The King of Rock 'n' Roll: The Complete 50's Masters

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The King of Rock 'n' Roll: The Complete 50s Masters
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Box set by Elvis Presley
Released June 23, 1992
Recorded July 1953-September 1958
Genre Rock and roll, rockabilly, country
Length 5:39:26
Label RCA Records
Producer Ernst Mikael Jorgensen
Roger Semon
Elvis Presley chronology
The Lost Album
(1990)
The King of Rock 'n' Roll: The Complete 50s Masters
(1992)
From Nashville to Memphis: The Essential 60s Masters
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 5/5 stars[1]
MusicHound 5/5 stars[2]
Q 5/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 5/5 stars[4]
Rough Guides 5/5 stars[5]

The King of Rock 'n' Roll: The Complete 50's Masters is a five-disc box set compilation of the complete known studio master recordings by American singer and musician Elvis Presley during the decade of the 1950s. Issued in 1992 by RCA Records, catalog number 66050-2, it was soon followed by similar box sets covering Presley's musical output in the 1960s and 1970s. This set's initial long-box release included a set of collectible stamps duplicating the record jackets from every Presley LP on RCA Victor, every single that had a picture sleeve, and most of his EP releases. The set includes a booklet with an extensive session list and discography, and a lengthy essay by Peter Guralnick. It peaked at #159 on the album chart and was certified a gold record on August 7, 1992, by the RIAA. Further certifications were for platinum on November 20, 1992, and for double platinum on July 30, 2002.

Contents[edit]

The first four discs present the Elvis masters in chronological session order. Disc one commences with "My Happiness," a private test demo from the summer of 1953 at Sun Studio and the first recording ever made by Presley, and continues with the complete Sun Records masters through track 19. The remainder of disc one, and discs two through four, comprise the entirety of his output for RCA Victor during the decade. Disc four ends with an interview by Presley prior to his departure overseas to serve in the army in 1958, released on the EP Elvis Sails. Included as well are the officially released recordings on RCA Victor for each one of Elvis' four feature films of the 1950s: Love Me Tender, Loving You, Jailhouse Rock, and King Creole.

The fifth disc compiles rare outtakes and unreleased recordings, starting off with the companion acetate to "My Happiness" in an early version of "That's When Your Heartaches Begin." Tracks two and five are more acetates recorded by the standard Presley trio of Elvis, Scotty Moore on guitar, and Bill Black on bass, at an unknown location in Lubbock, Texas, during January 1955, presumably around the time when Buddy Holly converted to rock and roll after seeing Presley in concert. Tracks three and four present live recordings from the Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1955, again with the trio. Tracks thirteen through sixteen present live recordings from the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 1956, with the trio plus drummer D.J. Fontana. An outtake from the Million Dollar Quartet sessions appears on track nine, with the following personnel: Presley, Carl Perkins on guitar, his brother Clayton on bass, Jerry Lee Lewis on piano, and W.S. Holland on drums. Although Johnny Cash is billed as the fourth of the headlining quartet and his presence is corroborated by anecdotal evidence, aural evidence of his participation on record is difficult to discern. The remainder of disc five contains alternate takes of released masters.

Collecting every master recording made in the 1950s, The King of Rock 'n' Roll encapsulates the era for which Presley remains most revered, that of the young international phenomenon at the forefront of the rock and roll explosion. RCA issued two similarly configured box set companions, one for the 1970s, and another for the 1960s, bypassing his film soundtrack work for his secular recordings made to be issued commercially.

Professional recordings made at Sun Studio, RCA Studios in New York and Nashville, Radio Recorders in Hollywood, and at the studio soundstages of 20th Century Fox, Paramount, and MGM in Hollywood. The furlough recording session of June 10, 1958, took place in RCA's newly constructed studio in Nashville, where Presley would continue to record through 1971. Original recordings produced by Sam Phillips or Steve Sholes.

This compilation received a 1992 Grammy nomination for Best Historical Album, only to lose that award to the boxed set The Complete Capitol Recordings of The Nat 'King' Cole Trio.

