Published On: Wed, May 6th, 2020

Elvis Presley: Graceland archives go through King’s acetate records | Music | Entertainment


For the fifth Inside the Archives video, Graceland have opened up some of the King’s acetate records. Director of Archives Angie Marchese once again took fans on an insider tour of Elvis Presley’s personal items. A new Instagram post reads: “While Graceland is closed, we’ll bring #Graceland to you!”

It added: “We’re inside Graceland’s top-secret Archives facility exploring a box of Elvis’ acetates, a type of record widely used from the 1930s to 1950s for special recording purposes like comparing different takes or getting preview copies into the hands of important disc jockeys.”

Taking out a crate in the off-limits archives collection, Angie admitted: “They’re quite heavy!”

“This box here probably has a little of everything in it.”

Taking out the first one, the Graceland archivist showed fans an acetate containing Elvis Presley radio spots.

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They included songs Viva Las Vegas, Roustabout and Girl Happy.

Additionally, there was one from Paramount Pictures Music Department for 1963 Elvis movie Fun in Acapulco.

Songs on this acetate included: “Bullfighter Was A Lady And No Room To Rhumba In A Sportscar.

The Graceland archivist ended the video saying: “I could go through these for hours on end.”

She added: “We have over two thousand of them here in the archives.

Last month, during another video, Angie revealed the final record that Elvis listened to upstairs at Graceland before he died.

She said it was a fresh recording of JD Sumner and the Stamps and it’s still sitting in the record player.

After all, its Lisa Marie’s wish that the off-limits upstairs is preserved just as The King left it.



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