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Young Man With The Big Beat

Released:Sep. 27, 2011

All of Elvis’ 1956 masters plus outtakes, live recordings, and interviews.

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  • Blue Suede Shoes

    Carl Perkins. Recorded January 30, 1956 at RCA Studios, New York. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Shorty Long
  • I’m Counting On You

    Don Robertson. 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
  • I Got A Woman

    Ray Charles. Recorded January 10, 1956 at RCA Studios, Nashville. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Chet Atkins, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Floyd Cramer.
  • One-Sided Love Affair

    Bill Campbell. Recorded January 30, 1956 at RCA Studios, New York. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Shorty Long
  • I Love You Because

    Leon Payne. Recorded July 5, 1954. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black
  • Just Because

    Bob Shelton/Joe Shelton/Sid Robin. Recorded September, 1954 at Sun Records’ Studio, Memphis. The most likely dates are in mid-September. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black
  • Tutti Frutti

    Dorothy LaBostrie/Richard Penniman. Recorded January 31, 1956 at RCA Studios, New York. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Shorty Long
  • Trying To Get To You

    Charles Singleton/Rosemarie McCoy. Recorded July 21, 1955 at Sun Records’ Studio, Memphis. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: Johnny Bernero
  • I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You)

    Joe Thomas/Howard Biggs. Recorded January 31, 1956 at RCA Studios, New York. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Shorty Long
  • I’ll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin')

    Jimmy Wakely. Recorded September, 1954 at Sun Records’ Studio, Memphis. The most likely dates are in mid-September. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black
  • Blue Moon

    Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart. Recorded August 19, 1954 at Sun Records’ Studio, Memphis. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black
  • Money Honey

    Jesse Stone. Recorded January 10, 1956 at RCA Studios, Nashville. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Chet Atkins, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Floyd Cramer.
  • Heartbreak Hotel

    Mae Boren Axton/Tommy Durden/Elvis Presley. Recorded January 10, 1956 at RCA Studios, Nashville. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Chet Atkins, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Floyd Cramer.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Rip It Up

    Robert Blackwell/John Marascalco. Recorded September 3, 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
  • Love Me

    Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller. 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
  • When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again

    Wiley Walker/Gene Sullivan. Recorded September 2, 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
  • Long Tall Sally

    Robert Blackwell/Enortis Johnson/Richard Penniman. Recorded September 2, 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
  • First In Line

    Aaron Schroeder/Ben Weisman. Recorded September 3, 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
  • Paralyzed

    Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley. Recorded September 2, 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
  • So Glad You’re Mine

    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
  • Old Shep

    Red Foley. Recorded September 2, 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
  • Ready Teddy

    Robert Blackwell/John Marascalco. Recorded September 3, 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
  • Anyplace Is Paradise

    Joe Thomas. Recorded September 2, 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
  • How’s The World Treating You

    Chet Atkins/Boudleaux Bryant. 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
  • How Do You Think I Feel

    Wayne Walker/Webb Pierce. 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
  • I Want You, I Need You, I Love You

    Maurice Mysels/Ira Kosloff. Recorded April 14, 1956 at RCA Studios, Nashville. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Chet Atkins. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Marvin Hughes. Vocals: Gordon Stoker, Ben Speer, Brock Speer
  • Hound Dog

    Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller. Recorded July 2, 1956 at RCA Studios, New York. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Shorty Long. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • Don’t Be Cruel

    Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley. Recorded July 2, 1956 at RCA Studios, New York. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Shorty Long. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • Any Way You Want Me (That's How I Will Be)

    Aaron Schroeder/Cliff Owens. Recorded July 2, 1956 at RCA Studios, New York. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Shorty Long. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • Too Much

    Lee Rosenberg/Leonard Weinman. Recorded September 2, 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
  • 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
  • Love Me Tender

    Vera Matson/Elvis Presley. Recorded for the motion picture Love Me Tender. Recorded August 24, 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
  • Let Me

    Vera Matson/Elvis Presley. Recorded for the motion picture Love Me Tender. Recorded 4-5, 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
  • 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
  • We’re Gonna Move

    Vera Matson/Elvis Presley. Recorded for the motion picture Love Me Tender. Recorded August 24, 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
  • Heartbreak Hotel

    Mae Boren Axton/Tommy Durden/Elvis Presley.Recorded May 6, at The New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. The Freddie Martin Orchestra
  • Long Tall Sally

    Robert Blackwell/Enortis Johnson/Richard Penniman.Recorded May 6, at The New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. The Freddie Martin Orchestra
  • Blue Suede Shoes

