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Elvis : 'The thing I keep up with most is professional football'. When he wasn't on stage, in a studio or on the big screen, there's a good chance you could find Elvis Presley playing football. Elvis loved other sports, too, like karate and racquetball. But Elvis always found time for a quick game, and if he couldn't play it himself, he watched his favorite teams compete on TV. He often watched three Football games at once in the TV room at Graceland where he had installed three TV sets.
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The Ants in Elvis Presley's Pants by Jane Newcomb, Exposed, December 1956.
The Rock Legends import label have announced the release of their first book, 'The February 1977 Tour : An Audiovisual Documentary : Volume I'. From the press-release: Rock Legends is proud to announce a new series of concert themed volumes that would make perfect companions to your FTD
book collection. The first book of this series is mainly about the first tour of 1977. The February, 1977 Tour is an audiovisual document exploring the first shows of 1977 in a photographic manner along with several performances recorded live during some of the events which are featured on the bonus CD.
Perhaps the best part of FTD's 'Elvis Now' is that every song sounds better than it ever has before. If you love Elvis in the 1969 - 1971 era represented by this album and care about audio quality, you will be thrilled with these sound upgrades - particularly on the master takes. Kudos to FTD for much improvement in this area over the years. 'Elvis Now' is a different kind of listening experience than that of 'From Elvis In Memphis' or 'That's The Way It Is'. While those two albums are monumental, their greatness should not take away from the understated achievement that Elvis Now represents.
Britney Spears talks about Elvis Presley.
'Elvis Presley : The 1960 Gospel Album
' (Mono & Stereo) is a special edition from 'The Bootleg Series
' contains both the original mono album masters from Elvis' first gospel album 'His Hand In Mine' (for the first time on cd!). Also including is the alternate stereo album, including masters with false starts, count-ins and alternate versions, plus 9 bonus tracks! A great addition to the FTD edition of 'His Hand In Mine' - The ultimate 1960 Elvis Gospel experience! Also a 12 page booklet!
How Elvis Told His Mom Good-bye. by John Dunne. Movie Stars Parade, November 1958.
The Life And Death Of Gladys Presley, Modern Screen, November 1958.
The 'Elvis Presley Forever' CD compilation has exited the Billboard's 200 Albums chart this week after three weeks on the chart and a first week debut at No. 11. We can only wonder now how long it would have been on the chart if it had not been a limited edition and being sold out after the second week (With only dwindling stocks left in that last week). It was the highest debut for an Elvis Presley album since '2nd to None' album debuted at No. 3 in 2003. While this is a touch disappointing, pre-sale orders of the 'If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra' CD tell us that another big Elvis hit CD will be with us this year.
Elvis Presley on stage in Seattle November 12, 1970.
'The Jungle Room Sessions
', the 4th volume in the Follow That Dream
label's releases. And let it be said loud and clear from the start, that it was indeed worth the wait as this is a magnificent album and by far the best Follow That Dream release
... we get the biggest of all surprises: The only surviving, ten seconds long fragment of Elvis trying out 'America' in the studio.
There you go! The title of this CD pretty much says it all; Calling Elvis
is a talking album containing all known to date telephone conversations of Elvis Presley. The CD also has a few musical surprises.
Celeste Yarnell (sic) Tells All... About Her Life With Elvis by Allison Hayes, Screen Stars, December 1968.
Review of the FTD release, Back In Memphis
, by Troy Yeary. When I first heard the original 'Back In Memphis', over twenty years ago, I was surprised by my disappointment. After listening to this expanded FTD release of the album, I am surprised yet again. Not by disappointment this time, but by how much I enjoyed it. Verdict: Two long blasts on the train whistle (highest rating).
'Elvis : From Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, California
' (1-cd Bootleg Series Vol.17) Plus MGM Soundstage recordings is number 17 from the very popular 'The Bootleg Series
'! And like the previous releases this one will probably sold out very soon! The CD contains 43 tracks, including alternate takes, movie versions and original radio spots, many previously unreleased by Elvis record company. Also including is a 12 pages booklet. Also includes all of the songs Ann-Margret
recorded for 'Viva Las Vegas'.
