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    A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-55 Recordings (Book + 3 CD's)



    A BOY FROM TUPELO: THE COMPLETE 1953-55 RECORDINGS

    Considered by many to be the "Holy Grail" chronicling the birth of Rock N' Roll, the "Follow That Dream" (FTD) Collector's Label has released the very impressive and arguably the must-have release for all Elvis fans A BOY FROM TUPELO. With over 500 pages, A BOY FROM TUPELO chronicles Elvis' early career through more than 500 photos, many of which have never been released before. A BOY FROM TUPELO is virtually a day-by-day travelogue of Elvis, Scotty Moore & Bill Black as they travel across the mid-south creating the sound that would forever shape popular music.

    Accompanying the mammoth encyclopedia of Elvis' beginnings, A BOY FROM TUPELO also includes 3 CD's containing every known recording by Elvis throughout this period of his career. From his official Sun singles to rare radio performances to early live concerts, the 3 CD's included with A BOY FROM TUPELO contain 100 historic recordings, 10 of which make their appearance for the very first time in this colossal set.

    If ever there was a must-have item for all Elvis fans and collectors, it is A BOY FROM TUPELO: THE COMPLETE 1953-55 RECORDINGS.


    TRACKLISTING:

    DISC ONE: MRS ACETATES, THE SUN MASTERS & THE RCA MASTERS

    1. My Happiness 2:33
    2. That's When Your Heartaches Begin 2:52
      Source for tracks 1-2: Digital transfer of acetate.
      Self-financed demo recorded July, 1953 at Sun Studio, Memphis.
    3. I'll Never Stand in Your Way 2:04
    4. It Wouldn't Be the Same (Without You) 2:09
      Source for tracks 3-4: Digital transfer of acetate in very poor condition.
      Self-financed demo recorded January 4, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis.
    5. Harbor Lights 2:38
    6. I Love You Because 2:43
    7. That's All Right [45 SUN RPM Master] 2:00 [Original SUN sound as released in 1954]
      Sources for tracks 5-6: Original SUN tapes.
      Track 5 possibly recorded July 5, 1954.
      Tracks 6-7 recorded July 5, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis.
      Source for track 7: 45 rpm SUN single (plastic).
    8. Blue Moon of Kentucky (45 SUN RPM Master] 2:07 [Original SUN sound as released in 1954]
      Source: 45 rpm SUN single (plastic). Recorded July 7, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis.
    9. Blue Moon 2:44
      Source: Original SUN tape. Likely recorded between August 15 and 19, 1954 at Sun Studio.
    10. Tomorrow Night 3:01
    11. I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin') 2:27
    12. I Don't Care If the Sun Don't Shine 2:32
    13. Just Because 2:34
    14. Good Rockin' Tonight 2:15
      Sources for tracks 10, 11, 13 and 14: RCA reference tapes (30 ips).
      Tracks 10-14 likely recorded between September 12-16, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis.
      Source for track 12: Digital transfer of SUN tape, with repairs from a digital transfer of a tape copy.
    15. Milkcow Blues Boogie 2:39
    16. You're a Heartbreaker 2:13
      Sources for tracks 15-16: 78 rpm SUN single (shellac).
      Recorded either mid-November or mid-December 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis.
    17. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone [Slow Version] 2:43
      Source: Original SUN tape. Recorded between mid-November 1954 and mid-April 1955 at Sun Studio. The reel has March 5 written on it, but Elvis was at the Louisiana Hayride that day.
    18. Baby Let's Play House 2:19
      Source: RCA reference tape (30 ips). Likely recorded between January 30 and February 4, 1955 at Sun Studio. 'I Got a Woman' and 'Tryin' to Get to You' were also recorded, but have been lost.
    19. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone 2:38
      Source for track 19: RCA reference tape (30 ips), with first part of ending from RCA tape copy (15 ips) and last part of ending from digital transfer of the RCA EPA-965 production master tape.
      Likely recorded mid-April 1955 at Sun Studio, Memphis.
    20. I Forgot to Remember to Forget 2:31
      Source: SUN tape copy. Recorded mid-July, 1955 at Sun Studio.
    21. Mystery Train 2:30
      Source: SUN tape copy, with ending from digital transfer of 78 rpm RCA single.
      Recorded mid-July, 1955 at Sun Studio, Memphis.
    22. Tryin' to Get to You 2:36
      Source: RCA reference tape (30 ips). Recorded mid-July, 1955 at Sun Studio.
    23. When It Rains It Pours 2:06
      Source: Original SUN (vocal channel) slapback tape. Recorded November 1-4, 1955 at Sun Studio. Elvis' 1957 re-recording of the song was released under the title 'When It Rains, It Really Pours'.
    24. That's All Right 1:59 [RCA single version] RCA reference tape (30 ips). [With RCA added echo]
      Source: RCA reference tape (30 ips). [With RCA added echo]
    25. Blue Moon of Kentucky 2:05 [RCA single version 78 RPM Master]
      Source: 'Elvis at Sun' master, derived from digital transfer of 78 RPM SUN single (shellac).
    26. I Love You Because 2:45 [RCA LP version : spliced from takes 3 & 5]
      Source: RCA master tape. Steve Sholes' original notes have these takes as 2 & 4.
    27. Tomorrow Night 2:56 [RCA LP version : overdubbed and slowed down]
      Source: 1965 RCA work part tape for the 'Elvis for Everyone' LPM-3450 production master tape.



