Saturday, May 25, 2024

Record #0694: Elvis (vol. 2) (EP) – ELVIS PRESLEY


A1 “So Glad You’re Mine”, A2 “Old Shep”, B1 “Ready Teddy”, B2 “Anyplace Is Paradise”

RCA EPA-993 (original) USA, 19. October 1956
Words & Music by:  A1 –
Arthur Crudup; A2 – Red Foley; B1 – Robert Blackwell, John Marascalco; B2 – Joe Thomas
Elvis Presley (vocals and guitar, piano on A2), Scotty Moore (lead guitar), Bill Black (bass), D.J. Fontana (drums), the Jordanaires (backing vocals), Gordon Stoker (piano on B1 and B2), Shorty Long (piano on A1)
Recording sessions: Produced by Steve Sholes; A1 at RCA Studio 1, New York City, NY on 30. January 1956; the other tracks at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, B1 on 3. September 1956; A2 and B2 on 2. September 1956
Highest chart positions:  US Billboard Hot 100 #47

This is the second EP in the set of three. I posted the first one here.

“So Glad You’re Mine” is from Elvis’ early RCA sessions in New York.

“Old Shep” is the song Elvis sang in a singing contest at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show on 3. October 1945. That was his first public performance, and he came in 5th place. The song was originally recorded by Red Foley in 1935.

I don’t have the disc for this. Gotta do some shopping in eBay someday.

List price:  Very Good+ is $20, Near Mint is $40; Black label, dog on left VG+ $15, NM $30; Horizontal line, no dog VG+ $100, NM $200; Orange label VG+ $40, NM $80; Picture sleeve VG+ $25, NM $50.

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