Expert vinyl record business person, Gabriel Tan (The Audio Medic) advises that it takes only simple soap and running water to clean the surface. And I have been doing just that.
While selecting records to clean, I found an Elvis Presley piece called, I Need You So and according to a *collector, is a "very, very rare EP - RCA Italiana EPA 4041 - pressed only for Italian fans in 1958. This Elvis Presley record with the Jordanaires on RCA Italian Black Label is impossible to find."
The songs include, Side A: I Need You So; Have I Told You Lately That I Love You and B: Blueberry Hill; Don't Leave Me Now.
On another page, this same collector announced another Elvis RCA Italiana labelled, Elvis Presley EPA 30-072 and pressed in Italy with songs: My Baby Left Me, I Want You, I Need You, I Love You and Blue Suede Shoes, Tutti Frutti.
(Image above: On my own copy of I Need You So.)
But let us know.
*Approximate value, especially with Brexit.
Image: A Personal Collection.
(B) Expensive Elvis Treasures:
According to one Mighty John's Top Value of Elvis Vinyls in US$
10 1977 LP Moody Blue $1000
9 1968 LP Elvis Gold Records Vol 4 (mono) $2000
8 1954 45 That's All right $2000
7 1973 LP Aloha from Hawaii (Chicken of Sea Sticker $3500
6 1968 LP Speedway (mono) $4000
5 1956 EP Most Talked About Personality $6000
4 1959 EP King Creole (Maroon label) $7500
3 1961 7 inch 33 Cant Help Falling $16000
2 1957 LP Elvis Christmas Album (vinyl red) $18000
1 1962 7 inch Good Luck Charm $24000
(C) SCOTTY MOORE (1931-2016) 84 YEARS
ELVIS' GUITARIST HAS PASSED AWAY
A comment from the Trekkers drummer George Wang on Scotty Moore...
"Gosh! How long ago when I would catch the Capitol Changi Road Bus to get into town, then walk to Beach Road to see Elvis movie at the Alhambra Theatre. I still remember getting the nicest and coldest Coke in a bottle from the Coca Cola machine outside. Our senses and emotions were at the peak then."
Young Scotty Moore with Elvis Presley
Two-cent bit from me: Elvis was lucky to have a Scotty Moore, one of the greatest guitar players ever!
List of top Elvis songs with Moore's accompaniment:
1. That's All Right Mama (1954)
2. Good Rockin' Tonight (1954)
3. Mystery Train (1955)
4. Baby Let's Play House (1955)
5. Heartbreak Hotel (1956)
6. Blue Suede Shoes (1956)
7. Jailhouse Rock (1957)
8. Mean Woman Blues (1964)+
+Why I choose to sing this song.