- A BOY FROM TUPELO -

THE COMPLETE 1953 - 1955 RECORDINGS

Includes for the first time in one collection every known Elvis Presley Sun master and outtakes, plus two private records Elvis Presley paid for with his own money, as well as thrilling radio and concert performances from the period. This 3 CD package features 10 previously-unreleased cuts. The accompanying book written by Ernst Mikael Jørgensen, is in essence, a fully-illustrated travelogue. It thoughtfully details the birth of Elvis Presley's career through facts, anecdotes, documentation, many rare photos, and a succinct narrative. Independence Day 1954 is when this uniquely American saga begins, less than 24 hours before his first professional recording session, and it ends in December 1955, when the rights to Elvis Presley's Sun tapes officially expire, and the singer leaves Sam Phillips to record for RCA. This is Elvis Presley before he becomes world-famous, and the mystery of how this amazing young man readies himself for stardom, achieving success on a level that no one could have dreamed possible. All audio has been re-mastered and restored best as could, but Disc 3 has pretty rough audio. The book is 512 pages in 12'' by 12'' format and includes more than 500 photos of which about 200 are previously unpublished. If you are not an expert in this period of Elvis Presley's career, a lot more photos will be new to you. Many familiar photos will be seen in best ever quality, but since this is a historical document, there will also be many images of less quality, included for their rarity value and support of the story. The book also includes, for the first time, Steve Sholes’ original notes on the Sun tapes. The project will come in a slip case that holds both the book and the CD holder, a double album type package.

 

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Contains

CD 1

Memphis Recording Service Acetates:
01. My Happiness
02. That’s When Your Heartaches Begin
03. I’ll Never Stand In Your Way
04. It Wouldn’t Be The Same (Without You)
 

Sun Masters:
05. Harbor Lights
06. I Love You Because (unprocessed master edit)
07. That’s All Right (45 rpm master)
08. Blue Moon Of Kentucky (45 rpm master)
09. Blue Moon
10. Tomorrow Night
11. I’ll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin’)
12. I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine
13. Just Because
14. Good Rockin’ Tonight
15. Milkcow Blues Boogie
16. You’re a Heartbreaker
17. I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone (slow version)
18. Baby Let’s Play House
19. I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone
20. I Forgot to Remember To Forget
21. Mystery Train
22. Tryin’ To Get To You
23. When It Rains It Pours
 

RCA Masters:
24. That’s All Right (RCA single version)
25. Blue Moon Of Kentucky (RCA single version)
26. I Love You Because (RCA LP version)
27. Tomorrow Night (RCA LP version)
 

CD 2

Sun Studio Sessions
01. Harbor Lights (takes 1 - 2, 3/M)
02. Harbor Lights (take 4)
03. Harbor Lights (takes 5 - 8)
04. I Love You Because (takes 1 - 2)
05. I Love You Because (take 3)
06. I Love You Because (takes 4 - 5)
07. That’s All Right (takes 1 - 3)
08. Blue Moon of Kentucky (slow tempo outtake)
09. Blue Moon (takes 1 - 4)
10. Blue Moon (take 5)
11. Blue Moon (takes 6 - 8)
12. Blue Moon (take 9/M)
13. Dialogue (fragment before ‘Tomorrow Night’)
14. I’ll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin’)
15. Good Rockin’ Tonight (fragment from vocal slapback tape)
16. I Don’t Care if the Sun Don’t Shine (takes 1 - 3/M)
17. I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone (slow version, take 1)
18. I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone (slow version, take 2)
19. I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone (slow version, take 3)
20. I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone (slow version, take 4 - 5)
21. I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone (slow version, takes 6 - 7)
22. How Do You Think I Feel (guitar slapback tape, rehearsals + take 1)
23. When It Rains It Pours (vocal slapback tape, take 1)
24. When It Rains It Pours (vocal slapback tape, take 2 - rehearsal 1 - takes 3 - 4)
25. When It Rains It Pours (vocal slapback tape, take 5/M)
26. When It Rains It Pours (vocal slapback tape, take 6 - 8)
 

CD 3

Live and Radio Performances:
01. That’s All Right (Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, October 16, 1954)
02. Blue Moon of Kentucky (Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, October 16, 1954)
03. Shake, Rattle and Roll (KDAV Radio, Lubbock, Texas, January 6, 1955)
04. Fool, Fool, Fool (KDAV Radio, Lubbock, Texas, January 6, 1955)
05. Hearts of Stone (Likely recorded at Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, January 15, 1955)
06. That’s All Right (Likely recorded at Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, January 15, 1955) *
07. Tweedlee Dee (Likely recorded at Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, January 15, 1955)
08. Shake, Rattle and Roll (WJOI Radio, Florence, Alabama January 19, 1955) *
09. KSIJ Radio commercial with DJ Tom Perryman (KSIJ Radio, Gladewater, Texas, 1955) *
10. Money Honey (Likely recorded at Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, January 22, 1955)
11. Blue Moon of Kentucky (Likely recorded at Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, January 22, 1955) *
12. I Don’t Care if the Sun Don’t Shine (Likely recorded at Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, January 22, 1955)
13. That’s All Right (Likely recorded at Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, January 22, 1955)
14. Tweedlee Dee (Likely recorded at Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, March 5, 1955) *
15. Money Honey (Likely recorded at Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, March 5, 1955) *
16. Hearts of Stone (Likely recorded at Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, March 5, 1955) *
17. Shake, Rattle and Roll (Likely recorded at Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, March 5, 1955) *
18. Little Mama (Likely recorded at Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, March 5, 1955) *
19. You’re a Heartbreaker (Likely recorded at Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, March 5, 1955) *
20. Good Rockin’ Tonight (Likely recorded at Eagles’ Hall, Houston, Texas, March 19, 1955)
21. Baby Let’s Play House (Likely recorded at Eagles’ Hall, Houston, Texas, March 19, 1955) *
22. Blue Moon of Kentucky (Likely recorded at Eagles’ Hall, Houston, Texas, March 19, 1955) *
23. I Got a Woman (Likely recorded at Eagles’ Hall, Houston, Texas, March 19, 1955)
24. That’s All Right (Likely recorded at Eagles’ Hall, Houston, Texas, March 19, 1955) *
25. Tweedlee Dee (Gladewater High School, Gladewater, Texas, April 30, 1955)
26. That’s All Right (Jimmie Rodgers Memorial Festival, Meridian, Mississippi, May 26, 1955) *
27. I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone (Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, July 2, 1955) *
28. Baby Let’s Play House (Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, August 20, 1955)
29. Maybellene (Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, August 20, 1955)
30. That’s All Right (Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, August 20, 1955)
31. Interview with Bob Neal (WMPS Radio, Memphis Tennessee, between August 29-31, 1955)

32. I Forgot To Remember To Forget (Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, October 29, 1955) * (Sony Music, July 7, 2017) 

* Previously unreleased

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