EPB-1254 Elvis Presley 

Modified: May 31, 2020

         Release: RCA Victor EPB-1254 Elvis Presley (EP)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 3/23/1956

Side 1: Blue Suede Shoes / I'm Counting on You
Side 2: I Got a Woman / One-Sided Love Affair
Side 3: Tutti Frutti / Tryin' to Get to You
Side 4: I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry / I'll Never Let You Go

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Cover Front : Titles at top in black print on white back. Catalog number upper right corner. Elvis in light or dark pink letters.

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Cover Back: Ad back. Enjoy these other BEST SELLERS! Counter-clockwise Music for Relaxation, Fox Trots, Mambo, Gone with the Wind, and Beautiful Garden of Prayer. (4/1956).
Cover Back: Ad back. More musical favorites to choose from! Counter-clockwise Music for Dining, Glenn Miller, Inside Sauter-Finegan, Sunday Band Concert, Waltzes (4/1956).
Cover Back: Ad back. Hear these other best sellers! Counter-clockwise The Family All Together, Rhapsody in Blue, The Student Prince, Victory at Sea, With Love from a Chorus (4/1956)
Cover Back: No other RCA releases listed on back. Song titles incorrect order. No "New Orthophonic" High Fidelity Recording paragraph (1956)

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Cover Gatefold: Featuring picture of Elvis Presley with song titles to the left and several paragraphs on the right.

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Disc: (3/1956)1 Black label, dog on top. Without line.
Matrix numbers: G2WH-1850-5S A1 / G2WH-1851-6S A5 / G2WH-1852-6S B2 / G2WH-1853-5S (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: G2WH-1850-5S A2 / G2WH-1851-6S A5 / G2WH-1852-6S B2 / G2WH-1853-5S A1 (Indianapolis pressing)2
Matrix numbers: G2WH-1850-5S B1 / G2WH-1851-5S B3 / G2WH-1852-6S A1 / G2WH-1853-5S C3 (Indianapolis pressing)3
Matrix numbers: G2WH-1850-5S B2 / G2WH-1851-5S A2 / G2WH-1852-6S B1 / G2WH-1853-5S B2 (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: G2WH-1850-5S B1 / G2WH-1851-6S A1 / G2WH-1852-6S B1 / G2WH-1853-5S D1 (Indianapolis pressing)

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Disc: (3/1956) Black label, no dog on top. With line. With Camden N.J.4
Matrix numbers: G2WH-1850-?S / G2WH-1851-?S / G2WH-1852-?S / G2WH-1853-?S 5

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Disc: (3/1956) Black label, no dog on top. With line. Without Camden N.J.6
Matrix numbers: G2WH-1850-5S B2 / G2WH-1851-8S A6 / G2WH-1852-6S B1 / G2WH-1853-5S D2 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)6

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Disc: (3/1956) Black label, dog on top. With line.8
Matrix numbers: G2WH-1850-7S RCA A / G2WH-1851-8S RCA C / G2WH-1852-8S RCA B / G2WH-1853-7S RCA B (unknown pressing)
Matrix numbers: G2WH-1850-7S RCA B / G2WH-1851-8S RCA A / G2WH-1852-8S RCA C / G2WH-1853-7S RCA A (unknown pressing)8

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Disc: (3/1956) Black label, dog on top. Sides on separate lines.10
Matrix numbers: G2WH-1850-?S / G2WH-1851-?S / G2WH-1852-?S / G2WH-1853-?S (Hollywood pressing?)

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Disc: White label promotional. (1970's)
Matrix numbers: G2WH-1850 / G2WH-1851 / G2WH-1852 SIDE3 / G2WH-1853 SIDE4 (hand etched)

The RCA Victor Record Prevue is a counterfeit bootlegged in the 1970s. EPB-1254 was never originally released on the RCA Victor Record Prevue label. This bootleg can be found with no other RCA releases listed on back. While the cover for this single from a distance looks accurate there cardboard is of a lighter and slightly thinner stock and the folds differ from the original.

Side 1: Blue Suede Shoes / I'm Counting on You / I Got a Woman
Side 2: One-Sided Love Affair / I Love you Because / Just Because
Side 3: Tutti Frutti / Tryin' to Get to You / I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry
Side 4: I'll Never Let You Go / Blue Moon / Money Honey

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Cover Front : Green print on white back. "the most talked-about new personality in the last ten years of recorded music" across the top. 12 great new sides from his new albums!!! listing three catalog numbers. ELVIS PRESLEY and RCA Victor across the bottom.612
Cover Back: Blank back.

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Disc: (1956) Black label, dog on top.13
Matrix numbers: G2WH-1850-1S A1 / G2WH-1851-1S / G2WH-1852-1S / G2WH-1853-1S A1 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)

A complete package, the temporary sleeve with NM pair of records sold on eBay14 on June 19, 2012 for $3,050. A pair of records without the temporary sleeve has offers of up to $894 on Heritage Auctions15.

  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. eBay reference 290687399326 (March 21, 2012)
  4. eBay reference 293011943223 (March 22, 2019)
  5. eBay reference 293011943223 (March 19, 2019)
  6. eBay reference 170924645622 (October 16, 2012)
  7. eBay reference 170924645622 (October 16, 2012)
  8. eBay reference 261029378821 (May 29, 2012)
  9. eBay reference 261029378821 (May 29, 2012)
  10. eBay reference 233577744132 (May 29, 2020)
  11. eBay reference 170924645622 (October 16, 2012)
  12. eBay reference 170860132317 (June 19, 2012) with color correction.
  13. Images from collection of Images dating back to 1998.
  14. eBay reference 170860132317 (June 19, 2012)
  15. Elvis Presley 'Most Talked About New Personality Promo Double EP'. Heritage Auctions. November 9, 2012.