Music of Elvis Presley: The 1950s

The Music of Elvis Presley: The 1950s

by Elvis Presley
     
 
Although it looks like a low-quality budget volume, the three-CD box set titled The Music of Elvis Presley: The 1950s is a solid compilation of nearly 50 tracks from Presley's most seminal decade of recording (comprising just over four years of tracks). Beginning with his breakout Sun sides ("That's All Right," "Mystery Train"), the set

Overview

Although it looks like a low-quality budget volume, the three-CD box set titled The Music of Elvis Presley: The 1950s is a solid compilation of nearly 50 tracks from Presley's most seminal decade of recording (comprising just over four years of tracks). Beginning with his breakout Sun sides ("That's All Right," "Mystery Train"), the set quickly moves into the RCA years, devoting close to 90 percent of its time to his major-label career. All of his major hits of the '50s are here -- "Heartbreak Hotel," "Hound Dog," "Don't Be Cruel," "All Shook Up," "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear," "Jailhouse Rock," "Trouble" -- and they're given context by the wealth of great material he recorded that didn't hit the Top Ten (although virtually all of them charted somewhere). Although the outer package of the box set doesn't bode well for the inside, The Music of Elvis Presley: The 1950s includes plenty of photos, a booklet with a solid essay, and complete information for each track (including recording dates and chart tabulations). RCA could have fit far more material on these three discs, but if the price is right, this set can't be beat.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/29/2009
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0886975572021
catalogNumber:
755720

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. That's All Right
  2. Blue Moon of Kentucky
  3. Good Rockin' Tonight
  4. Milkcow Blues Boogie
  5. Baby Let's Play House
  6. I Forgot to Remember to Forget
  7. Mystery Train
  8. Trying to Get to You
  9. Heartbreak Hotel
  10. I Was the One
  11. Money Honey
  12. Blue Suede Shoes
  13. My Baby Left Me
  14. So Glad You're Mine
  15. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You)
  16. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You

Disc 2

  1. Hound Dog
  2. Don't Be Cruel
  3. Any Way You Want Me (That's How I Will Be)
  4. Love Me
  5. Long Tall Sally
  6. Paralyzed
  7. Too Much
  8. Anyplace Is Paradise
  9. Rip It Up
  10. Tell Me Why
  11. Got a Lot O' Livin' to Do!
  12. All Shook Up
  13. Mean Woman Blues
  14. Party
  15. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
  16. One Night

Disc 3

  1. I Need You So
  2. Loving You
  3. Jailhouse Rock
  4. (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care
  5. Treat Me Nice
  6. Don't
  7. Hard Headed Woman
  8. Trouble
  9. Dixieland Rock
  10. Don't Ask My Why
  11. King Creole
  12. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
  13. I Need Your Love Tonight
  14. A Big Hunk O' Love
  15. (Now and Then There's) A Fool Such as I
  16. I Got Stung

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Elvis Presley   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Ivory Joe Hunter   Composer
Bill Monroe   Composer
Charlie Feathers   Composer
Elvis Presley   Composer
Titus Turner   Composer
Dave Bartholomew   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Otis Blackwell   Composer
Howard Biggs   Composer
Hal Blair   Composer
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup   Composer
Stan Kesler   Composer
Bernie Lowe   Composer
Kal Mann   Composer
Junior Parker   Composer
Aaron Schroeder   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Jesse Stone   Composer
Ben Weisman   Composer
Fred Wise   Composer
Richard Penniman   Composer
Lou Kosloff   Composer
Claude Demetrius   Composer
Tommy Durden   Composer
Pearl King   Composer
John Marascalco   Composer
Jessie Mae Robinson   Composer
Sid Wayne   Composer
Sidney Wyche   Composer
Moody Russell   Composer
Bill Trader   Composer
Bert Carroll   Composer
Rob Carter   Art Direction
Mike Cimicata   Liner Notes
Bickley S. Reichmer   Composer
Cliff Owens   Composer
Bill Peppers   Composer
Bix Reichner   Composer
Maurice Mysels   Composer
Robert Blackwell   Composer
Lee Rosenberg   Composer
Charles Singleton   Composer
Ira Kosloff   Composer

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