EPA-830 Elvis Presley 

Modified: December 28, 2017

         Release: RCA Victor EPA-830 Elvis Presley (EP)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 6/8/1956

Side 1: Shake, Rattle and Roll / I Love You Because
Side 2: Blue Moon / Lawdy, Miss Clawdy

Aliases for this title included Elvis Presley - Shake, Rattle, and Roll and Shake, Rattle, and Roll.1

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Cover: picture sleeve front and back. With2 or without the number 2 on lower left corner on back and © by Radio Corporation of America, 1956. As found with the 1968 release the number 2 with © 1956, RCA, New York, N.Y.

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Disc: (9/1956) Black label, dog on top without horizontal line.
Matrix numbers: G2WH-3462-1S A3 / G2WH-3463-1S B3 (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: G2WH-3462-1S B3 / G2WH-3463-1S B7 (Indianapolis pressing)3
Matrix numbers: G2WH-3462-3S B1 / G2WH-3463-1S B5 (Indianapolis pressing)3

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Disc: (9/1956) Black label, dog on top with horizontal line. 45 EP on right side. Sides directly below "NEW ORTHOPHONIC HIGH FIDELITY". 45 EP on side 1 is off centered.
Matrix numbers: G2WH-3462-2S A1 / G2WH-3463-2S A1 (unknown pressing)

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Disc: (9/1956) Black label, dog on top with horizontal line. 45 EP on right side. Sides directly below 45 EP and above "NEW ORTHOPHONIC HIGH FIDELITY".5

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Disc: (9/1956) Black label, no dog on top with horizontal line. No 45 EP on right side. Sides directly above "NEW ORTHOPHONIC HIGH FIDELITY".
Matrix numbers: G2WH-3462-2S A2 / G2WH-3463-2S A2 (unknown pressing)

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Disc: (9/1956) Black label, dog on top with horizontal line. No 45 EP on right side. Sides directly above "NEW ORTHOPHONIC HIGH FIDELITY".
Matrix numbers: G2WH-3462-5S RCA C / G2WH-3463-5S RCA C (unknown pressing)

Disc: (9/1956) Black label, dog on top with horizontal line. 45 EP on right side. Sides spelled out (ie. Side One). No "NEW ORTHOPHONIC HIGH FIDELITY".6

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Disc: (1959) Black label, dog on top. 45 EP on right side with "NEW ORTHOPHONIC HIGH FIDELITY".
Matrix numbers: G2WH-3462--6S / G2WH-3463-10S (machine stamped) (Hollywood pressing)

This 1959 Hollywood pressing seems to be very difficult to find. We accidentally uncovered this gem in December 2017. It would seem that any Hollywood pressing for this catalog number may prove elusive. As noted elsewhere on the site, sometime in late 1959, RCA dropped Camden, NJ from the record label, which would date this label variation somewhere between 1959 and 1965.

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Disc: (1959) Black label, dog on top. 45 EP on right side. w/o "NEW ORTHOPHONIC HIGH FIDELITY".
Matrix numbers: G2WH-3462--7S / G2WH-3463-11S (Indianapolis pressing)

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Disc: (1965) Black label, dog on side.
Matrix numbers: G2WH-3462--8S / G2WH-3463-12S (Indianapolis pressing)

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Disc: (1968) Orange label.
Matrix numbers: G2WH-3462-8S / G2WH-3463-13S (Indianapolis pressing)7
Matrix numbers: G2WH-3462-8S / G2WH-3463-13S (hand etched) G2WWH-3463-13S (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)

  1. elvisrecords.us, "The correct title for EPA-830 a mystery----no more??" 6 April 2010. For Elvis CD Collectors. 6 April 2010.
  2. Images from a collection of Internet images that date back to 1998.
  3. Matrix numbers from the collection of PIOTRULA (of Poland)
  4. Matrix numbers from the collection of PIOTRULA (of Poland)
  5. eBay Reference 250751180240 (January 9, 2011)
  6. eBay Reference 280736009639 (April 5, 2012)
  7. Matrix numbers from the collection of Christian (of France).