The Auction at Graceland•March 4, 2017
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 3/4/2017
The Armed Forces Radio & Television Service was established in 1942 by the War Department to broadcast popular American radio and television to troops, government employees and families stationed overseas. It is still in operation today under the name American Forces Network, and over the years many stars have rallied to support U.S. efforts abroad. The offered oversized 16-inch LP with green and white label reads, “Armed Forces Radio & Television Service Station Library.” Side one has songs by Elvis Presley with Scotty and Bill, including “I Forgot to Remember,” “Mystery Train,” “Heartbreak Hotel” and “I Was the One.” Side two has songs by Red Nichols and His Orchestra, which include “Bugler’s Lament,” “The Wall of the Winds,” “Glory, Glory” and “Corky.” Also on this side is an additional song by Red Nichols and His Five Pennies entitled “Panama.” Both sides of the label are printed with “Property of the United States Government.” Based on the songs “Heartbreak Hotel” and “I Was the One,” both of which were recorded in early 1956, this record would have been released in 1956. The dates of release of the Red Nichols songs, 1955 and 1956, also support this hypothesis. The record disc, with green paper sleeve, measures 16 inches (40.64 cm) in diameter and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.
The record is in overall Excellent condition with green paper sleeve.