Rca Victor release in mono ‘Elvis Presley,’ his debut album (1956)

Elvis Presley” is his eponymous debut studio album released, in mono, on March 23, 1956 by Rca Victor.

Track Listing : 1.Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins) – 02:00 . 2.I’M Counting On You (Don Robertson) – 02:25 . 3.I Got A Woman (Ray Charles, Renald Richard) – 02:25 . 4.One-Sided Love Affair (Bill Campbell) – 02:11 . 5.I Love You Because (Leon Payne) – 02:43 . 6.Just Because (Bob Shelton, Joe Shelton, Sydney Robin) – 02:34 . 7.Tutti Frutti (Dorothy Labostrie, Richard Wayne Penniman) – 01:59 . 8.Tryin’ To Get To You (Rose Marie Mccoy, Charles Singleton) – 02:31 . 9.I’M Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You) (Howard Biggs And Joe Thomas) – 02:01 . 10.I’Ll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin’) (Jimmy Wakely) – 02:24 . 11.Blue Moon (Richard Rodgers And Lorenz Hart) – 02:40 . 12.Money Honey (Jesse Stone) – 02:36

Musicians : Elvis Presley – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Piano . Scotty Moore – Electric Guitar . Chet Atkins – Acoustic Guitar On (2 – 12) . Floyd Cramer – Piano On (2 – 3 – 12) . Shorty Long – Piano On (1 – 4 – 7 – 9) . Bill Black – Bass . D. J. Fontana – Drums . Johnny Bernero – Drums On (8) . Gordon Stoker – Backing Vocals . Ben Speer – Backing Vocals . Brock Speer – Backing Vocals

Production : Produced By Sam Phillips, Steve Sholes Ernie Oelrich – Engineer . Bob Ferris – Engineer . Sam Phillips – Engineer

Package : Colin Escott – Liner Notes

Recorded July 1954 To January 1956 At Rca Victor Studios In Nashville, Tennessee; Rca Victor Studios In New York; Sun Studio In Memphis, Tennessee.

Released On March 23, 1956 By Rca Victor.

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Elvis History Blog
Presley gave Blue Suede Shoes the full rock ’n’ roll treatment, at a faster pace and with greater energy than Perkins’s rockabilly recording. Go, Cat, Go noted that, “The beauty of Presley’s unrestrained performance on ‘Shoes’—he eliminated the stop-time break and instead tore through the opening, barely taking a breath—was a link to the Sun style. […]

Adrian’s Album Reviews
A varied record too, especially in its day. Rock tracks precede ballads precede rockabilly precede songs with hints of country. If it was a deliberate decision to put together an Elvis LP which showcased the full range of his talents then, whoever did put the LP together did a fine job. […]

BBC
Even the cover, shot at a gig in Tampa the previous year, remains an iconic signifier for all that youthful rebellion that Western civilization holds so dear. Every (and I mean EVERY) home should own a copy. […]

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