Thursday, September 15, 2022

September 15 - New Danish Vinyl and More

The Danish Memphis Mansion record label announced the November 2022 release of volume 4 in 'The Danish Singles Collection' LP series. The 4th volume will be the last volume in this series. It is limited to 300 copies on colored vinyl, 
the color of the vinyl will be a surprise.

Tracks side A: One Broken Heart For Sale / They Remind Me Too much Of You / Good Luck Charm / 
Anything That's Part Of You / She's Not You / 
Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello / King Of The Whole Wide World.

Side B: Home Is Where The Heart Is / Return To Sender / Where Do You Come From / Kiss Me Quick / No More / In My Fathers House / I Believe In The Man In The Sky.

The LP is available for pre-order from the >>> Memphis Mansion webshop.

The Captivating Life History Of Elvis Presley

Daniel Ogbonna published his 75-page book 'The Biography Of Elvis Presley: The Captivating Life History Of Elvis Presley, The King Of Rock And Roll'. 

Synopsis: Elvis Presley was substantially more than a social symbol; he was a dependable gauge of the world he experienced as a child. Years before the social revolutions of the '60s and '70s, Elvis was ignited the first cultural revolution in American culture through his music. 

Inside the book you will learn about 'Elvis and His Twin Brother', 'That is All Right', 'Presley's Controversial Rise', 'Elvis Joins the Army', 'Rebound in Las Vegas', 'Last Years and Death' and much more. 

Elvis 19

The 20th Century Masterworks record label (a Jazz Messengers sub-label) announced the release of the double CD 'Elvis 19'.

The Elemental Music Records record label announced the October 28, 2022 release of the 88-page book / CD set 'Elvis 1956'. The set is available in an English and a French version.

Description: In this impressive 88-page book, renowned music critic, author, screenwriter, and Elvis Presley authority Peter Guralnick explores Elvis’ records and experiences from 1956 in great detail.

Guralnick explains why it was such a groundbreaking year in the career of the iconic rock & roll star. Born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1943, Guralnick specializes in the history of early rock and roll and is the author of a classic two-volume biography of Elvis Presley, Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley, followed by Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley.

This book is fully illustrated with rare and never before published photos, including numerous classic shots of Elvis by photographer Alfred Wertheimer. Also included inside is a 79-minute-long CD containing 31 of Elvis’ most important songs from 1956 carefully selected by Guralnick to accompany this book."

Dancin' Hits

The 2019 compilation 'Dancin' Hits' will be re-issued on red colored vinyl by Waxtime In Color label. Each LP has its own unique sticker!! “Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can’t help but move to it. That’s what happens to me. I can’t help it.” – Elvis Presley

Jailhouse Rock

The French Collection Music Legends record label announced the (re)release of  the LP 'Jailhouse Rock'.

Christmas Songs

Cult Legends Source 1 Media announced the release of the 19-track 'Christmas Songs' compilation.

Tracks: Here Comes Santa Claus (Right down Santa Claus Lane) / Blue Christmas / I'll Be Home For Christmas / Silent Night / I Believe / Where Do You Come From / Angel / My Wish Came True / It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) / His Hand In Mine / Santa Claus Is Back In Town / Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me) / (There'll Be) Peace in the Valley (For Me) / Have I Told You Lately That I Love You / Known Only To Him / Mansion Over The Hilltop / Take My Hand, Precious Lord / O Little Town of Bethlehem / White Christmas.

Elvis Presley’s 1971 Stutz Blackhawk Is For Sale

Presley is said to have owned four Stutz Blackhawks during his life. The second one was this 1971 model, a production model this time that was delivered to his home on Monavale Street in Beverly Hills on September 9, 1971.

Elvis owned this Stutz Blackhawk for a few years before he gifted it to one of his personal physicians at the Las Vegas Hilton, Dr. Elias Ghanem. The singer even had the car fitted with a special plaque that read “Elias Ghanem A True Friend”.

It currently has just 31,856 miles (51,267 km) on the odometer and is set to hit the auction block via Mecum in November in Las Vegas. It is offered with a copy of the 1971 State of California New Vehicle ID registered to Elvis Presley. 

The Blackhawks that Elvis owned became icons in their own right, it’s believed that he had four in total, all in the 1970s. There can be no denying that the Stutz was his favorite car in the 1970s and it would be the last car he would ever drive – with a fan snapping a picture of him returning to Graceland in a Blackhawk on the night that he died.

Elvis release rated the #1 Greatest Live Album!

The latest issue of Vintage Rock is an article discussing the 20 Greatest Live Albums. At #1 is the 2001 boxset, 'Elvis Live in Las Vegas'. 

The magazine quoted: "this fantastic 4CD compilation inarguably stands as an essential document of the singer’s mastery across three decades of live performance. There is no filler here. Presley is on top form and the song selection is impeccable……At his best, Presley live was second to none, and here is the literal proof." 

For the record The Beatles Live! At the Star Club, Hamburg was #19, while at #2 and #3 respectively were Jerry Lee Lewis – Live At the Star Club, Hamburg and Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison. 

Hall of Fame

Priscilla Presley holds up her award after she is inducted during the Memphis Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022, at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts in Memphis.

Priscilla Presley expressed love for Memphis that seemed so sincere — she called Graceland "the first place that I really called home" —  that only a churl could begrudge the addition of this non-musician to the Memphis Music Hall of Fame. The audience beamed.


Someone at Paramount seems to read Elvis sites as the movie company updated the erroneous cover art for the upcoming 'Blue Hawaii' 4K HD release. 

(Source: Anthony Stuchbury / Memphis Mansion / Pascal Matteo / Amazon / Auto Evolution / Elvis Club Berlin / Vintage rock / Elvis Information Network / Commercial Appeal)