Elvis - Six Weeks Only is the name of the newest video project being issued by Restoration Sound & Vision, which documents Elvis Presley's first nationally-broadcast performances on Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey's "Stage Show" variety program. RS/V is pleased to offer the first installment, which features the King's inaugural performance from January 28, 1956, exclusively at their website.
A total of six different clips (reflecting all of Presley's appearances on the Dorsey program) are scheduled to be released by the company throughout 2009. The first entry contains spirited renditions of "Shake, Rattle & Roll/Flip, Flop & Fly" and "I Got a Woman". Unlike Elvis' later appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show", of the twelve songs performed on the six programs, only three are repeated- "Heartbreak Hotel" (his 1st RCA single, featured on three programs), and covers of Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti" and Carl Perkins' "Blue Suede Shows" (each featured on two programs).
The footage of each of the "Stage Show" performance clips has been collated and meticulously restored by archivist Kevin Segura ("Elvis - The Ed Sullivan Shows", "Dark Shadows - The Beginning"), utilizing the LiveFeed Video Imaging system. The LiveFeed process, which restores the original "live broadcast" look to vintage television programs, has previously been utilized on a variety of home video projects and network television broadcasts.
Source: Email / Updated: Mar 14, 2009