Jack White To Release First Elvis Record

The musician Jack White portrayed Elvis Presley in “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story” in 2007. Now, he’s bringing Elvis back to life in another way: by releasing Elvis’s first-ever recording on Third Man Records, Mr. White’s label, after paying $300,000 for the acetate disc. Billboard reported that Mr. White was the anonymous bidder who bought the 1953 recording at a Graceland auction this January. The record features two covers of ballads, “My Happiness” and “That’s Where Your Heartaches Begin,” and was recorded by an 18-year-old Presley in Memphis three years before his breakout single, “Heartbreak Hotel.” Third Man Records will release the recording on April 18, Record Store Day, as a 10-inch, 78-r.p.m. facsimile. Mr. White has broken a few vinyl-related records recently. On Record Store Day last year, he set the world’s fastest time (3 hours, 55 minutes and 21 seconds) for recording, pressing and releasing a vinyl disc, and his 2014 album, “Lazaretto,” is the biggest-selling vinyl album since 1994.

Source: New York Times / Updated: Mar 9, 2015 
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Nilson Calasans (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2015report abuse
(There´s) Gold in the mountains, love in the hills. TCB! :-)
Jeoliverm (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 11, 2015report abuse
Could anybody explain me this matter? As fas as I know My Happiness was released in 1990 in the album "The Great Performances" and That's When Your Heartaches Begin was in 1992 in the Box-Set "The King Of Rock'n'Roll - The Complete 50's Masters". And I believed that both tunes were mastered from the original (the one and only?) acetate. So... What's the big news about release both tunes again? On the other hand, I like very much Jack White and I'd like him anyway though he didn't like Elvis
snowplow floater (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 11, 2015report abuse
Really! I know it's like baby saying his or her first words, da, da, ma, ma, but this does nothing for me, it don't move me. Jack White has more money than sense, Elvis nailed 'Heartache' to the floor in ''57 so this demo does not interest me. Historical, yes, shows how far he progressed by '54, under the guidance of Scotty Moore and Mr. Phillips.
Clemmie (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 11, 2015report abuse
Kudo's and TYVM! to Mr. Jack White.....& while I am at it, BRAVO!! TCB!

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