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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?”

Elvis 1955 E ZPopProgramming 5 Side1 600

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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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”

the elvis “this is his life” cartoon picture sleeve

RCA’S CAR­TOON PIC­TURE SLEEVES of the ’50s fea­tured a “bi­o­graphy” that summed up each artist’s life in a few comic strip-like panels. While rather rare, these sleeves are not very col­lectible and there­fore are not valu­able, ex­cept for one: the Elvis “This Is His Life” sleeve is among the rarer Presley items of that time. [Read more] “the elvis “this is his life” cartoon picture sleeve”

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the first rca elvis record was “I forgot to remember to forget”

RCA VICTOR SIGNED ELVIS as a recording artist on No­vember 21, 1955. The first RCA Elvis record they re­leased was a reissue of Sun 223, “I Forgot To Re­member To Forget” / “Mys­tery Train.” It had been among the best-selling country records for sev­eral weeks and RCA was de­ter­mined to take it to the top. [Read more] “the first rca elvis record was “I forgot to remember to forget””

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the biggest country & western record news of 1955

ELVIS WAS AL­READY A STAR when RCA Victor ac­quired his con­tract in No­vember 1955. The record com­pany had won a bid­ding war for the right to pur­chase his con­tract from Sun Records. They paid a king’s ransom for that con­tract but be­lieved that Presley would be the biggest country & western record star of 1956! [Read more] “the biggest country & western record news of 1955”