the elvis collectables records discography and price guide

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WHAT SERIES OF ELVIS SINGLES re­ceives even less at­ten­tion from col­lec­tors than the “new black” label Gold Stan­dard sin­gles from the late ’70s? The Col­lec­tables Records ti­tles! In fact, most Elvis col­lec­tors have dis­missed the idea of even adding Col­lec­tables 45s and LPs to their want-lists. This is a shame as there are a lot of in­ter­esting pieces to pursue, as this ar­ticle makes ev­i­dent. READ MORE

unusual elvis “touch of marble” picture sleeve found

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FINDING A NEW ITEM TO COLLECT in the world of Elvis records is a rather rare oc­cur­rence. After all, the man has been dead for more than forty years and RCA stopped mass-producing vinyl records more than twenty years ago. Nonethe­less, “new” things do ap­pear, such as a stash of un­usual pic­ture sleeves that re­cently turned up for sale on the in­ternet. READ MORE

elton john used to collect elvis bootleg albums

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TO RAISE FUNDS FOR HIS AIDS CHARITY, Elton John sold his record col­lec­tion through a Sothe­by’s auc­tion in 1993. The col­lec­tion con­tained more than 70,000 items, in­cluding sin­gles, al­bums, 8-track tapes, cas­settes, and com­pact discs. Pro­ceeds from the sale went to the Elton John AIDS Foun­da­tion, which re­mains an on­going con­cern that has raised more than $400,000,000 over the past quarter-century. READ MORE

don’t ignore that hodgepodge lot of elvis records on ebay

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SPOILER ALERT for record col­lec­tors! I am about to di­vulge in­for­ma­tion that could for­ever change the way you look at col­lec­table records. And if you wheel and deal in old records, it might af­fect the way that you buy and sell those records. At least, it might change the way that you look at ads of­fering Elvis Gold Stan­dard sin­gles for sale, which seem to be a per­ma­nent part of the in­ternet. READ MORE

super rare version of 1957 elvis album found!

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WHEN RCA VICTOR STRUCK GOLD with Elvis in 1956, the only medium that mat­tered to the people most likely to buy his records was the 45 rpm single. In the first twelve months after signing Presley in No­vember 1955, the record com­pany re­leased an un­be­liev­able six­teen sin­gles in the United States! These 45 and 78 rpm records sold over 12,000,000 copies, with ap­prox­i­mately 90% of those sales being 45s. READ MORE

just how many elvis albums have been released?

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WHILE I CONTINUE TO SLAVE AWAY over the rewriting of the nine pre­vi­ously pub­lished ar­ti­cles (with discogra­phies and price guides) for the Elvis Gold Stan­dard Se­ries cat­alog, I do oc­ca­sion­ally take a break and pay at­ten­tion to other things. Such as Quora. The ques­tion that just ap­peared there is “How many Elvis al­bums are there.” Be­lieve it or not, that is a rather dif­fi­cult ques­tion to an­swer. READ MORE

coming soon! a new series about elvis’ gold standard 45s

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COMING SOON!
TO A SCREEN NEAR YOU

An all NEW se­ries of up­dated and rewritten ar­ti­cles about the Elvis Presley Gold Stan­dard Se­ries of 45 rpm sin­gles and EP al­bums!

NEW discogra­phies – NEW la­be­l­o­gra­phies – NEW photos of some re­ally rather rare records!

Plus an all NEW, up-to-date price guide!!!

I have been busy com­pletely re­vamping the se­ries of nine ar­ti­cles I wrote about Elvis’ Gold Stan­dard sin­gles and pic­ture sleeves and the new ar­ti­cles will be so, so, so much better:

More com­plete. READ MORE

elvis was the king of the double-sided hit (1956-1968)

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DUELING POP CHARTS ex­isted during most of the heyday of rock & roll music. Due to the weird ways in which the var­ious mag­a­zines com­piled their charts, there were often major dif­fer­ences in where a record found it­self on any given week. Records reached #1 on one chart but pooped out at #3 on the others. And be­cause of the way these charts were com­piled, both sides of the same record could be hits in­de­pen­dent of one an­other! READ MORE

what were the best elvis albums of the ’70s?

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WHAT WERE ELVIS’ BEST ALBUMS OF THE ’70s? That’s ac­tu­ally a fairly easy ques­tion to an­swer: the ones recorded in 1970. There is no ques­tioning that the quality of Pres­ley’s record­ings di­min­ished dra­mat­i­cally after 1971. This was due to his de­te­ri­o­rating phys­ical and mental health along with artistic turn to­wards melo­drama and bom­bast. These prob­lems were ex­ac­er­bated by his mas­sive in­take of pre­scrip­tion drugs. READ MORE

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