Track listing[edit]

Chart positions for LPs and EPs from Billboard Top Pop Albums chart; peak positions for EPA 4114 and EPA 4325 from EP chart commenced October 1957; positions for singles from Billboard Pop Singles chart. Certain recordings derive from acetates or from primitive recording equipment, and are not of professional sound quality; these are marked with an asterisk.

Disc one[edit]

Track Song Title Writer(s) Time Recorded Release Date Catalogue Original LP Issue Chart Peak
1. My Happiness* Betty Peterson Blasco and Borney Bergantine 2:31 1953-07-18 1990 2227-2 Elvis: The Great Performances
2. That's All Right Arthur Crudup 1:55 1954-07-05 1954-07-19 Sun 209 For LP Fans Only
3. I Love You Because Leon Payne 2:42 1954-07-05 1956-03-23 LPM 1254 Elvis Presley #1
4. Harbor Lights Jimmy Kennedy and Hugh Williams 2:35 1954-07-05 1976-01-08 CPL1 1349 Elvis: A Legendary Performer
Vol. 2
#46
5. Blue Moon of Kentucky Bill Monroe 2:02 1954-07-05 1954-07-19 Sun 209b A Date with Elvis
6. Blue Moon Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart 2:31 1954-08-19 1956-03-23 LPM 1254 Elvis Presley #1
7. Tomorrow Night+ Sam Coslow and Hugh Williams 2:58 1954-09-10 1965-08-10 LSP 3450 Elvis for Everyone #10
8. I'll Never Let You Go (Lil' Darlin') Jimmy Wakely 2:24 1954-09-10 1956-03-23 LPM 1254 Elvis Presley #1
9. I Don't Care If the Sun Don't Shine Mack David 2:27 1954-09-10 1955-03-05 Sun 210b
10. Just Because Sydney Robin, Bob Shelton, Joe Shelton 2:32 1954-09-10 1956-03-23 LPM 1254 Elvis Presley #1
11. Good Rockin' Tonight Roy Brown 2:12 1954-09-10 1954-09-25 Sun 210
12. Milkcow Blues Boogie Kokomo Arnold 2:38 1954-11-12 1954-12-28 Sun 215
13. You're a Heartbreaker Jack Sallee 2:12 1954-11-12 1954-12-28 Sun 215b #74
14. Baby Let's Play House Arthur Gunter 2:15 1955-02-05 1955-04-10 Sun 217 C&W #5
15. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone Stan Kesler and William Taylor 2:36 1955-03-05 1955-04-10 Sun 217b
16. Mystery Train Herman Parker Jr. and Sam Phillips 2:24 1955-07-11 1955-08-06 Sun 223b
17. I Forgot to Remember to Forget Stan Kesler and Charlie Feathers 2:28 1955-07-11 1955-08-06 Sun 223b C&W #1
18. Trying to Get to You Rose Marie McCoy and Charles Singleton 2:31 1955-07-11 1956-03-23 LPM 1254 Elvis Presley #1
19. When It Rains It Really Pours William Emerson 2:01 1955-11-20 1983 6414-2 Elvis: A Legendary Performer Vol. 4
20. I Got A Woman Ray Charles and Renald Richard 2:23 1956-01-10 1956-03-23 LPM 1254 Elvis Presley #1
21. Heartbreak Hotel Mae Axton, Tommy Durden, Elvis Presley 2:08 1956-01-10 1956-01-27 47-6420 #1
22. Money Honey Jesse Stone 2:34 1956-01-10 1956-03-23 LPM 1254 Elvis Presley #1
23. I'm Counting on You Don Robertson 2:24 1956-01-11 1956-03-23 LPM 1254 Elvis Presley #1
24. I Was The One Aaron Schroeder, Claude DeMetrius, Hal Blair, Bill Peppers 2:33 1956-01-11 1956-01-27 47-6420b #19
25. Blue Suede Shoes Carl Perkins 1:58 1956-01-30 1956-03-23 LPM 1254 Elvis Presley #1
26. My Baby Left Me Arthur Crudup 2:11 1956-01-30 1956-05-04 47-6540b #31
27. One-Sided Love Affair Bill Campbell 2:09 1956-01-30 1956-03-23 LPM 1254 Elvis Presley #1
28. So Glad You're Mine Arthur Crudup 2:20 1956-01-30 1956-10-19 LPM 1382 Elvis #1
29. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You) Howard Biggs and Joe Thomas 2:01 1956-01-31 1956-03-23 LPM 1254 Elvis Presley #1
30. Tutti Frutti Dorothy LaBostrie and Richard Penniman 1:58 1956-01-31 1956-03-23 LPM 1254 Elvis Presley #1

