Memphis To Nashville '61

FTD Books and Flaming Star, in association with EPE, will release a new book – Memphis To Nashville ’61 – in late June. This will give a comprehensive account of the two Memphis charity shows that Elvis performed at the Ellis Auditorium on a cold day in February 1961.

The book includes accounts of that day and the events leading up to it. It features accounts from Elvis’ musicians, friends and fans, magazine- and newspaper articles from the time, and many rare and newly-discovered photographs. The collection of over 100 unpublished photographs, most of them in black and white, have been collected from many different sources; some are from original negatives whilst others are from original prints. Also included in the book is a section on Elvis’ visit to Nashville on March 8, 1961, less than two weeks after the benefit shows of February 25, to receive an honorary colonelship from the Governor of Tennessee, Buford Ellington. Furthermore, the final part of the volume includes information and details relating to the recording sessions held on March 12th and 13th 1961 that provided most of the tracks for the classic LP, Something For Everybody.

As an added bonus, the book comes with a CD containing the mono version of Something For Everybody plus recordings of Elvis’ press conference, held at the Hotel Claridge in Memphis on February 25, 1961, and of the presentation of honors at the Tennessee State Capitol just 11 days later.


Something For Everybody (mono version): There’s Always Me / Give Me The Right / It’s A Sin / Sentimental Me / Starting Today / Gently / I’m Comin’ Home / In Your Arms / Put The Blame On Me / Judy / I Want You With Me / I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell. Bonus: Press Conference (March 25th 1961) Elvis Is Made An Honorary Colonel (March 8th 1961).

Source: Essential Elvis / Updated: Jun 2, 2014 

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TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 18, 2014report abuse
bennie, How can you say that the CD doesn't contribute to the package? The press conference of February 25th is the only known audio from this time (even if the sound quality isn't great)... plus, the March 8th recording from Nashville was also a nice touch.
There's nothing wrong with FTD including the CD, especially for those wanting the mono version of another 1960s Elvis album.
bennie (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 17, 2014report abuse
It's a very nice book. very interesting contens. But FTD skip de CD. it doesn't contribute to the pakage and put 10 dollars of the price.
than, I think, you have a good concept.
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 5, 2014report abuse
Not much on future Elvis recordings, outtakes or otherwise and we're now in a phase of put it out and see what sticks. I don't think so folks; a mono version of "Something For Everybody" along with a book? Oh wow, what a needed release; considering we already have the FTD completist CD, who really needs it? Not this time guys.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 3, 2014report abuse
I am not a great fan of Elvis books other than discography although I fully understand why others do, but I continually dream and hope that one day someone will release 30 seconds of film from one of the 1961 charity concerts - that would be just sensational.
TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 3, 2014report abuse
Might be interesting. I'll have to think about this one and wait for reviews after it is released.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 2, 2014report abuse
No thanks. Not interested.

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