I Feel So Bad compact 33 single and picture sleeve

Elvis 1961b 800

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

Elvis 1960b 485

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

Elvis 1960 800

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

Elvis Weld header copy

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

the avid record collector’s price guide to A Touch Of Gold albums

Elvis GoldSuit

HARD UP FOR NEW RELEASES while their cash-cow was in the Army, in 1959-1960, RCA Victor is­sued three vol­umes of EP al­bums ti­tled A TOUCH OF GOLD. I had al­ways liked that title and had sub­se­quently used it as the title for my second Elvis Presley price guide. And now it is re­cy­cled yet again as the title of this blog for Elvis fans and col­lec­tors. READ MORE

return of the rockahula baby

RockahulaBabu 825

SOMEWHERE IN THE PAST, someone gave me the nick­name of the “Price Guide Guru,” be­cause my first books for O’­Sul­livan Wood­side were the most ac­cu­rate price guides the record col­lecting field had seen. I have long for­gotten who as­signed it to me, but I have used it on and off ever since, both in pieces that I con­tributed to Gold­mine mag­a­zine and in the com­men­tary sec­tions of my books. READ MORE

 

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