The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 13, 2019
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In January of 1969, Elvis was cajoled by Marty Lacker, George Klein and Felton Jarvis to agree to a recording session at Chips Moman’s American Sound Studio in Memphis. Lincoln “Chips” Moman, one of the founders of Stax Records who produced over 150 hit records from his small, fairly new studio, postponed a pre-arranged session with Neil Diamond to record with Elvis in his studio upon the last-minute request. These American Sound Studio sessions would be some of the most pivotal in Elvis’ career and would mark the turning point in Elvis’ re-creation of himself. These 12 days spent in the studio produced 36 songs, with four becoming singles and material for several important albums. The music recorded in these sessions was some of the strongest material Elvis had recorded in years and even Elvis himself believed to be some of his best ever. Offered is an RCA Custom Records double-sided acetate that includes nine (9) songs recorded by Elvis during those sessions. Side 1 includes “Kentucky Rain,” “Do You Know Who I Am,” “My Little Friend,” “Mama Liked the Roses” and “Who Am I,” with side 2 containing “The Fair is Moving On,” “If I’m A Fool,” “Suspicious Minds” and “Hey Jude.” The red-and-white RCA Custom Records labels on either side simply state in blue handwritten ink “Elvis Presley / 33 1/3 / Stereo / Side No 1” and “Side No 2,” respectively. An acetate with some of Elvis’ greatest works is a must have for any serious collector. The acetate measures 12 inches (30.48 cm) in diameter and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



The labels of the acetate are in excellent condition with only a small area of surface residue to the label of side one. The acetate has only very minor scuffs and scratches to the surface and a few extremely minor nicks to the edge which should not impact the playability.
1969 RCA Custom Records Double-Sided 33 1/3 RPM Acetate with Nine Songs from Elvis Presley’s Legendary American Sound Studio Sessions with “Kentucky Rain” and “Suspicious Minds”
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Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,875.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
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