EPA-940 The Real Elvis 

Modified: September 1, 2015

         Release: RCA Victor EPA-940 The Real Elvis (EP)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 8/17/1956

Side 1: Don't Be Cruel / I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
Side 2: Hound Dog / My Baby Left Me

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Cover: picture sleeve front and back.

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Disc: (8/1956)1 Black label, dog on top without horizontal line. Hooked "1" for side. Elvis Presley is capitalized.
Matrix numbers: G2WH-6136-1S B1 / G2WH-6137-1S A2 (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: G2WH-6136-1S B3 / G2WH-6137-1S C2 (Indianapolis pressing)2
Matrix numbers: G2WH-6136-1S B4 / G2WH-6137-1S C2 (Indianapolis pressing)3
Matrix numbers: G2WH-6136-3S A / G2WH-6137-3S A (Hollywood pressing)4

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Disc: (8/1956) Black label, dog on top without horizontal line. Straight "1" for side. ELVIS PRESLEY is all caps.5
Matrix numbers: G2WH-6136-?? / G2WH-6137-?? (Hollywood pressing)

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Disc: (8/1956) Black label, dog on top without horizontal line. No 45 EP on left side. Side numbers different font that catalog numbers and small in size.
Matrix numbers: G2WH-6136-5S A1 / G2WH-6137-6S A1 (machine stamped) (Rockaway pressing)

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Disc: (8/1956) Black label, dog on top with horizontal line. 45 EP on right side.6

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Disc: (8/1956) Black label, dog on top with horizontal line.7
Matrix numbers: G2 WH6136-2S A1 / G2 WH6137-2S A2 (machine stamped) (Rockaway pressing)8

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Disc: (8/1956) Black label. No dog on top with horizontal line.7
Matrix numbers: G2 WH6136-4S RCA1 J / G2 WH6137-4S RCA3 C (machine stamped) (unknown pressing)8
Matrix numbers: G2 WH6136-4S RCA L / G2 WH6137-4S RCA1 J (machine stamped) (unknown pressing)

Re-released as EPA-5120 The Real Elvis.

  1. Date from "Elvis Presley: Discography | The Official Elvis Presley Site." Elvis The Music. Sony Music Entertainment. January 25, 2011.
  2. Matrix numbers from the collection of PIOTRULA (of Poland)
  3. Matrix numbers from the collection of Roberto.
  4. eBay reference 370898801961 (November 4, 2013)
  5. Images courtesy of Boija, John. "First pressings of US Elvis Presley EPs." John Boija's Home Page. 8 September 2011.
  6. eBay reference 230671124376 (September 14, 2011)
  7. Images from the collection of Christian (of France).
  8. Matrix numbers from the collection of Christian (of France).
  9. Images from the collection of Christian (of France).
  10. Matrix numbers from the collection of Christian (of France).