10/13/2007

Elvis Presley - Love me Tender - 1956


Elvis Presley Love Me Tender Vinyl
Elvis Presley Love Me Tender Vinyl
The King, Elvis Presley


Elvis Presley, the undisputed king of rock and roll, has had more hit records than any other artist. I found this one, the 1956 release of his number one single, Love Me Tender, piled in a stack of records I inherited from my aunt Libbs and Mary.


Love Me Tender, also the title of Presley's first motion picture, was originally sung on the Ed Sullivan show September 9th, that at the time had a record viewing audience of 54 million people.


This record is not a 33 1/3, or LP, nor is it a 45 RPM, but a 7 inch vinyl single. The flip side song is, Anyway You Want Me.


RCA Victor is the brand label, the one with the little dog looking into the victrolo.


The record touts "New Orthophonic" high fidelity.


I wish I had a record player capable of playing it. Its in OK to good condition. No gouges, a few smudges, but if cleaned, should look and play pretty good.



LURKING AND ROCKING ON THE GRASSY KNOLL

11 comments:

  1. william Giglio7/07/2008 11:06 AM

    How much do you think it might be worth, I have one also? Thanks

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  2. The record itself, about $75-100 dollars.
    If you have the original jacket the record came in, around $400 dollars.

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  3. Hi there...I also have a copy of the above mentioned 'Love Me Tender', but it's a 10 inch 45. I believe it's a 45 altho there's no rpm speed mentioned on the label. Any idea what that's worth? No jacket by the way. Record is in VG condition. Thanks for your help.

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    Jim, I would try a Google search and Ebay search.

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  4. Any one know where I can get this album at? I am trying to buy a record player and a few Elvis records for my fiance's birthday in August. I can't spend a whole lot, but I am willing to pay what I need to. Thanks for any help I can get!

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  5. You can try ebay, and for the record player, try some garage sales, they may have some very cheap.

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  6. i have a copy i will sell you, complete with original jacket

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  7. i have a copy i will sell you, complete with the original jacket

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  8. In my area, records just aren't worth anything. My husband and I set up at car part swap meets. I had 100s of 45 rpms. Little Richard to Perry Como. At first, all I wanted was .25 cents a piece. That didn't work. Four swap meets and one flea market later I put "ALL these records - $2.00 for the box". Still nothing. Then I put "This whole box of records - FREE. Take them!" Nothing. I ended up taking the box and sliding them to my brother's spot where he was also had a vendor's spot set up. Now it's an inside joke.

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  9. Yes, most records aren't worth the vinyl they were printed on. However, there are some that have some value.

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