The "For LP Fans Only"-version, which has
been believed to be a different and later RCA transfer
(worse than the first) of a SUN single, has bass clicks
going all the way up to 20 kHz. This is the version with all
the echo and a first conclusion was that RCA added this echo
in 1959. However, it shouldn't be possible to derive this
genuine high-end from the usual, dry (and overall much
better) SUN 78 RPM version. Did SUN release two different
versions in 1955, one with echo and one dry? One 78 RPM and
one 45 RPM transfer checked so far. Both were identical to
the dry version without the high-end.
version running almost 3 seconds longer than the original
version was released on a 1987 CD called 'Elvis Presley -
The Legendary' (The Entertainers, CD 0254, JOKER Tonverlag
AG - manufactured in France by LOR-Disc). Can this be found
on any other release? It doesn't appear to have been on the
original SUN 78 RPM nor the 45 RPM? Thanks Sven Adamski for
Audio sample with amplified fade-out.
Several SUN 45's and 78's checked. Thanks everybody! It
doesn't appear on any of them. However, it does appear on
the 1972 U.K. LP Rock 'n' Roll (yellow cover, 68 photo. SF
8233). Only the break on the very last note differs
slightly. The source ought to be the same. (Thanks
There has been some confusion about versions here. The
original SUN/RCA version was interrupted before the fade was
over. The BMG version is faded even earlier. This European
version is longer than any of them. Please listen to the
sample to make sure if in doubt. On the longest version the
very last note can be heard if the amplitude is raised.
the master on the known tape of outtakes,
Yes. Thanks Paul Dowling for the Ernst Jorgensen
Milkcow Blues Boogie
Has anybody heard the RCA 78 RPM single from
November 1955? I would like to know if the 3 pops just
before the fade-out can be heard on it as well. If the pops
are here too, the RCA master used must come from a Sun
RCA version mastered from a SUN 78. Thanks Paul Dowling for
the Ernst Jorgensen Interview.
Milkcow Blues Boogie
Can it been confirmed that the acetate that
Bonhams had for sale really contains an alternate
So far I've got replies from two persons. An expert on the
subject has heard it and thinks it's a fake, the other got
information from the owner saying it was a slower version.
We can probably conclude that it is a fraud. Thanks for the
Trying to Get to You
Can an acoustic guitar be heard on this? Lee
Cotten ('All Shook Up') among others say that Elvis may be
playing the piano.
No one has heard an acoustic guitar so far. Now Jorgensen
admits in 'A Life in Music' that the guitar "drops out of
RBD-177. Reader's Digest CD released in
1991, possibly containing Silent Night with session talk.
This information can be found on page 571 of David
Petrelle's "Solid Gold Elvis".
Not session talk, the 1967 Christmas message. Thanks Peter
Follow That Dream
What take is on the Argentinian CD
Grandes Exitos? Has the stereo master been found?
Take 2. Fraudulent claims! Demand your money
Roustabout "no. 2"?
Otis Blackwell has said that it is the only
song of his he knows Elvis recorded that never
was released. All of the Roustabout songs except the title
track were finished by April 3, 1964, whereas the
instrumental track of 'Roustabout' was recorded on April 29
with vocals overdubbed on May 14. There must have been a
reason for this. Was there a Roustabout (no.2)?
Roustabout is track N : Counting the
songs leaves one free letter, omitting the letter I of
Yes! but tape is lost. Thanks Paul Dowling for the Ernst
What take or version is on the 1998 U.S.
Love Songs CD?
Original version, different mix. (The Man and His Music #39)