SPD-15 Country & Western Jukebox Promotion Kit 

Modified: August 21, 2017

         Release: RCA Victor SPD-15 Country & Western Jukebox Promotion Kit (EP)
              Artist: Various Artists
Release Date: 12/1955

599-9083 Side 01: I Don't Hurt Anymore / Yellow Roses (Hank Snow, Singing Ranger)
599-9084 Side 02: Country Gentlemen / San Antonio Rose (Chet Atkins & Guitar)
599-9085 Side 03: In The Jailhouse Now No. 2 / Peach Picking Time Down In Georgia (Jimmie Rodgers)
599-9086 Side 04: The Ballad of Davy Crockett / The Three of Us (Sons of the Pioneers)
599-9087 Side 05: I Get So Lonely / Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight (Johnnie & Jack)
599-9088 Side 06: A Satisfied mind / Company's Coming (Porter Wagoner)
599-9089 Side 07: That's All Right / Baby Let's Play House (Elvis Presley)
599-9090 Side 08: The Ballad of Davy Crew-Cut / Yaller Rose of Texas, You-All (Homer & Jethro)
599-9091 Side 09: Yonder Comes a Sucker / I'm Hurting Inside (Jim Reeves)
599-9092 Side 10: The Cattle Call / Just Call Me Lonesome (Eddie Arnold)1
599-9092 Side 11: Bouquet of Roses / Anytime Eddie Arnold)1
599-9091 Side 12: Jimbo Jenkins / I've Lived a Lot in My Time (Jim Reeves)
599-9090 Side 13: Sifting, Whimpering Sands / The Hound Dog in the Window (Homer & Jethro)
599-9089 Side 14: I Forgot To Remember To Forget / Mystery Train (Elvis Presley)
599-9088 Side 15: Eat, Drink, and be Merry / Let's Squiggle (Porter Wagoner)
599-9087 Side 16: No One Dear But You / Poison Love (Johnnie & Jack)
599-9086 Side 17: Tumbling Tumbleweeds / Cool Water (Sons of the Pioneers)
599-9085 Side 18: Mule Skinner Blues / Mother, The Queen of My Heart (Jimmie Rodgers)
599-9084 Side 19: Downhill Drag / Mister Sandman (Chet Atkins & Guitar)
599-9083 Side 20: I'm Moving On / The Golden Rocket (Hank Snow, Singing Ranger)

No known box or cover had been documented until an example made it's way to eBay on January 10, 2014. Just as spectacular as the box itself is the "discovery" of individual custom sleeves for each of the 10 records that make up this set. Although this boxed example did not contain all the records that comprise this set, the Elvis record which is featured on both sides (Side 7 and Side 14) of a one EP is included along with four other records to this set. This set as originally speculated was intended specifically for jukebox use. This promotional package was likely distributed in November or December of 1955.

The only documented box to surface along with 10 unique sleeves specifically designed for this set, and five of the records surfaced on eBay January 10, 2014. It sold for an unbelievably low price of $2,342,98.3 Why undervalued? This complete set is comprised of 22 pieces and was just "discovered" in 2014. Compare this one to any other rarity of that era like the Jaye P. Morgan and Elvis combo, where multiple copies have surfaced from over the years with a book value of $14,000 and then reconsider the value of SPD-15. A second box surfaces on eBay April 17, 2016 with only the Elvis single and it's insert and sells for $589.994. A third box with Elvis single, it's insert, and original jukebox strip sold in 20175.

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Box Front: Orange background with various artists names on right side. RCA Victor and catalog number upper right corner. Image featuring a jukebox on black background.3
Box Back: Black, blank.3

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Box Interior: White.3

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Cover: Each individual release is accompanied by it's own unique sleeve with Sample Records Enclosed Dated Matter on top, featuring the title strips for each EP with artists names on three sides, RCA Victor SPD-15 upper right corner, and address on bottom.3

Variation Alert: Check out these two inserts. Subtle but big differences. Note that upper right corner SPD-15 is centered under RCA Victor. On the one on the left printed in black upper left corner. Note that the ADDRESS CORRECTION REQUESTED is on one and not the other. Also note that the Programmed Strip is missing on one and not the other. Interesting variation for an already rare find.34.

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Disc: Grey label, dog on top.313

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Disc: Grey label, dog on top.14

Matrix numbers:
Side 7: G2WH1073-1S A / Side 14: G2 WH1074-1S A (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)15

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Disc: Black label, dog on top.14

Matrix numbers:
Side 7: G2WH1073-1S A / Side 14: G2 WH1074-1S A (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)15

Jukebox Strips
There are two known jukebox strips.

spd15 title strip 01 small SPD 15 Country & Western Jukebox Promotion Kit (Elvis Presley)

This strip, produced by Inkweed Studios Inc., is made of a plastic-like material and is very glossy. The size is 77 x 288 mm. It came with the black label.14

spd15 title strip 02 small SPD 15 Country & Western Jukebox Promotion Kit (Elvis Presley)
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This strip, produced by Sterling Title Strip Co., is made of light cardboard and measures 76 x 293 mm. It came with the grey label.14 There is a difference between these two Sterling Title Strips. One has the address, the other does not, also note a slight shift on the top and bottom so that the black text is clear of by Sterling.3

  1. "Eddie Arnold: Complete Discography" November 12, 2011.
  2. "Eddie Arnold: Complete Discography" November 12, 2011.
  3. eBay reference 121252201232 (January 17, 2014)
  4. eBay reference 121948842400 (June 9, 2016)
  5. eBay reference 122405478705 (March 26, 2017)
  6. eBay reference 121252201232 (January 17, 2014)
  7. eBay reference 121252201232 (January 17, 2014)
  8. eBay reference 121252201232 (January 17, 2014)
  9. eBay reference 121252201232 (January 17, 2014)
  10. eBay reference 121252201232 (January 17, 2014)
  11. eBay reference 121948842400 (June 9, 2016)
  12. eBay reference 121252201232 (January 17, 2014)
  13. Images (sides 4,8,9,11,12,13,17,20) from the collection of Ken P.
  14. Images from the collection of Christian (of France).
  15. Matrix numbers from the collection of Christian (of France).
  16. Images from the collection of Christian (of France).
  17. Matrix numbers from the collection of Christian (of France).
  18. Images from the collection of Christian (of France).
  19. Images from the collection of Christian (of France).
  20. eBay reference 121252201232 (January 17, 2014)