    DISC TWO: THE SUN STUDIO SESSIONS


    1. Harbor Lights (takes 1-2, level adjustments) 0:33
    2. Harbor Lights (take 3/M) 2:53
    3. Harbor Lights (take 4) 2:38
    4. Harbor Lights (takes 5-6) 1:23
    5. Harbor Lights (take 7) 2:25
    6. Harbor Lights [take 8] 0:26
      Source for tracks 1-6: Original SUN tape. Possibly recorded July 5, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis.
    7. I Love You Because (take 1) 0:23
    8. I Love You Because (take 2) 3:28
    9. I Love You Because (take 3) 3:36
    10. I Love You Because (take 4) 0:40
    11. I Love You Because (take 5) 3:28
    12. That's All Right (takes 1-2) 0:20
    13. That's All Right (take 3) 1:58
      Source for tracks 7-13: Original SUN tape. Recorded July 5, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis.
    14. Dialogue 0:20
    15. Blue Moon of Kentucky (slow tempo outtake) 1:08
      Source for tracks 14-15: Digital transfer of SUN tape. Likely recorded July 7, 1954 at Sun Studio.
    16. Blue Moon (takes 1-3) 0:38
    17. Blue Moon (take 4) 2:59
    18. Blue Moon (take 5) 3:25
    19. Blue Moon (takes 6-7) 0:53
    20. Blue Moon [take 8] 3:01
    21. Blue Moon (take 9/M) 2:44
      Source for tracks 16-21: Original SUN tape. Likely recorded between August 15 and 19, 1954.
    22. Dialogue fragment (before 'Tomorrow Night') 0:11
    23. I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin') (incomplete take) 0:49
    24. Good Rockin' Tonight (fragment from vocal slapback tape) 0:10
    25. I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine (takes 1-2) 1:13
    26. I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine (take 3/M) 2:35
      Tracks 22-26 likely recorded between September 12 and 16, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis.
    27. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (slow version, take 1) 3:00
    28. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (slow version, take 2) 2:51
    29. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (slow version, take 3) 2:51
    30. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (slow version, take 4) 0:10
    31. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (slow version, take 5/M) 2:40
    32. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (slow version, take 6) 2:40
    33. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (slow version, take 7) 1:35
      Source for tracks 27-33: Original SUN tape. Recorded between mid-November 1954 and mid-April 1955 at Sun. The reel has March 5 written on it, but Elvis was at the Louisiana Hayride that day.
    34. How Do You Think I Feel (guitar slapback tape, rehearsal + take 1) 3:17
    35. How Do You Think I Feel (guitar slapback tape, rehearsals) 1:14
      Source for tracks 34-35: Digital transfer of SUN (guitar channel) slapback tape.
      Recorded between mid-November 1954 and mid-April 1955 at Sun Studio, Memphis.
    36. When It Rains It Pours (vocal slapback tape, take 1) 1:37
    37. When It Rains It Pours (vocal slapback tape, take 2 - rehearsal) 2:12
    38. When It Rains It Pours (vocal slapback tape, takes 3-4) 2:14
    39. When It Rains It Pours (vocal slapback tape, take 5/M) 2:02
    40. When It Rains It Pours (vocal slapback tape, take 6-7) 1:40
    41. When It Rains It Pours [vocal slapback tape, take 8] 1:40
      Source for tracks 36-41: Original SUN (vocal channel) slapback tape.
      Recorded between November 1-4, 1955 at Sun Studio, Memphis.



