EPA-994 Strictly Elvis 

Modified: March 20, 2019

         Release: RCA Victor EPA-994 Strictly Elvis (EP)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 1/25/1957

Side 1: Long Tall Sally / First In Line
Side 2: How Do You Think I Feel / How's The World Treating You

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Cover: picture sleeve front and back.

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Disc: (1/1957)1 Black label, dog on top without horizontal line.2
Matrix numbers: G2WH7213-1S A1 / G2WH7214-1S B1 (Indianapolis pressing)3
Matrix numbers: G2WH7213-1S A2 / G2WH7214-1S A3 (Indianapolis pressing)4

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Disc: (1/1957) Black label, dog on top with horizontal line. 45 EP on right side.
Matrix numbers: G2WH7213-2S A1 / G2WH7214-2S B1 (Rockaway pressing)(no RCA C)
Matrix numbers: G2WH7213-2S A1 RCA C R / G2WH7214-2S B RCA C R (Rockaway pressing)

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Disc: (1/1957) Black label, dog on top with horizontal line. No 45 EP on right side.56
Matrix numbers: G2WH7213-2S / G2WH7214-2S (machine stamped) (Rockaway pressing)6

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Disc: (1/1957) Black label, dog on top without horizontal line. New Orthophonic High Fidelity on side. Straight "1" for side. ELVIS PRESLEY is all caps.
Matrix numbers: G2WH7213-3S A1 / G2WH7214-3S A1 (machine stamped) (Hollywood pressing)

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Disc: (1/1957) Black label. No dog on top with horizontal line. No 45 EP on right side.
Matrix numbers: G2 WH7213-4S A1 / G2 WH7214-4S A1 (machine stamped) (Rockaway pressing)

Beginning with Black label, dog on side re-issues, side 1 and side 2 switch. Where side 1 on the Black label, dog on top becomes side 2 on the Black label, dog on side and the orange labels. The cover does not reflect this change.

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Disc: (1965) Black label, dog on side.
Matrix numbers: G2WH-7214--6S / G2WH-7213--6S (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)

The dog on side re-issue is a sleeper. This one is rarely seen. I would bet it is one of the rarest dog on side EPA re-issues.

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Cover: picture sleeve front and back. Full picture of Elvis on front, no song titles strip on top. With © 1957, RCA, New York, N.Y. on back.

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Disc: (1968) Orange label.8
Matrix numbers: G2WH-7214--6S / G2WH-7213--6S (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)9
Matrix numbers: G2WH-7214--6S / G2WH-7213--7S (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)

  1. Date from "Elvis Presley: Discography | The Official Elvis Presley Site." Elvis The Music. Sony Music Entertainment. January 25, 2011.
  2. Images courtesy of Boija, John. "First pressings of US Elvis Presley EPs." John Boija's Home Page. 8 September 2011.
  3. Matrix numbers from the collection of Roberto.
  4. Matrix numbers from the collection of PIOTRULA (of Poland)
  5. eBay reference 250751184562 (January 9, 2011)
  6. eBay reference 222159055011 (June 20, 2016)
  7. eBay reference 222159055011 (June 20, 2016)
  8. Images from the collection of Christian (of France).
  9. Matrix numbers from the collection of Christian (of France).