Elvis (also known as Elvis Presley No. 2) is the second studio album by American rock and roll singer Elvis Presley, released by RCA Victor in October 1956 in mono.
Recorded At – Ed Sullivan Show. All of Elvis' Ed Sullivan shows on one disc. Rights Society: SIAE.
On Elvis' first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, he was introduced by Cleveland disc jockey Bill Randle, who was supposedly the first radio personality to play an Elvis record outside the South. Randle, however, would be the only person featured on any of Elvis' Stage Show appearances who had any connection with the young singer. Stage Show was typical of television variety programs in the mid-1950s. Understanding the nature of these variety shows helps us to understand why Elvis created such a stir
A month before Elvis’s Sullivan debut, Ed was involved in nearly fatal automobile accident that left him hospitalized for weeks. By the time September 9th, 1956 rolled around, Ed was still recovering from his injuries and was unable to host Presley’s historic appearance. British actor Charles Laughton hosted the show from Ed’s New York studio and introduced Elvis to the television audience. Contrary to what many believe about CBS insisting that cameras only shoot Elvis from the hips up, the TV audience had a full view of Elvis Presley that evening. By the time of his next appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, October 28th, 1956, Sullivan had recovered from his injuries and resumed his duties hosting the show.
The Three Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring Elvis Presley presents the three entire Ed Sullivan Show episodes with Elvis’s historic performances, from September and October 1956 and January 1957. All 13 of Elvis’ electrifying performances for the program (including medleys) are featured in the 2DVD collection, as well as each show’s additional guests, including comedians Carol Burnett and Señor Wences, actor Charles Laughton, and boxer Sugar Ray Robinson.
RCA ships Elvis Presley, the first album in Elvis’ discography. This album full of early Elvis songs soon goes to on Billboard’s pop album chart for 10 weeks. Elvis arrives in Los Angeles to begin a two-part screen test for Paramount Studios in Hollywood on the 26th and 27th. Elvis makes his second of three appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show. Elvis’ first movie, Love Me Tender, premieres at the Paramount Theater in New York City, opening nationwide in the days following. November 10 – 11, 1957. Elvis performs shows in Hawaii for the first time. This would also be his last public appearance before entering the Army.
Elvis Presley and band, backed by vocal group the Jordanaires, September 26, 1956. Elvis seems extraordinarily relaxed during these performances, toying with the audience and singing very loosely, often slurring words and phrases, especially in Heartbreak Hotel where he seems to feign drunkenness throughout the song. Also in I Was the One, at one point, immediately after cueing a bass part by one the Jordanaires, he puts a finger into an ear as some vocalists do at times, then decides it’s as good a time as any to clean the ea. .below) selected individual songs from Elvis’s 1956 Tupelo concert, from the DVD Tupelo’s Own Elvis Presley. I Was the One (Aaron Schroeder, Claude DeMetrius, Hal Blair, Bill Peppers) B-side to Heartbreak Hotel, with the Jordanaires. Don’t Be Cruel (Otis Blackwell) was released on July 13, 1956 with Hound Dog (which had been in Elvis’s live act since May) as the B-side.
So a lot was unsettled and untried at the first of two groups of sessions that produced the Elvis Presley album - it wasn't even certain that there was any reason for a rock & roll artist to cut an album, because teenagers bought 45s, not LPs. The first of Elvis' RCA sides yielded one song, "Heartbreak Hotel," that seemed a potential single, but which no one thought would sell, and a few tracks that would be good enough for an album, if there were one. But no one involved knew anything for sure about this music
A historical Elvis Presley timeline of dates and important events in the life of the King, focusing on the year 1956, from your oldies guide at About. He soon works it into the live act. May 21: 2,500 fans storm the stage at the Municipal Auditorium in Topeka, KS during Elvis' show there. June 5: The Berle show once again presents Elvis, this time in the NBC studios. September 9: Elvis makes the first of three contracted appearances on Ed Sullivan's CBS show. Charles Laughton hosts, filling in for an ailing Sullivan. Elvis performs "Don't Be Cruel," "Love Me Tender," "Ready Teddy," and "Hound Dog" - but is shot from the waist up only.
|Sept. 9, 1956|
|A1||Don't Be Cruel||3:01|
|A2||Love Me Tender||2:36|
|Oct. 28, 1956|
|A5||Don't Be Cruel||2:20|
|A6||Love Me Tender||3:54|
|Jan. 6, 1957|
|B2||Love Me Tender||1:09|
|B4||Don't Be Cruel||2:47|
|B5||Peace In The Valley||2:30|
|B7||When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again||1:54|
- Made By – PDO, France
- Recorded At – Ed Sullivan Show
- Distributed By – Fonitcetra
NotesAll of Elvis' Ed Sullivan shows on one disc.
First 1000 copies pressed on coloured vinyl.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Rights Society: SIAE
- Matrix / Runout (Side 1): BG-LP 010 A
- Matrix / Runout (Side 2): BG-LP 010 B
|BG CD 010||Elvis Presley||The Live Elvis - Ed Sullivan's Shows 1956-1957 (CD, Mono, Unofficial)||Bulldog Records||BG CD 010||Italy||1988|