April 22 - U.S. Army and Vegas Vinyl

Piotr Soczynski published his hardcover book 'U.S. Army Vinyl Records 1968 -1991' covering Elvis' army releases from 1968 to 1991 on 160 pages with over 300 illustrations on glossy paper. 

Recorded live at the Fontainebleau Hotel

Here is the track-listing of the upcoming Memphis Mansion CD 'Recorded live at the Fontainebleau Hotel'.

1. Paul Barnett - WMPS radio Memphis, interview March 7th 1960
2. Introduction / Stuck On You (Studio master recorded March 21, 1960 at RCA’s Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee – A side of first post-army single)
3. Fame And Fortune (Studio master recorded March 21, 1960 at RCA’s Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee – B side of first post-army single)
4. Elvis interviewed by Morris McLemore (Recorded March 22, 1960 at the Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami, Florida)

Recorded live at the Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami, Florida, March 26, 1960

5. Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Joey Bishop, Sammy Davis Jr. & Elvis Presley - It's Nice To Go A Travelling (Opening)
6. Frank Sinatra & Joey Bishop - Frank’s Time Machine
7. Frank Sinatra  - Witchcraft
8. Sammy Davis Jr. - There's A Boat That's Leavin' Soon For New York 
9. The Nelson Riddle Orchestra with Leona Irwin & The Tom Hansen dancers  - Japanese wedding celebration dance sequence.
10. Frank Sinatra - Gone With The Wind
11. The Nutty Squirrels - Uh! Oh! - The Tom Hansen dancers sequence 
12. Sammy Davis Jr. - Recall the Oscars / All The Way (Impersonations) 
13. Sammy Davis Jr & Peter Lawford  - Shall We Dance
14. Frank Sinatra talks 
15. Elvis Presley - Fame And Fortune
16. Elvis Presley - StuckOnYou
17. Frank Sinatra & Elvis Presley - Love Me Tender / Witchcraft and reprise
18. Frank Sinatra & Nancy Sinatra - You Make Me Feel So Young / Let’s Dance
19. Frank Sinatra - It's Nice To Go Travelling (Closing)

Tupelo Purchases Land Near Elvis Presley Birthplace

The city of Tupelo purchased two plots of land near the Elvis Presley Birthplace for US$70,000, which will now allow the city to own nearly all the property surrounding the birthplace. The Elvis Presley Birthplace Foundation, which manages the day-to-day operations of the birthplace, agreed to contribute $10,000 to the purchase.

The city will now own all property in the general area of the birthplace, except one small plot of land, where a residential house is currently located. With the purchase the City and the Foundation secured that the land would not be used for other types of development and it will give the birthplace foundation more room to operate the attraction more efficiently.

Memphis Recording Service June Releases
 
Here are the details of the U.K. based Memphis Recording Service LP-sets that are due June 2021. These Limited Editions will be available in both black and clear vinyl. The clear vinyl is only available from Elvis fan clubs and exclusive Elvis dealers and will not be available to the mainstream public and stores.

1) Summer Festival 1970, The Rehearsals (3 LP set)
2) Las Vegas International Hotel, January - February 1970 (2 LP set)
3) Las Vegas International presents Elvis - August 1969 (1 LP)
 
Details Summer Festival 1970, The Rehearsals (3LP 180 Gr. gate-fold). This 3-LP set contains rehearsal highlights from one of the most memorable periods in Elvis’ career - his captivating performances at The International Hotel Las Vegas in the summer of 1970. These truly historical recordings remastered and restored capture the raw and early development of songs that were performed weeks later in Las Vegas. 
 
