Wednesday, June 01, 2022

June 01 - Vince Everett, Released from Jailhouse Rock

The Danish Memphis Mansion released the 'Vince Everett - Jailhouse Rock' box-set, the latest release on the Laurel Records record label.

This set comprises three 45 RPM singles, a CD, 3 posters, 4 collectible autograph cards and more!

The tracks on this set: Treat Me Nice (stereo) / One More Day (mono) Jailhouse Rock (stereo) / Baby I Don't Care (mono) / Young and Beautiful (mono) / Don't Leave Me Now (stereo).

The set is available from the >>> Memphis Mansion webshop.

Graceland is Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of our Opening

Memphis, Tenn. – June 1, 2022 – On June 7, 1982, with the cutting of a blue ribbon by Elvis’ Aunt Delta and CEO Jack Soden, Elvis Presley’s Graceland opened to the public for tours. On that day in 1982, 3,034 fans paid the $5 admission fee for the opportunity to be the first to experience the place that the King of Rock 'n' Roll called home. Since then, Elvis’ beloved Memphis home has welcomed over 22 million guests from around the world, becoming the ultimate rock 'n' roll pilgrimage for music fans everywhere.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary, visitors on June 7, 2022, will experience the Graceland Mansion tour with live tour guides throughout the mansion, just as it was in 1982. In addition, the first 1,000 guests will also receive a 40th anniversary poster, featuring Graceland’s original opening day flyer artwork.

Other anniversary celebrations include the opening of a new exhibit at the Archives Experience in Elvis Presley’s Memphis called “Graceland, Welcome To My World.” The exhibit will explore the story of Elvis’ Graceland through photos, personal artifacts, and Graceland archival footage. Graceland will also be sharing newly shot interviews with Priscilla Presley and Jack Soden, talking about the decision to open Graceland and the early days of public tours. In addition, Graceland will invite the millions of fans who have visited to share photos of their experience on social media on June 7, using #Graceland40.

When Elvis passed away in August of 1977, he could have left one of the great fortunes of entertainment history, had he been one to worry about financial planning, rather than freely enjoying and sharing his wealth as he did. While the estate he left was by no means broke, there was a cash flow problem, especially with Graceland costing over half a million dollars a year in maintenance and taxes. It seemed logical for Priscilla and the other two executors to open Graceland to the public. In late 1981, they hired Jack Soden, at the time a Kansas City, Missouri investment counselor, to plan and execute the opening of Graceland to the public and oversee the total operation. Soden continues today as Graceland’s President and CEO. Graceland welcomes over 500,000 visitors each year, is one of the most visited home tours in the United States and is the most famous home in America after The White House.

Priscilla notes, "It was hard for me to open those doors. It had been so private for so long and thinking that people were going to come through and be looking at our life, the way Elvis had lived. Everything was still perfect the way Elvis had left it. I had to come to terms that this was the only way to save Graceland and it was for a good cause. It was all about still keeping it as Elvis' home."

Elvis Gold Records

Friday Music re-issued volume 5 in the 'Elvis Gold Records' series on 180 Gr. Transparant Gold colored vinyl, housed in a gatefold cover. Mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios.

Publicity stated: Elvis Aaron Presley was born during the Great Depression into a poor family in Mississippi. They moved to Memphis during the early fifties, and as a struggling young truck driver, Elvis cut some demos as a gift for his beloved mother Gladys. The folks at RCA Victor knew that this young fellow named Elvis was destined for superstardom. They quickly signed the legend to a long-term deal, forever etching “The King Of Rock And Roll” trademark to his name. He would eventually become the most successful solo artist of all time!

Throughout the late 60’s into the early 70’s, Elvis returned triumphantly to the studios of Memphis and would go on to record many chart topping singles and smash albums, as well as numerous appearances on stage and television that have kept his legacy alive now for over 7 decades.

In 1984, RCA Records created another chapter in his Golden Records franchise with the stellar Elvis’ Gold Records Volume 5. Ever proving that he was always on top of his game, the amazing album featured a treasure trove of his most important later works like Burnin’ Love, Suspicious Minds and If I Can Dream which was also featured in his Elvis NBC TV Special (also on Friday Music Vinyl). 

The early 80’s collection soon went on to achieve gold and platinum status and become one of his most memorable hits collections in his huge arsenal of masterful albums. Thanks to more great hits like his important Mac Davis interpretation In The Ghetto, his vocal prowess on the rocker Way Down and of course the soul drenched Kentucky Rain, this collection of Elvis Presley’s hits were just what the fans were screaming for, and the entire album was built around the framework of hit singles and album tracks that spanned his later career. In honor of the Man, the Music, the Legend, the King Of Rock And Roll, Friday Music is very proud and honored to announce the first time limited 180 Gram Gold Audiophile Vinyl release of the RCA Victor classic Elvis’ Gold Records Volume 5 by Elvis Presley.

As another installment in our exciting Elvis Presley / Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, we are pleased to present this masterwork in all its stereophonic and monophonic glory. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and manufactured for a very limited time at R.T.I. on first time translucent gold vinyl, Elvis’ Gold Records Volume 5 will be a much anticipated audiophile dream release for Elvis fans everywhere!

We are also including rare gatefold artwork presentation including the original 1984 artwork elements, truly enhancing your Elvis Presley listening hours. As usual, we are also enclosing a poly bag to protect your album cover and poly sleeve to help keep your Elvis vinyl in mint shape. Elvis’ Gold Records Volume 5. A history making rock album from an historic legend, an audiophile dream release… now an audiophile gold vinyl dream come true.

Side A: Suspicious Minds - Kentucky Rain - In The Ghetto - Clean Up Your Own Back Yard - If I Can Dream

Side B: Burning Love - If You Talk In Your Sleep - For The Heart - Moody Blue - Way Down

(Source: Memphis Mansion / Graceland / Elvis Club Berlin)