Tuesday, February 14, 2023

February 14 - Rock It Up

Due for release from the Rockwell recordlabel on August 4, 2023 is the blue colored LP 'Rock It Up', a compilation of "prime alternate takes".

Side A: Harbor Lights (take 4), I Love You Because (take 5), That's All Right (take 3) Sun Studio Memphis Tennessee, 5th July 1954 Blue Moon (take 8) Sun Studio Memphis Tennessee, 15th - 19th August 1954 I'm Left You're Right She's Gone (take 6) Sun Studio Memphis Tennessee, 5th March 1955 I Got A Woman (take 7?), Heartbreak Hotel (take 6) RCA Studios Nashville Tennessee, 10th January 1956 

Side B: I'm Counting On You (take 13), I Was The One (take 2) RCA Studios Nashville Tennessee, 11th January 1956 Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (take 12), Shake Rattle And Roll(take 8) RCA Studio 1 New York, 3rd February 1956 I Want You I Need You, I Love You (take 16) RCA Studios Nashville Tennessee, 14th April 1956 Old Shep  (take 5) Radio Recorders Studio 1 Hollywood California, 2nd September 1956 Rip It Up (take 16) Radio Recorders Studio 1 Hollywood California, 3rd September 1956.

Elvis Conference in Portugal

The annual conference of the CIAC-Centre for Research in Arts and Communication of the University of Algarve (Portugal), is dedicated this year to “Elvis Presley and popular culture in the 20th century XX”.

The event taking place in Faro, Portugal, on February 24, 2022, will have as keynote speakers Mark Duffett (Chester University, United Kingdom), author of 'Counting Down Elvis: His 100 Finest Songs' and 'Elvis: Roots, Image, Comeback, Phenomenon' and Mathias Haeussler (Regensburg University, Germany), author of 'Inventing Elvis: An American Icon in a Cold War'. 

The event will also have the participation of three CIAC researchers, and will have as a special guest, Douglas Brode, author of the book 'Elvis Cinema and Popular Culture'.

(Source: HMV Japan / Punk To Fun Heaven / Elvis Information Network)