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Elvis Presley (1956)

Elvis Presley
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Rock music, Rockabilly, Rock and roll

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Elvis Presley (released in the UK as Elvis Presley Rock n' Roll) is the debut studio album by Elvis Presley. It was released on RCA Victor, in mono, catalogue number LPM 1254, in March 1956. The recording sessions took place on January 10 and January 11 at RCA recording studios in Nashville, Tennessee, and on January 30 and January 31 at RCA studios in New York. Additional material originated from sessions at Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, on July 5, August 19 and September 10 of 1954, and on July 11, 1955.
The album spent ten weeks at #1 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart in 1956, the first rock and roll album ever to make it to the top of the charts. It also has the distinction of being the first million-selling rock and roll album. In 2003, it was ranked number 55 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Elvis Presley was also one of two Presley's albums accoladed in the reference book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, the other being Elvis is Back!. It was certified Gold on 11/1/1966 and Platinum on 8/10/2011 by the R.I.A.A.
By the second half of 1955, singles on Sun Records by Presley began making the national country and western

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Tracks

2:24 I'm Counting on You
2:35 Trying to Get You
2:02 I'm Gonna Sit Down and Cry (Over You)
2:34 Just Because
2:26 Shake, Rattle and Roll
2:40 I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (alternate)
2:13 Heartbreak Hotel
2:03 Blue Suede Shoes
2:00 Tutti Frutti
2:36 Money Honey
2:42 I Love You Because
2:11 Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
2:25 I Got A Woman
2:11 One-Sided Love Affair
2:25 I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin')
2:40 Blue Moon
2:32 Trying to Get to You
2:24 I'm Counting on You
2:25 I Got a Woman
2:11 One-Sided Love Affair
2:24 I'll Never Let You Go, Little Darlin'
2:01 I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You)
2:33 Just Because
2:09 Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
2:43 I Love You Because
1:58 Tutti Frutti
2:31 I Was the One
2:09 Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
2:09 My Baby Left Me
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