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MRS: Live In The 50s

December 18, 2015 | Music

Memphis Recording Service is back in the building! This time they release all 50's live material on a 3CD set: Live in the 50s. 

Press release

Memphis Recording Service will have its first release in 4 years titled ‘ELVIS LIVE IN THE 50’s - THE COMPLETE CONCERT RECORDINGS on February 19th 2016. 

This box set is the ultimate tribute to Elvis Presley documenting his shows from the 1950’s. The 3 CD’s represent for the first time ever, the release of the complete collection of archival live concert recordings (including rare interviews and the recently discovered new material) by Elvis Presley in the 1950’s. 

All of the 82 tracks included have been painstakingly remastered and restored. Fans who enjoyed previous mastered works of the MRS team such as ‘Such a Night in Pearl Harbor’, ‘The Complete Hayride Archives’ and Boxcar’s remastered works of the Orlando February 1977 concert, are in for a treat. Our restoration techniques have now been applied to the Tupelo shows as well as the Eagles Hall, Frontier and Robinson Auditorium shows. Combined with further works on the Hayride and others shows, the quality of these recordings is now far superior to ever before.

The 172 page book is a chronological photo journey following Elvis from the very first to the very last shows performed in the 1950’s. It contains linear notes that includes every show listing (now updated) and is accompanied by hundreds of photographs many of which are rare and unpublished.



16th October 1954 - Louisiana Hayride - Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, LA

01.  Hayride Begins Jingle
02.  Introduction/ That's All Right
03.  Blue Moon of Kentucky

15th January 1955- Louisiana Hayride - Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, LA

04. Hearts of Stone
05. That’s All Right
06. Tweedle Dee

22nd January 22nd 1955 - Louisiana Hayride - Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, LA

07. Money Honey 
08. Blue Moon of Kentucky 
09. I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine 
10. That’s All Right 

11. Radio Spot Commercial for Performance February 23rd 1955 in Pine Bluff Arkansas

5th March 1955 - Louisiana Hayride - Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, LA

12. Tweedle Dee 
13. Money Honey 
14. Hearts of Stone  
15. Shake, Rattle & Roll 
16. Little Mama 
17. You’re a Heartbreaker

19th March 1955 – Eagles Hall, Houston, Texas

18. Good Rockin’ Tonight                        
19. Baby Let’s Play House                    
20. Blue Moon of Kentucky                      
21. I Got a Woman                    
22. That’s All Right
30th April 1955 – Gladewater, Texas (Remote Louisiana Hayride Broadcast)

23. Tweedle Dee 

26th May 1955 – Jimmie Rodgers Memorial Festival, Meridian, Mississippi 

24. That's All Right 

16th July¬ 1955- Louisiana Hayride - Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, LA

25. I’m Left You’re Right She’s Gone
26. Mae Axton Interviews Elvis, July 29th 1955, Jacksonville, Florida
27. Radio Spot Commercial August 10th 1955 for Performance in Gladewater Texas

20th August 1955 - Louisiana Hayride - Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, LA

28. Baby Let’s Play House
29. Maybellene
30. That’s All Right

31. Bob Neal Interviews Elvis, Scotty & Bill

October 1955 - Louisiana Hayride - Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, LA

32. I' Forgot To Remember to Forget 
33: Hayride End Jingle


6th May 1956 - New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas NV

01. Heartbreak Hotel
02. Long Tall Sally
03. Blue Suede Shoes
04. Money Honey

16 May 1956 - Robinson Auditorium, Little Rock AR

05. Interview at Little Rock Arkansas
06. Heartbreak Hotel
07. Long Tall Sally
08. I Was the One
09. Money Honey
10. I Got A Woman
11. Blue Suede Shoes
12. Hound Dog

13. 3rd June 1956 - Radio Spot for Elvis Concert in Oakland, CA 

26 September 1956 - Mississippi-Alabama Fairgrounds, Tupelo MS (Afternoon Performance)

14. Heartbreak Hotel
15. Long Tall Sally
16. Presentation Key to the City
17. I Was the One
18. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You 
19. I Got a Woman
20. Don’t Be Cruel
21. Ready Teddy
22. Love Me Tender
23. Hound Dog
24. WTUP Interviews Elvis Presley


26 September 1956 - Mississippi-Alabama Fairgrounds, Tupelo MS (Evening Performance)

01. WTUP Interviews Elvis’ Parents, Vernon & Gladys
02. Love Me Tender
03. I Was The One
04. I Got a Woman
05. Don’t Be Cruel
06. Blue Suede Shoes
07. Baby Let’s Play House
08. Hound Dog
09. Announcement

15th December 1956 - Louisiana Hayride Hirsch Youth Center, Louisiana Fairgrounds, Shreveport LA
10. Heartbreak Hotel
11. Long Tall Sally
12. I Was the One
13. Love Me Tender
14. Don’t Be Cruel
15. Love Me
16. I Got A Woman
17. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
18. Paralyzed
19. Hound Dog
20. Elvis Has Left the Building

April and August 1957 - CANADIAN FRAGMENTS 1957

21. Heartbreak Hotel -Toronto Radio Broadcast Fragment Apr 2nd 1957
22. Hound Dog - Ottawa Fragment Apr 3rd 1957
23. MEDLEY - Heartbreak Hotel/I Was the One/I Got a Woman/That’s When You Heartaches Begin      - Vancouver Fragments Aug 31st 1957 


24. Interview at Portland Oregon (02 September 1957)
25. WELO Interviews Elvis - Tupelo, Mississippi (27th September 1957)

Live in the 50s flyer

TheMemphisFan wrote on December 18, 2015
Looks like a very nice set to own! Great cover pic.
Natha wrote on December 18, 2015
Nothing new music wise. So I will wait for the reactions by experts whether or not it is really that much improved. For those who do not have these shows (yet): a must have! And a great way to get them all in one box.
blackdiamond wrote on December 19, 2015
Wow! This is a beautiful boxset. I guess i own everything what's on it. I have to search though my (bootleg and FTD) CD's to know for certain.
Theo wrote on December 20, 2015
This looks like a great set, but there's nothing new, as far as I can see. What's missing are the fragments of Heartbreak Hotel, Long Tall Sally and I Was The One, heard during the Col. Parker interview on August 6, 1956 in Lakeland, Florida and the March 31, 1957 fragments from Detroit, Michigan. And the live performances from all the television shows have been omitted, but you can argue these aren't concert performances. Would have been cool though, if these had been included as well, along with a dvd of all the performances of which film footage exists.
JerryNodak wrote on December 21, 2015
I've already got all the Elvis '50's I need. Live or otherwise. Pass.
Steve V wrote on December 21, 2015
I like MRS products, they are of a high standard, and its really nice to have all these recordings in one place instead of scattered, about, but I hate duplication when purchasing, so Id have the be able to sell my other CDs in order for me to buy this.
theoldscudder wrote on December 21, 2015
Nothing beats the live 50's performances. Having said that I will not be buying. Only because I have their older releases. I don't believe the sound will be significantly improved. I really do not buy the argument that having these in one place is better than having then in their respective separate cd's In fact I like it the other way.So I have to with disagree with SteveV ( a voice of reason on this site) on that issue. I am glad that MRS is not releasing any soundtrack cd's anymore.