man was one of those. READ MORE

introduction to 33 rpm singles and doubles

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THE FIRST RECORDS to reach a large au­di­ence and keep that au­di­ence for sev­eral gen­er­a­tions were 10-inch records that played at ap­prox­i­mately 78 rev­o­lu­tions per minute. The orig­inal format fea­tured only one song on one side, hence it was known as a single. The name stuck to the format when it was made into a two-sided medium with one song per side. READ MORE

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