Elvis EPA

a familiar elvis album with a new unfamiliar cover (rewritten)

THIS IS A FIRST FOR ME: While I have cor­rected er­rors in other ar­ti­cles posted on one of my blogs and even re­sus­ci­tated a few old posts I had pre­vi­ously “killed,” I have not re­vised an ar­ticle so dras­ti­cally that I have ef­fec­tively rewritten it. But this second look at RCAV­ictor EPA-830 with the weird cover is warranted. [Read more] “a familiar elvis album with a new unfamiliar cover (rewritten)”

Elvis EPA

this german EP album is one of the rarest elvis records in the world!

WHILE ELVIS WAS IN THE ARMY during 1958-1960, RCA Victor did a rea­son­ably good job of keeping Pres­ley’s ca­reer alive and well. They re­leased five new sin­gles and sev­eral EP and LP al­bums. While all of these records sold well and are fa­miliar, a few rar­i­ties from this time exist—especially a cer­tain German EP album. [Read more] “this german EP album is one of the rarest elvis records in the world!”

Elvis EPA

elvis talks to his many fans (epa-4325, elvis sails)

ELVIS EN­TERED THE ARMY as a buck pri­vate on March 24, 1958, at the draft board in Mem­phis, Ten­nessee. Pri­vate Presley took a bus to Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, tem­porarily halting his ca­reer as a recording artist and movie actor for the next two years. And what was RCA Victor to do during that time? [Read more] “elvis talks to his many fans (epa-4325, elvis sails)”

Elvis Sun209 ThatsAllRight 78 600 trim

collecting elvis 78 rpm singles from the ’50s

COL­LECTING ELVIS 78 RPM SIN­GLES from the ’50s is a daunting task. Even though only twenty-nine 78 rpm sin­gles were re­leased in the US, each is a rather rare record. Aside from their rel­a­tive rarity, 78s are fragile and dif­fi­cult to find in near-mint con­di­tion. Plus, for com­pletist col­lec­tors, there are mul­tiple press­ings of each number! [Read more] “collecting elvis 78 rpm singles from the ’50s”

Elvis ConcertPoster FaronYoung 1955 600 crop

is this the holy grail of elvis concert posters?

I PUB­LISHED TWO AR­TI­CLES on Elvis posters from 1956. While re­searching those items, I came across this poster from 1955 with Faron Young at the top of the bill and Elvis at the bottom. Some sources refer to this poster as one of the few Holy Grails in the world of rock & roll posters! [Read more] “is this the holy grail of elvis concert posters?”