The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 13, 2019
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The offered 78 RPM acetate features the Blue Hawaii soundtrack version of Elvis Presley's song “Ku-U-I-Po.” Elvis sings the song in the movie while strumming his ukelele. The presented disc has two small labels that read “Elvis Presley” and “Ku-po-we-po (Hawaiin Sweetheart) 78RPM.” The labels were most likely written out and put on later, but still some time ago at this writing. The acetate is accompanied by a 1990 “Letter of Authenticity” from a collector that gets most of the details incorrect concerning the song's recording. It claims Nashville was the site of the session, when it was in fact recroded at Radio Recorders in Hollywood. This mistake can be forgiven due to the vintage of the letter, 1990, and the paucity of session scholarship available to collectors at that time, though the collector is to be commended for his efforts. On the acetate's reverse is a Rod McKuen version of the children's folk song “Ally Ally Oxen Free,” recorded at 45 RPM. It was most likely recorded at Radio Recorders just prior or just after Elvis' Blue Hawaii sessions in March 1961, accounting for its inclusion on this disc. 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 moderate scuffing. Playable condition, with some pops and hissing.

Condition: VG with some moderate scuffing. Playable condition, with some pops and hissing.
1961 “Audiodisc” 78 RPM 10-inch Acetate with Elvis Presleys “Ku-U-I-Po” from the <em>Blue Hawaii</em> Soundtrack
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $281.25
Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
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