Elvis Presley – Elvis Presley - 1956 Debut Rock/Rockabilly - - Sealed 180 Grm LP
Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley
Label: RCA – 88875111951, Sony Music – 88875111951, Legacy – 88875111951
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Mono, 180 Gram
Originally released in 1956.
© 1956, 2015 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.
Made in the EU.
Runouts are stamped/etched.Barcode: 8 88751 11951 2
Style: Rock & Roll, Rockabilly
A1 Heartbreak Hotel
Written-By – Presley, Axton, Durden
A2 I Was The One
Written-By – Schroeder, Pepper, DeMetrius, Blair
A3 Blue Suede Shoes
Written-By – Carl Perkins
A4 I'm Counting On You
Written-By – Don Robertson
A5 I Got A Woman
Written-By – Ray Charles
A6 One-Sided Love Affair
Written-By – Bill Campbell
A7 I Love You Because
Written-By – Leon Payne
A8 Just Because
Written-By – Shelton, Shelton, Robin
A9 Tutti Frutti
Written-By – LaBostrie, Penniman
B1 Trying To Get To You
Written-By – Singleton, McCoy
B2 I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You)
Written-By – Biggs, Thomas
B3 I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin')
Written-By – Jimmy Wakely
B4 Blue Moon
Written-By – Rodgers-Hart
B5 Money Honey
Written-By – Jesse Stone
B6 Shake, Rattle And Roll
Written-By – Charles Calhoun
B7 My Baby Left Me
Written-By – Arthur Crudup
B8 Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
Written-By – Lloyd Price
B9 I Want You, I Need You, I Love YouWritten-By – Kosloff, Mysels
Today it all seems so easy -- RCA signs up the kid from Memphis, television gets interested at around the same time, and the rest is history. The circumstances surrounding this album were neither simple nor promising, however, nor was there anything in the history of popular music up to that time to hint that Elvis Presley was going to be anything other than "Steve Sholes' folly," which was what rival executives were already whispering. So a lot was unsettled and untried at the first of two groups of sessions that produced the Elvis Presley album -- it wasn't even certain that there was any reason for a rock & roll artist to cut an album, because teenagers bought 45s, not LPs. The first of Elvis' RCA sides yielded one song, "Heartbreak Hotel," that seemed a potential single, but which no one thought would sell, and a few tracks that would be good enough for an album, if there were one. But no one involved knew anything for sure about this music. Seventeen days later, "Heartbreak Hotel" was released, and for about a month it did nothing -- then it began to move, and then Elvis appeared on television, and had a number one pop single. The album Sholes wanted out of Elvis came from two groups of sessions in January and February, augmented by five previously unissued songs from the Sun library. This was as startling a debut record as any ever made, representing every side of Elvis' musical influences except gospel -- rockabilly, blues, R&B, country, and pop were all here in an explosive and seductive combination. Elvis Presley became the first rock & roll album to reach the number one spot on the national charts, and RCA's first million dollar-earning pop album.
''Elvis - Blue Suede ShoesOf course artists evolved, musicians got better, the Beatles changed everything, it's anatural progression.Presley was the big bang so to speak. Give Presley a little more credit than just being a teen idol. His Rockabilly Sun records alone are music history. If you don't think Elvis could sing then listen to "Hurt" or "Its Now or Never". Mercury voice was unique and brilliant , as was Roy Orbison- but they still were influenced by Presley.''
Carl Perkins got plenty of honor and profit for having the chart hit that he performed. I remember when it hit the radio. It was all about Carl Perkins and this song he wrote and sings about the kind of shoes of lot of us teens wore. Elvis jacked up the tempo and the song worked for him his way. But "Blue Suede Shoes" was always identified with Carl Perkins.
As the story goes, Johnny Cash asked Carl to write a song about shoes, and he did. When Blue Suede Shoes was released by Sun Records and shot up the charts, people at RCA were starting to think that maybe they bought the wrong Sun recording artist. They urged Elvis to record the song, too. He did, but insisted on holding its release until Carl's record had completed its chart run. Carl Perkins thought Elvis' version was better... and so do I!
Elvis Presley -- Tutti Frutti
|Format||LP, 180 Gram|
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