Side A - MGM Sound Stage 1, Culver City, Los Angeles, California - 15 July 1970
01. Stagger Lee
02. Got My Mojo Working
03. I’ve Lost You
04. Stranger in the Crowd (Rehearsal 1)
05. The Next Step Is Love
08. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me
06. Sweet Caroline
07. Yesterday
08. Ghost Riders in the Sky*
09. Runaway*
* Mono
 
Side B - MGM Sound Stage 1, Culver City, Los Angeles, California - 15 July 1970
01. Peter Gunn Theme
02. That’s All Right
03. Twenty Days and Twenty Nights (Rehearsal 2)
04. Patch It Up
05. Cotton Fields
06. Sylvia
07. Stranger in the Crowd (Rehearsal 2)
MGM Sound Stage 1, Culver City, Los Angeles, California - 29 July 1970
08. (Now and Then There’s) A Fool Such as I
09. Such A Night
10. It’s Now or Never
 
Side C - RCA Studios, Hollywood, California 24 July 1970
01. That’s All Right
02. I Got A Woman
03. The Wonder of You
04. I’ve Lost You
05. The Next Step Is Love
06. Stranger in The Crowd
07. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin' (Rehearsal 1)
08. Something
 
Side D - RCA Studios, Hollywood, California 24 July 1970
01. Don’t Cry Daddy (Faster Tempo)
02. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me
03. Polk Salad Annie
04. Bridge Over Troubled Water
05. I Can’t Stop Loving You
06. Just Pretend
07. Sweet Caroline
08. Words
 
Side E - RCA Studios, Hollywood, California 24 July 1970
01. Suspicious Minds
02. I Just Can’t Help Believin (Rehearsal 1)
03. Tomorrow Never Comes
04. Mary In the Morning
05. Twenty Days and Twenty Nights
06. I Just Can’t Help Believin' (Rehearsal 2)
 
Side F - RCA Studios, Hollywood, California 24 July 1970
01. Heart of Rome
02. Memories
03. Johnny B. Goode
04. Make the World Go Away
05. Stranger in My Own Hometown*
06. I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water
*Contains explicit language
 
Details: Las Vegas International Hotel, January - February 1970 (2LP 180 Gr gate-fold). This double LP contains Elvis’ second engagement at the Las Vegas International Hotel in January & February 1970.
 
Side A - Opening Show - January 26th 1970
01 All Shook Up
02 That's All Right
03 Proud Mary
04 Don't Cry Daddy
05 (Let Me be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel
06 Long Tall Sally
07 Let It Be Me
08 I Can't Stop Loving You
09 Walk A Mile in My Shoes
10 In the Ghetto
 
Side B
01 True Love Travels on A Gravel Road
02 Sweet Caroline
03 Polk Salad Annie
04 Introductions
05 Kentucky Rain
06 Suspicious Minds
07 Can’t Help Falling in Love
 
Side C - Closing Show - February 23rd 1970
01 Opening Vamp/All Shook Up
02 I Got A Woman
03 Long Tall Sally
04 Don't Cry Daddy
05 Elvis Talks
06 Hound Dog
07 Love Me Tender
08 Kentucky Rain
09 Let It Be Me
10 I Can’t Stop Loving You
11 See See Rider
 
Side D
01 Sweet Caroline
02 Polk Salad Annie
03 Lawdy Miss Clawdy
04 Heartbreak Hotel
05 One Night
06 It's Now or Never
07 Suspicious Minds
08 Elvis Talks
09 Can't Help Falling in Love
 
Details Las Vegas International presents Elvis - August 1969 (LP 180 Gr.). This LP contains the earliest known performance from Elvis’ first engagement at the Las Vegas International Hotel in August 1969.

Side A
01 Blue Suede Shoes
02 I Got A Woman
03 All Shook Up
04 Love Me Tender  
05 Jailhouse Rock/Don't Be Cruel
06 Heartbreak Hotel
07 Hound Dog
08 Memories
09 Mystery Train/Tiger Man
 
Side B:
01 Baby, What You Want Me to Do
02 Are You Lonesome Tonight
03 Yesterday/Hey Jude
04 In the Ghetto
05 Suspicious Minds
06 What'd I Say
07 Can’t Help Falling in Love

(Source: eBay / Memphis Recording Service / Anthony Stuchbury)