THE ORIGINAL GE MASTERS OF ELVIS PRESLEY'S FIRST KNOWN (LIVE) CONCERT. A 44 X 35 framed collection including two original GE masters, quarter-inch tapes and 2 78 rpm albums and a copy of the 1955 show playbill.
Two original GE masters, quarter-inch tape of Elvis Presley's first known (live) concert recording and two additional interviews with Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore and Biff Collie. The concert recording was made at The Eagle's Hall in Houston, Texas on Saturday, March 19, 1955 during the Grand Prize Jamboree. The young Presley performed five songs that evening.
Good Rockin' Tonight" "Baby Let's Play House. Ive Got a Woman" "That's Alright Mama. Presley was introduced for the concert by the Master of Ceremonies, Biff Collie, as The Bopping Hillbilly. Appearing on stage with Elvis were Scotty Moore on guitar and Bill Black on standup bass. The pair was referred to simply as Scotty and Bill, later to be renamed as The Blue Moon Boys.Included is a seven-minute interview conducted by Bob Winsett in 1956 with Elvis Presley in Presley's dressing room following a performance. In the interview Winsett asks about his grueling tour schedule, Presley's home, his cars, Ed Sullivan, his record awards, a supposed feud with Pat Boone and a potential film career. The fifteen minute interview with Scotty Moore recalls the beginning of his relationship with Elvis Presley at Sun Records. Moore recalls saying after he met Elvis, the boy sings pretty goodI think with the right song he would be good on a record. The Master Recording of Elvis' First Known Live Recording at Eagles' Hall in Houston, Texas on March 19, Houston, 1955. The first years are the most exciting in Elvis career. There is a certain air of mystery regarding the pre-fame era of any artist because the ride to fame is usually not as well documented as after fame has set in.
The case of Elvis, Scotty, and Bill is particularly special, because the music they made was so conceptually revolutionary for the time, that it influenced the evolution in music for decades to come. (Source: From Ernie's Import LP Corner - Ernie's website).In December of 1998 Master & Sessions wrote a review about Elvis' famous first known live broadcast from Eagle's Hall in Houston, Texas and asked: Someone must have the original tape; I wonder who that person is? (Source: From the Master & Session website - ELVIS: PLAYING IT HOT IN'55). Elvis, Scotty and Bill were extensively touring the south since late November 1954, when they made their first appearance at the Eagles' Hall in Houston, Texas on January 1, 1955. Young Presley and his combo performed five songs that evening. Good Rockin Tonight, Baby Lets Play House, Blue Moon Of Kentucky, I Got A Woman and Thats Alright Mama.
Fortunately, this concert was broadcasted over the radio and the five songs were recorded by KLEE Radio in Houston. The tape of the performance was put in the radio stations vault and when the owner of the radio station died, the Master Reel came into possession of the owner of Eagles' Hall where the concert was held. After the untimely and unexpected death of Elvis in August 1977, the owner of Eagles' Hall, who was still in possession of the GE Master Recordings, along with two other interested parties approached Vernon Presley, the executor of Elvis' estate, to see if he had any interest in the Master Recordings, but Vernon stated he had no interest in the recordings at all. After being turned down by the Estate, the principals contacted the owner of a record company about the possibility of producing a documentary record from their master recordings. In December of 1977 they and Mike Figlio, a Nashville record producer, met with the division vice president of RCA Jerry Bradley and Elvis' producer Felton Jarvis.
Bradley and Jarvis listened to the recording and Jarvis verified that the tape contained the voice of Elvis Presley. Lengthy discussions ensued regarding the possibility of working out some joint business arrangement, through which RCA and the Memphis businessmen could produce and market the album. After the discussions ended, everyone was optimistic that an agreement could be reached. All attempts to get in touch with New York were in vain. Even the division vice president wasn't able, or was no longer willing, to help.
RCA and the Estate had ample opportunity to assert their interest in the recording but chose not to do so. After being ignored by RCA, the four individuals who had an interest in the GE Masters Recordings formed a corporation for the sole purpose of manufacturing and distributing an album by themselves. They contacted Scotty Moore who started to assemble the Eagles' Hall concert material for the "The First Years" album. "The First Years" album was produced and first appeared on the market as a numbered collector's limited edition in August of 1979.
Only 10,000 were manufactured and distributed. In 1979 the Corporation that produced "The First Years" entered into a Master Lease Agreement with another company, whose sole purpose was also to manufacture and distribute their own release. The Master Lease provided for the full use of the GE Master Recordings. The physical GE Master Recordings were handed over to the owner of the new company who marketed the-release "Elvis, Scotty and Bill - The First Year". The item "Elvis Presley Rare Ownership & Marketing Rights 1st Ever Live Recorded Album" is in sale since Monday, August 6, 2018.
This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Music Memorabilia\Rock & Pop\Artists P\Presley, Elvis\Concert & Movie Memorabilia". The seller is "pamsu9009" and is located in Delray Beach, Florida.
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