    DISC THREE: LIVE & RADIO PERFORMANCES

    1. That's All Right 2:52
    2. Blue Moon of Kentucky 2:23
      Source for tracks 1-2: RCA reference tape copy.
      Recorded at Louisiana Hayride debut, Shreveport, Louisiana, October 16, 1954.
    3. Shake, Rattle and Roll 2:24
    4. Fool, Fool, Fool 1:59
    5. Hearts of Stone 2:02
    6. That's All Right 1:52
    7. Tweedlee Dee 2:51
    8. Shake, Rattle and Roll 2:23
    9. KSIJ Radio commercial with DJ Tom Perryman 0:16
    10. Money Honey 2:43
    11. Blue Moon of Kentucky 2:04
    12. I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine 2:33
    13. That's All Right 1:54
    14. Tweedlee Dee 2:15
    15. Money Honey 2:17
    16. Hearts of Stone 1:37
    17. Shake, Rattle and Roll 1:39
    18. Little Mama 2:03
    19. You're a Heartbreaker 2:06
      Source for tracks 14-19: Digital transfer of fragments of acetate in very poor condition (which was destroyed in the process). Some parts duplicated and edited to create near-complete performances. Likely recorded at the Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, March 5, 1955.
    20. Good Rockin' Tonight 2:36
    21. Baby Let's Play House 2:22
    22. Blue Moon of Kentucky 1:47
    23. I Got a Woman 3:03
    24. That's All Right 2:17
      Source for tracks 20-24: RCA reference tape copy. Likely recorded at the Eagles' Hall, Houston, Texas, March 19, 1955. Track 21 could be from a different performance the same week.
    25. Tweedlee Dee 2:47
      Source for tracks 25: RCA reference tape copy.
      Recorded at Gladewater High School, Gladewater, Texas, April 30, 1955.
    26. Interview with Mae Boren Axton 3:19
      Source for track 26: Digital transfer of 1981 BBC broadcast tape copy.
      Recorded at motel in Jacksonville, Florida on either May 12 or July 28, 1955.
    27. That's All Right 2:37
      Source for track 27: Broadcast tape.
      Recorded at the Jimmie Rodgers Memorial Festival, Meridian, Mississippi, May 26, 1955.
      Source for track 26: Digital transfer of 1981 BBC broadcast tape copy.
      Recorded at motel in Jacksonville, Florida on either May 12 or July 28, 1955.
    28. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone 3:16
      Source for track 28: Digital transfer of acetate in very poor condition.
      Some parts duplicated and edited to create near-complete performance. Recorded at the Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, July 2, 1955.
    29. Baby Let's Play House 3:19
    30. Maybellene 3:09
    31. That's All Right 2:49
      Source for tracks 29-31: RCA reference tape copies.
      Recorded at the Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, August 20, 1955.
    32. Interview with Bob Neal 5:31
      Source for track 32: Digital transfer.
      Recorded at WMPS Radio, Memphis Tennessee, between August 29-31, 1955.


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