+ overdubs added prior to release on LSP 3450

Disc two[edit]

Track Song Title Writer(s) Time Recorded Release Date Catalogue Original LP/EP Issue Chart Peak
1. Lawdy Miss Clawdy Lloyd Price 2:08 1956-02-03 1956-08-31 47-6642b
2. Shake, Rattle & Roll Charles E. Calhoun 2:37 1956-02-03 1956-08-31 47-6642
3. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You Lou Kosloff and George Mysels 2:40 1956-04-14 1956-05-04 47-6540 #1
4. Hound Dog Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller 2:16 1956-07-02 1956-07-13 47-6604b The Real Elvis #1
5. Don't Be Cruel Otis Blackwell and Elvis Presley 2:02 1956-07-02 1956-07-13 47-6604 The Real Elvis #1
6. Anyway You Want Me (That's How I Will Be) Kelly Owens and Aaron Schroeder 2:13 1956-07-02 1956-09-28 47-6643b #20
7. We're Gonna Move Vera Matson and Elvis Presley 2:30 1956-08-24 1956-11 EPA 4006 Love Me Tender #22
8. Love Me Tender Vera Matson and Elvis Presley 2:41 1956-08-24 1956-09-28 47-6643 #1
9. Poor Boy Vera Matson and Elvis Presley 2:13 1956-08-24 1956-11 EPA 4006 Love Me Tender #22
10. Let Me Vera Matson and Elvis Presley 2:08 1956-08-24 1956-11 EPA 4006 Love Me Tender #22
11. Playing for Keeps Stan Kesler 2:50 1956-09-01 1957-01-04 47-6800b #21
12. Love Me Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller 2:43 1956-09-01 1956-10-19 LPM 1382 Elvis #1
13. Paralyzed Otis Blackwell and Elvis Presley 2:23 1956-09-02 1956-10-19 LPM 1382 Elvis #1
14. How Do You Think I Feel Webb Pierce and Wiley Walker 2:10 1956-09-01 1956-10-19 LPM 1382 Elvis #1
15. How's the World Treating You? Chet Atkins and Boudleaux Bryant 2:23 1956-09-01 1956-10-19 LPM 1382 Elvis #1
16. When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again Gene Sullivan and Wiley Walker 2:20 1956-09-02 1956-10-19 LPM 1382 Elvis #1
17. Long Tall Sally Robert Blackwell, Enotris Johnson, Richard Penniman 1:51 1956-09-02 1956-10-19 LPM 1382 Elvis #1
18. Old Shep Red Foley 4:10 1956-09-02 1956-10-19 LPM 1382 Elvis #1
19. Too Much Lee Rosenberg and Bernard Weinman 2:31 1956-09-02 1957-01-04 47-6800 #1
20. Anyplace Is Paradise Joe Thomas 2:26 1956-09-02 1956-10-19 LPM 1382 Elvis #1
21. Ready Teddy Robert Blackwell and John Marascalco 1:56 1956-09-03 1956-10-19 LPM 1382 Elvis #1
22. First in Line Aaron Schroeder and Ben Weisman 3:22 1956-09-03 1956-10-19 LPM 1382 Elvis #1
23. Rip It Up Robert Blackwell and John Marascalco 1:53 1956-09-03 1956-10-19 LPM 1382 Elvis #1
24. I Believe Ervin Drake, Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl, Al Stillman 2:05 1957-01-12 1957-04 EPA 4054 Peace in the Valley #3
25. Tell Me Why Titus Turner 2:05 1957-01-12 1965-12-03 47-8740 #33
26. Got a Lot o' Livin' to Do Aaron Schroeder and Ben Weisman 2:31 1957-01-12 1957-07-01 LPM 1515 Loving You #1
27. All Shook Up Otis Blackwell and Elvis Presley 1:56 1957-01-12 1957-03-22 47-6870 #1
28. Mean Woman Blues Claude DeMetruis 2:15 1957-01-13 1957-07-01 LPM 1515 Loving You #1
29. (There'll Be) Peace in the Valley (For Me) Thomas A. Dorsey 3:22 1957-01-13 1957-04 EPA 4054 Peace in the Valley #3

