elvis’ number ones and golden hits

SELLING ELVIS PRESLEY was never that difficult. Even during his low periods, each new record generally sold hundreds of thousands of units (although few were number ones) while his back catalog sold millions. Because of that, RCA took Presley for granted and failed to issue quality compilations and properly promote the ones they did release. [Read more] “elvis’ number ones and golden hits”

elvis and the illuminating turntable

AN ELVIS REISSUE may be one of the rarest and most valuable Elvis records of the past fifty years. Or, it may be another fake collectible deserving no better status than that of a cleverly-made-yet-unnecessary bootleg. And it’s tied in with a fooked-up but very interesting picture cover and—get this—an illuminating turntable! [Read more] “elvis and the illuminating turntable”

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was elvis wildly better in the ’68 comeback than in anything else?

BECAUSE I AM MORE FOCUSED OF LATE and therefore spending wildly better quality time with my blogs, I haven’t spent much time reading questions on Quora—either those of a musical or a political bent—and absorbing the wealth of informative data that can be found there. (I say—that’s a joke, son‚ a joke.) [Read more] “was elvis wildly better in the ’68 comeback than in anything else?”

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rca victor’s “gold standard series” launched in 1955

RCA VICTOR’S “GOLD STANDARD SERIES” launched in 1955! The series is known for keeping Elvis Presley records in print since 1958. Dozens of Presley numbers went through as many as five major label designs, with many now selling for hundreds of dollars! But it was not conceived of as a resting place for Presley oldies. [Read more] “rca victor’s “gold standard series” launched in 1955”

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quora is an unreliable source of information about records

I HAVE WRITTEN ABOUT WIKIPEDIA and why it is an unreliable source of information about popular music and records. It seems that every time I look up anything about music and records, I find errors. Most are factual errors—titles, dates, catalog numbers, etc.—while some reflect the contributors not understanding the topic under discussion. [Read more] “quora is an unreliable source of information about records”

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