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Singles in the 50's were released in company sleeves.

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Elvis-1 cover

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Elvis-2 cover

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later pressings were re-released in this cover (from 1972 and later):



    

47-6357     I Forgot To Remember To Forget - Mystery Train

S1 label      The  first single released in Germany. 

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AB Electra label :    made for export to the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.        

 

S2 label: 

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S3/S2

rare issue allthough in bad shape.
I Forget To Remember To Forget (S3) - Mystery Train (S2)

There is also a correct version of the S3 single.

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S5 label:  

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different font style and on the side from Mystery Train with Scotty and Bill on one line

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S7 label: 

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V2 label:

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The devilcover was released in 1965 with the V2 single
I have two different of this one. The backside is different.
devilcover 1: 6 longplays
devilcover 2: 3 longplays, 2 extended plays and 5 singles

devilcover 1

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yearcover 1964: this single was released in 1956, so why this is in a yearcover 1964 we will probably never know.

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O1 label:

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47-6420     Heartbreak Hotel - I Was The One

S1 label:



writers on I Was The One written different.

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AB Electra label:  made in Germany for export to Norway and Sweden.



S2 label:



S4/S3 label: 
rare labeltype Heartbreak Hotel on S4  label - I Was The One on S3 label

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S5 label:



S7 label:

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V1 label:


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V2 label:


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O1 label:

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re-released in 1971:

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PROMO label:

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cover and poster.    PB-49639

re-released for Holland in 1987, number 47-6420 is not on the label or on the cover. 
New number is PB-49639:

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the cover can be opened as a poster :

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Si1 label:

  

47-6540     I Want You, I Need You, I Love You - My Baby Left Me

This single without "New Orthophonic" High Fidelity on the label.

S1 label:

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S2 label:

  

the name ELVIS PRESLEY is longer on the one here below.



S3 label:



S5 label:

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S5/7 label:

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devilcover

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V2 label:

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yearcover 1956

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Klingende Post 1956 with Hound Dog.
T71 469 A (Sonderausgabe) - T71 472 (Radio Siehler)

=> This type of promo singles was released in Germany for promotion of new records. This is the first one where  an Elvis song is promoted. On this single the  following artists are mentioned: a few German artists / Perry Como with 'More" / Pat Boone with "Tutti Frutti" and Elvis with "Hound Dog". On this promo single someone says something about each record and you can hear parts of the songs. On Hound Dog the announcer says this: ,,Und nun, Ohren weit auf für das Allerneueste. Die große Überraschung für alle Schallplattenfreundeder Deutschlandstart der RCA-Platten. Die Spitzenstars der Weltklasse nun auch in Ihrem Heim. Hier eine Probe. Der Jüngste aus der langen klangvollen Namensliste der RCA-Favoriten, Elvis Prisli, der 21jährige Komet am Himmel der Rock ,n' Roll-Extase in der Jugend der ganzen Welt. Sein ,,Hound Dog" hat bereits die Verkaufsziffer von zwei Millionen überschritten."  The name Elvis Prisli was mentioned this way. Probably he didn't know better. 

I don't have the original sleeve to these promo-singles

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47-6604     Hound Dog - Don't Be Cruel

S1 label:

47-6604 on the left

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S2 label:

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S2 label with MATRIX number on the left under RESCO written different.



S3 label: 
Strange issue her below. On the left above the matrixnumber is Resco, it was used only by TELDEC. It means "Restkonto". This was used when the musiccompany was not known for the single, so they could not make a payment to them.
From S3 the musiccompany of Hound Dog was changed in Hill & Range and Don't Be Cruel was changed in BIEM which means "Bureau International de l'Edition Musicméchanique. 
Also on this single Otis Blackwell is the only composer of Don't Be Cruel, while from S3 Elvis is mentioned as co-writer.

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S4 label:



S5 label:



S5 label, Hill & Range with Hound Dog written different:

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S8 label:



V1 label:



V2 label:

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V3 label:   

with Hill & Range on Hound dog side, no time indication on both sides.

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V4 label:

with GEMA on Hound Dog side and time indication on both sides.



PROMO label with yearcover:

In 1968 this single was released as a promo single. 
This was in a yearcover of 1956     



 
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O2 label:

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New cover, released in 1978, only number 26.11001 is on the cover.

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O4 label:      47-6604 
from 1978
Number 47-6604 is still mentioned on the label + STEREO
Hound Dog is mentioned as side 1 and Don't Be Cruel as side 2

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O4 label:
      47-6604 + 26.11001  from 1978
Number 47-6604 is still mentioned on the label + the new one 26.11001

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Sn1 label:      26.11001

Only the number 26.11001 is mentioned on the label

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cover for special single      DB28663

Released in 1989, 47-6604 is not on the cover. 
The number now is DB28663 special made for "Steuler Design", Hamburg        
RARE !!

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Si2 label:     DB28663
  



 
47-6636     Blue Suede Shoes - Tutti Frutti

S2 label:  two different with this labeltype

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S3 label with different layout of the writers on Tutti Frutti



S4 label:



S5 label: 



S7 label:  ELVIS PRESLEY capital letters



S7 label: 
Elvis Presley small letters



S8 label:

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V1 label: 



V2 label:

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Rock 'n' Roll cover:

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V4 label: 



yearcover 1956:

  

O1+O2 label:
Blue Suede Shoes is on O1 label and Tutti Frutti on O2 label.

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O3 label:

strange misprint. 
The matrix-number should be
Blue Suede Shoes : G2-WW-1230 and for
Tutti Frutti : G2-PW-1255

On this one G2-WW-1230 is on the label of Tutti Frutti and G2-PW-1255 is
on the label of Blue Suede Shoes. Also wrong matrix number on wrong side.
In the vinyl is engraved on the side of Blue Suede Shoes: 45-G2-PW-1255-X 
and on the side of Tutti Frutti 45-G2-WW-1230-X
The song Blue Suede Shoes is played on the side where the label of 
Tutti Frutti is. 

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O4 label:
also the number 26.11002 is on the label.

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SN1 label:
only the number 26.11002 is on the label.

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47-6637     I'm Counting On You - I Got A Woman

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47-6638     I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You) - I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin')

S2 label:         RARE !!

This single has UNVERKÄUFLICH engraved in the label.
It was also a pre-release to dealers. In the early 50's no promo singles
were released.



This single is the same as the one here above only without UNVERKAUFLICH
As you can see at it's condition this single was played well.



the writing on the label is different as the one above.

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47-6639     Tryin' To Get To You - I Love You Because

S2 label:



47-6640     Blue Moon - Just Because

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S5 label:

 

S5/7 label:

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devilcover

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47-6641     Money Honey - One Sided Love Affair

S2 label:    two different


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S5/7 label: 


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47-6642     Shake, Rattle And Roll - Lawdy, Miss Clawdy

S2 label:

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S5 label:

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S7 label:

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S8 label:

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V1 label:

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yearcover 1956

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V2 label:

47 6642 V2

V4 label:   
two different, one with Resco, one with GEMA

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47-6643     Anyway You Want Me (That's How I Will Be) - Love Me Tender 

S2 label: 



S3 label
two different with this labeltype

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S5 labeltwo different with this labeltype

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S6 label:

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S8 label:



yearcover 1956:

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V1 label:

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V2 label:

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V3/V4 label:
rare labeltype Anyway You Want me on V3 label - Love Me Tender on V4 label


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47-6383     Baby Let's Play House - I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone

S3 label:      two different with this labeltype

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