Elvis By Request compact 33 double EP album

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DURING 1961-1962, RCA Victor is­sued five of Elvis Pres­ley’s new sin­gles as monaural Com­pact 33 Sin­gles in the US. These are all re­ally rather rare records and their pic­ture sleeves are even rarer! This some­thing that cannot be said about al­most any other com­mer­cially re­leased Elvis ti­tles. They READ MORE

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 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. 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. 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. 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 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. 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