A third track from the 'If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
' CD has been released. This one is Elvis Presley Fever ft. Michael Bublé
. The CD can be pre-ordered now and will be available on October 30th, 2015. The remarkable new album features classic Elvis vocal performances with brand-new orchestral accompaniment, along with a duet with Michael Bublé.
'Elvis Anthology Part One
' (1-CD Bootleg Years) is a special edition from the very popular 'The Bootleg Series
'! And like previous special editions this one will probably sold out very soon! The CD contains 41 Great tracks with many previously unreleased by Elvis' official record company. Some recordings presented for the first time on CD. Also: the record store day version from 'That's When Your Heartaches Begin' and an uncleaned version from 'My Happiness'.
The 'Elvis Presley Forever' CD compilation has slumped to No. 129 on Billboard's 200 Albums chart in its third week on the chart. The CD debuted at No. 11 and sold 27,000 copies in its first week, before dropping to No. 22 last week. The huge drop can be attributed to the CD being sold out, and only dwindling stocks left. It was the highest debut for a Presley album in a dozen years, since his '2nd to None' album debuted at No. 3 in 2003. While this is a touch disappointing, pre-sale orders of the 'If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra' CD tell us that another big Elvis hit CD will be with us this year. We have just a few sets left unsold ...
Here is the tracklisting for 'Live A Little, Love A Little
', a new release in the FTD classic album series
. And the news is very good indeed, Ernst Jorgensen
has managed to find the session tapes for this movie, and so we believe we have a very attractive release here. The search also revealed
that the vocal for 'A Little Less Conversation' used for the (Elvis Vs JXL) re-mix single, was not
recorded for the TV special
– it's actually take 2
of the song with the ending repaired. You can always learn something new!!!
Elvis Presley's twenty-eighth movie was the 1968 MGM film 'Live A Little, Love A Little
' directed by Norman Taurog, who had directed several previous Presley films. This was to be Taurog's final film. Principal photography began on 3/13/68. Locations included the Pacific Coast Highway near Malibu, Marineland, the Hollywood Citizen News building, the Los Angeles Music Center and the streets of the Hollywood Hills. The film introduced the song 'A Little Less Conversation
' an alternative take of which would form the basis of a remix that returned Presley to international music sales charts in 2002.
With the 'Forever Elvis
' CD sold out it should be no surprise it has had a big fall on Billboard's 200 Albums chart, and it is this week at No. 56 in its third week. We have the very last copies on the way to us now. The CD debuted at No. 11 and this was the highest debut for a Presley album in a dozen years, since his '2nd to None' album debuted at No. 3 in 2003. Order a CD and Stamp set today
Sony Music will release the 4 CD box set, 'Elvis Live In Las Vegas
' on September 18 packaged in a hard back book format case similar to recent releases of 'Young Man With The Big Beat
', 'Today, Tomorrow and Forever
', 'The Complete '68 Comeback Special
' and 'Walk A Mile In My Shoes
'. 'Live In Las Vegas' is a 4CD set compiling a comprehensive collection of Elvis’ legendary appearances in Las Vegas from 1956 -1975 and includes 89 recordings, a detailed 32 page booklet and plenty of rare photos.
Dynagrave Records proudly presents: Elvis Unedited : Studio Highlights 1970-1976, a brand new CD set with fully packed Volumes 1 and 2 (two separate CDs). They are full of Studio Highlights from your favorite 'Elvis Decade' - you will love to feed your CD Player with those compilations!
'Live A Little, Love A Little
' is a new release in the FTD classic album series
. It comes in a 7" digipack with booklet. Due to the fact that there are only four songs in the movie, this is a single disc with selected outtakes. (track listing not final yet).
'Elvis In West Texas
' contains a soundboard recorded
of the evening show in Odessa on May 30, 1976. A thoroughly great show with repertoire highlights in 'Help Me Make It Through The Night' and 'It's Now Or Never'. It is packaged in a digipack 5" format with a 12-page booklet of 1976 photos.
Continuing on from the excellent Follow That Dream vinyl editions
, FTD is pleased to announce the release of 'Moody Blue
' in its original discarded art layout for the first time. To create a unique collectible, it is issued in clear vinyl and each Pressing is hand numbered
. This is edition is limited to 1500.
