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:
And I have more help from more collectors this time. Here are a few images to tease you into wanting more:
This is the browser box used to display the first Elvis Gold Standard original release, Kiss Me Quick / Suspicion, released in April 1964. The box also displays the special reissues of five older Gold Standard singles, each in a brand, spanking new picture sleeve. The box and records above are from the collection of Jules Thibault, which is why each of the records and picture sleeves are in protective, plastic outer sleeves. He purchased this box in like-new condition on eBay a few years ago and he graciously took photos of it for these articles.
This is the super-rare red label reissue of I Feel So Bad / Wild In The Country. When I wrote the original Gold Standard Series articles four years ago, I couldn’t even prove this record existed! But another gracious collector sent me these photos and two others of an equally rare red label record.
WHO ARE THESE GUYS?!!?
Read the articles as I publish them and find out. There will be at least ten articles in the series. I’d tell you more but—Hell’s Belles!—I haven’t even decided on a collective title for them.
PS: If you have been redirected here from one of my older articles about Elvis’ Gold Standard 45s, it’s because I don’t want you reading old and misleading information.
Mystically liberal Virgo enjoys long walks alone in the city at night in the rain with an umbrella and a flask of 10-year-old Laphroaig who strives to live by the maxim, “It ain’t what you know that gets you into trouble; it’s what you know that just ain’t so.
I’ve been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, a poet, a pawn, and a college dropout (twice!). Occupationally, I have been a bartender, jewelry engraver, bouncer, landscape artist, and FEMA crew chief following the Great Flood of ’72 (and that was a job that I should never, ever have left).
I am also the final author of the original O’Sullivan Woodside price guides for record collectors and the original author of the Goldmine price guides for record collectors. As such, I was often referred to as the Price Guide Guru, and—as everyone should know—it behooves one to heed the words of a guru. (Unless, of course, you’re the Beatles.)