Tuesday, February 21, 2023

February 21 - Elvis Still The Hero Of Vinyl

The Blue Day record label released 'The Elvis Tapes - Early Interviews with the King' on 180 Gr. clear vinyl and 'Hayride Shows Live 1955' as a Limited Edition on 180 Gr. green colored vinyl.

Details 'The Elvis Tapes': Clear vinyl reissue of this 1977 LP featuring a recording of a press conference given by Elvis prior to his performance at the Empire Stadium, Vancouver in 1957. Also includes an interview with CKOY Radio's Mac Lipson from April of that year.

Side A: 1. Vancouver Canada August 31st 1957 Part 1 (Total side length: 11:30 minutes).

Side B: 2. Vancouver Canada August 31st 1957 Part 2 / 3. Ckoy Radio Mac Lipson Interviews (Total side length – 18:10 minutes).

Details 'Hayride Shows Live 1955': Louisiana Hayride was a radio show broadcast from the Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium in Shreveport, Louisiana. During its heyday from 1948 to 1960 ‘Hayride’ helped to launch the careers of some of the greatest names in American country and western music. 

Then on October 16th of 1954, Elvis Presley made his debut. Presley’s performance of his debut release, ‘That’s All Right’, brought a weak response from the country-loving audience, but Presley was signed to a one-year contract for more appearances. Elvis worked the Hayride audience week by week until he finally won them over, but there was to be a catch... the demand for more of Presley’s new kind of rockabilly music resulted in a sharp decline in the popularity of the Hayride, a strictly country music venue. Times were changing... 

These recordings capture the formative years of The King of Rock ‘N’ Roll and feature many of his soon-to-be classic numbers.

Side A: Heartbreak Hotel - Long Tall Sally - I Was The One - Money Honey - I Got A Woman - Blue Suede Shows - Hound Dog

Side B: Interviews: 1965 In Arkansas - Baby Let’s Play House - Maybellene - That’s Alright Mama - Blue Moon Of Kentucky - There’s Good Rockin’ Tonight - I Got A Woman (Alternative Version) - Tweedlee Dee.

Elvis Still The Hero of the Comic Book

Dutch illustrator Gerrit de Jong published his second Elvis Presley comic / coloring book 'Elvis Still The Hero of the Comic Book'. 

This Limited Edition read and coloring book is available from the author through his >>> Facebook page

(Source: Gerrit de Jager / Pascal Matteo)