December 01 - The Man And His Rhinestone Nomination

Elvis' music continues to get recognition and the latest album to receive it is the newly released 5-CD super deluxe set "Young Man With The Big Beat: The Complete '56 Elvis Presley Masters," which earned itself a Grammy nomination in the Best Historical Album category last night. The 54th Annual Grammy Awards will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif. on Sunday, February 12, 2012.

"Young Man With The Big Beat" puts the focus on Elvis in 1956. The package includes his RCA studio master recordings and outtakes from New York, Nashville and Memphis, plus live performances, interviews and much more. Taking its name from an RCA poster campaign for his debut album, the super deluxe 5-CD, 12-inch square box set (with an amazing 80-page book with timeline) is available to order online at ShopElvis.

The Man And His Music

Volume 94 of 'The Man And His Music' was shipped to it's subscribers. This edition features articles on Felton Jarvis Reappraised, Essential Elvis - 25 Years On, Paradise Bahamas Style - Unseen Pix!, Young Man With The Big Beat, CD, DVD & Book Reviews and rare photo's.


After the earlier report on the supposed new Elvis Presley recording 'Living To Love You' Sony apparently responded and said that the claim by voice expert, Mr. Ed Primeau, is a hoax.

Blue Hawaii

The U.K. based Hallmark budget label announced the release of their re-issue of 'Blue Hawaii'. This re-issue is due January 1, 2012.

Rhinestone Remix

A new remix compilation entitled 'Remix Collection' was released in Canada and made available throughout the Costco stores according to a posting on the FECC forum. The double CD set, containing 44 reworked tracks by Italian DJ Spankox, is packed in a longbow with Elvis' name in rhinestones.

Billboard, Import and FTD Charts

Import Top 40 November 2011
In the November top 5 shows no changes.
1 (1) A Greensboro Revolution!
2 (2) American Crown Jewels
3 (3) Finding The Way Home
4 (4) A Hot Winter Night In Dallas
5 (5) From Sunset Blvd to Paradise Rd.

FTD Top 40 November 2011
Elvis Is Back remained on the #1 spot, That's The Way It Is went up to #3. From this year's releases only Live In Vegas made it into the top 40. The recent 48 hours and He Touched Me got their first points too.
The November top 5:
1 (1) Elvis Is Back!
2 (2) The Jungle Room Sessions
3 (5) That's The Way It Is
4 (3) Good Times
5 (4) Elvis Country (I'm 10,000 Years Old)

Billboard Chart
  • 'An Afternoon In The Garden' drops from #156 to #176 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart for w/e 10th December, 2011.
  • 'It's Christmas Time' drops from #78 to #116 on the Top 200 Album Chart and drops from #10 to #24 on the Catalog Album Chart.
  • 'Elvis Christmas' drops from #96 to #107 on the Top 200 Album Chart and drops from #16 to #18 on the Catalog Album Chart. It also drops from #24 to #25 on the Holiday Album Chart.
Dutch Charts

On the Dutch Mega Top 100 charts the Spankox remix of 'A pocket Full Of Rainbows' dropped from #58 to #93

(Source: EPE / The Man And His Music / Amazon / FECC / Elvis Express / Dutch Charts)