    Carl Perkins. Recorded May 6, at The New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. The Freddie Martin Orchestra
  • Money Honey

    Jesse Stone. Recorded May 6, at The New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. The Freddie Martin Orchestra
  • Heartbreak Hotel

    Mae Boren Axton/Tommy Durden/Elvis Presley. Recorded May 16, at Robertson Memorial Auditorium, Little Rock, Arkansas. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • Long Tall Sally

    Robert Blackwell/Enortis Johnson/Richard Penniman. Recorded May 16, at Robertson Memorial Auditorium, Little Rock, Arkansas. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • I Was The One

    Aaron Schroeder/Claude DeMetrius/Hal Blair/Bill Peppers. Recorded May 16, at Robertson Memorial Auditorium, Little Rock, Arkansas. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • Money Honey

    Jesse Stone. Recorded May 16, at Robertson Memorial Auditorium, Little Rock, Arkansas. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • I Got A Woman

    Ray Charles. Recorded May 16, at Robertson Memorial Auditorium, Little Rock, Arkansas. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • Blue Suede Shoes

    Carl Perkins. Recorded May 16, at Robertson Memorial Auditorium, Little Rock, Arkansas. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • Hound Dog

    Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller. Recorded May 16, at Robertson Memorial Auditorium, Little Rock, Arkansas. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • Heartbreak Hotel

    Mae Boren Axton/Tommy Durden/Elvis Presley. Recorded December 15, at Hirsch Youth Center, Shreveport, Louisisana. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • Long Tall Sally

    Robert Blackwell/Enortis Johnson/Richard Penniman. Recorded December 15, at Hirsch Youth Center, Shreveport, Louisisana. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • I Was The One

    Aaron Schroeder/Claude DeMetrius/Hal Blair/Bill Peppers. Recorded December 15, at Hirsch Youth Center, Shreveport, Louisisana. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Vocals: The Jordanaires.
  • Love Me Tender

    Vera Matson/Elvis Presley. Recorded December 15, at Hirsch Youth Center, Shreveport, Louisisana. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • Don't Be Cruel

    Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley. Recorded December 15, at Hirsch Youth Center, Shreveport, Louisisana. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • Love Me

    Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller. Recorded December 15, at Hirsch Youth Center, Shreveport, Louisisana. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Chet Atkins, Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • I Got A Woman

    Ray Charles. Recorded December 15, at Hirsch Youth Center, Shreveport, Louisisana. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again

    Wiley Walker/Gene Sullivan. Recorded December 15, at Hirsch Youth Center, Shreveport, Louisisana. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • Paralyzed

    Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley. Recorded December 15, at Hirsch Youth Center, Shreveport, Louisisana. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • Hound Dog

    Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller. Recorded December 15, at Hirsch Youth Center, Shreveport, Louisisana. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • I Got A Woman (unknown take)

    Ray Charles. Recorded January 10, 1956 at RCA Studios, Nashville. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Chet Atkins, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Floyd Cramer.
  • Heartbreak Hotel (take 6)

    Mae Boren Axton/Tommy Durden/Elvis Presley. Recorded January 10, 1956 at RCA Studios, Nashville. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Chet Atkins, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Floyd Cramer
  • I’m Counting On You (take 13)

    Don Robertson. 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
  • I Was The One (take 2)

    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
  • Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (take 1)

    loyd 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
  • Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (take 3)

    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
  • Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (take 4)

    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
  • Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (take 5)

    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
  • Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (take 6)

    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
  • Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (takes 7,8,9)

    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
  • 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
  • Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (takes 11,12)

    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
  • Shake, Rattle And Roll (takes 1,2)

    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
  • Shake, Rattle And Roll (takes 3,4,5,6)

    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
  • Shake, Rattle And Roll (take 8)

    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
  • Shake, Rattle And Roll (takes 9,10,11,12,12(undubbed master)

    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
  • The Complete Warwick Hotel Interview by Robert Brown recorded at the Warwick Hotel New York, N.Y., March 24th.

  • The Complete TV Guide Presents Elvis interview. Elvis interviewed by Paul Wilder August 6, 1956 backstage at Polk Theater, Lakeland, Florida.

  • Colonel Parker Interview. Colonel Parker and Oscar Davis interviewed by Paul Wilder August 6, 1956 backstage at Polk Theater, Lakeland, Florida.

  • The Truth About Me. The original spoken word 45 rpm disc included in Teen Parade Magazine.

  • The Truth About Me Interview. Recorded August 22, 1956 on the set of Love Me Tender, Hollywood, California

  • Victrola Radio ad 1

  • Victrola Radio ad 2

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