The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 13, 2019
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The offered 45 RPM “RCA Reference Recording” double-sided acetate contains Elvis Presley's 1956 EP Elvis Presley “Perfect for Parties” Highlight Album. This late-1956 promotional release was part of the marketing barrage RCA waged for Elvis Presley, their newest, brightest star. The album was thoguht to only have been a giveaway with RCA record players, but period advertisements indicate it was also available via mail order. The record's tracks are a snapshot of RCA's wide variety of artists in the period: Side 1: “Love Me” Elvis Presley; “Anchors Aweigh” Tony Cabot and his Orchestra; “That's a Puente” Tito Puente; Side 2: “Rock Me But Don't Really Roll Me” Tony Scott; “Happy Face Baby” The Three Sons; “Prom to Prom” Dave Pell. The original EP sleeve's reverse quoted Elvis as claiming “I'm crazy about these albums...they're really 'Perfect for Parties.'” See what they did there? The record starts with an actual introduction from Elvis: “Hello everybody. This is Elvis inviting you to sample some of the tunes from RCA Victor's wonderful 'Perfect for Parties' albums.” He proceeds to introduce every song with a little editorial about the song, artist and/or album. The record measures 10 inches (25.4 cm) in diameter and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated. 

Condition: VG with some scuffing and scratches. Playable condition.
1956 “RCA Reference Recording” 45 RPM 10-Inch Double-Sided Acetate for <em>Elvis Presley “Perfect for Parties” Highlight Album</em> - Incredibly Rare!!
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $250.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $500.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
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