A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings

A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings

by Elvis Presley

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Overview

A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings

A Boy from Tupelo rounds up all the known existing Elvis Presley recordings from 1953 through 1955, a sum total of 53 studio takes and 32 live performances. The subtitle of the triple-disc set is The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings but it could as easily been dubbed The Sun Years, as the first two discs not only contain all the masters Elvis released for Sam Phillips' legendary Memphis label, but all the outtakes, the four alternate mixes of Sun material released by RCA, and the four acetates Presley privately cut for Phillips' Memphis Recording Service. The third disc is devoted to live material, primarily recorded at the Shreveport radio show Louisiana Hayride, but there are also some tracks recorded at concerts and radio stations in Texas and Mississippi. A lot of this third disc has shown up on prior Presley compilations, usually collections targeted at the hardcore Elvis fans, but A Boy from Tupelo presents all this music in a logical, orderly sequence that suits Legacy's previous big Presley boxes, such as 2011's Young Man with the Big Beat: The Complete 1956 Masters. If A Boy from Tupelo doesn't seem as revelatory as that five-disc box, blame it on the fact that apart from the live recordings -- which are cleaned up, but often can still seem pretty rough -- this is heavily recycled material. Elvis' Sun sessions were first reissued as a 16-track LP called The Sun Sessions in 1976, which was trumped 11 years later by the CD release of The Complete Sun Sessions -- which itself wound up getting usurped in 1999 by the double-disc Sunrise. Additionally, this music can be found on 1992's five-CD The King of Rock 'n' Roll: The Complete 50s Masters, the massive 2010 box The Complete Elvis Presley Masters, and 2016's The RCA Album Collection, albeit spread over some of that set's 60 CDs, so no matter how well executed A Boy from Tupelo is -- and it's very well done, boasting a handsome, detailed book and clean sound -- it can't help but feel a little old hat. Still, those consumers in the market for the earliest Elvis will be satisfied by this, as it not only has everything in one convenient box but the addition of the live material does provide a nice coda to the familiar Sun sessions.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/28/2017
Label: Sony Legacy
UPC: 0889854177324
catalogNumber: 541773
Rank: 18115

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. My Happiness
  2. That's When Your Heartaches Begin
  3. I'll Never Stand in Your Way
  4. It Wouldn't Be the Same Without You
  5. Harbor Lights
  6. I Love You Because
  7. That's All Right
  8. Blue Moon of Kentucky
  9. Blue Moon
  10. Tomorrow Night
  11. I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin')
  12. I Don't Care If the Sun Don't Shine
  13. Just Because
  14. Good Rockin' Tonight
  15. Milkcow Blues Boogie
  16. You're a Heartbreaker
  17. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone
  18. Baby, Let's Play House
  19. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone
  20. I Forgot to Remember to Forget
  21. Mystery Train
  22. Trying to Get to You
  23. When It Rains, It Really Pours
  24. That's All Right
  25. Blue Moon of Kentucky
  26. I Love You Because
  27. Tomorrow Night

Disc 2

  1. Harbor Lights
  2. Harbor Lights
  3. Harbor Lights
  4. I Love You Because
  5. I Love You Because
  6. I Love You Because
  7. That's All Right
  8. Blue Moon of Kentucky
  9. Blue Moon
  10. Blue Moon
  11. Blue Moon
  12. Blue Moon
  13. Dialogue (Fragment Before "Tomorrow Night")
  14. I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin')
  15. Good Rockin' Tonight
  16. I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine
  17. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone [Versio
  18. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone [Versio
  19. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone [Versio
  20. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone [Ver
  21. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone [Ver
  22. How Do You Think I Feel [Ta
  23. When It Rains It Pours
  24. When It Rains It Pours [Vocal Slapback Tape, Take 2 - Rehearsal 1 - Tak
  25. When It Rains It Pours
  26. When It Rains It Pours

Disc 3

  1. That's All Right [Live From the Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisian
  2. Blue Moon of Kentucky
  3. Shake, Rattle and Roll
  4. Fool, Fool, Fool
  5. Hearts of Stone
  6. That's All Right [Live From the Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisian
  7. Tweedlee Dee [
  8. Shake, Rattle and Roll
  9. KSIJ Radio commercial With DJ Tom Perryman
  10. Money Honey
  11. Blue Moon of Kentucky [Live From the Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Lou
  12. I Don't Care If the Sun Don't Shine
  13. That's All Right [January 22
  14. Tweedlee Dee [
  15. Money Honey [L
  16. Hearts of Stone [Live From the Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana
  17. Shake, Rattle and Roll
  18. Little Mama
  19. You're a Heartbreaker
  20. Good Rockin' Tonight
  21. Baby, Let's Play House
  22. Blue Moon of Kentucky
  23. I Got a Woman
  24. That's All Right
  25. Tweedlee Dee
  26. That's All Right [Live From the Jimmie Rodgers Memorial Festival, Merid
  27. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone
  28. Baby, Let's Play House [Live From the Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Lo
  29. Maybellene
  30. That's All Right [Live From the Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisian
  31. Bob Neal Radio Promotion Spot
  32. I Forgot to Remember to Forget

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Elvis Presley   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Chet Atkins   Guitar
Floyd Cramer   Piano
Bill Black   Bass
Scotty Moore   Electric Guitar
Anita Kerr   Background Vocals
Jimmy Day   Steel Guitar
Grady Martin   Guitar
Johnny Bernero   Drums
Buddy Harman   Drums
Henry Strzelecki   Bass
Charlie McCoy   Harmonica
Sonny Trammel   Steel Guitar
Buddy Cunningham   Snare Drums
Leon Post   Piano
Jimmie Lott   Drums

Technical Credits

Kokomo Arnold   Composer
Roy Brown   Composer
Bill Monroe   Composer
Chuck Berry   Composer
Ray Charles   Composer
Charlie Feathers   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Leon Payne   Composer
Jimmy Wakely   Composer
Jimmy Kennedy   Composer
George "Funky" Brown   Composer
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup   Composer
Ahmet Ertegun   Composer
Hy Heath   Composer
Rudy Jackson   Composer
Stan Kesler   Composer
Junior Parker   Composer
Webb Pierce   Composer
Fred Rose   Composer
Winfield Scott   Composer
Jesse Stone   Composer
Wayne Walker   Composer
Jerry Wexler   Composer
Ernst Mikael Jorgensen   Producer,Art Direction,Concept
Sam Phillips   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Shelton Brothers   Composer
Sam Coslow   Composer
Fred Fisher   Composer
Mack David   Composer
Jack Sallee   Composer
Carmen Taylor   Composer
Hugh Williams   Composer
Borney Bergantine   Composer
Willis Carroll   Composer
Charles E. Calhoun   Composer
Will Grosz   Composer
Rose Marie McCoy   Composer
Ahmet Nugetre   Composer
Betty Peterson   Composer
William Raskin   Composer
Bill Taylor   Composer
Eddie Ray   Composer
Sid Robin   Composer
William Emerson   Composer
Charles Singleton   Composer
Arthur Gunter   Composer
Nic Oxby   Art Direction,Concept
Helle Molbech Jørgensen   Direction

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