ELVIS: YOUNG MAN WITH THE BIG BEAT- TRACKS-FULL PACKAGE
A dazzling photo array of memorabilia will illustrate each day and entry. Concert ticket stubs, RCA memoranda, letters from fans, postcards from Elvis to his family, tour itineraries, magazine covers and articles, trade charts, fan club relics, RCA publicity photos, concert photos, candid photos, and more will be a feast for the eyes and the imagination as 1956 unfolds. The book was assembled by Elvis expert Roger Semon.
YOUNG MAN WITH THE BIG BEAT will also include: • Five rare 8x10 photographs (suitable for framing) • Five original-size poster replicas • A replica concert ticket stub.
YOUNG MAN WITH THE BIG BEAT was produced for reissue by Ernst Mikael Jorgensen, the respected director of RCA's Elvis catalog for over two decades. Jorgensen is also the author of the essential research guide, Elvis Presley: A Life In Music (St. Martin's Press, 1998). He recently completed The Complete Elvis Presley Masters, the 27-CD crown jewel in RCA/Legacy's Elvis 75 campaign of 2010-2011. That set contains all 711 master recordings released during Elvis' lifetime, housed in a 12-inch square presentation case which includes a coffee table-style book.
After nearly a year and a half of studio recording and singles releases on Sun Records of Memphis, Elvis Presley's recording contract was sold to RCA Records on November 21, 1955. Elvis arrived at RCA Studios in Nashville on January 10, 1956, with his band, guitarist Scotty Moore, bassist Bill Black, and D.J. Fontana on drums. It was the beginning of an odyssey that would not only transform the lives of Elvis and his buddies, but would also reshape the face of popular music, entertainment television, radio, concert promotion, movie production and more in America and around the world.
Buddy Holly: "Without Elvis none of us could have made it."
Scotty Moore: "He had so much energy we had to sit up nights to wear him out so that we could go to sleep."
John Lennon: "My crushing ambition in life was to be like Elvis Presley."
Bruce Springsteen: "My mother was watching the Ed Sullivan Show and Elvis came on. I went out and bought a guitar straight away..."
James Brown: "Elvis taught white America to get down."
From the master takes recorded at those January 10th sessions, "Heartbreak Hotel" (inducted into the Grammy® Hall Of Fame) and "I Was the One," to the Million Dollar Quartet jam session back home in Memphis on December 4th, it was a year in music that will never be equaled.
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Disc: 1Elvis Presley (1956) 01. Blue Suede Shoes 02. I m Counting On You 03. I Got A Woman 04. One-Sided Love Affair 05. I Love You Because 06. Just Because 07. Tutti Frutti 08. Trying To Get To You 09. I m Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You) 010. I ll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin ) 011. Blue Moon 012. Money Honey 013. Heartbreak Hotel 014. I Was The One 015. My Baby Left Me 016. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy 017. Shake, Rattle And Roll
Disc: 2 Elvis (1956) 1. Rip It Up 2. Love Me 3. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again 4. Long Tall Sally 5. First In Line 6. Paralyzed 7. So Glad You re Mine 8. Old Shep 9. Ready Teddy 10. Anyplace Is Paradise 11. How s The World Treating You 12. How Do You Think I Feel 13. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You 14. Hound Dog 15. Don t Be Cruel 16. Any Way You Want Me (That s How I Will Be) 17. Too Much 18. Playing For Keeps
Love Me Tender EP 19. Love Me Tender 20. Let Me 21. Poor Boy 22. We re Gonna Move Disc: 3Elvis Live In '56 Venus Room, Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, May 6, 1956 01. Heartbreak Hotel 02. Long Tall Sally 03. Blue Suede Shoes 04. Money Honey
Robinson Memorial Auditorium, Little Rock, Arkansas, May 16, 1956 05. Heartbreak Hotel 06. Long Tall Sally 07. I Was The One 08. Money Honey 09. I Got A Woman 10. Blue Suede Shoes 11. Hound Dog
Hirsch Youth Center, Louisiana Fairgrounds, Shreveport, Louisiana, December 15, 1956, previously unreleased. 12. Heartbreak Hotel 13. Long Tall Sally 14. I Was The One 15. Love Me Tender 16. Don t Be Cruel 17. Love Me 18. I Got A Woman 19. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again 20. Paralyzed 21. Hound Dog
Disc: 4 The Sessions First RCA Session Outtakes, January 10-11, 1956 01. I Got A Woman take unknown 02. Heartbreak Hotel take 06 03. I m Counting On You take 13 04. I Was The One take 02
The Complete February 3, 1956 Sessions 05. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy take 01 06. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy take 03 07. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy take 04 08. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy take 05 09. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy take 06 10. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy takes 07, 08, 09 11. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy take 10 (master) 12. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy takes 11,12 13. Shake, Rattle And Roll takes 01, 02 14. Shake, Rattle And Roll takes 03, 05, 06, 07 15. Shake, Rattle And Roll take 08 16. Shake, Rattle And Roll takes 09, 10, 11, 12, 12 (undubbed master)
Bonus Interview 17. The Complete Warwick Hotel Interview
Disc: 5 Elvis Talks 01. The Complete TV Guide Presents Elvis interview 02. Colonel Parker Interview 03. The Truth About Me 04. The Truth About Me Interview 05. Victrola Radio ad 1 06. Victrola Radio ad 2