The Elvis Presley SUN collection

 

SUN 209   Elvis Presley with Scotty and Bill
That's all right / Blue moon of Kentucky (July 1954)

 

 

 

Note: very scarce first 45 rpm pressing with '209' upside-down in the left portion of the label
(U-129). The second edition (below) had this corrected and also had the full 'Wabash Music' printed.
Third pressings had '209' in the bottom, center position. It seems all authentic SUN editions have pushmarks.

Recorded July 5-6, 1954, SUN Studio, Memphis Tennessee
Elvis Presley (vcl/gtr); Winfield 'Scotty' Moore (gtr); William 'Bill' Black (bs)

 

SUN 210   Elvis Presley, Scotty and Bill
I don't care if the sun don't shine / Good rockin' tonight (September 1954)

 

 

 

Note: scarce first 45 rpm pressings with '210' in the left portion of the label and no publishing house
credits on U-131. Songwriter Roy Brown's first name is also misspelled as 'Ray'. Below is the corrected
version. Third pressings had '210' in the bottom. It seems all authentic SUN editions have pushmarks.

Recorded September 1954, SUN Studio, Memphis Tennessee
Elvis Presley (vcl/gtr); Scotty Moore (gtr); Bill Black (bs)

 

SUN 215   Elvis Presley, Scotty and Bill
Milkcow blues boogie / You're a heartbreaker (January 1955)

 

   

Recorded November or December, 1954, SUN Studio, Memphis Tennessee
Elvis Presley (vcl/gtr); Scotty Moore (gtr); Bill Black (bs)
It seems all authentic SUN editions have pushmarks.

 

SUN 217   Elvis Presley, Scotty & Bill
I'm left, you're right, she's gone / Baby, let's play house (April 1955)

 

 

Recorded March 5 (U-142) and February 5 (U-143) 1955, SUN Studio, Memphis Tennessee
Elvis Presley (vcl/gtr); Scotty Moore (gtr); Bill Black (bs); Jimmie Lott (dms U-142)
It seems all authentic SUN editions have pushmarks.

 

SUN 223   Elvis Presley, Scotty and Bill
Mystery train / I forgot to remember to forget (August 1, 1955)

 

 

Recorded July 11, 1955, SUN Studio, Memphis, Tennessee
Elvis Presley (vcl/gtr); Scotty Moore (gtr); Bill Black (bs); Johnny Bernero (dms);
unknown piano player. U-157 made the number 1 position on the Billboard country chart.
It seems NO original SUN edition has pushmarks.

 

Plus 104   Audrey
Dear Elvis, with love from Audrey, Page 1 / Page 2 (late summer 1956)

 

 

This 'madrigal with mimicry', which contains actual snippets from 'Baby let's play house',
'Milkcow blues boogie' and 'I don't care if the sun don't shine', peaked at #87 on the Billboard hot 100
on Sept 22, 1956. Variety reported that Plus Records, who pressed 53,955 copies of this 'break-in' record,
could sell only 30,000 copies before an increased royalty rate was assessed. As part of a settlement agreement,
Plus Records turned over the master of 'Dear Elvis' to the publishing houses, who promptly destroyed it. Regarding
the composer credits, 'C B Samuel' is believed to be a pseudonym for the Plus Record label's owner Samuel Kaufman.

 

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