His Latest Flame / Little Sister 

Modified: December 3, 2012

         Release: RCA Victor 37-7908 His Latest Flame / Little Sister (Compact 33)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 8/1961

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Cover: picture sleeve front and back. From left to right. Compact 33 with RCA Victor upper right corner on both sides.1 Compact 33 with RCA Victor upper right corner on the His Latest Flame side.2 Compact 33 with RCA Victor upper right corner on the Little Sister side. No Compact 33 with RCA Victor upper right corner on either side.

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Disc: Black label, dog on top. "NEW ORTHOPHONIC HIGH FIDELITY" on left side on one line. Matrix number directly above time. On the HIS LATEST FLAME side, no parentheses around Marie's the Name.3
Matrix numbers:
M2WI-2965-2S A1+ / M2WI-2964-4S A1 (hand etched) (Rockaway pressing)4

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Disc: Black label, dog on top. "NEW ORTHOPHONIC HIGH FIDELITY" on left side on one line. Matrix number directly above time. On the HIS LATEST FLAME side, parentheses around Marie's the Name.5
Matrix numbers:
M2WI-2965-?S / M2WI-2964-?S (Indianapolis pressing)

Disc: Black label, dog on top. "NEW ORTHOPHONIC HIGH FIDELITY" on right side on four lines. Matrix number directly below matrix number. [unverified]
Matrix numbers: M2WI-2965-?S / M2WI-2964-?S (Hollywood pressing)

Promotional Material
Note the distinct differences between the promo6 and the sleeves documented above.

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Also released in 45 RPM as His Latest Flame / Little Sister.

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Disc: Black label, dog on top. "NEW ORTHOPHONIC HIGH FIDELITY" on left side on one line. Matrix number directly above time.
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Matrix numbers: M2PI-2569-4S / M2PI-2570-4S8

Disc: Black label, dog on top. "NEW ORTHOPHONIC HIGH FIDELITY" on right side on four lines. Matrix number directly below matrix number. [Unverified]

Also released in 45 RPM as I Feel So Bad / Wild In The Country.

  1. mockup of images from the collection of Rod Lacy.
  2. mockup of eBay Reference 320276390556 (8/9/2008)
  3. Images from the collection of Christian (of France).
  4. Matrix numbersfrom the collection of Christian (of France).
  5. eBay reference 170901795544 (September 2, 2012)
  6. RCA Victor, Big Two-Sided Hit, Billboard Music Week. September 4, 1961, p. 21.
  7. Images courtesy of Boija, John. "First pressings of US Elvis Presley 45 rpm singles." John Boija's Home Page. 27 Sept. 2010.
  8. Jerry Osborne, Presleyana V (Port Townsend: Osborne Enterprises, 2002), p. 51.