Saturday, May 17, 2014

May 17 - Released

The re-issue of the highly collectable South African release “Janis And Elvis  - The RCA VICTOR Singles 1956-58” was released on vinyl. This re-issue features 12 original RCA VICTOR recordings from Janis Martin aka “The Female Elvis” and Elvis Presley (3 x Janis Martin 45’s A and B sides and 3 x Elvis Presley 45’s A and B sides). This re-issue is limited to 500 copies. 


The short two year window from 1956 to 1958 was extremely significant to both artists, both kick started their RCA recording careers in 1956 and by 1958 both artists were forced to take a break from the recording studios, in Elvis’ case he was drafted into the Army and regrettably for Janis her contract was ended by RCA. The similarities didn’t end there either both artists resumed their recording careers in 1960, with Elvis famously returning to the studio and Janis recording two 45s for the Belgian record label, Palette. The 45’s featured in this collection are raw slices of prime Rock n Roll cooked to perfection by RCAs fine production teams… meaty goodies indeed, served up on a sizzling 10” platter! 

Originals Albums And Bonus Tracks

The Membran record budget-label released the 10 CD box “Elvis Presley - 15 Originals Albums And Bonus Tracks”. The set contains 15 original albums and tracks released between 1954 and 1963.

The Box Set Series

Sony Music re-issued the 4 CD-set "Elvis Presley The Box Set Series" in an "International 4 CD Quad Jewelcase Version".  

(Source: ElvisMatters / Amazon)