Disc three[edit]

Track Song Title Writer(s) Time Recorded Release Date Catalogue Original LP/EP Issue Chart Peak
1. That's When Your Heartaches Begin Fred Fisher, Billy Hill, William Raskin 3:20 1957-01-13 1957-03-22 47-6870b #58
2. Take My Hand, Precious Lord Thomas A. Dorsey 3:16 1957-01-13 1957-04 EPA 4054 Peace in the Valley #3
3. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) Stuart Hamblen 3:53 1957-01-19 1957-04 EPA 4054 Peace in the Valley #3
4. Blueberry Hill Vincent Rose, Al Lewis, Larry Stock 2:39 1957-01-19 1957-04 EPA 4041 Just For You #16
5. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You Scotty Greene Wiseman 2:31 1957-01-19 1957-04 EPA 4041 Just For You #16
6. Is It So Strange Faron Young 2:28 1957-01-19 1957-04 EPA 4041 Just For You #16
7. Party Jessie Mae Robinson 1:26 1957-01 1957-07-01 LPM 1515 Loving You #1
8. Lonesome Cowboy Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett 3:07 1957-01-15 1957-07-01 LPM 1515 Loving You #1
9. Hot Dog Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller 1:17 1957-01-18 1957-07-01 LPM 1515 Loving You #1
10. One Night of Sin Dave Bartholomew, Pearl King, Anita Steiman 2:35 1957-01-24 1983 CPL1 4848 Elvis: A Legendary Performer Vol. 4
11. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear Kal Mann and Bernie Lowe 1:45 1957-01-24 1957-06-11 47-7000 Loving You #1
12. "Don't Leave Me Now" Aaron Schroeder and Ben Weisman 1:58 1957-02-23 1957-07-01 Jailhouse Rock #1
13. I Beg of You Rose Marie McCoy and Kelly Owens 1:50 1957-02-23 1958-01-07 47-7150b #8
14. One Night Dave Bartholomew, Pearl King, Anita Steiman 2:29 1957-02-23 1958-10-21 47-7410 #4
15. True Love Cole Porter 2:05 1957-02-23 1957-07-01 LPM 1515 Loving You #1
16. I Need You So Ivory Joe Hunter 2:37 1957-02-23 1957-04 EPA 4041 Just For You #16
17. Loving You Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller 2:12 1957-02-24 1957-06-11 47-7000b #20
18. When It Rains It Really Pours William Emerson 1:47 1957-02-24 1965-08-10 LSP 3450 Elvis for Everyone #10
19. Jailhouse Rock Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller 2:26 1957-04-30 1957-09-24 47-7035 #1
20. Young and Beautiful Aaron Schroeder and Abner Silver 2:02 1957-04-30 1957-10 EPA 4114 Jailhouse Rock #1
21. I Want to Be Free Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller 2:12 1957-04-30 1957-10 EPA 4114 Jailhouse Rock #1
22. (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller 1:51 1957-04-30 1957-10 EPA 4114 Jailhouse Rock #1
23. "Don't Leave Me Now" Aaron Schroeder and Ben Weisman 2:05 1957-04-30 1957-10 EPA 4114 Jailhouse Rock #1
24. Blue Christmas Bill Hayes and Jay Johnson 2:07 1957-09-05 1957-10-15 LOC 1035 Elvis' Christmas Album #1
25. White Christmas Irving Berlin 2:23 1957-09-06 1957-10-15 LOC 1035 Elvis' Christmas Album #1
26. Here Comes Santa Claus Gene Autry and Oakley Haldeman 1:54 1957-09-06 1957-10-15 LOC 1035 Elvis' Christmas Album #1
27. Silent Night Joseph Mohr and Franz Gruber 2:23 1957-09-06 1957-10-15 LOC 1035 Elvis' Christmas Album #1
28. O Little Town of Bethlehem Phillips Brooks and Lewis H. Redner 2:35 1957-09-07 1957-10-15 LOC 1035 Elvis' Christmas Album #1
29. Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me) Aaron Schroeder and Claude DeMetruis 1:54 1957-09-07 1957-10-15 LOC 1035 Elvis' Christmas Album #1
30. Santa Claus Is Back In Town Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller 2:22 1957-09-07 1957-10-15 LOC 1035 Elvis' Christmas Album #1
31. I'll Be Home for Christmas Buck Ram, Kim Gannon, Walter Kent 1:53 1957-09-07 1957-10-15 LOC 1035 Elvis' Christmas Album #1

