where were you when I needed you?

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YOU MAY ASK YOURSELF, “Where were you when I needed you?” The “you” being me, and just where the hell have I been these past few weeks? Well, due to tac­tical er­rors at my end, cer­tain func­tions of my web­sites ceased func­tioning for that time! [Continue reading]

every ebay buyer needs to know this

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OKAY, YOU BOUGHT A RECORD ON EBAY! You’d been looking for a clean copy for years to fill a gaping hole in your collection—and now you have it! You’ve com­pleted the deal and you’re a happy camper with your latest ac­qui­si­tion. [Continue reading]

was “my way” really their way or someone else’s way?

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HOW HAVE WE MISSED THE OBVIOUS for so long? Look, I know that old-school rock & roll fans in gen­eral and Elvis fans specif­i­cally are sup­posed to re­ac­tionarily hate punk rock—and most do! But the punks of the ’70s were car­rying on some of the spirit of the ’50s rock & roll that we love so much—especially the un­tamed Elvis of the Dorsey Brother Shows! [Continue reading]

the elvis presley gold standard 45s part 2 (company sleeves)

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SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY, the powers-that-be at RCA Victor de­cided that the record­ings that Elvis Presley la­bored over in the studio were not up to snuff. You know, the ones that sold a ba­jil­lion copies and al­most single-handedly jus­ti­fied the in­ven­tion of the 45 rpm single as a medium. [Continue reading]