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“elvis movies” is a work-in-progress

MY APOLO­GIES IF YOU ARE HERE looking for some­thing to read about Elvis’ movies. I started writing some notes for a se­ries of mini-reviews of each of Pres­ley’s movies—trying for some “ob­jec­tivity” about the movie and its sound­track music in each review—and ac­ci­den­tally pressed the Pub­lish button in­stead of the Save Draft button. [Read more] ““elvis movies” is a work-in-progress”

Elvis SPD

is the “country & western jukebox promotion kit” for spd-15 more fake news?

RCA VICTOR SPD-15, a col­lec­tion of ten un­ti­tled records, were known only by their group cat­alog number for decades. The ten 45 rpm extended-play (EP) records con­tain forty tracks by ten country artists, in­cluding four by Elvis Presley. The records were made for juke­boxes and are now in­cor­rectly re­ferred to as the “Jukebox Pro­mo­tion Kit.” [Read more] “is the “country & western jukebox promotion kit” for spd-15 more fake news?”

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was SPD-15 the first EP album to feature an elvis track?

ELVIS PRESLEY ON EX­TENDED PLAY! Was the all-Elvis record in the un­ti­tled SPD-15 col­lec­tion the first ap­pear­ance of an Elvis track on an extended-play record? RCA Victor SPD-15 is a set of ten EPs by ten of the company’s country & western artists. Intended for juke­boxes, it re­mains a mys­te­rious record even sixty years later. [Read more] “was SPD-15 the first EP album to feature an elvis track?”

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was “e-z country programming 2” the first LP to feature an elvis track?

E-Z COUNTRY PRO­GRAM­MING was the title of a se­ries of pro­mo­tional LPs man­u­fac­tured by RCA Victor in the 1950s. Each record col­lected sides from cur­rent sin­gles by var­ious country artists. One of these records fea­tured “I Forgot To Re­member To Forget” and “Mys­tery Train” by Elvis Presley. [Read more] “was “e-z country programming 2” the first LP to feature an elvis track?”

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was “e-z pop programming 5” the first LP to feature an elvis track?

E-Z POP PRO­GRAM­MING was the title of a se­ries of pro­mo­tional LPs man­u­fac­tured by RCA Victor in the 1950s. Each record col­lected sides from cur­rent sin­gles by var­ious pop artists. One of these records fea­tured “I Forgot To Re­member To Forget” and “Mys­tery Train” by Elvis Presley. [Read more] “was “e-z pop programming 5” the first LP to feature an elvis track?”

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a new kind of hit re-run with elvis presley

AFTER AC­QUIRING ELVIS in No­vember 1955, RCA Victor set about reis­suing the five sin­gles that Presley had re­leased on Sun Records. Reis­suing the then-current hit re-run “I Forgot To Re­member To Forget” / “Mys­tery Train” was the company’s top pri­ority. Exactly when those four records were is­sued has long been a matter of debate. [Read more] “a new kind of hit re-run with elvis presley”

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did rca release other versions of elvis’ songs to compete with elvis’ records?

DID RCA RE­LEASE OTHER VER­SIONS ofMys­tery Train’ and ‘I Forgot To Re­member To Forget’ by other Victor artists at the same time they re­leased Elvis Presley’s ver­sions of those songs as his first RCA record?” Why would they do that? Were they hedging their $40,000 bet on pur­chasing the con­tract of the fledg­ling singer? [Read more] “did rca release other versions of elvis’ songs to compete with elvis’ records?”

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the “record bulletin” picture sleeve for rca’s first elvis record is fake

A REL­A­TIVELY RE­CENT AD­DI­TION to the world of Elvis col­lectibles is the “Record Bul­letin” pic­ture sleeve, re­put­edly made for 47-6357 from 1955. It doesn’t look like any­thing as­so­ci­ated with Elvis or RCA Victor and comes with an origin story as odd as its ap­pear­ance. [Read more] “the “record bulletin” picture sleeve for rca’s first elvis record is fake”

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rca victor 47-6357 bootleg picture sleeves

THERE ARE FOUR PIC­TURE SLEEVES as­so­ci­ated with RCA’s first Elvis record, “I Forgot To Re­member To Forget” / “Mys­tery Train.” One is a le­git­i­mate item while an­other is of ques­tion­able au­then­ticity; they are cov­ered sep­a­rately in their own ar­ti­cles. There are also a pair of RCA Victor 47-6357 bootleg pic­ture sleeves ad­dressed in this article. [Read more] “rca victor 47-6357 bootleg picture sleeves”