NEW COLLECTION OF COLORED CLASSIC LPs
INCLUDES 4 BONUS TRACKS
Elvis’ debut LP, titled Elvis Presley, was the first rock album to reach number one on the charts. Intriguingly, his first long play demonstrates that RCA had no idea what to do with the singer, even though it had paid what was then a king’s ransom to buy his contract from Sam Phillips’ Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee. The album was produced by Steve Sholes (head of RCA’s Country and Western and Rhythm and Blues division) and released in mono in March 1956. The recording sessions took place on January 10 & 11 at RCA recording studios in Nashville, and on January 30 & 31 at the label’s studios in New York. Additional material originated from sessions at Sun Studio in Memphis, on July 5, August 19, and September 10, 1954, and on July 11, 1955.
ELVIS PRESLEY, lead vocals, guitar and piano, plus:
Scotty Moore, Chet Atkins (guitar) Bill Black (bass)
Floyd Cramer or Shorty Long or Marvin Hughes (piano)
D.J. Fontana (drums), among others.
Recorded in Memphis, Nashville and New York, 1954-56.
1 BLUE SUEDE SHOES
2 I’M COUNTING ON YOU
3 I GOT A WOMAN
4 ONE-SIDED LOVE AFFAIR
5 I LOVE YOU BECAUSE
6 JUST BECAUSE
7 DON’T BE CRUEL
8 HEARTBREAK HOTEL
1 TUTTI FRUTTI
2 TRYING TO GET TO YOU
3 I’M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN AND CRY (OVER YOU)
4 I’LL NEVER LET YOU GO (LITTLE DARLIN’)
5 BLUE MOON
6 MONEY HONEY
7 SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL
8 I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU, I LOVE YOU