Bossa Nova Baby / Witchcraft 

Modified: July 15, 2015

         Release: RCA Victor 47-8243 Bossa Nova Baby / Witchcraft (45)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 10/1/1963

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Cover: (10/1963) picture sleeve front and back.

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Cover: (1/1964) picture sleeve front and back. No mention of "FUN IN ACAPULCO"1

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Disc: (10/1963) Black label, dog on top. 45 RPM on two lines. On the BOSSA NOVA BABY side, from the Hal Wallis - Paramount picture, the H, W, and P are capitalized. "Fun in Acapulco" is correctly titled with "in". On the WITCHCRAFT side, on the left side, Commodore Music is on one line. On both sides, the with is not capitalized and The Jordanaires is capitalized.
Matrix numbers: PPKM-4431--2S A2 / PPKM-0295--2S 22 (machine stamped) (Rockaway pressing)

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Disc: (10/1963) Black label, dog on top. 45 RPM on two lines. On the BOSSA NOVA BABY side, From The Hal Wallis - Paramount Picture, each word is capitalized. "Fun N Acapulco" not "in" but "N". On the WITCHCRAFT side, on the left side, Commodore is on one line. On both sides, the With is capitalized and THE JORDANAIRES is all caps.
Matrix numbers: PPKM-4431--3S A3 / PPKM-0295--4S B1 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)

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Disc: (10/1963) Black label, dog on top. 45 R.P.M. on side is one line with "New Orthophonic High Fidelity". On the BOSSA NOVA BABY side, From The Hal Wallis - Paramount Picture, each word is capitalized. "FUN IN ACAPULCO" is correctly titled with "IN" and all caps. On the WITCHCRAFT side, on the left side, Commodore is on one line. On both sides, With The Jordanaires is capitalized.
Matrix numbers: PPKM-4431--5S / PPKM-0295--6S (machine stamped) (Hollywood pressing)
Matrix numbers: PPKM-4431--6S / PPKM-0295--5S (machine stamped) (Hollywood pressing)
Matrix numbers: PPKM-4431--6S / PPKM-0295--6S (machine stamped) (Hollywood pressing)

Re-released by RCA Records on 45 RPM as Bossa Nova Baby / Witchcraft on the Gold Standard Series label.

  1. Images provided are mockups