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ARTIST: Elvis Presley
ALBUM TITLE: Elvis Presley ~ Tom Jones: Twenty Great Tracks - One Double Album*
*The item for sale here is Volume 1 only. Volume 2 includes Tom Jones’ material – none of Tom Jones songs are included here. I have changed the title in the main heading to better represent the contents of Volume 1 (the actual title can be seen above and in the photo of the front cover). NB. Volume 2 (The Tom Jones CD) is sold seperately in AAA Hughes store under the 60s Music category.
ADDITIONAL INFO: For Tom Jones comments on hanging out with Elvis see the listing for Volume Two (as outlined above). From Sleeve Notes: "The young Elvis Presley, Accompanied by Scott Moore on Guitar and bass player Bill Black toured across America between 1954 and early 1956. This class line up established Elvis as a nationwide sensation in the USA and recorded the earliest studio tracks he would release." Here are a selection of tracks from this period. From what I have seen online it would appear that the first six tracks were recorded by Alan Lomax at the Mississippi and Louisiana State Penitentiaries. The following six recordings by Dr. Harry Oster in 1959 at the Angola State prison in Louisiana are of slightly better quality. This is not written on the sleeve notes so it difficult to verify whether it is entirely correct. NB. The final image (which you have to scroll down to) was taken from a blog about this release which I can no longer find. I think it was an ad which appeared to build up interest in this promo (it is shown for refrence purposes and is NOT included for sale).
STYLE OF MUSIC / GENRE: Rock and roll, pop, rockabilly, country, blues, gospel, R&B, Honky tonk
TRACKLIST (followed by approximate running time of each song):
1. Elvis Presley – Heartbreak Hotel 2:12
2. Elvis Presley – Good Rockin' Tonight 2:15
3. Elvis Presley – Blue Suede Shoes 2:45
4. Elvis Presley – That's All Right 1:59
5. Elvis Presley – Hound Dog 2:27
6. Elvis Presley – I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine 2:29
7. Elvis Presley – Long Tall Sally* 1:53
8. Elvis Presley – Blue Moon Of Kentucky 2:05
9. Elvis Presley – Baby Let's Play House 2:13
10. Elvis Presley – Maybellene 2:01
11. Elvis Presley – Tweedle Dee 2:08
12. Elvis Presley – I Was The One 4:35
13. Apple – Kings Size 8:26
14. Frosty – Window Pane 8:39
15. Strip, The – Las Vegas 8:08
NB. All songs performed by Elvis, apart from the bonus tracks (the last 3 songs).
FORMAT: CD promo album in illustrated card gatefold case (as pictured).
PUBLISHED BY: Trinity Mirror (2005)
CATALOGUE NUMBER: DMEPTJCD01
CONDITION: This not a brand new CD. As such there may be signs of wear. It is an original product (not counterfeit). If we have more than one copy these are sent on a ‘first come, first served’ basis with those in the best condition sent to whoever buys first. Each CD is tested to ensure perfect playback.
POSTAGE & PACKING: Sent from the UK. FREE SHIPPING TO ALL COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE!!!
OTHER INFO: The sleeve notes state ‘The young Elvis Presley, Accompanied by Scott Moore on Guitar and bass player Bill Black toured across America between 1954 and early 1956. This class line up established Elvis as a nationwide sensation in the USA and recorded the earliest studio tracks he would release.
PLEASE NOTE: we have 6 other fantastic Elvis promo CDs as well as this album. To view them, first make sure you are in our store (as opposed to the general eCrater one). If you are already in our store then you will see the AAA Hughes logo at the top left of the screen (and it will be orange around the search bar at the top); if not either click on ‘aaahughes’ (beside ‘Seller:’), or ‘View Store’ beneath the ‘Buy Now’ button. Now you’re in our store, enter Elvis into the search bar at the top and click ‘Search’! ’