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Released:Jan. 23, 1959

With almost nothing left in the can, RCA was reduced to packaging some of the earliest (and best) of Elvis’ sides that had not yet appeared on LP. The album’s initial sales of 150,000 were about the same as those of Elvis’ Golden Records Vol. 1, despite the fact that none of the new album tracks had been substantial pop hits. Although commercial necessity may have dictated its release, with the exception of “Poor Boy” the album was an extraordinary testament to the brilliance of Elvis’ artistic achievement to date and for many fans represented their first exposure to some of his great early Sun sides, four of which were included here.

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  • That’s All Right

    Arthur Crudup. Recorded July 5, 1954. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black
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  • Lawdy, Miss Clawdy

    Lloyd Price. Recorded February 3, 1956 at RCA Studios, New York. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Shorty Long.
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  • Mystery Train

    Junior Parker/Sam Phillips. Recorded July 21, 1955 at Sun Records’ Studio, Memphis. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: Johnny Bernero 04) Playing For Keeps - Stanley Kesler. Recorded September 1, 1956 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore. Guitar & Piano: Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Gordon Stoker. Vocals: The Jordanaires
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  • Poor Boy

    Vera Matson/Elvis Presley. Recorded for the motion picture Love Me Tender. Recorded August 24 & September 4, 1956 at Fox Stage 1, Hollywood. Guitar: Vito Mumolo. Bass: Mike “Myer” Rubin. Drums: Richard Cornell. Banjo: Luther “Red” Roundtree. Accordion: Carl Fortina, Dominic Frontieri. Vocals: Rad Robinson, Jon Dodson, Charles Prescott
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  • My Baby Left Me

    Arthur Crudup. Recorded January 30, 1956 at RCA Studios, New York. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Shorty Long. Vocals: Scotty Moore, Bill Black, D.J. Fontana
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  • I Was The One

    Aaron Schroeder/Claude DeMetrius/Hal Blair/Bill Peppers. Recorded January 11, 1956 at RCA Studios, Nashville. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Chet Atkins, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Floyd Cramer. Vocals: Gordon Stoker, Ben Speer, Brock Speer
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  • Shake, Rattle And Roll

    Charles Calhoun. Recorded January 30, 31 & February 3, 1956 at RCA Studios, New York. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Shorty Long. Vocals: Scotty Moore, Bill Black,D.J. Fontana
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  • I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone

    Stan Kesler/Bill Taylor. Recorded February-March 1955 at Sun Records’ Studio, Memphis. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: Jimmie Lott
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  • You’re A Heartbreaker

    ack Sallee. Recorded November-December, 1954 at Sun Records’ Studio, Memphis. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black
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Credits

Artist
Credit
  • Elvis Presley
    vocals, guitar
  • Scotty Moore
    guitar
  • Chet Atkins
    guitar
  • Floyd Cramer
    piano
  • Shorty Long
    piano
  • Gordon Stoker
    piano, backing vocals
  • Bill Black
    bass
  • D.J. Fontana
    drums
  • Jimmie Lott
    drums
  • Johnny Bernero
    drums
  • The Jordanaires
    backing vocals
  • Ben Speer
    backing vocals
  • Brock Speer
    backing vocals
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