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More Elvis On Television

May 06, 2016 | Music

Continuing celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of Elvis’ first appearance on national television, Memphis Recording Service will release a 2CD/100-page set titled ‘ELVIS ON TELEVISION 1956- 1960 THE COMPLETE SOUNDTRACK RECORDINGS’ on June 26th 2016. 

The recordings contain the complete archival recordings of Elvis Presley’s television appearances from 1956-60. For the first time ever, these tracks been painstakingly remastered and restored. Fans who have enjoyed our previous mastered works will be pleased to know that our restoration techniques have now been applied these historical television soundtrack recordings. The quality of these recordings are now far superior than ever released before. The recordings contain all song tracks, comedy sketch routines and interviews including the extended Wink Martindale dialogue with Dewey Phillips.  

The 100-page book is a chronological photo journey following Elvis from the very first in 1956, to his appearance on The Frank Sinatra show in 1960. It contains liner notes accompanied by many rare and new unpublished photographs.



CBS STUDIO - New York, New York

28th Jan 1956

1.    Stage Show 1 Introduction & Bill Randle Introduces Elvis Presley                                 
2.    Shake Rattle & Roll/Flip Flop & Fly
3.    I Got A Woman4

4th Feb 1956      

4.    Stage Show 2 Introduction 
5.    Baby Let's Play House 
6.    Tutti Frutti

11th Feb 1956     

7.    Stage Show 3 Introduction                                                                                    
8.    Blue Suede Shoes 
9.    Heartbreak Hotel (with Stage Show Orchestra)

18th Feb 1956     

10.    Stage Show 4 Introduction                                                                                    
11.    Tutti Frutti                                                                      
12.    I Was The One                                                    

17th March 1956   
13.    Stage Show 5 Introduction 
14.    Blue Suede Shoes
15.    Heartbreak Hotel

24th March 1956  
16.    Stage Show 6 Introduction                                                                                    
17.    Money Honey 
18.    Heartbreak Hotel 

USS HANCOCK -  San Diego, California

3rd April 1956

19.    Introduction of Milton Berle Show 1 & Shake Rattle And Roll (In Part)
20.    Milton Berle Introduces Elvis Presley 1
21.    Heartbreak Hotel
22.    Blue Suede Shoes
23.    Milton Berle & Elvis Presley Comedy Sketch
24.    Blue Suede Shoes (Reprise

NBC STUDIO – Hollywood, California

5th June 1956

25.    Introduction of Milton Berle Show 2 
26.    Hound Dog
27.    Milton Berle & Elvis Presley & Debra Paget Comedy Sketch
28.    Milton Berle Introduces Elvis Presley 2
29.    I Want You I Need You I Love You
30.    Milton Berle Presents Elvis Billboard Award

LOCAL TV NETWORK - Memphis, Tennessee

16th June 1956

31.    Wink Martindale Interviews Elvis Presley & Dewey Phillips singing Money Honey 


Hudson Theater, New York, New York

1st July 1956 

1.    Introduction/Dialogue with Steve Allen                                            
2.    I Want You I Need You I Love You
3.    Hound Dog
4.    Yippee Yi Yo Yippee Yi Yay - Comedy Routine with Steve Allen, Elvis Presley, Imogene Coca & Andy Griffith

New York, New York

1st July 1956   

5.    Calling Elvis – Interview

CBS Studio, Los Angeles, California

9th September 1956 

6.    Introduction and Charles Laughton Introduces Elvis
7.    Don't Be Cruel
8.    Love Me Tender
9.    Ready Teddy
10.    Hound Dog
Maxine Elliot Theater, New York, New York

28th October 1956 

11.     Introduction Ed Sullivan                                                               
12.     Don't Be Cruel                                                    
13.     Introduction Ed Sullivan                                                               
14.     Love Me Tender                                                  
15.     Introduction Ed Sullivan                                                               
16.     Love Me                                                         &

Mike Johnson wrote on April 28, 2017
If you have the RCA boxset A Golden Celebration, then you have all these recordings and in the same soundquality. There's no difference. I do love the MRS releases though.
Gorse wrote on May 09, 2016
Looks really good but what happened to a proposed DVD venture where the there was going to be a Sage Show super release with all the best picture improvements.
Gorse wrote on May 09, 2016
'Stage ' I should have said not Sage of which I am obviously not ;-)
circleG wrote on May 14, 2016
I've ordered my copy but I was hoping FTD would have released theirs first, now I'm wondering how they will top this effort. All I can think is that it would be nice to include the early eighties overdubbed versions like the ones on This is Elvis.