June 29 - The Rhythm and Blues Album

The Miracle Surface record label announced the release of the alternate takes compilation CD 'The Rhythm and Blues Album' with August 2021 as the release date.

Tracks: Tomorrow Night (Complete Master -- Recorded August 19, 1954 Sun Studio - Memphis, Tennessee) / Little Mama (Live - Likely Recorded At The Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, March 5, 1955) / Milcow Blues Boogie (Longer Fade - Recorded December 1954 Sun Studio - Memphis, Tennessee) / When It Rains, It Really Pours (Sun Master - November 20 Or 21, 1955 Sun Studio - Memphis, Tennessee) / My Baby Left Me (Longer Fade - January 30, 1956 RCA Studio's - New York) /  Anyplace Is Paradise (Master - September 2, 1956 Radio Recorders - Hollywood, California) / A Mess O' Blues (Take 1 - March 21, 1960 RCA Studio B - Nashville, Tennessee) / Such A Night (Take 4 - April 4, 1960 RCA Studio B - Nashville, Tennessee) / I Feel So Bad (Take 1 - March 12, 1961 RCA Studio B - Nashville, Tennessee) / Ain't That Loving You Baby (Alternate Take - June 10, 1958 RCA Studio B - Nashville, Tennessee) / Mean Woman Blues (Complete Master - January 21, 1957 Paramount Sound Stage - Hollywood, California) / Tell Me Why (Master - January 12, 1957 Radio Recorders - Hollywood, California) / It Feels So Right (Take 3 - March 21, 1960 RCA Studio B - Nashville, Tennessee) / Reconsider Baby (Master - April 4, 1960 RCA Studio B - Nashville, Tennessee) / Beach Boy Blues (Take 1 - March 23, 1961 Radio Recorders - Hollywood, California) / So Glad You're Mine (Master - January 30, 1956 RCA Studio's - New York) / I Need You So (Master - February 23, 1957 Radio Recorders - Hollywood, California) / Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do (Slow Version - January 16, 1957 Paramount Sound Studio).


Agent King

Netflix finally added a page for 'Agent Kingto their platform, but unfortunately it doesn't give any details yet. It is the first appearance
of the new series since it was announced in 2019. Hopefully the series will be available soon.

Elvis And Friends

The Laser Meda label announced the released of the double CD 'Elvis and Friends' on August 28, 2021. 

The first CD is a an Elvis oldies compilation, the second CD a compilation of early Rock and Roll classics. 

CD 1 - Elvis Presley:
Hound Dog - Shake, Rattle And Roll - Money Honey - Ready Teddy - That's All Right Mama - Don't Be Cruel - Blue Suede Shoes - I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone - Long Tall Sally - Baby Let's Play House - I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine - Heartbreak Hotel - So Glad You're Mine - Milk Cow Boogie Blues - Blue Moon Of Kentucky - I Got A Woman - When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again - Paralyzed.

CD 2 - Johnny B Good (Chuck Berry) - Be-Bop-A-Lula (Gene Vincent) - Rock Around The Clock (Bill Haley) - Great Balls Of Fire (Jerry Lee Lewis) - Tutti Frutti (Little Richard) - Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins) - Let's Twist Again (Chubby Checker) - Rip It Up (Bill Haley) - Splish Splash (Bobby Darin) - Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (Jerry Lee Lewis) - Roll Over Beethoven (Chuck Berry) - Speedy Gonzales (Pat Boone) - I'm Ready (Fats Domino) - Good Golly Miss Molly (Little Richard) - Reet Petite (Jackie Wilson) - Please Please Pleas (James Brown & The Famous Flames) - See You Later Alligator (Bill Haley & The Comets) - Wake Up Little Susie (The Everly Brothers) - Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay (Danny & The Juniors) - La Bamba (Ritchie Valens) - I'm A Man (Bo Diddley) - Blueberry Hill (Fats Domino) - Hit The Road Jack (Ray Charles) - Rocket 88 (Jackie Brenston) - Shakin' All Over (Johnny Kidd & The Pirates) - Roll 'em Pete (Pete Johnson With Big Joe Turner) - Sombrero (The Champs) - Baby Face (Little Richad) - Stand By Me (Ben E. King) - Only The Lonely (Roy Orbison) - The Wonder Of You (Ray Peterson) - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (The Platters).

Coco Palms Resort To Be Demolished

One of Hawaii’s most iconic resorts that once welcomed Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra, among other stars, is set to be demolished after nearly 30 years of abandonment. 

Known as the Coco Palms Resort, it first opened in 1953 and shortly thereafter became very popular in the Hollywood community. Several movies were filmed at the resort, including the Presley musical rom-com “Blue Hawaii.” 

Located in WailuńĀ, the structure was built in the middle of a coconut grove that was planted in 1896 on an ancient site of Hawaiian royalty, according to Jam Press. Many locals consider the land of historical significance. 

In 1992, Coco Palms - which sat on nearly 20 acres - was destroyed by Hurricane Iniki, a Category 4 storm, and has since remained neglected. 


Star Of The Month

The King of Rock 'n' Roll reigns over Thursday nights on US Turner Classic Movies as the network's Star of the Month in July. 

Each week, starting tonight, tune in to see Elvis Presley acting, singing, dancing and romancing in an evening of his films that are grouped together by a certain theme (see lineup below). Most of the featured movies are titles featuring Elvis in acting roles, largely in the musical comedies for which he is best remembered, but there is also the occasional drama or musical drama. including the only movie in which the legend does not sing.

A few concert films capturing the King's performances are also on hand during the month.

(Source: Miracle Surface / FECC / Elvis Club Berlin / NY Post / Elvis Information Network)