Disc four[edit]

Track Song Title Writer(s) Time Recorded Release Date Catalogue Original LP/EP Issue Chart Peak
1. Treat Me Nice Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller 2:10 1957-09-05 1957-09-24 47-7035b #18
2. My Wish Came True Ivory Joe Hunter 2:33 1957-09-06 1959-06-23 47-7600b #12
3. Don't Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller 2:48 1957-09-06 1958-01-07 47-7150 #1
4. Danny Fred Wise and Ben Weisman 1:51 1958-02-11 1978-12 CP1 3082 Elvis: A Legendary Performer Vol. 3 #113
5. Hard Headed Woman Claude DeMetrius 1:53 1958-01-15 1958-06-10 47-7280 #1
6. Trouble Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller 2:16 1958-01-15 1958-09-19 LPM 1884 King Creole #2
7. New Orleans Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett 1:58 1958-01-15 1958-09-19 LPM 1884 King Creole #2
8. Crawfish Fred Wise and Ben Weisman 1:38 1958-01-15 1958-09-19 LPM 1884 King Creole #2
9. Dixieland Rock Claude Demetrius and Fred Wise 1:46 1958-01-16 1958-09-19 LPM 1884 King Creole #2
10. Lover Doll Wayne Silver and Abner Silver 2:09 1958-01-16 1958-09-19 LPM 1884 King Creole #2
11. Don't Ask Me Why Fred Wise and Ben Weisman 2:06 1958-01-16 1958-06-10 47-7280b #25
12. As Long As I Have You Fred Wise and Ben Weisman 1:50 1958-01-16 1958-09-19 LPM 1884 King Creole #2
13. King Creole Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller 2:08 1958-01-23 1958-09-19 LPM 1884 King Creole #2
14. Young Dreams Aaron Schroeder and Martin Kalmanoff 2:23 1958-01-23 1958-09-19 LPM 1884 King Creole #2
15. Steadfast, Loyal And True Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller 1:15 1958-02-11 1958-09-19 LPM 1884 King Creole #2
16. Doncha' Think It's Time Luther Dixon and Clyde Otis 1:54 1958-02-01 1958-04-01 47-7240b #15
17. Your Cheatin' Heart Hank Williams 2:24 1958-02-01 1965-08-10 LSP 3450 Elvis for Everyone #10
18. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck Bert Carroll and Moody Russell 2:13 1958-02-01 1958-04-01 47-7240 #2
19. I Need Your Love Tonight Bix Reichner and Sid Wayne 2:04 1958-06-10 1959-03-10 47-7506b #4
20. A Big Hunk O' Love Aaron Schroeder and Sidney Wyche 2:12 1958-06-10 1959-06-23 47-7600 #1
21. Ain't That Loving You Baby Ivory Joe Hunter and Clyde Otis 2:22 1958-06-10 1964-09-22 47-8440 #16
22. (Now and Then There's) A Fool Such as I Bill Trader 2:36 1958-06-10 1959-03-10 47-7506 #2
23. I Got Stung David Hill and Aaron Schroeder 1:49 1958-06-11 1958-10-21 47-7410 #8
24. expanded interview segment 12:34 1958-09-22 1958-12 EPA 4325 Elvis Sails #2

