Wednesday, March 22, 2017

March 22 - All The King's Vinyl Horses

Due for release from Regnery History on August 17, 2017 is the 200 page book "All The King's Horses: The Equestrian Life Of Elvis Presley" by Kimberly Gatto and Victoria Racimo. Priscilla Presley wrote the pre-face.

From the publisher:
"When Elvis Presley decided he wanted to buy a horse in 1966, he didn't want just any horse. "He wanted a Golden Palomino," Priscilla Presley remembers. "He would get up at 3:00 in the morning, go to certain farms and ranches and say, 'Do you have a Golden Palomino for sale?' People would say, 'That was Elvis Presley!"

Elvis's legendary love of horses drove him to find the Golden Palomino who would become his beloved companion Rising Sun, and to fill Graceland's stables and Circle G Ranch with horses for family and friends to ride.

In the first-ever book dedicated to Elvis's equestrian side, horse lovers Kimberly Gatto and Victoria Racimo share rare stories, interviews, and photographs that shed light on the beautiful, quiet life the King lived when he was with his horses."

Record Store Day

The movie soundtrack "Blue Hawaii" and "Pot Luck" album will be re-issued on colored vinyl for Record Store Day by the French VPI label. The albums are not featured on the official releases overview, so probably a public domain initiative. Both releases are limited editions of 1000 copies each. "Blue Hawaii" on blue vinyl, "Pot Luck" on yellow vinyl.

Tracks Blue Hawaii
Side A 1.  Blue Hawaii  (Takes 2 & 3) 2.  Almost Always True  (Takes 4 & 5) 3.  Aloha Oe (Master  The Surfers + Take 6 Elvis)  4.  No More (Take 8) 5.  Can’t Help Falling in Love (Take 24, version film) 6.  Rock-A-Hula Baby (Takes 2 & 3) 7.  Moonlight Swim (Takes 1 & 2) 

Side B 8. Ku-u-i-po (Takes 4 & 5) 9. Ito Eats (Takes 4 & 5) 10. Slicin’ Sand (Takes 13 & 14) 11 Hawaiian Sunset (Take 2) 12. Beach Boy Blues  (Take 3, version film) 13. Island Of Love (Take 9) 14. Hawaiian Wedding Song (Take 1)

Tracks Pot Luck
Side A 1.  Kiss Me Quick (Take 4) 2.  Just For Old Time Sake (Takes 3 & 4) 3.  Gonna Get Back Home Somehow (Take 5) 4.  Easy Question (Such An) (Take 3) 5.  Steppin’ Out Of Line  (Take 15)* 6.  I’m Yours (Take 4)
Side B 7.  Something Blue  (Takes 3 & 4) 8. Suspicion (Take 2) 9. I Feel That I’ve Known You   Forever (Take 3) 11. Night Rider (Takes 1 & 2) 12. Fountain of Love (Take 9) 13. T hat’s Someone  You Never Forget (Take 7)

Elvis On Television 1956 - 1960

The Memphis Recording Service label will release "Elvis On Television 1956 - 1960" on vinyl on March 22, 2017 for Record Store Day. This 180 gram 2LP set contains for the first time ever, the complete archival sound recordings of all of Elvis Presley’s television appearances from 1956 – 1960. All the 40 tracks herein are restored re-mastered using the most sophisticated technology. The bonus 24-page gatefold photo album contains many rare photographs with listings of Elvis’ TV appearance dates.

LP 1 - The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show (28.01.1956):
Shake Rattle And Roll / Flip Flop And Fly - I Got A Woman

The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show (04.02.1956):
Baby Let's Play House - Tutti Frutti

The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show (11.02.1956):
Introduction - Blue Suede Shoes - Heartbreak Hotel (With Orchestra)

The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show (18.02.1956):
Tutti Frutti - I Was The One

The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show (17.03.1956):
Blue Suede Shoes - Heartbreak Hotel

The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show (24.03.1956):
Money Honey - Heartbreak Hotel

The Milton Berle Show (03.04.1956):
Heartbreak Hotel - Blue Suede Shoes - Blue Suede Shoes (Reprise)

The Milton Berle Show (05.06.1956):
Hound Dog - I Want You I Need You I Love You

The Steve Allen Show (01.07.1956):
I Want You I Need You I Love You - Hound Dog - Yippee Yi Yo Yippee Yi Yay (Comedy Routine With Steve Allen, Elvis Presley, Imogene Coca & Andy Griffith)

LP 2 - The Ed Sullivan Show (09.09.1956):
Don't Be Cruel - Love Me Tender - Ready Teddy - Hound Dog

The Ed Sullivan Show (28.10.1956):
Don't Be Cruel - Love Me Tender - Love Me - Hound Dog

The Ed Sullivan Show (06.01.1957):
Hound Dog - Love Me Tender - Heartbreak Hotel - Don't Be Cruel - Too Much - When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again - (There'll Be) Peace In The Valley

The Frank Sinatra Show (26.03.1960):

It's Very Nice to Travelling (With Frank & Nancy Sinatra, Joey Bishop & Sammy Davis Jr.) - Fame And Fortune - Stuck On You - Witchcraft / Love Me Tender (With Frank Sinatra) - Love Me Tender (Reprise With Frank Sinatra)


The US Billboard Charts for the week ending April 1, 2017.
  • The 'The Wonder Of You' album dropped from #5 to #8 on the UB Billboard Classical Album chart. 
  • The 'If I Can Dream' album dropped from #15 to #18 on the Classical Album chart. 
  • 'Elvis: Ultimate Gospel' drops from #5 to #8 on the Country Catalog Albums Chart; remains at #30 on the Top Christian Albums Chart and remains at #32 on the Top Christian And Gospel Albums Chart
(Source: Elvis Club Berlin / Brian Quinn on FECC / Memphis Recording Service)