“Elvis – Six Weeks Only”
Release of ''Elvis Presley: Stage Show performances''
Scotty, DJ, Elvis and Bill on the Dorsey Brother's Stageshow - Mar 17,
Photo © Alfred
WEEK 2, Available now!
“Elvis – Six Weeks Only” is the name of the newest video project
being issued by Restoration Sound & Vision (
), which documents Elvis Presley’s first nationally-broadcast
performances on Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey’s “Stage
Show” variety program. RS/V offered the first installment on March
5, 2009, which features the King’s inaugural performance from
January 28, 1956, exclusively at their download website.
Just ahead of the long-overdue induction of Bill Black
& D.J. Fontana into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Restoration
Sound & Vision is pleased to announce the release of the second
performance of Elvis Presley on "Stage
Show", as part of the ongoing "Elvis - Six Weeks Only"
Dating from February 4, 1956, the triumphant return of the boys to the
national stage features blistering version of a couple of classic tunes:
"Baby, Let's Play House" (one of the band's earlier Sun
singles), and a cover of Little Richard's frantic rave-up, "Tutti
Frutti". You can find Week 2 at: http://www.restorationsoundandvision.co.uk/whatsnew.html
A total of six different clips from January through March of 1956
(reflecting all of Presley’s appearances on the Dorsey program) are
scheduled to be released by the company throughout 2009. The first entry
contains spirited renditions of “Shake, Rattle & Roll/Flip, Flop
& Fly” and “I Got a Woman”. Unlike Elvis’ later appearances
on “The Ed Sullivan Show”, of the twelve songs performed on the six
programs, only three are repeated— “Heartbreak Hotel” (his 1st RCA
single, featured on three programs), and cover versions of Little
Richard’s “Tutti Frutti” and Carl Perkins’ “Blue Suede
Shows” (each featured on two programs).
The footage of each of the “Stage Show” performance clips has been
collated and meticulously restored by archivist Kevin Segura (”Elvis
– The Ed Sullivan Shows”, “Dark Shadows – The Beginning”),
utilizing the LiveFeed Video Imaging process. The LiveFeed system, which
restores the original “live broadcast” look to vintage television
programs, has previously been utilized on a variety of home video DVD
projects and network television broadcasts.
UK-based Restoration Sound & Vision, in addition to the ambitious
ongoing restoration of the Presley “Stage Show” material, has also
commissioned a LiveFeed restoration of the legendary 1957 program “The
Sound of Jazz”; toward that end, a polished edition of the live
broadcast’s original television soundtrack was released by the label
in February of 2009.
As they're issued, the clips (each of which are about
5-6 minutes in length) will be available exclusively as full-frame .mp4
downloads from the RS/V
) a full DVD release is still a possibility farther down the line, but
at this point, they're still trying to secure some additional source
Should your experience any difficulties in playing the
.mp4 files, we've also provided a link to the superior VLC Media Player
on the download page. It's FREE, and is available in versions for either
Windows or Apple (Mac) operating systems. We've tested the "Six
Weeks Only" files with it, and can heartily recommend it.
paged appended March 27, 2009
text courtesy Kevin Segura