Disc five: Rare and Rockin'[edit]

Track Song Title Writer(s) Time Recorded Release Date Catalogue Original LP Issue Chart Peak
1. That's When Your Heartaches Begin* Fred Fisher, Billy Hill, William Raskin 3:20 1953-07-18 previously unreleased
2. Fool Fool Fool* Nugetre 1:51 1955-01-06 previously unreleased
3. Tweedle Dee* (live) Winfield Scott 2:07 1955-04-30 1984-03 RCA 89387 Elvis: The First Live Recordings #163
4. Maybellene* (live) Chuck Berry 1:58 1955-08-20 1984-03 RCA 89387 Elvis: The First Live Recordings #163
5. Shake, Rattle & Roll* Charles E. Calhoun 2:16 1955-01-06 previously unreleased
6. Blue Moon of Kentucky (alternate) Bill Monroe 1:03 1954-07-05 1987 RCA 6414-2 The Complete Sun Sessions
7. Blue Moon (alternate) Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart 2:55 1954-08-19 previously unreleased
8. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (slow version) Stan Kesler and William Taylor 2:40 1955-03-05 1987 RCA 6414-2 The Complete Sun Sessions
9. Reconsider Baby Lowell Fulsom 2:53 1956-12-04 previously unreleased
10. Lawdy Miss Clawdy (alternate) Lloyd Price 2:07 1956-02-03 previously unreleased
11. Shake, Rattle & Roll (alternate) Charles E. Calhoun 2:25 1956-02-03 previously unreleased
12. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (alternate) Lou Kosloff and George Mysels 2:40 1956-04-14 previously unreleased
13. Heartbreak Hotel* (live) Mae Axton, Tommy Durden, Elvis Presley 2:54 1956-05-06 1980-08 CP8 3699 Elvis Aron Presley #27
14. Long Tall Sally* (live) Robert Blackwell, Enotris Johnson, Richard Penniman 2:15 1956-05-06 1980-08 CP8 3699 Elvis Aron Presley #27
15. Blue Suede Shoes* (live) Carl Perkins 4:59 1956-05-06 1980-08 CP8 3699 Elvis Aron Presley #27
16. Money Honey* (live) Jesse Stone 2:34 1956-05-06 1980-08 CP8 3699 Elvis Aron Presley #27
17. We're Gonna Move (alternate) Vera Matson and Elvis Presley 2:30 1956-08-24 previously unreleased
18. Old Shep (alternate) Red Foley 3:53 1956-09-02 previously unreleased
19. I Beg of You (alternate) Rosemarie McCoy and Kelly Owens 1:51 1957-01-13 previously unreleased
20. Loving You (slow version) Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller 1:48 1957-02-14 previously unreleased
21. Loving You (uptempo version) Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller 1:24 1957-02-14 previously unreleased
22. Young And Beautiful (alternate) Aaron Schroeder and Abner Silver 1:09 1957-04-30 previously unreleased
23. I Want to Be Free (alternate) Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller 2:06 1957-04-30 previously unreleased
24. King Creole (alternate) Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller 2:04 1958-01-15 1991-01 2229-2-R Essential Elvis Vol. 3
25. As Long As I Have You (alternate) Fred Wise and Ben Weisman 1:24 1958-01-16 1991-01 2229-2-R Essential Elvis Vol. 3
26. Ain't That Loving You Baby (fast version) Ivory Joe Hunter and Clyde Otis 1:48 1958-06-10 1991-01 2229-2-R Essential Elvis Vol. 3

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

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