ELVIS PRESLEY. American rock ‘n roll singer.
Record Album Signed and Inscribed on the front cover, “To Kevin / Best Wishes / Elvis Presley,” in the clear lower right portion of the album. The 1956 RCA Victor Album, “Elvis,” includes the songs, “Rip It Up,” “Love Me,” “When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again,” “Long Tall Sally,” “First in Line,” “Paralyzed,” “So Glad You’re Mine,” “Old Shep,” “Ready Teddy,” “Anyplace Is Paradise, ” “How’s the World Treating You,” “How Do You Think I Feel.” The record is in a pouch on the back of the framed piece.
“Elvis” is the second album by Elvis Presley, released in October 1956. Recording sessions took place at Radio Recorders on September 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. It spent four weeks at #1 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart that year, making Presley the first recording artist to have both his first and second albums go straight to number one in the same year.
For all practical purposes, Elvis Presley acted as his own record producer, choosing the songs, leading the sessions, making all the decisions concerning which take would be the master and so forth. With all but one track recorded at the single set of sessions, Presley and his tour band managed to recreate the loose feel from the Sun Studio days, mixing rhythm and blues and country and western repertoire items. There were three Little Richard covers and three new country ballads, all selected by Elvis Presley himself.
The recording sessions were attended by a few outsiders, namely Elvis’ current girlfriend at the time, actress Natalie Wood, and actor Nick Adams, both of whom had starred in “Rebel Without a Cause, Presley’s favorite James Dean film.
Somewhat aged appearance.
Framed, with maroon inner and outer mats, with a gold and black frame) dimensions: 20 inches wide by 20 1/4 inches high.
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