Ain't That Loving You Baby / Ask Me 

Modified: December 28, 2020

         Release: RCA Victor 47-8440 Ain't That Loving You Baby / Ask Me (45)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 9/22/1964

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Cover: (9/1964) picture sleeve front and back. Coming Soon!

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Cover: (10/1964) picture sleeve front and back. Ask For.

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Disc: (9/1964) White label, NOT FOR SALE on one line.
Matrix numbers: J2WW-3255--1S A2 / RPKM-1005--1S A2 (machine stamped) (Rockaway pressing)
Matrix numbers: J2WW-3255--2S / RPKM-1005--2S (Rockaway pressing)

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Disc: (9/1964) White label, NOT FOR SALE on one line. With Star and Plug Side on AIN'T THAT LOVING YOU BABY side.1

An example of this variation sold for $11.61 plus shipping on eBay2 March 14, 2012.

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Disc: (9/1964) White label, NOT FOR SALE on two lines.3

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Disc: (9/1964) White label, NOT FOR SALE on two lines. Missing RCA Victor and copyright information around border on ASK ME side.4

This oddity sold for $115.50 plus shipping on eBay March 24, 2012.

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Disc: (9/1964) Black label, dog on top. 45 RPM on right side.
Matrix numbers: J2WW-3255--1S / RPKM-1005--1S (Rockaway pressing)5
Matrix numbers: J2WW-3255--3S A1 / RPKM-1005--3S A2 (Indianapolis pressing)6
Matrix numbers: J2WW-3255--3S A1 / RPKM-1005--5S A1 (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: J2WW-3255--3S B1 / RPKM-1005--3S A1 (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: J2WW-3255--3S C1 / RPKM-1005--5S B1 (Indianapolis pressing)

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Disc: (9/1964) Black label, dog on top. 45 R.P.M. and New Orthophonic High Fidelity on right side.
Matrix numbers: J2WW-3255--4S / RPKM-1005--4S (Hollywood pressing)7
Matrix numbers: J2WW-3255--5S / RPKM-1005--4S (Hollywood pressing)

Re-released by RCA Records on 45 RPM as Ain't That Loving You Baby / Ask Me on the Gold Standard Series label.

  1. Mockup of eBay reference 130703130258 (May 29, 2012)
  2. eBay reference 180877575344 (March 14, 2012)
  3. Images from a collection of Internet images that date back to 1998.
  4. Mockup of eBay reference 251020288027 (March 24, 2012)
  5. Matrix numbers from the collection of David C.
  6. Matrix numbers from the collection of Roberto.
  7. eBay reference 221396063840 (March 19, 2014)