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

dame kiri te kanawa on the greatest voice she ever heard

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KIRI TE KANAWA is not a name fa­miliar to most pop music fans, in­cluding those of Elvis Presley. Nonethe­less, she is one of the most fa­mous opera singers in the world and should be known to Elvis fans. She was born in New Zealand in 1944 into a family that was too poor to be able to af­ford to even keep her, making her family con­sid­er­ably poorer than the Pres­leys during Elvis’ youth. 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.” 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!!! READ MORE

another reason not to trust wikipedia’s “facts” about elvis

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WIKIPEDIA’S ENTRIES ON ELVIS and other music-related mat­ters are not the most trust­worthy sources for ac­cu­rate in­for­ma­tion. In fact, vis­iting the site to look up any­thing about Presley can be a bit of an ad­ven­ture. While ad­ven­tures can be fun and even re­warding, some writers might not enjoy being made fools of when they dis­cover that the Wiki-derived in­for­ma­tion on their blog is out­ra­geously in­cor­rect! READ MORE

who gave elvis his big break in show business?

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THE QUESTION IS OLD: “Who gave (fill-in-the-blank) her big break in country music?” or “Who gave (fill-in-the-blank) his big break in the major leagues?” Those ques­tions are asked about singers and bands and base­ball and bas­ket­ball players, among others. It usu­ally comes from someone who has never been a big suc­cess in any field of en­deavor, let alone ones as de­manding as en­ter­tain­ment and sports. READ MORE

suspicious minds (just how good can one record be?)

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DO I WANT TO OPEN THIS ARTICLE by making a state­ment (“Elvis pops up in the most un­ex­pected places”) or by asking a ques­tion (“Just how good can one record be?”)? Last night we slipped the Coen Brothers’ In­tol­er­able Cru­elty into the DVD player and sat back to enjoy George Clooney as Miles Massey (hand­some, charming, amoral) match wits with Catherine Zeta-Jones as Mar­ilyn Rexroth (beau­tiful, in­scrutable, equally amoral). READ MORE

RCA introduced the EP album during the “battle of the speeds”

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RCA’S FIRST “EP” WASN’T WHAT YOU THINK! Three years be­fore they signed Elvis Presley, RCA Victor in­tro­duced record-buyers to the 45 rpm, extended-play EP record. This new format was an ex­ten­sion of their 45 rpm single that had been launched in 1949. That format had been de­vised to sally forth into the mar­ket­place and do battle with Columbia’s 33rpm long-playing LP album. READ MORE