Interview with Celeste Yarnall who appeared briefly in Live A Little, Love a Little. Celeste plays Ellen, the girl at the party, with all the astrological reasons why she and Elvis just can't possibly be matched up.
Minnie Mae Presley was Elvis Presley's paternal grandmother, whom he affectionately called 'Dodger'.
Elvis was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, in Lee County. His family tree traces both east and west of the All America City. His parents came from the the two counties that surround Lee County: His mother's family is from Pontotoc County, which is to the west of Lee County, and his father's family is from Itawamba County, which to to the east.
On August 27, 1965, Elvis Presley met The Beatles at his California home. One memorable evening, the Colonel
arranged for Elvis to meet four famous people. But I believe it was the Beatles who were eager to meet Elvis, not the other way around. In fact, when John, Paul, Ringo and George walked in, Elvis was relaxing on the couch, looking at TV without the sound. He barely bothered to get up. Naturally he was curious about the Beatles. He respected them. Mostly he respected the way they had achieved their artistic freedom. He saw how they did whatever they liked to do. There are no photos from that historic meeting between the King of Rock 'n' Roll and The Fab Four, but Priscilla Presley recalls that evening ...
Dean Jones, the actor best known to many for his role in Elvis Presley's 'Jailhouse Rock
' has died at the age of 84. After MGM signed Jones to a contract, he began with a small role in 'Somebody Up There Likes Me' before his role in the classic Elvis Presley movie 'Jailhouse Rock'.
A Craze Called Elvis, by Carlton Brown, Coronet, September 1956 ...
Elvis: The Best Of British, The RCA Years 1959-1960
will be released by FTD books this month. The book is the concluding volume of the trilogy Elvis: The Best of British
, this time the focus is on the RCA recordings of 1959-1960
and, consistent with the previous volumes, contains over 500 pages
. Discover exactly how Elvis, on his triumphant return from army service, reinvented his career at the top of the entertainment world when RCA declared 'Elvis is Back!
' before the movie G.I. Blues
changed his life forever. His story is graphically told through the music with over FIFTY iconic songs
, originally released on the British RCA label, having been extensively researched. Over 1100 rare or previously unpublished photographs
, charts and unique memorabilia, create a visually enhanced record of a superstar with unsurpassed acclaim. Hear Elvis personally introduce
his British chart toppers featuring many performances officially released for the first time
was the morning DJ at WHBQ in Memphis. The evening DJ, Dewey Phillips
, was known for playing what was then called 'race music', and it was one evening that a record brought in by Sam Phillips
featuring an artist by the name of Elvis Presley was played. 'You could tell that something exciting was going on when the record was played', says Wink. Ironically, Wink's future wife Sandy had dated Elvis for six years.
It is hard not to be excited about the soon to be released 'The Elvis Files' Volume 7 Hardcover book
after viewing these preview images
. The book is almost finished and soon to be printed so is on schedule to be released in October as announced. Volume 7 is about Elvis' career in 1974-1975. More details soon.
The U.S. Postal service have advised ElvisPresleyShop.com that they are now SOLD OUT of the 'Elvis Presley Forever' CD compilation. We have the very last copies on the way to us now. This week the release is No. 22 on Billboard's 200 Albums having debuted at No. 11 and selling 27,000 copies last week. Order a CD and Stamp set today.
... If, on the other hand, you are an Elvis fan who has not been exposed to this material very much before, then you are in for a real treat. Between the two discs on this Elvis In Person Special Edition 2 CD set, you will have at least one version of every song released from this engagement thus far. Sit back, crank it up, and enjoy!
This is the long awaited DVD officially released by Elvis Presley Enterprises. After watching this I found it 'worthwhile' and in understanding Elvis an essential purchase, especially when you understand the man studied several styles for two decades and took it VERY seriously from 1960-1974.
Cliff Richard Remembers the first time he heard Elvis Presley.
'Next : Stop Fayetteville' from 'Graceland Records' features three concerts from Fayetteville, NC, Cumberland County Memorial, August 3rd, 4th and 5th, 1976 shows and is presented in 3CD-digipack, in slipcase, with great 44-page booklet filled with many rare photos (some are presented for the very first time) of Elvis on stage in Fayetteville. You can't go wrong with this set.