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”

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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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is elvis’ “my happiness” single among the rarest and most valuable albums?

THIS AR­TICLE IS AN AB­BRE­VI­ATED VER­SION of a longer piece that I pub­lished on the Six­ties Music Se­crets web­site. That ar­ticle is ti­tled “Are These Five LPs Among the Rarest and Most Valu­able Records in the World?” It is the fourth in­stall­ment of my Avid Record Col­lector column on that site, where I nor­mally re­view al­bums from the ’60s. [Read more] “is elvis’ “my happiness” single among the rarest and most valuable albums?”